11 months ago
Hi guys. I know you aren't expecting a better answer from me, but I'll try. I'm from India where our mythology has a stronghold on our religious faiths. Here comes the story of a wife who restrained the God for her husband 's life. This is believed to be true according to our Hindu religion (largest religious community of India) folk lore.
Sanjay - 27yo - level 1 -
Centuries before, when the Gods were available at our reach, unlike the government now to hear our concerns, there was a woman named Sati Savithri, wife of satyavan. Being a princess, she was living in the forest along with her husband due to some backstory. She was a religious person and considered chaste and perfect in her duties and responsibilities as a wife to her husband.
All of a sudden her husband collapses while chopping the wood nearby. YAMA, the God of death who is responsible for everyone's death, appears to claim his soul. Sati Savithri who is vexed with this work of the God, she drags the Gods feet by not letting him to take her partner's soul. Carrying the soul in his magical leash the god reaches the skies and she still doesn't leave his feet. She obediently requests him to give back the soul of her husband, for which the God denies. She even dares him that she will be ready to sacrifice herself in return of his husband's.
Heartfelt by hearing this, God grants her 3 wishes instead of her husband's soul. Intelligently and obediently she asks for 100 children, being a chaste wife to her husband. God rethinks this and comes to a subtle thought that that if he grants her wish without giving her husband's soul back, how can she bear 100 children and that too being a chaste wife.
Convinced God returns her husband's soul and asks her a question.
"Who's the bigger God, Me or your husband?", he asks her and she replies that "For a Hindu wife, the Husband is the First immediate God to worship".
Earnest God after hearing this, blesses her that she will become