Sunday, March 31, 2013

Conflation

While watching my currently favourite TV show Supernatural - there was a scene depicting a painting of the archangel Michael, and the few seconds the painting was shown reminded me of something else.

I did some research and found that the painting is called Saint Michel terrassant le Dragon. 

Michael vanquishing the demon.

This painting reminded me of another image that has been familiar:


Durga vanquishing the demon Mahishashur.



Since I've always averred that religions are simply different paths to the same goal (for the most part), this is one of many more interesting similarities that have cropped up over time.


5 comments:

  1. Wow, it's like... the same. :O

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  2. As always...........Indians copied LOL

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    1. Okay okay.. no need to get ur knickers in a twist........ :P was joking.. since they copy almost every idea from u know......... ah ok im tired now :(

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    2. shagird bhaiyya ..if my mom saw ur comment she wud instantly beat u up ... and im not kidding :D

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    3. And that too, you couldn't ever say that with the dates for the latter picture going way wayyyyy before the former :P

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