I’m pleased to report that raunchy passages aren’t the exclusive preserve of Hindu mythology. Here’s more on the adventures of Amar Ayyar, prince of tricksters (first mentioned in this post), from a passage in the Hamza epic where Amar has sneaked into the enemy camp and rendered everyone unconscious by drugging their wine. He then sets about having fun with their supine bodies:
...Amar shaved Bakhtak and Bakhtiarak’s beards and whiskers as well, and made seven plaits in their hair. Then he lined Bakhtiarak’s hair with minium, fastened his legs around Bakhtak’s waist, and after oiling the latter’s penis pushed it a little way inside Bakhtiarak’s ass. Amar then played the same trick on Zhopin and Bechin, leaving them similarly positioned. In short, nobody escaped disgrace at his mischievous hands...I love the “marvel of marvels” in the last sentence. At any rate, when you add such passages in the Dastan-e Amir Hamza to the many fruity episodes in the Puranas (Brahma lusting after his own daughter and getting a hard-on when he sees Sati at her wedding, Agni swallowing Shiva’s seed, Indra seducing a rishi’s daughter and acquiring thousands of vaginas all over his body, sages spilling their jism in pots and such) as well as the Old Testament, it’s safe to agree that myth-writers across religions have generally been a naughty group of people. Maybe it’s just the nature of the beast? A "with a stylus in my hand I felt like a man" sort of thing.
In the morning the unconscious men regained awareness and those who had been drugged came out of its effects. Because Bakhtak’s eyes were still shut in stupor, when he felt his member hardening, he began pushing it deeper and taking his pleasure, thinking he was inside a woman. Bakhtiarak began shouting and wailing, “For shame! For shame! You act thus toward me even though you are my father!” Upon hearing his cries, people gathered and saw this marvel of marvels: a father sodomizing his own son and carrying on like a beast.
(Note: most of my reading of late has been around The Adventures of Amir Hamza, so be prepared for more posts in this vein - cleaner ones, though.)