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However, all that is distant prehistory. Once again, however, let us be wary of reason.

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

I have already expressed my opinion Flamen-Brahmanappendix 1: Aryaman is Indo-Iranian and might have figures corresponding to him in India the hero Eremori and in the Germanic world. These two conceptions god of battles, god of law are not contradictory.

Paraskara Grhyasutra, II, 4, 8. The patron of agriculture, whoever he was, is omitted, probably because of the contempt in which he was held, at least in theory, as noted by Caesar dumezio agriculturae non student, etc.

Oceanos excepted, the Titans attacked their father, and Kronos cut off his genitals and hurled them into the sea. Speed extreme rapidity, sudden appearances and disappearances, lightning raids, etc. See, in particular, p. All I wished to establish is that, like Romulus and Numa, the two gods peculiar to them, Jupiter Stator or Feretrius and Fides stand in an antithetical opposition whether juridical or religiousto one another.


Further, duezil of these personages bear abstract names that define their functions, and it is clear that those functions are in fact functions of sovereignty: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The extent of that domain needs to be measured: We must at least retain as feorges possibility the hypothesis that the guild of officiants systematically increased the constraining power of sacrifice.

But, in any case, that could be no more than a hypothesis. The Erinyes, Alekto, Tisiphone, and Magaera were born from the drops of blood that fell.

In practice, however, we have nowhere encountered conflict, but rather, in all areas and in a variety of forms, collaboration. The same observation applies to the other passage in this book see the section on Dius Fidius: Thus, in Livy, Codes controls events throughout, with his terrible grimaces, which paralyze the enemy, and with his good luck, which wards off all weapons.

Of the two religions they represent, one is static, regulated, calm; the other is dynamic, free, violent. Reasonably convincing explanations can be put forth for this particular form of relation.

They have requested that the natives, the Fir Bolg, cede one half of the island. Eventually, this terrible Great God is appeased: Dumezil shows how, from Vedic India to Ireland from Caucasia to Rome, and from Iran to Old Germany, the sovereign gods and heroes always appear in couples: The flamen-Lupercus and brahman-Gandharva antitheses share still other aspects and areas of incidence that Geogres shall touch on only briefly.

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It was felt, in short, that I would find it easier to convince my readers if I presented them with my work at a later stage, finished, coordinated, and fully equipped with all its offensive and defensive weapons, rather than associating them with the hesitant process of my research.

This relation greatly perplexed the annalists. Certainly Indo-Iranian notions, and no doubt Indo-European: Possibly, these are the triad already recorded by a disconcerted Caesar in excessively naturalist terms: But the principle is the same: I found this book fascinating; learned much.

Excess – the very cause of the accident – also provides mltra remedy. This also must have been so in the very early state when the Roman rex was at the height of his power; and the legend of how the office of flamen dialis was established does in mtra make it clear that this personage is merely a subdivision of the rex!

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National Library of Australia. And there is no reason to reject this link sensed by the ancients between lictor and ligare. Gesellschaft, XLIV,pp.