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I am looking to create a version of Titania & Oberon, the Queen & King of the Fairies in Midsummer Night's Dream, that would have context in India. Probably deities or mythological beings associated with nature/forests, but maybe with a tradition of meddling with humanity? Thanks!

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    Oberon and Titania are simply characters in a play. I take it you are referring to fairies generally.
    – Chenmunka
    Jan 10, 2018 at 9:43
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    I referred to Titania and Oberon as I want to create characters in a fiction that mirror them, but in an Indian mythological setting. I am therefore looking for comparative Hindu deities/mythological beings that could fulfill similar roles.
    – Maxine
    Jan 10, 2018 at 11:59
  • I'd say Oberon & Titania are not entirely invented, but based on folk tradition, translated through the filter of the greatest writer in English. Shakespeare's plays constitute a mythologies of their own, and it's important to remember that the Ancient Greek Dramatists were hugely important commentators and contributors to that mythological canon.
    – DukeZhou
    Jan 12, 2018 at 18:59
  • Are your characters good, wicked, or somewhere in-between? The Shakespeare characters are fairly ambiguous.
    – DukeZhou
    Jan 12, 2018 at 19:01
  • DukeZhou ... I would say that they are flawed individuals like most of us... neither wicked nor good, but capable of actions that could be perceived as both.
    – Maxine
    Jan 13, 2018 at 9:52

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There is the Lore of the Yaksha & Yakshini. As well as Kinnara & Kinnari.

Also Refer to a Tangential Piece of mine if you so feel. The Mythos of 'Yakshi'

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