Friday, June 24, 2011

Not Yeti Friday - Vanara

Vanara shaman

Vanara are a race you can play in D&D's Oriental Adventures.

But that's not where they originate from. They're brave, inquisitive ape-like humanoids in the Hindu mythological epic Ramayana.

A general among the Vanara is good ol' Hanuman, one of the most famous white-furred monkeys of legend.

One could argue that Hanuman and Yeti are basically meeting the same need in our collective unconscious.

Give us our white-furred monkeys: Any way. Any how.

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