America and The Horse Ritual

The mandate of heaven is withdrawn

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The horse hiding behind a bush (top left) started it. From an alternate ending to the Ramayana.

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In the old Hindu stories I grew up with, the Ashvamedha is a classic tale. The wandering horse ritual. In this ritual, the king lets a horse wander around for a year, accompanied by some warriors. Wherever the horse can go unmolested, that was the kingdom. Wherever the…

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