discuss the following:
It is said that there are over 330 million gods and goddesses within the Hindu religion and each god/goddess has his or her own story that reveals his or her own religious significance. For this discussion, you will be selecting 2 different Hindu gods/goddesses of your choosing that you would be interested in learning more about.
For each selected Hindu deity, you must provide the following:
Name and Title (Ex: Vishnu, God of Preservation)
Image of the deity
Brief explanation of why you chose that specific god/goddess. Below are some examples of this:
Maybe that Hindu god/goddess reminds you of a Christian saint or biblical character who is the Catholic patron/patroness of a particular human endeavor, career field, or avocation that somehow pertains to you
Ex: Saint Cecilia Patroness of Musicians and Sarasvati Hindu Goddess of Music
Maybe you found the specific image of that god/goddess intriguing
Maybe there is a pop culture reference to the deity
Ex: TV series, movie, book, video game, etc.
Deity in Scripture
Summarize a story from the Hindu scriptures in which that the deity plays a major role.
This can be their origin story or another important story about the deity.
Relationship to other Hindu Deities
How is this specific deity related to at least 2 other Hindu deities?
Ex: Is the selected deity a mother/father to another deity or possibly a husband/wife of another deity?
Imagery & Symbolism
Explain the traditional symbolism associated with the selected deity
Ex: Color of their skin, why they are depicted with specific animals, pose or stance in which they are depicted, any object they may be holding or that are depicted around them