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Gods and Heroes of India

E&I Program: 
Distance Learning
Grade level : 
6 to 12

In these teacher materials, students will learn about religious aspects of Indian culture through an examination of the legends of Hindu and Buddhist gods and heroes. By using images from the museum’s collection, this videoconference makes connections to history and culture and includes: the adventures of Rama and Hanuman in the Indian epic story, the Ramayana; the incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu as the man-lion Narasimha; and the Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara. The gods and heroes of Indian mythology are the primary focus.