The Great Gilgamesh The Epic of Gilgamesh talks about an actual historical figure, a king named Gilgamesh who w reigned over Sumerian city-state of Uruk around 2700 B.C. He was wise and mighty. However, because of his tyranny, gods created his counterpart, Enkidu, to stand up to Gilgamesh. After their meeting and combatting, they finally became close friends. Together with Enkidu, Gilgamesh killed the Bull of Heaven and overthrew Humbaba in the cedar forest.
Along with the importance of dharma, Indians also believe that the events in one’s life are the works of fate. Rama shows himself as the hero of dharma because he responds to fate according to his dharma as a kshatriya. The story begins with the god Vishnu deciding that he will be born in human form to destroy Ravana, a demon that rules the three worlds from Lanka. Because Ravana has boons (favors) from Brahma, he is protected from and stronger than all the celestial beings (10-11). So, Rama was born to King Dasaratha of Ayodhya and before Rama turned sixteen, a holy rishi came to Ayodhya to ask Dasaratha if he could have Rama’s assistance in killing Ravana’s rakshasas that were causing a nuisance for the rishis in the forest.
He felt a different person, and much fiercer and bolder in spite of an empty stomach, as he wiped his sword on the grass and put it back into its sheath. “I will give you a name,” he said to it, “and I shall call you Sting.” – The Hobbit, Ch. 8, pg. 156. Overflowing with joy and relief, he realizes the modification within himself, leading to more actions of courage, such as slaying a dragon.
At the height of their struggle, the fight became really dangerous as these two supremely powerful gods threw their most destructive weapons against each other. Astonished and terrified, all the other gods and goddesses decided to run to Mount Kailas, the abode of Lord Shiva, the Lord of life and power. They cried for his help, "Oh Lord, please come to our rescue! Vishnu and Brahma have thrown their most destructive weapons, and when they meet they will destroy the three worlds!" Lord Shiva, who was deep in meditation, opened his eyes and said compassionately, "Don 't worry.
The Bhagavad-Gita is the part of the Mahabharata. (The one great Hindu epic) The eighteenth book of the Mahabharata, which may have originally been an independent mystical poem, is the Bhagavad-Gita. The Bhagavad-Gita is the most popular Hindu scripture because in it god speaks directly to man. The Bhagavad-Gita is the song of the supreme Exalted One. The Bhagavad-Gita is significant as a scriptural form in that it contains the idea of revelation occurring through incarnation.
“Genji”. It seems this title plays a large part in two of the most celebrated Japanese classical literature. However, these two classics are different though the societies and events portrayed are only about two hundred years apart. The classical novel, Genji Monogatari or The Tale of Genji is over one thousand years old and is recognized as the oldest novel in world literature. The Tale of Heike or Heike Monogatari, is an epic tale of the Gempei War between the Taira and Minamoto, also known as the Genji.
This is the quite opposite story in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, however, as the main character Macbeth was a glorified warrior and battle hero. Eventually, Macbeth became king, began a descent in to madness, and unknowingly planned his own murder. All of this was done because Macbeth loved his wife, Lady Macbeth, and through supernatural prophecies given by Three Witches. The Three Witches laid the foundation and set the tone and theme of the entire play in the very beginning of the play. They do this by declaring “Fair is foul, and foul is fair” (Shakespeare, Act I, Scene I).
I drew it from the coals and my four fellows gave me a hand, lugging it near the Cyclops as more than natural force nerved them; straight forward they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it deep in his crater eye” (Homer 323-333). Not only did Odysseus have the heroic qualities to convince his men to follow through with the plan, he hurt Polyphemus with valor and honor. Therefore, he did this to save himself and for the sake of his men. In another part of the poem, “Circe foresaw for us and shared with me, so let
It is known as “The Gateway to the Gharwal Himalayas”. Rishikesh is located about 25 km north of holy city ,Haridwar .Rishikesh is associated with Lord Rama and his brother Laxman. Legends state that Lord Rama did penance here for killing Ravana. Lakshman crossed the river Ganges, where the present 'Lakshman Jhula' bridge stands today. Rishikesh is also a Gateway to the World Heritage site Valley of Flowers National Park - The 8th Wonder of the World & Char Dham Yatra( pilgrimage to Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath).
Devas or the good ones were born to Aditi and asuras or the evil ones were born to Diti. Hiranyakashipu was a mighty demon born to Diti. He grew up to be a great and mighty king but he was very cruel. He wanted to defeat Lord Vishnu who had killed his brother Hiranyaksh as the varah avatar. So he went to the forest so that he could do intense meditation and please