According to the father of psychology Sigmund Freud,
Myth and ritual is an unconscious expression of repressed dreams of a community.
Transformation of a repressed desire into myth is not necessarily a conscious process but a social one
In the hindu myths, of Mahabharata & Ramayana and many other epics the son surrenders to the father, owes him complete obedience and shows unquestionable loyalty.
Ram leaves his kingdom on the command of his father.
Bhishma vows celibacy sacrifices everything so that his father can marry another woman.
Puru son of Yayati sacrifices his youth for his father.
Parasuram kills the mother under the orders of his father
Such stories are what we have been taught and conditioned to.
We have been conditioned over the years that, there is no greater respect to the father than absolute surrender of the son, no matter how terrible or cruel the father is.
Same way we consider absolute obedience and devotion from women. Absolute surrender / obedience of wife to husband and elders of the husband’s family
In the stories of Ramayana
Where Sita is asked to join Ram and leave the palace or when she was asked to get into the fire to prove herself.
In Mahabharata where a woman is shared between 5 men just because the mother asked them to share .
In the story of Kannagi where she forgives the husband and still obeys him despite he sleeping around with women.
To Freud religion was nothing but neurosis, and the answer to myth lay in the unconscious
On the contrary Greek mythology is full of stories in which a son is responsible for the death of his father or a father figure
From the myths about the trio Zeus, Poseidon and Hades overthrowing their father Titan Kronos and
Oedipus who killed his father King Laius of Thebes and married his mother Jocasta.
One can deduce that Greek mythology is all about the Son overthrowing the father. It means the new replaces the old.
Tales in Hindu scriptures suggest a reverse-Oedipal, or Yayati, complex. In this case the father destroys the son in order to have his way.
This difference in Greek Oedipus Complex and Indian Yayati Complex has been seen by many to explain the cultural and intellectual differences between India and the West.
Why did Marx say a revolution is impossible in a country that worships monkeys and snakes ?
Why we shy away from rebellion ?
Indians shy away from rebellion. Rebellion means rejecting tradition, the past, the father.