Lord Ganapati and his brother Lord Kartikeya

A unique take on the prompt from Jordy. Enjoy 🙂

Jordy’s Streamings

This is my entry for Diana of Myths in the Mirror’s monthly speculative writing prompt.

I wanted to give it a shot and change up an endearing story of brother deities, Lord Ganapati and his brother Lord Kartikeya. Of course, the elephant in the image brought forth this new take on the legend.

“Om Gan Ganapataye Namo Namaha” 🙏

Lord Ganapati’s brother Lord Kartikeya was banished to the outer regions of the Himalayas. Kartikeya had destructive power. His competitiveness and simple clever wit lost him the opportunity to become Lord of the Universe.

He was so upset that his brother Ganapati outsmarted him in the race that he continually tried to destroy him.

Parvati and Shiva, the two brothers parents would no longer tolerate Kartikeya’s insolence so they sent him to live with his grandfather Himavat in the Himalayan mountains. They also changed his form from a handsome man to…

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15 thoughts on “Lord Ganapati and his brother Lord Kartikeya

  1. balroop2013 says:

    I like how mythological tale has been turned into fable of love and compassion!

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  2. I really love your prompt and it’s off to a great start with this wonderful moral , a perfect fable for children!

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  3. Jordy says:

    Diana, Thank you for your creative challenge!!

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