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theyyam-01This elaborate temple dance form is practiced by Dalits and other low caste communities. The stories are usually centered around a Dalit protagonist who is killed raped by the upper caste for a transgression. The spirit of the Dalits returns as God and seeks justice. Brahmins who otherwise shun Dalits, get up and worship these dancers dressed up as Gods. The name of the dance derived from the sanskrit name for God. Name the dance form.

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The key attribute of what distinctive ethnic group has one possible explanation as the low ultraviolet light levels in rainforests hindering the production of vitamin D and limiting calcium uptake for bone growth?

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X narrates a story of a father and a son in the after-math of a devastating war who find a queen and a princess alive in the chaos, and decide to take them home. In due time, the son marries the queen and the father marries the princess. Eventually, the son and the queen have a son, and the father and the princess have a daughter. The story ends in a riddle.

What is the significance of the story? Who is X asking this question?

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The Gordian Knot was a puzzle solved by Alexander the Great, where the young king cut open the knot to solve it, rather than un-doing it. It has often been cited as an example of out-of-the-box thinking.
My question is, according to the legends, which ‘auric’ king was responsible for creating the knot?

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