On The Meaning Of Dragons – An Indo-European Exploration : Part Two – Draconic In-Sight

Stepping out from the justifiably immense shadow of the Striker/Thunderer's deeds, and those of His Father aforesaid … the situation of Cadmus presents us with an actual, bona-fide Dragon (or, rather, 'Drakon' - Δρακων) … that is also generally depicted as effectively a very large snake. Not with extra heads, wings, or even legs - … Continue reading On The Meaning Of Dragons – An Indo-European Exploration : Part Two – Draconic In-Sight

On The Meaning Of Dragons – An Indo-European Exploration [Introduction & Part One – The Problem of Perception And The Horrific Hostile Hellenic Herpeton] 

Some years ago, I happened across a remark of the great Argentine author, Jorge Luis Borges, on the subject of dragons: "We do not know what the dragon means, just as we do not know the meaning of the universe, but there is something in the image of the dragon that is congenial to man’s imagination and … Continue reading On The Meaning Of Dragons – An Indo-European Exploration [Introduction & Part One – The Problem of Perception And The Horrific Hostile Hellenic Herpeton] 

On Whether Rishi Sunak As UK Prime Minister Is A “Win”

Right, so now that we've had approx. 48 hours to 'get used to the idea' … there's been a bit of commentary around the place on the 'meaning', if you like, of Rishi Sunak moving into No. 10 Downing Street. Specifically, whether it's something that ought be 'welcomed' or effectively 'ignored' by Hindus - and … Continue reading On Whether Rishi Sunak As UK Prime Minister Is A “Win”

A Short Passage From The Skanda Purana – On The Great Power In Some Seeming-Small Things

“Do not disregard contemptuously the state of being a small infant. Even an infant serpent causes distress and strain. Even the young (rising) sun is very difficult to look at directly. Even a small fire is very difficult to be touched. A Mantra consists of very few letters. But is it not found effective and … Continue reading A Short Passage From The Skanda Purana – On The Great Power In Some Seeming-Small Things

Encountering The Great Hunter In The Wild – And Receiving His Arrow

Here's two depictions of a most particular encounter between Arjuna and … a certain Hunter (and His Wife), in the course of the Mahabharata. First, an illustration by Shobha Rajagopalan. This depicts both Arjuna and the Kirata (Who should be looking pretty familiar) engaged in the hunting of a (demonic) Boar. Now, of course, the … Continue reading Encountering The Great Hunter In The Wild – And Receiving His Arrow

The Fetters Of Fire And The Direction of the Dead – Agni-Rudra (And Ambika) Anchoring At The Cross-Paths[Of Goddesses, Gods, and Ghosts at the Crossroads – A Comparative Indo-European Exploration – Extract 4]

Let's take a look at some relevant scripture. Which, handily, we've already quoted above. But, to refresh our (collective) (unconscious or) memory: "7 Having removed all (the cakes from the potsherds) into one dish, and taken a fire-brand from the Dakshina-fire, he walks aside towards the North—for that is the region of that God—and offers. … Continue reading The Fetters Of Fire And The Direction of the Dead – Agni-Rudra (And Ambika) Anchoring At The Cross-Paths[Of Goddesses, Gods, and Ghosts at the Crossroads – A Comparative Indo-European Exploration – Extract 4]