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Male - Female Terms

Some of the earliest descriptions of the gods are both male and female; or gods who can change gender, e.g. Vishnu who changes to Mohini; cf.Hari-Hara; Shukra who is male as Venus but refers to both male and female seeds of life; Ila a kng who becomes a woman for a year or Tiresias who becomes a woman for 7 years. Brahma divides into Male Female Male Viraj Manu In other versions Brahma Male Female Manu Datarupa In systems of dualism the Male and Female are often presented as contrasts and opposites: Male Principle Female Principle Male Female Day Night Spring Autumn War Peace Sword Torch Masculine Feminine Ham Tham Physical Force Mental Force Male Female Shiva Shakti Matter Energy Sound Light Yama Yami Adam Eve
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