Re: Ancient Disabled Gods
Many thanks for your list, some new to me.
Wednesday is named after Wanton which is another name
for Odin who only had one eye.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Cindy Glaze" <cerridwyn@r...>
> I just joined this list, which I heard about on the disability-
> reasearch list from the UK. In reading the archives, I have
> discovered that little has been said, or much has been elided. I
> would like to continue a thread which was born, and died, in
> of 1999.worshipped.
> --- In email@example.com, "keith armstrong" wrote:
> > At one time in ancient Greece many disabled gods were
> > One such god was 'Hephaistos' known to the Romans as
> > His temples were built all over the Mediterranean,died
> > unfortunately most of them are not accessible to ordinary
> > users.
> > There were many other disabled gods in other cultures.
> > Can you share any information here? I think that understanding
> > our mythological past can help our community in the future.
> I have been looking into disAbled Gods for a few months for another
> project and came up with several which might be of interest.
> In mobility issues:
> Dabog (Hroma Daba) is a Slavanic, lame, sun god.
> Hephestus (Hephaistos) is a Greek, lame, smith god.
> Li Tie is a Chinese lame, Taoist Immortal
> Tyr is a Norse sky and war god with one hand.
> In sensory issues:
> Hodur (many spellings) is a Norse blind god of winter and darkness.
> Kui is a Polynesian blind earth god.
> Lord Sri Venkateswara is an Indian (India) blind god of prosperity.
> Zinkibaru is an African (Songhoi) blind master of fish.
> I have found no deaf gods yet.
> In mental illness issues:
> Attis is a Phygia/Greek/Roman (vegitation?) god who went mad and
> castrating himself.all
> Yima is Persian and is called schizoid in most texts which name him
> at all.
> In social disability issues:
> Afagddu (Morfan) is a Welsh god or hero who was extremely ugly.
> Many gods were impotent for one reason or another.
> Bes is an Egyptian dwarf god of good luck and help in childbirth.
> There are many gods called giant, but this was rarely an impediment
> in godhood.
> I'm sure there are more, but as you can see, the old Gods were in
> human conditions, not just one (old able bodied white man with a
> Bright Blessings
> Cindy J. B. Glaze