Day 7: Below

In the caverns below this land
Reside the children of Gods
Nagas, these creatures are called
Soaring high in the silken sky
They live forever and never die
They married the human kings and queens
To become spiritual superiors by all means

Nagas in ancient India and Hindu mythology

In the dim lights deep down
What is that which hisses and moans
Behold, they’re the dragons of old!
Mentoring the creators of kingdoms
Being bestowed with the pinnacle of wisdom

Dragons in ancient China

A strange light emnates from this hollow earth
An inner sun is the place of it’s birth
Gaze at Shambala, the place of paradise
Underworld you have an appointment with Hades tonight

The hidden city of Shambala in Tibetan and Mongolian mythology
The Greek God Hades

Don’t give a cry in these murky lanes
It is said in Ireland that Tuatha de Danann
headed here in dark clouds laden with rain

Tuatha De Danann in Celtic myths

Take a journey to the centre of the earth
Crafting there are the dwarves
Forging weapons, from axes to saws

Dwarves in Norse mythology

Churning these obscure depths
Aren’t all groans and frightful glares
It’s an abode of heros, firm and fair

Thick with light
Stirring with ruthless frights
Seeping deep below
Some high truth alights

8 thoughts on “Day 7: Below

  1. Palden Lamo keeps me company when I paint. My drawing/painting table sits below a Tibetan Thangka with her painted in the center. She’s my hero. I met her the year after I had had to evacuate from my house because of a fire — I lived in the mountains. Not long after, I had to cut off relations with my brother. So much in her story resonated with me and her message is something I feel important for me to remember. You can see it here.

    https://marthakennedy.blog/2019/10/20/the-sistine-poster-is-finished/

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    1. The story of Arjun and Krishna is from Mahabharat is an hindu epic infact Bhgavad Gita which is a sacred text for Hindus is based on this very conversation between Arjun and Krishna. Funfact: During this lockdown on popular demand the the Indin channel Doordarshan started the re- telecasting the most popular Hindu epics Ramayan and Mahabharat.

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  2. Quite a stunning post! The illustrations are lovely. Your insight into mythology is evident and on display.

    I found your blog because you liked what I contributed to the Discover prompts today, and I was pleased in turn because you have done such a good job yourself.

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