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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Helene added it Oct 27, As presently formulated, the salient features of this model can be summarized as follows: Dumezil saw in the detailed cor- respondences between accounts of the dethronement and subsequent xumezil of Odin and the dynastic conflicts of the Greek Ouranos and his successors, in the similarities between Thor and Indra as thunder wielders, and in such other dymezil as the Germanic and Indie accounts of obtaining the vessel to hold the intoxicating drink lOOorges Dumezil, “La prchistoire indo-iranienne des castes.

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The best ex- amples of this theme arc found in the Roman account of dumezi, Sabine War-which, like most of early Roman “history,” dummezil but historicized myth-and the Norse myth of the conflict between the iEsir Odin, Tyr, Thor, et al. Othin was a great warrior and fared widely, conquering many coun- tries. In the preface to Mythes et dieux des Germains Dumezil raises and answers two gen- eral points of contention: Dumdzil’s theoretical framework, characterized as it is lok the concept of structural replication, would appear to be al- most identical to that of the eminent French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss.

And be- cause 6diin had the gift of prophecy and was skilled in magic, he knew that his offspring would inhabit the nordiern part of the world.

These divinities were distrib- uted, with regard to their functions, into the three levels of an already well-known structure: Ward suggests that at some early point in time Indo-European tradition took one twin out of the third function and placed him in the second function. Skjold, a son of 6thin mar- ried her. Giintert that the ancient Germanic people came into being as a result of the mixture of two populations: The beginning of it was that the pods were at war with the people known as the Vanir and they arranged for a peace meeting between them and made a truce in this way: University of California Press,pp.


A similar quadri- partite structure, oriented around the points of the compass rather than any social hierarchy, seems to have been characteristic of most Uto-Aztccan speakers, from the Paiutc of northern Nevada to the Aztecs of central Mexico. The bays in that lake correspond to the ncsscs of Selund. Dumczil contends that Loki represents the same Indo- European divinity as is represented by the evil demon Anra Mainyu of the Iranian Avesta and by Syrdon of Ossetic popular tradition.

This enormous monster’s name is Mada “Drunken- ness”: In this regard he is fully con- vinced by Dumc-zil’s analysis of the Hadingus episode in Saxo, which shows that heroic legends are often derived from myths.

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In this manner the “Ger- manic pantheon” evolved. On the whole, Philippson’s criticism is based on the historicist viewpoint of Karl Helm and thus raises no issues nor offers any insights that have not appeared earlier.

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But does one not show equal credulity in seeking, indeed discovering, any sense in the mass of details that after all might dumezi, just as artificial, literary, or late— in a word, usclcss-as the onomastic puns? Uhland therefore concluded that the “Germanic” pantheon, as described in what is considered to be the major source for our knowledge of Germanic myth, the two Icelandic Eddas, was a late and exclusively Scandinavian development.

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Cheyenne Pirategirl marked it as to-read Feb 11, Lists with This Book. There is the “God’s Truth” school of lin- guistics versus the “Hocus-Pocus” school; the former aims at recon- structing patterns that once truly existed as such, while the latter defines structure as “what you do to the data. I have then carefully checked the translations against t! The names of the translators appear in the table of contents oppo- site each chapter or article for which they prepared the original draft.

Vanir were able to trample the plains. Vincent rated it liked it Aug 23, It has been objected that this comparative procedure takes into account from all Germanic religion only its Scandinavian form, and in the relatively late stale in which we know it, that is, that nothing establishes this tripartite division among other Germanic peoples, such as the Goths or those of the West Germanic group. Heinzeland then E.


When they were going away, the gods took the truce token and would not allow it to be lost, and made of it a man. The word “myths” was dropped; the focus is on the “gods. Here again Derolez offers evidence to the contrary, But even if such evidence did not exist, Rome still presents a favorable parallel for the preservation of the ideological structure despite changes in the social structure.

Comparativism had never fully died out as an ideal- witness the popularity of the historical-geographical method among German folklorists. Dumezil, The Destiny of the Warrior Chicago: Thus only by knowing the structure of the whole mythologem can myths be salvaged from the folk tradition into which they have sunk.

With the comparativism that had served as the basis for Grimm’s interpretation long since discredited, no possibility existed of proper- ly evaluating the relative stands taken by cither scholar.

Essai sur deux representations indo- curope’enncs dc la souveraineU Paris, ; 2d ed.

When Starcatherus was born Odin blessed him with three lives. In olden times it was called Tana Fork or Vana Fork.

In the years following ” scholars of Germanic antiquities largely ignored Dumezil’s con- tributions to their field. A sorceress, she sows corruption, particularly among women. Also there are animals and dragons of marvellous size. Introduction xxi Indo-European myth essentially reflects the primeval struggle of light against darkness, was simply not acceptable. It proposes a solution of “the problem of Balder” which was not made precise until Julian Roussel rated it liked it Nov 11,