Friday, July 10, 2009

On Krishna and Achilles

Was watching Troy yesterday on HBO
Achilles killed by his heel
One more person died similarly, Krishna, an arrow through his foot
Then something struck me
Achilles and the Trojan war was around 12-11 century BC
Krishna and the Mahabharata was around 11-10 century BC

Two legends, two historical wars, two similar deaths, nearly the same time
The connection ends there :)