[...] Lutgendorf pursues a more speculative undertaking, in which he wishes "to decipher the cultural and psychosocial 'message' encoded in the narrative, iconography, and worship" (p. 28) of this deity. Vyu, the god of wind, has a relatively substantial role in a number of the stories told in the Blaknda of the Vlmlki Rmyana, and a mention of the Wind God's role here would reinforce Lutgendorf ' s understanding of the importance of Vyu in the mythology of Hanuman (none of these stories, however, directly involve Hanuman). [...] Blaknda 3 1-32 tells the story of the one hundred daughters of Kusanbha, and at 1.35.17 Vyu, along with Agni, is said to enter Rudra's semen.
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