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(Hindu Demon)BRAHMINICIDE

Mental demoness who rose from the newly dead body of Vritra.

Vitra had stolen every drop of water from the earth and everything was suffering, but he scoffed when given the chance to return it out of good will so Indra ripped him open and took it back any way.

Brahmanicide followed the water out and stalked Indra for ages, he gave up his throne, disguised himself as a woman and hid in a lotus just to give her the slip.

Rumour has it Brahminicide stuck like glue because she was a personification of the worst kind of sin - the act of killing a Brahmin, or one of the upper crust, and Indra was forced to do pennance even though no one seems convinced that Vritra was even a Brahmin.

Whisper it quietly but some sources suggest this whole episode was nothing more than Hindu script fiddlers flexing their pens at the expence of the 'old' top god, and bearing in mind these holy men considered themselves members of the upper crust themselves what better way to guarantee a life-long ego massage?
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'BRAHMINICIDE' - Indian entry : 06 May 2007
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