Did Science create Gods? – 3 (Elephant)
This series focuses on the Science behind creating Gods and the presence of these half animal half human Gods across the World. Would recommend you to read the prequel of this series first.
Did Science create Gods – Intro
Did Science create Gods – The Lion Headed God
The Elephant Headed (across the World):
1. Tibetan – Elephant headed God (Male) known as Ganapathi and it belongs to the 18th Century and is present in the American Museum of National History.
2. Tibetan – Elephant headed God (female) known as Makaramukha dakini and she belongs to the early 19th Century.
3. The elephant headed warriors of Pegu, Burma (1479) and this is currently preserved in Ashmolean Museum, United Kingdom.
4. Elephant Man, An African Vintage tribal art.
5. The elephant headed God of Kabul, Afghanistan (5 BC)
6. The elephant headed God of Japan by the name of Kangiten
Kangiten (16 BC), Japan
7. The elephant headed deity of East Java (Majapahit of 15C)
8. Elephant headed female (could not track her origin)
9. Elephant headed female of Candi Sukh temple, Java.
10. Elephant headed God of Vietnam (7-8 BC)
Why is this Elephant head + Human body combination so powerfully represented throughout the World? How did the entire World manage on to evolve on one idea of elephant + human combination? Every region has its own Ganesha representing its culture and tradition. If so, who gave that idea? How did that thought process evolve?
With over current day structures falling apart by just a storm, the age old temples (churches, pyramids etc.,) are the museums for us which could give us a glimpse to what has happened in the past. Why are we still not in a position to understand them that way??