Gods of the Ancient Northmen by GEORGES DUMEZIL edited by EINAR The Drama of the World: Haider, Hoder, Loki 43 Translated by 71 lan l oth,\. Results 1 – 27 of 27 Loki. by Dumézil, Georges and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Title, Loki. Author, Dumezil. Publisher, University of Chicago Press, ISBN, , Export Citation, BiBTeX.

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She was the priestess at the sacrifices. Gods of the Ancient Northmen 1. Vincent rated it liked it Aug 23, Introduction ruler class, such as die Indie Ksatriyas, whose basic role was to exer- cise force in defense of the society or to further its imperialistic am- bitionsas well as in the collective representations of this class, such as the great Vedic warrior divinity Indra, the Roman god Mars, 6 and the Norse war god Thor.

The rule prevailed there that twelve tem- ple priests were highest in rank.

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Dumd- zil describes not only their respective connections to the warrior gods Thor and Indra but links Vidar and Visnu to each other etymological- ly, inasmuch as the stem meaning “wide” is at the root of both names. Vingt-cinq esquisses de mythologie Paris: In short, Dumezil could not admit to the evolution of something that had existed already in its mature state prior to the very emergence of the tradition, qua tradition, out of which it was supposed to have evolved.

Paul-Louis Couchoud was issued as the first volume of this excellent series Mythes et Religionswas composed at the very beginning of my active period in comparative research.

This cordial disagreement stems in large part, I believe, from the rather considerable differences in perspective between our two fields, and it in no way affects my estimate of the soundness of his re- dumzil, which, as I have already indicated, must be regarded as one of the most brilliant and fundamental scholarly achievements of our time.


A third criticism of the historicizing thesis leads us directly to our own task.

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Phil rated it really liked it Jul 22, Now when Hcenir arrived in Vanaheim he was at once made a chieftain. He gave dwelling places to the temple priests. In this capital the eumezil ruled whose name was Othin. Essai sur la formation de la religion scandinavc. Hester added it Aug 25, Sisupala replaces the god Indra who had served as the tertium com- parationis in the earlier studies and thus allows Dumezil to compare 58 Georges Dumezil, “H0therus et Balderus.

And even then the changes Dumdzil signaled in the preface to La religion were at once consistent as well as striking. What might thus be lost from the realm of history is regained in that of theology, in knowledge of the religious thought embedded in the documents. It proposes a solution of “the problem of Balder” which was not made precise until These last years have seen a significant change of emphasis on Dumczil’s part.

In a series of studies dealing with themes related to the “Divine Twins” who comprise the most striking ex- ponent of Dumdzil’s third function, Ward has been able to show how the Indo-European mythical account of their rescue of the “sun maid- en” has been preserved in such disparate sources as Baltic folksongs and the Middle High German epic Kudrun.

It was not under just any circumstance, nor without design, that this man-drink was created. Dummezil marked it as to-read Jan 13, Angela Boteon marked it as to-read Aug 26, Inge Kcick Darmstadt, iyG. There is the “God’s Truth” school of lin- guistics versus the “Hocus-Pocus” school; the former aims at recon- structing patterns that once dhmezil existed as such, while the latter defines structure as “what you do to the data.


East of it is Asia, west of it Europe. Mouton, Chelsea marked it as to-read Aug 23, If the reader wishes to see demonstrations of proof, he must look to the articles where such arguments can be found. Du mythe au roman contained, in Dumezil’s words, his “final evaluation” of Saxo’s writings— with one major exception.

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The name Looki in this legend lias long been interpreted: The latter are by no means negligible: Andie marked it as to-read Aug 01, At the same time he managed to un- cover new comparative evidence, to modify and refine his thought, and to delve deeper into the “local color” of Germanic dumezi he dumezll eschewed in his study. Here Dumezil delves further into the problem of the transposition of myth to epic.

It was she who first taught the ALsir magic such as was practiced among the Vanir. All in all, Dumdzil’s successful test of his comparative scheme in the Ger- manic loli proved to be pivotal and determined the direction his thought was to take for the next several decades. This is impossible in those cases where he Rives the only information about a myth. Typically, but not universally, the third func- tion also included a female divinity who was sometimes conceived as a close kinswoman or bride of the chief male representatives or representative of the function in question; for example, the Vedic goddess Sarasvati, the Norse goddess Frcya.