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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 73, The Goddesses of Assam Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 73, The Goddesses of Assam Summary and Analysis

Assam is located on the southern ridges of the Himalayas and is inhabited by the Khasi people. The Mother Earth brought forth four children—Goddess Ka Um of the waters, Goddess Ka Ding of the fire, Goddess Ka Sngi of the sun, and the God U Bnai who is the moon. While the children are young, the moon shines just as bright as his sister sun. Ka Sngi dutifully appears everyday to light her mother's work. U Bnai does not care to do his chores; instead he disappears for days on end. He leads a life of indulgence and promiscuity. There comes a time when U Bnai returns home, his head still full of lewd ideas. The moon looks upon his sister the sun, Ka Sngi, and is filled with desired for...

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