Brief History of Rome and Jerusalem

This week on Crash Course Mythology, we’re getting urban. Mike Rugnetta is the man with the orange umbrella who’s about to give you a free tour of mythical cities. We’ll talk about a few cities that didn’t exist, but we’re going to focus on real cities with mythical founding stories. We’ll talk about Jericho, Jerusalem, and Rome, among others.

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Who is Rama and the Ramayana?

Rama or Ramachandra is one of the principal gods of in Hinduism. This god shares its importance with Krishna and Gautama Buddha. Countless myths include Rama in them. In this video, Hinduism culture will overflow.

“Rama (/ˈrɑːmə/; Sanskrit: राम, IAST: Rāma), also known as Ramachandra, is a major deity of Hinduism. He is the seventh avatar of the god Vishnu, one of his most popular incarnations along with Krishna and Gautama Buddha. In Rama-centric traditions of Hinduism, he is considered the Supreme Being.

Rama was born to Kaushalya and Dasharatha in Ayodhya, the ruler of the Kingdom of Kosala. His siblings included Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna. He married Sita. Though born in a royal family, their life is described in the Hindu texts as one challenged by unexpected changes such as an exile into impoverished and difficult circumstances, ethical questions, and moral dilemmas. Of all their travails, the most notable is the kidnapping of Sita by demon-king Ravana, followed by the determined and epic efforts of Rama and Lakshmana to gain her freedom and destroy the evil Ravana against great odds. The entire life story of Rama, Sita, and their companions allegorically discusses duties, rights and social responsibilities of an individual. It illustrates dharma and dharmic living through model characters.

Rama is especially important to Vaishnavism. He is the central figure of the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana, a text historically popular in the South Asian and Southeast Asian cultures. His ancient legends have attracted bhasya (commentaries) and extensive secondary literature and inspired performance arts. Two such texts, for example, are the Adhyatma Ramayana – a spiritual and theological treatise considered foundational by Ramanandi monasteries, and the Ramcharitmanas – a popular treatise that inspires thousands of Ramlila festival performances during autumn every year in India. Rama legends are also found in the texts of Jainism and Buddhism, though he is sometimes called Pauma or Padma in these texts, and their details vary significantly from the Hindu versions.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rama

Pro Gender-Equality Examples of American Mythology

Fire Myth

Hawaiian mythology includes the character of Captain Cook and Pele one of the most powerful Goddess in Hawaii. Goddess Pele controls the lava of volcanoes the same that gives the country its fertile soils but also has the power to destroy everything in its path.

The White Buffalo Calf Woman 

The myth takes part in the Great Plains in the United States and part of Canada in the “Buffalo Nation”. The people that belong to it, have a complex religious system. The White Buffalo Calf Woman is a culture bringer.

Watch the video and hear the fantastic story lying beneath this interesting names… 🙂