Pattanaik writes that rather than Mohini becoming pregnant, Ayyappa sprang from Shiva's semen, which he ejaculated upon embracing Mohini.
What God Says About Homosexuality
Sometimes the gods condemn these interactions but at other times they occur with their blessing. This prompted Menjara into becoming the world's first healer, allowing her to cure her sister-in-lawbut this treatment also resulted in Menjara changing into a woman or androgynous being. Four kinds relate to sexual sin, and two of those specifically to homosexual behaviour. Homosexual sin is serious. In Hinduism, the new- and full-moon nights are discouraged times for procreation and consequently often associated with citrarata or unusual types of intercourse.
During one such period, Ila marries Budha the god of the planet Mercury. Media portrayals of bisexuality list Media portrayal of lesbianism. The application of gender studies and queer theory to non-Western mythic tradition is less developed, but has grown since the end of the twentieth century. Secondly, the surrounding verses in each instance describe other forms of sexual sin such as incest, adultery and bestialitynone of which is anything to do with pagan temples or idolatry, and which we would take as being applicable to Christians today. All of our desires have been distorted by sin.