Are amputees misrepresented in mythology? What about people with dysfunctional body parts, such as paralysed parts or the like?
Much, of the mythology, I have seen, has figures, with some regular body post replaced by something else. But, so as to thus far, I have not seen any mythological figures with missing body parts (other than perhaps cyclopes, but these do not have missing eyes, just a different eye configuration; likewise we have people with multiple arms, but the multiplicity seems to be never zero).
I would like to know about the existence of mythological figures, with (preferably congenital, or otherwise) amputation-like features (e.g. one or more missing legs, hands, arms, fingers, paralyses, likewise or etcetera). Some with missing teeth are common, any ones with missing teeth that can actually produce good sounds and play a good part in the underlying film (perhaps representing something related to liberalism)? I am looking for both bad and good figures, but a bit fed up of the classical good/bad distinction.
As it stands, symbolism in mythology seems to be able to be taken to represent almost anything one wants, but that's a separate story.
Give them some personality, while they exist. Mythology, with the diversity of its contents, creatures, and figures, can sure / should be able to represent everyone.
And (if these examples don't exist, then why is it so)?
I realise this question may have controversies.
Thank you for your references, and sorry for, "jumping the gun".