Trivia for Mara
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- The name "mara" might come from a creature in Scandinavian folklore. When people had nightmares they said that they had been ridden by the mara (the Norwegian word for nightmare is "mareritt") who took the shape of a woman.
- In greek culture the name is "mora" and she also is an elderly woman who visits people while they sleep and has much to do with sleep paralysis. there are thousands of reports about "it" everywhere and the legend goes on and on.
- In Buddhism, Mara is the name of a demon that tries to sway Prince Siddhartha (Gautama Buddha) from the path of enlightenment by sending (some say they went of their own will) his daughters to seduce him. (They failed.)