This is all symbolic, of course. To create life, you must also consume and one day die, because creation and destruction are part of the same endless cycle of the Universe. Motherhood requires both raw sexual desire and painful self-sacrifice. Existence is full of challenging contradictions to puzzle over and come to terms with. Also, you should pick the places you bone in carefully.
But there's symbolism, and then there's cutting your own head off and barging in on a couple's coitus to make them watch as you and your assistants drink your own blood because your religion doesn't mess around. Imagine if Jesus had grown tired of fish and bread and decided to mix things up with this kind of parable. The Western world would look a little different, and a lot more metal.
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Kawaya Kami, The Japanese Toilet God Who Will Make Your Children Beautiful
It's easy to giggle at the thought of a toilet god, and we just did, but go back far enough in history and it makes perfect sense. Human waste was collected as fertilizer, and a famine was but one bad harvest away, so why not pray for some really good fertilizer? Also, going to ye olde toilet was an unpleasant experience -- it was dark, it reeked, and there was always a chance that you might fall in and drown. And so Japan had Kawaya Kami, a toilet god who would protect you when you were doing your business and ensured that you, uh, did your part for the agricultural effort.
To keep the god appeased, toilets were kept clean, and were even decorated on New Year's. It was also a New Year's tradition for families to eat rice in front of the toilet, because Kawaya Kami had, in a roundabout way, helped to produce it. Kawaya Kami also fought poop stereotypes by being gorgeous, and pregnant women could ask the god to make their baby beautiful. But if you left your toilet dirty, your child would be born ugly and unhappy. "I'm seven months pregnant, so you clean the damn bathroom this week unless you want a dumb garbage baby" must have been a handy argument.