Friday, 14 January 2011

Krisna Slays the Demon Putana

Despite the fact that Hindu illustrations are so beautifully painted they often feature really violent scenes which I find incredibly amusing. The description of this one was

Hindu villagers chop up and burn the giant body of an ogre just killed by baby Krisna, and so demonstrate symbolically how to transform the ugly raw emotions of primordial psyche into feelings that are beautiful and sweet.


Aceras Anthropophorum said...

αν θκιαβάσεις το βιβλίον με την συλλογή κυπριακών παραθυθκιών του Νέαρχου Κληρίδη "ιστορίες με δράκους", θα έβρεις την δρακούναν του έργου σε πολλές σκηνές.

Daphne said...

Hahaha akouete endiaferon...tha prospathiso na to evro efxaristo!