Ball of Cheese

Since folklore, epics, legends, & other such appeal to me, this caught my eye, especially since it comes from a non – Western, non Judeo – Christian tradition.

Stories

Once upon a time, a mother was telling stories to her son, on a full moon day. Suddenly the child asked: Can I eat that ball of cheese in the sky. The mother laughed and told: Of course you can but it is too far away…

Suddenly, the child stood up and lept into the air… The shocked mother watched him thrust towards the moon like a Vimana.

Seeing an object fast approaching the moon, Indra used his Vajra and a bolt of lightening struck the child on his jaw. He fell to the ground in a dying state. Anjana mourned …

Seeing what happened to his son, the wind god Vayu was furious and withdrew from the universe. All the beings began to suffocate. Indra and Devas revived the child and each of them gave him their special powers, to appease Vayu.

Since he was struck in the jaw (hanu)…

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Author: danielrappletonyahoocom

Science - fiction, fantasy, horror & suspense ( But not really " nerd / geek " material ), armchair cultural anthropologist, interested in archaeology ( Although the closest I've been to an actual dig - site was Pinson Mounds outside Memphis ), & interested in the obscure, strange or sometimes things that would bore or put off other people.

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