The culture that I chose for my Canon project is the Indian culture. My main character is a goddess named Noor, meaning “the divine light”. Noor was born on October 2, 1799. She is the daughter of the goddess Krishna and Garuda. Krishna is the goddess who is the embodiment of love and divine joy that destroys all pain and sin. Garuda is a messenger god who sends messages between gods and men.
There is a Hindu practice in India called Sati that requires the widows to die along side their husbands. The husbands grave would be set ablaze and, if the wife was alive, she would have to jump onto the fire or be pushed by his family members. From a young age, Noor was horrified by seeing this practice and decided she would take a stand for all women.
Noor would disguise herself as a human and gather the women around India to go on a strike against Sati. Also, some women tried to convince their husbands to take a verbal stand alongside them. In secret, Noor would also create a manikin that resembled the woman who was supposed to die along side her husband. It would walk and jump into the fire so that everyone believed she was dead. In all actuality, the woman would move to an entirely different country and live a normal life.