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He establishes almost all the priestly colleges ibid. By the time Indian society becomes observable, the brahman is already far from that probable starting point. Taken together, their functions coalesce: Mitra-Varuna, a penetrating inquiry into the first of these functions – religious and political sovereignty – is among the first of his t In his work the late Georges Dumezil, arguably the most important modern mythologist, demonstrated that every Indo-European religious and social system was structured according to three primary functions: In particular, he has an unfortunate affinity with human sacrifice, both ritually and mythically.

The Taittirlya Samhita VI, 4, 8 states the same fact in cosmogonic terms: Moreover, they were not cults of Mars, as one might have expected had he been nothing more than a self-made dimezil.

Then they offered it to Indra, saying: Lanny rated it it was amazing Jan 13, Such ruses are customary in India cf. The ruses he employs goerges still famous.

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And various texts do suggest, with differing nuances, a functional division of this kind: Then he begot, with Gaia, sons who are called Titans: The flamen insistently claimed the ancient right of his priesthood, goerges it had been granted to that office of flamen along with the mtira praetexta and the sella curulis vetustum ius sacerdotii repetebat, datum id cum toga praetexta et sella curuli et flamonio esse.

Levy-Bruhl, Nexum et mancipatio, in Quelques problemes However, it is in his role as jurist that the adversary of Othinus will prove of particular interest to us here. The young man resisted, and the master, having run out of threats, had him stripped naked and whipped. And that last word, used here in its everyday meaning, nevertheless points us toward the analogy between the tradition surrounding Ida, the demigoddess whose advice made the greatness of Manu, and the well-known tradition of Egeria, the demigoddess to whose counsels Numa owed the largest part of his wisdom, his knowledge, and his successes: The Xumezil expressed this in an arresting formula: Iiultus der Romer, 2nd ed.


The Amas Spanta, the personified abstractions surrounding the supreme Iranian god, are not homologous with the Aditya. On the human level, Romulus is the true founder of Rome, while Numa, historically, is only the second, his second.

Perhaps I have not attached enough importance to this notion of rhythm in our Indo-European couples: Enough, also, to define their limits and originality. I varua already expressed my opinion Flamen-Brahmanappendix 1: You know it yourself, that if you have a friend in whom you trust, and if you wish a long-standing friendship, you must mingle your soul with his, exchange gifts and visit him of ten This Manius was above all, famous for his descendants: Cuny, Revue de Philologie,pp.

The religion of the Vedic era is rich in individualized gods, most inherited from the Indo-Iranian community, some from the Indo- European community. Plutarch, Roman Questions, It read at a moderate pace and had much information about the Indo-European people’s ideology. Take, for example, the worship of Vesta with its College of Vestals.

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Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional. Creation and Mitrw Flamines and Luperci, brahmans and Gandharva, all share equally in the task of securing the life and fecundity of society.

Their mythology of sovereignty mitda have been modeled on these practices; and it would have been all the more interesting to have known what precise form it took, for the human depositories of sovereignty among the Slavs appear to have been more than commonly unstable.

Correctly understood, it means at most something akin to the trust that a good workman has in his tools and technique. It is possible; and the difference would be slight.

varunq Nomegor rated it it was amazing Mar 20, The list of coincidences could be extended even further, but I shall add only one here. And it is clear, too, that this antithesis coincides, in many of its manifestations, with the ritual and conceptual antithesis analyzed in the previous chapter.

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

And measures were taken to see that they should not be bound in future cautumque in posterum mitraa necterentur Indra Against the Bonds of Varuna For our purposes, another passage from Livy II, is even more important. At the very moment the first edition of this book was being published, M.


The importance of the subject itself first became apparent to me induring a conversation with Sylvain Levi. Mithra and Ahura-Mazdah, Mihrjan and Nauroz In Iran, where the facts are more confused, and where one senses the purposeful hand of the reformers even in the earliest texts, I shall leave it to the specialists to prospect in their own territory.

By means of the nexum, a humilis would bind himself to a potens and would accept bond-service of some kind, because no more-balanced form of exchange is conceivable between them. The consuls convoked the senate, and a law was voted on the spot. Maya rated it really liked it Jul 17, Among the reasons h e offers for the establishment o f the cult o f Fides Publica, Dionysius of Halicarnassus II, 75 says that Numa had observed that, among contracts in general Tav ovgBoXaiavthose that have been drawn up publicly and before witnesses are protected by the honor of the two parties n Tav ovvovtw aidao and are rarely violated; whereas those, much more numerous, that have been sealed without witnesses have no other guarantee than the good faith of the contractors Thv Tav avpBaXdvrav nianv.

Tuatha De Danann versus Fomorians. I hold tothe contents of this section, even though it provides easy prey for specialists in Roman law.

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Eventually, this terrible Great God is appeased: Kummer and Jan de Vries. For it is the metalworking Cyclopes who, in fact, make the supernatural weapons that assure Zeus and his principal officers of their victory, and the hundred- hands who are then used by the triumphant Zeus as his jailers.

Juniores et Seniores It seems that the Luperci and the flamines were also antithetically differentiated as iuniores and seniores. Numa is the true hero of tides, just as Manu is the hero of sraddha.