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Epic launches animated series ‘Animals in Mythology’

Each episode of the four-part series will feature two to three animals that are an integral part of fables like peacock, snake, horse, lion, turtle and dog

Aiming to bring to fore stories, legends and lesser known facts, Epic TV has launched its first animated series Animals in Mythology. The series started on July 4 and will be telecast every Wednesday at 10 pm. Each episode of the four-part series will feature two to three animals that are an integral part of fables like peacock, snake, horse, lion, turtle, dog, and more.

Akul Tripathi, Content and Programming Head, Epic TV, said, “At Epic, we strive to engage with viewers based on feedback. We learnt that viewers, especially younger ones, were curious as to the origin and association of animals in our mythological stories, so we decided to tell it in a way we had not explored – in long-form content through animation. We are confident that the stories and the presentation will make for many happy faces.”

Owing to its treatment and the use of contemporary animation, infographics and presentation, the series is also poised to be extremely relevant and useful to young viewers. Showcasing some interesting trivia from Indian mythology, an episode on ‘snakes’ highlights lesser known facts like the snake is found in many avatars in Hindu mythology.

The Vasuki snake wraps itself around Lord Shiva as a necklace, while the Sheshnag is famous as Lord Vishnu’s mount. A snake is often adorned by Ganpati as a sacred thread or ‘janeu’ and is also known as Lord Brahma’s heir. According to Varah Puran, Brahma’s son Kashyap had four wives, and one of them gave birth to a snake. Kashyap’s wife’s name was Kadru and, therefore, snakes are also popularly known as ‘Kadruj’. She gave birth to 1000 snakes and among them the most significant ones are Shesh, Vasuki and Takshak. The Vasuki snake was also used as a rope by Gods and demons during the famous “Amritmanthan”.

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