YAMA – A god

Yama came to be the god of death in later mythology, but he had wide range of roles in the earlier mythology. In the Rigveda Yama was one of the first pair. As such he was referred to as the first mortal (later being called the first human). His twin sister Yami wanted him as her partner, but he refused. Later mythology charged him with incest. In the earliest myth­ology he was the son of Vivasvat, an early solar deity. Later he was assimilated into Dharma, god of social order, … Continue reading