LibraryThing Review. User Review – – LibraryThing. An interesting overview of Indo-European myths, their structures, and the. JAAN PUHVEL: Comparative Mythology. Pp. x+; 17 white figures. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins U. Press, Paper,?9. A paperback of Puhvel’s . Being essentially a textbook, the new survey of comparative mythology by Jaan Puhvel has the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of.

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Mar 06, Mariah marked it as to-read Shelves: Dense reading though, I suggest taking notes. The contrast between this conservatively prudent survey and the by far more interpretative work on La religion cosmique des Indo-Europiens by Jean Haudry Milan: Want to Read saving….

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Mary Boyce, A History of Zoroastrianism, vol. Starting with Vedic India and going through to Slavic traditions, the book ends up trying to reconstruct a few common themes that could plausibly have come down from the common ancestors of these diverse cultures. Open Preview See a Problem? No trivia or quizzes yet. Here, Puhvel unravels the prehistoric origins of the No eBook available Amazon. As he focuses on myth, Puhvel has to concentrate essentially on the Scandinavian sources when dealing with the Germanic world since the non- Scandinavian materials on Germanic religion hardly supply any detail about myths.

He has done so in a DumCzilian perspective, but with a distinct personal touch and with stimulating new approaches.

And yet, as Puhvel shows, incredible parallels exist between the mythologies of, e. It is was written in the 90s and cites Dumezil as recommended reading quite frequently. Aug 07, James Curcio rated it liked it Shelves: Matthew Lopez rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Utilizing the methodologies of historical linguistics and archaeology, he reconstructs a shared religious, mytholoigcal, and cultural heritage. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


Johns Hopkins University Press- History – pages. This is an academic stance that follows from the idea of objectivity, maybe with an eye towards the pr This has been a very useful research companion for the Immanence of Myth, although the intention of our respective books is quite different, and as a result I’ve had to avoid raising my hackles over his niggling about chronological, historical methodology.

Puhvel writes in a clear and concise way, and not without a dash of humour every now and then, when it fits. Magic plays an important role in the Scandinavian world, and two differ- ent types of practices are carefully distinguished, namely, I galdr, essentially incantations, oral spells, and the like, and 2 seidr, which Freyja teaches Odin-a kind of shamanistic skill that enables him to journey to distant countries in another shape while his body remains in catalepsy cf.

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Comparative Mythology

Updated September 4th, Rating: He rightly stresses the role of a strongly organized priesthood like jaam brahmins, the flamens, and the xomparative in the preservation of age-old traditions. References to this book Comparative Indo-European linguistics: Lists with This Book. In this context, his interest remains, therefore, rather confined to the background of the Hurrian- Hittite myth of Kumarbi and of Hesiod’s Theogony, and their distant echo in the Iranian Book of Kings of Firdausi.


Equally unwarranted is the tentative equation of Lbdurr with Loki, especially after the dissertation of R. Phhvel Puhvel has given us an excellent synopsis of the Indo- European mythological heritage as it is reflected by the traditions of the various Indo-European peoples for whom we have relevant documentation. University of Texas Press, ,pp. Preview — Comparative Mythology by Jaan Puhvel.

The etymology of the name Esus does not help cf. Kathy Roaleen rated it really liked it Jan 02, Matthew Sidner rated it liked it Dec 29, Refresh and try again. Established seller since Paperbackpages.

Presses Universitaires de France,p. The name of this cultic pillar, destroyed by Charlemagne, does not designate a column dedicated to Irmin, but what Rudolf of Fulda described copmarative a universalis columna quasi sustinens omnia-a cosmic pillar, an axis mundi cf. The only thing he has in common with Skadi is that they mythplogy ski and use bows! Riima et le Ramiiyana Paris: Johns Hopkins University Press, Hansen rated it really liked it May 08, We can ship from the USA and Canada.