I've heard of Vishnu before, anything you'd like to share regarding them? (Relating it to spn or not)
in hinduism, life is divided into three main parts that go to three main deities. creation is Brahma's domain, destruction is Shiva's domain, and living is Vishnu's domain.
because of this, he is often the god who is seen as the strongest or more important by many. there are a plethora of stories that involve him being dispatched to deal with a problem that no one else can
Vishnu has 10 avatars or incarnations. they somewhat follow the cycle of evolution, with the first being a fish, then moving onto a turtle, boar, half-man half-lion, and ending at kalki, who will end the world and remove evil. most depictions of kalki portray him as a man on a white horse, but there are a few that depict him as a young girl.
the two most widely worshipped incarnations of Vishnu are Rama and Krishna. Rama is meant to be the most moral man possible, while Krishna is more human and mischevious. Rama has the epic of the Ramayama dedicated to him, while Krishna features heavily in the other great Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.
one other interesting thing about Vishnu is that he's one of many hindu gods and figures that can be read as trans or queer. in one myth, lord shiva gives a demon a boon: that if the demon places his hand on a person's head, that person will die. that demon immediately stretches out his hand towards shiva, asking if he can test out his new ability. this ignites a chase that has shiva running throughout the realms, until he is finally able to ask Vishnu for help.
Shiva leads the demon to a forest with a temple where Vishnu, described as a beautiful dancer named Mohini, is waiting. Mohini leads the demon through a series of dance steps that end with him putting his hand on his own head, killing him.
10/10 very cool god. I'm wearing a Krishna pendant right now.
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Do you have any spn fan casts as hindu figures or deities in a world where it was handled like... Well. Or potentially for like a racebend AU? Or even like specific myths you think would be fun to be addressed M
can't lie there's almost no world in which i think spn would do the hindu gods justice but in my very specific desinatural hcs here's what i would want them to look like:
other cool desi ppl i would have liked to see be characters:
also in my perfect world this episode in done in literally any language that is not hindi. if they had ppl speaking tamil, telugu, malayam, etc. i would die happy
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