Enemies and Adversaries

In the great epic Ramayana, the mighty Rakshasa (a savage kind of demi-human, with magical powers) named Ravana has done great harm to the protagonist Ram, who is the supreme god Vishnu in human avatar-form.  He has kidnapped Ram’s wife Sita, and stolen her away to his distant island kingdom of Lanka, filled with his Rakshasa subjects and seemingly inaccessible to aid from human kingdoms of any kind, let alone aid from Ram, already in exile from his own human kingdom.  

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