Shakuntala was interesting because it was basically just an Indian Fairy tale. It has kings, wizards, of a kind, references to higher magic, the classic hero’s journey, and a surprisingly happy ending. It was honestly nice to have a happy ending, the king was reunited with Shakuntala and met his son. It got me thinking a lot about Indian folklore and the lore of other nations in general. Of course then I had to do the direct comparison to American mythology and it’s interesting the differences there are. There is so much mysticism in Eastern lore, even in this the king goes to heaven as a reward. Compare that to say Greek Mythology, sure there is a heroic afterlife, but you get there you stay there. You do not get to just go there for shits and giggles. The king comes back, and gets a real reward in the form of a loving family. I think it is interesting. I want to talk more about East V West mythology.