4 most strange and perverted myths from the life of the gods of the Ancient World

4 most strange and perverted myths from the life of the gods of the Ancient World

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Reading ancient legends, myths and legends, you can stumble not only on the epic moments of the victory of good over evil, but also on very strange stories. Sometimes you just wonder how perverted the imagination of our ancestors possessed, who invented the adventures of powerful gods and cunning heroes.

4 most strange and perverted myths from the life of the gods of the Ancient World

The good and just Egyptian god-Pharaoh Osiris in ancient times was opposed by the god of chaos, destruction and sandstorms Set. They depict the antagonist of Osiris with the head of a donkey, an aardvark, a pig and even a crocodile, so that everyone can understand that this is a bad guy.

4 most strange and perverted myths from the life of the gods of the Ancient World

Once Seth managed to kill Osiris and cut his body into many parts. But the wife of god, Isis, managed to collect the pieces scattered all over Egypt, put them together and somehow managed to conceive Horus, the god of the sky and the sun with the head of a falcon, from the resulting body.

Horus grew up and defeated Set, and Osiris rose again, but after all the upheavals, he began to rule the world of the dead. But Seth did not accept defeat. As the ancient authors write in the papyri from Kahun, he invited Horus to enter into a homosexual relationship with him. Having received a strange offer, the sun god went to Isis for advice.

4 most strange and perverted myths from the life of the gods of the Ancient World

"Seth wants to join Me," Gore told his mother, and for some reason she suggested that he agree, but at the same time go to a military trick. In the future, the papyrus describes the communication between Horus and Seth:

4 most strange and perverted myths from the life of the gods of the Ancient World

After that, Isis demanded his seed from Horus and, with the help of the gardener, mixed it into Seth's food. The victory of good is obvious – there is no rival seed inside Horus, but there is one inside Set. The story ended with the judgment of the supreme gods, before which all the participants of the story appeared.

The court "called" the seed of the rivals to determine who "nominated" whom, and then it turned out that Seth's seminal fluid was in the swamp, and the Mountain was inside the enemy. The seed of the sun god came out of the forehead of the disgraced Seth in the form of a shining disk, and the victory became obvious. The story does not end there – Horus and Seth have to fight more than once, but these fights are not so interesting anymore.

The Scandinavians, although they were more calm and reasonable than the southern peoples, also created suspicious myths with a sexual background. One of them concerns the mischievous god Loki, from whom almost all troubles occur in northern legends.

4 most strange and perverted myths from the life of the gods of the Ancient World

Soon after the creation of the world, Asgard appeared — the city of the ace gods, Midgard-the land where people live, Jotunheim — the habitat of ice giants. To protect the gods from troublesome neighbors, it was decided to build an impregnable wall. The contractor was found quickly – a giant came to Odin and offered to do the work quickly and conscientiously.

But the fee for the services was considerable – the giant wanted the sun, the moon and the goddess of beauty Freya for his labors. The aces consulted and agreed, but put forward their own conditions – the builder had to complete the work in one summer and had no right to involve a single person in the construction. The contractor in response asked only to allow him to use his horse

Loki calmed everyone down, convincing the council of the gods that it would not be much easier to build walls with a horse, and the Aces gave the go-ahead. But it soon became clear that the giant's horse named Svadilfari is not so simple. The animal had magical power and quickly moved giant boulders, significantly helping the construction.

4 most strange and perverted myths from the life of the gods of the Ancient World

The construction was nearing its end, and the gods began to understand that they would soon have to pay the bills, so they blamed Loki for everything and sent him to save the situation. The cunning man had no choice but to agree and invent another trick.

Loki turned into a mare of unearthly beauty and seduced Svadilfari. The stallion forgot about the construction site and, abandoning everything, became interested in a new girlfriend, which is why the construction stopped. The deadlines were disrupted, and the gods refused to pay the giant builder. When he began to resent, Thor completely killed him with his hammer.

4 most strange and perverted myths from the life of the gods of the Ancient World

And Svadilfari entered into a relationship with Loki in the form of a mare and he soon gave birth to an eight-legged horse Sleipnir, who was destined to become a faithful companion of god Odin.

Chinnamasta is the wife of Shiva and one of the thousands of gods of the Hindu pantheon and no one would have remembered about her if not for her canonical image. On it, the goddess holds her severed head in her hands, from the neck of which streams of blood flow. One of them gets into the mouth of the head, and the other two get into the mouths of two women who are nearby.

4 most strange and perverted myths from the life of the gods of the Ancient World

Everyone looks quite happy, and the decapitated Chinnamasta herself is standing on the backs of a couple having sex on the ground. It is worth starting the story about this madness with the fact that the name "Chinnamasta" means in Sanskrit – "she who has her head cut off". Another name of this goddess is Parvati.

4 most strange and perverted myths from the life of the gods of the Ancient World

Parvati-Chinnamasta did not take long to wait and, to quench the thirst of her friends, cut off her head with a sword. Of course, she did not die from this, but then put her head back and continued walking with her friends. It is believed that the beheading of the head of Parvati symbolizes the victory over lust, because it is not for nothing that she stands on a couple merged in love ecstasy.

The gods of ancient Greece also did not lag behind others and were not only dissolute, but also cruel. One day, the satyr Marsyas found a flute-aulos, lost by the goddess of wisdom Athena, and decided to become a musician. Having honed his skills in front of the nymphs, he decided to challenge Apollo himself, who was a virtuoso of the lyre-cithara, to a musical battle.

4 most strange and perverted myths from the life of the gods of the Ancient World

In the first round, a draw was recognized, but in the second Apollo went to a trick. He added sweet-voiced singing to playing a stringed instrument. Marcius, who plays a wind instrument for obvious reasons, could not repeat this trick and lost. The muses, who were part of a strict jury, recognized the victory of the god of beauty.

Apollo was not lenient with the defeated rival – he tied him to a tree and skinned the poor man alive. The moral here is obvious-the myth teaches not to go against the will of the gods and to pacify your pride.

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