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The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest: Part III
Now continues my blog series featuring notable characters from Indian mythology who are (more importantly) immortalized in the pages of Daniel and the Triune Quest. You can find the other posts HERE and HERE.
As I’ve noted in the past, getting definite answers from the Hindu mythos is no easy task. But, here’s me next attempt. In 500 words or less, here is everything you need to know about…
Shakti, Goddess of…um…Feminism, I guess?
Shakti, or शक्ति, literally means “power, ability, strength, might, effort, energy, capability. Shakti is both a goddess and a primordial cosmic energy pervasive throughout the entire universe.
As a goddess, she is the personification of feminine creative power. In Shaktism, she is the ultimate, Supreme Being. Unlike, say, in Shaivism, where that lout Shiva gets all the credit.
Naturally, there is no one “being” who is Shakti, because Hinduism LOVES to recycle gods and goddesses (and hopefully PLASTIC STRAWS).
So, get ready for this, Shakti often manifests as the goddesses Tripura Sundari or Parvati. Oh, wait. And also, Ganga, Yamuna, Kamakshi, Kanakadurga, Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati, Meenakshi, Manasa, Yellamma, Poleramma, Gangamma, Perantalamma, Durga, and Kali.
I mean, because…you know…why not?
Shakti is the divine, feminine counterpart to Shiva, and this is more or less how she shows up in Daniel and the Triune Quest. When Daniel and Ben reach India, Shakti presents herself as a goddess, but subservient to the Enemy in the form of Shiva.
And, instead of being motherly, Shakti is in her more…shall we say…aggressive forms as a goddess of destruction and judgment. Yay!
In the book, however, her true form is one of the key surprises. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up a copy of Daniel and the Triune Shield to see how Daniel and Ben deal with her bad attitude and split-personality.
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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
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.
Reader’s Favorite Review by Sarah Scheele
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.
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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