Queer Mythology: Kartikeya

Known as born to two men – Shiva and Agni, Kartikeya in Hindu mythology is associated with masculinity, progeny, bravery and strength.

The story of the birth of Kartikeya, narrated in different versions of the Mahabharata remains to be one of the most poignant stories of queer existence in mythology. Known as born to two men – Shiva and Agni, Kartikeya in Hindu mythology is associated with masculinity, progeny, bravery and strength.

For the busy month of may, filled with events and days of observance on the queer calendar, we have a graphic retelling of Kartikeya’s birth by Tara Anand. Story source, Galva 108.

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Pooja Nair

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