Myth Of Tiresias In Philia

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urvi24@gmail.com The world of myths penned with a patriarchal quill unfolds. The myth of Tiresias begins with a question. A very important question. 'Of man and a woman, who enjoys the greater pleasure? ' Tiresias answers, ' If sexual pleasure could be divided into ten parts, nine of them would be woman 's. ' Having said so, he reveals the greatest secret of womankind. So is this the reason why a woman is a constant object of envy of her male counterpart? History, written by males has been unjust to women. It has degraded her , made her the ultimate wrong doer and what not. Why, Pandora has been the cause of of letting free every every negative emotion that existes in mankind, notwithsatnding that she a curious, hence an intelligent woman. A…show more content…
The Hindu Myth counters the myth of Tiresius. Yuddhishthir, the eldest among the sons of Pandu, asked the patriarch of the family, Bhishma, on his death bed the same question. Of a man and a woman, who acheives the greater sexual pleasure ?His grandsire answers, ' Only someone like Bhangeshwar, who experienced life, both as a man and a woman could answer this question. The story of Bhangeshwar goes like this. King Bhangeshwar performed a yagna so that he could be blessed with a hundred sons. The yagna pleased the Devas- the gods- and in due course of time he fathered a hundred sons. Unfortuately he forgot to invite Indra-the Rain God and the chief of all the devas. Incensed, he cursed Bhangeshwar and turned him intoa woman. The female Bhangeshwar too, some time later, bore a hundred sons. Thus Bhangeshwar ended producing two sets of children: those who called him a father and those who called him a mother. When Indra found Bhangeshwar happy in the company of two hundred children, he became incandescent. He hissed out a curse that killed the two hundred children of Bhangeshwar. When this had come to pass, Bhangeshwar was…show more content…
Published in 1756, under the title of Belle et la Bete, by Jeannie-Marrie Leprince de Beaumont, the story is about a sweet "pure" girl who is exchanged for a rose that her father plucked in the beast 's garden. the father had asked the girl what she wanted as a gift before he left for his voyage abroad. the girl asked only for a rose. While returning from his journey the father sees a beautiful rose in a garden, only to find that the garden belonged to a beast , who says that since the afther had plucked his only prized possesion, he must also give him his most prized possession in return . The father, promptly agrees to give him his youngest, docile daughter. The daughter in turn finds that the beast was actually a handsome young prince who came to

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