Is Vedic Indra an icon of sexual promiscuity and infidelity?

Sybil Kruegel sybil.kruegel at THEOL.UNIBE.CH
Fri May 14 07:19:38 UTC 1999

Periannan Chandrasekaran schrieb:
> Dear Indologists,
> Based on Vedic texts or early "Aryan" texts,
>  is it possible to  accurately say that
> Indra, as the lord of the agricultural land rich in water bodies,
> was also an icon of sexual promiscuity  and infidelity?
> If not so, what is a reasonable time frame for the
> earliest Skt texts that would qualify Indra to be one?
> Regards,
> Chandra
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Vedic Indra is at least in the RV first and foremost a warrior, although
already laughed at (soma-belly, being a coward). For sexual promiscuity
see the obscure Vrshakaapi-song RV 10,86.
Greetings, Sybil Kruegel

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