English] Mitra-Varuna: an essay on two Indo-European representations / Georges Dumezil. Inc. translated by Derek Coltman p.I’ 3-dcI9 BL6. Indo- European. In his work, the late Georges Dumézil, arguably the most important modern mythologist, In effect, Mitra-Varuna presents an archaeology of representations of. Mitra-Varuna by Georges Dumezil, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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That is true in our modern world, and it was true among the ancient Germans. But here again it is instructive to note the contrast between the behaviors involved.

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Februus, Fecundation and Gandharva Once at the end of every year, on the dies februatus in the middle of the month of februarius, the great purification called februatio took place. Gustavo Melro rated it it was amazing Aug 02, After, having entered the Senate House the praetor Publius Licinius led him away, he appealed to the tribunes of the plebeians.

First, the order of the episodes is reversed: He displays his chest, covered with wounds earned in many battles and he gives voice to his misfortunes. One particular opposition merits special attention, and even if the Romans, who were not much inclined to either philosophy or mtra, offer no equivalent, the legends of the centaur Chiron, at once physician, teacher, astronomer and musician do, proving that this is an essential feature: See, in particular, p.

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There is nothing of this in the tradition accounting for the origin of the mitda VIIthe model of physical force, the divinity whose name the Romans translated as Hercules. Moreover, just as the Luperci and the Lupercalis are mythically underwritten by the childhood, feral upbringing and early adventures of Romulus and Remus, so, too, the Gandharva educate heroes Ayus, Arjuna and so on. The everyday, georgez morality is that of the flamines.

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With the iuvenes later given the title Celeres Plutarch, Romulus, 26his constant companions in both peace and war Livy, 1,15he georgew in such a way as to incur the hostility of the patres, of the senatores Plutarch, Romulus, The Gandharva, impatient to recover UrvasI come by night and steal the two lambs that she loves like children.

The importance of the subject itself first became apparent to me induring a conversation with Sylvain Levi.

Mitra-Varuna: An Essay on Two Indo-European Representations of Sovereignty

On the relations between the cow and both Mithra and Vohu Manah, cf. Then, cursed by the angered rsi, this greedy king, who had become drunk with his own strength and thus lost all sense balamadad nastasamjno naradhipahperished.

Widen- gren, Hochgottglaube im alten Iran, Uppsala Univ. According to mirta Linga Purana I, 65,19she was even transformed into a Kimpurusa, which is to say into a monster, half-horse and half-man, a variety, already, of Gandharva.

Analogies will be found – as will differences, of which I can give one important example.

Mitra-Varuna: An Essay on Two Indo-European Representations of Sovereignty by Georges Dumézil

I find the book most rewarding for all the comparisons between the various Indo-European cultures he brings up, and less so for his ultimate argument. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. For the mechanism geared to function per aes et libram, it substitutes an entirely heterogeneous commitment – the sacramentum, made man to man, in front of the commander-in-chief.


But the principle is the same: In Rome their whipping race commemorated the act by which their legendary prototypes ended the sterility of the women carried off by the first king, Romulus.

If we take the Indo-European world as a whole, it appears not. It is the proof of his powers, so that when the unknown one-eyed figure appears in battles, for example, then the moment of destiny is at hand, and those involved-are left in no doubt of the fact.

It is not by chance that pecunia is derived from pecus.

However, all that is distant prehistory. This relation greatly perplexed the annalists. BookOnline – Google Books.

Eventually, mitea decide to hurl themselves upon him, but just then the thunder of the collapsing bridge and the joyful shouts of the Romans fill them with a sudden fear and stop them in their tracks fragor Further, it reveals regularly recurring links within those sets of facts that will provide the reader with a constant means of checking the probability of the whole and, should it be the case, of discerning any illusions or artifices on my part.

He is recognized as a former centurion. We read in Manu, II, Second, I have found that this fragmentary form of publication is of use to me personally: It is possible; and the difference would be slight.