A take on a tale from Hindu mythology. Mohini the seductress saves the gods from a rampaging demon.
The degeneration of asuras continued as the centuries passed.
By nature, the asuras were greedy for power. This is the tale of an asura who by dint of penance and intellectual prowess, gained great power. And how that power went to his head. Literally.
History remembers him as Bhasmasur – the asur of ashes. He was a great and wise Asura king, renowned for his intellect and determination. He was, like all other great asura kings, hungry for power. Too hungry, in fact. Continue reading Mohini – Fire and Ice [MO#2]
A take on a tale from Hindu mythology. Mohini the seductress helps the gods gain the power of immortality.
In the first Yuga, or age, which goes by the name of Satya Yuga, the Universe was populated on three planes. There were the Devas, the benign and generally benevolent godlike beings in the plane called Swargalok (Heaven). The Asuras were powerful nature-beings who dwelt in Patala (Underworld). These two races occupied different celestial planes that coexisted with the mortal plane that was populated by the Manavas, or mortal men.
The devas and the asuras were mostly at loggerheads. Indra, the immortal leader (through successive rebirths) of the devas, was a proud and fearsome warrior. But the asuras also had some great kings and warriors, some who were just and virtuous. Asura kings like Bali and Mahishasur were reknowned warriors and learned men. They even defeated and ruled all three planes of existence in their time. Continue reading Mohini – The Rising [MO#1]