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Titanic Gods of Tamil Nadu, India: A Comparative Mythology of Stories on Indian and Greek Gods

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Item Code: BAF259
Publisher: Notion Press
Author: S Sugumaran
Language: English
Edition: 2021
ISBN: 9781638067726
Pages: 122 (Throughout B/w Illustrations)
Other Details 9.00 X 6.00 inch
Weight 190 gm
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About The Book

The Greeks introduced the Titans to the world. Yet, there never was (or is) a temple for the Titanic Gods in Greece. Surprising isn't it? At the same time, the readers will find more than one temple for most of the Titans in Tamil Nadu. The author takes the readers into a journey of the world of Titans in a strange land. Is not this perplexing? A shocking revelation is the Greek Olympians forming a core of divinity in Tamil Nadu. No explanation is provided for this by the author, though.

The genealogy of Gods in Tamil Nadu (evidently drawn from the Greek Texts) provides a solid relationship between the seemingly unrelated Gods in India. Sometimes, a female Greek Goddess is transformed into a male Hindu God. A genealogy of Asuras is also provided to scientifically explain some of the events in the Puranas. This lead the author, a known Euhemerist, to deviate a little from the original texts of Puranas wherever it was necessary. The author, a devout Hindu, firmly believes the Epics and Puranas of Hinduism are very real.

A special care has been taken to explain the nature of the birth and worship of Ganesha and Murugan in Tamil Nadu. It is thought the readers are in for a shock or two while reading the stories. And also, a real suspense hangs in the balance regarding the stories of ancient Tamil Sangams, the Sptarishis, the Chera, Chola, Pandiya dynasties of Tamil Nadu.

For the author, it was a wonderful experience and a great pleasure to write about the Gods and their age old temples in Tamil Nadu.

About the Author

The author of this book, Sugumaran, son of Somasundaram was born in Ussoor, near Vellore. He is now based in Tambaram, Chennai. His family includes his wife Geetha and their two married children. He is a retired pensioner of the Govt. of India having retired in the year 2012, after a public service of more than 33 years.

He was formerly the Officer-in-charge of the Meteorological Department, in Madurai Airport. Previously he worked with Aviation Meteorology in Chennai, Bangalore, and ISRO, Sri Hari Kota (Doppler weather Radar) weather services.

The author is a differently abled person born with hard of hearing. In the initial stages he struggled hard to understand conversations and to pronounce words properly. Later, the writer got used to wearing Hearing-aids and managed every thing thereafter. Above all, this writer is ably supported by his family members which includes a wife, son, daughter, daughter-in-law, son-in-law and a grandson.


Mythology is a very fascinating subject. Each civilization appears to have mythologies and Gods of its own. In this book, a sincere attempt is made to connect the seemingly different mythologies of Greece, and Egypt, to the age-old myths of Tamil Nadi, India.

In doing so, it is assumed no country's myths are superior to any other country. It is further assumed the myths were true events of the past but were modified over-time. The myths of Greeks and Egyptians have become obsolete. In India, the Puranas and the Epics form the basis of belief systems in Hindu faith. They contain a vast number of mythical stories. They describe actual events and true stories of the distant past without bothering to mention neither the actual timeline nor the locality of the events.

The mythological stories presented in this book are tentatively assumed to have happened around 2400 B.C.E. This timeline is arrived at by comparing the Indian stories with stories of the Greek myths. Egyptian myths also helped in arriving at the above timeline to a small extent though. Once a timeline is fixed it becomes mandatory to pinpoint the places of events described in the myths.

By carefully analyzing the actual stories and their outcomes the author has concluded that most of the events elaborated in the Puranas of India are actual histories of the land of Tamil Nadu. With this conclusion, the author can spin his stories around Lord Natraj and his family. This is not done blindly but using the book "Theogony" (genealogy of Gods) by the Greek bard "Hesiod" who lived around 750 B.C.E.

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