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The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest: Part II

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  • The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest: Part II
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The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest: Part II

You may recall that a couple months ago I threatened to maintain a series of posts featuring mythological characters from DTQ. You can find the first post HERE.

And now, I’m finally continuing the series. You may recall that Indian mythology is absurdly complex.  Read the 1000 versions of every single story and you’ll know there are no definitive answers.

There is no one version to any story—not ONE truth, but MANY dharmas, Nathan.

Thanks, Swami Maruthhur Gopalamenon Ramachandran.

I’ll remember that.

So, who is the second figure from Indian Mythology reincarnated into a character in Daniel and the Triune Quest? Someone give us a couple taps on the Table Drum please…

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Ravana, Demon King of Lanka

 

Ravana was a Rakshasa (Demon), born to the sage Vishrava and the princess Kaikeshi.  So what, you ask? Well, shows how much you (don’t) know. Vishrava was the grandson of Brahma, the creator of all, and Kaikeshi was an Asura, a race of power-hungry deities. His maternal grandfather was the king of the Rakshasas. Pretty auspicious beginning, if you ask me.

ravanaWith family like this, you won’t be surprised that Ravana’s story is ridiculously complex. He’s good. He’s bad. He’s vile. He’s a hero. It’s enough to make his ten heads spin.

Here’s the primary story, though.

As the king of Lanka, a kingdom of demons, Ravana one day decided to kidnap the wife of a powerful (and popular) avatar, Rama. Rama, being the 7th avatar of the great god Vishnu (Duh), was not going to take this lying down. This incident culminated in an epic battle central to the famous Hindu text, the Ramayana. It’s pretty long and involved, but here’s the gist: Ravana has lots of demons that Rama has to fight. Once the hero destroys them all, he and Ravana square off. Rama cuts off his central head (don’t forget he has 10), but it keeps growing back because of the Nectar of Immortality Ravana has stored in his stomach. When he learns of this, he uses the Brahmastra, a fiery weapon of mass destruction, to destroy Ravana’s midsection. Thus ends Ravana.

Of course, the people of Lanka (or, shall we say, Sri Lanka) see him as a hero: devoted king and nationalist, sage of Shiva, and magician.

In Daniel and the Triune Quest, Ravana is no saint. He’s a little on the…ahem…slow side, still has ten heads and twenty arms, and wants nothing more than to eat Daniel and Ben. Want to read about what happens? I know you do. Check it out HERE.

Also, here is a hilarious picture of a Rakshasa that I thought you might enjoy. You’re welcome.

Rakshasa


 Read My Books? Please Review Them on Amazon!

If you’ve read either Daniel and the Sun Sword or Daniel and the Triune Quest and enjoyed them, please review them on Amazon! Here are the links:

Praise for Sons and Daughters Series

Christian Fiction Review by Peter Younghusband

5.0 out of 5 stars (Amazon)
Better Than Its Predecessor. Takes This Series To The Next Level. You Won’t Be Disappointed.
on September 15, 2017

Every author and every reader anticipate that a sequel will be just as good or better than the previous….Well, I can say that this is a better story than its predecessor (Daniel and the Sun Sword)….

Lumbatis has shown more of the biblical aspects of who God is, the Trinity, and the Gospel message….

The account where Daniel meets Jesus is powerful but gentle and bypasses the head and ministers straight to the heart….

I know Lumbatis researched the mythology and culture….[and] translated this research into the plot and setting of the novel very well. It is great world building….Makes it very credible and real.

Read the entire review here!

Reader’s Favorite Review by Sarah Scheele

 5.0 out of 5 stars (Reader’s Favorite)

 Daniel and the Triune Quest is a blast—a breathtaking thrill ride!

A blast—a breathtaking thrill ride! Tantalizing prose, and…deliciously well-written. I fell head-over-heels for the witty, sarcastic dialogue. Daniel and Ben’s adventures are action-adventure spelled out, along with a hefty dose of drama, comedy, and memorable characters.

The action-packed narrative undoubtedly has the power to lure kids away from video games, and the spiritual messages are core, buoyed by dazzling anime-like visuals presented through…clear-cut learning arcs for the two boys.

Parents…should jump at this one and bookmark Nathan Lumbatis for future reference.

Read the entire review here!

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016


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