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 Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net
He was the god of the daylit sky, and his position may have mirrored the position of patriarch or monarch king in Proto-Indo-European society society.
Later gods who are etymologically connected with Dyeus include *Greek mythology Greek Zeus, *Roman mythology Roman Jupiter (god) Jupiter (from Deus Pater), *Vedic religion Vedic Dyaus Pita, *Germanic Tyr Tiwaz (later known as Tyr), *Balts Baltic Dievas (Lithuanian god) Dievas, *Slavic mythology Slavic Rod (god) Div, *Gaulish Dis Pater, *and probably Phrygian Sabazios.
www.mauspfeil.net /Dyeus.html   (315 words)

  
 Axis mundi -
It is thought that the idea of the Proto-Indo-European religion axis mundi, spread throughout Eurasia, in particular the concept of the world tree.
The axis mundi (world axis), in religion or mythology, is the center of the world and/or the connection between heaven and Earth.
Other corrolaries include Yggdrasil of Norse mythology, Jievaras of Lithuanian mythology, the Sefirot of Judaism, the Chakras common to many Eastern religions, and the Trees of Knowledge and Life in the Garden of Eden.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Axis_mundi   (638 words)

  
 The Indo-European Homeland
These two branches, which remained behind in Central Asia, it is possible, retained contact with the Indoaryans and Iranians further south: the fact that Hittite mythology is the only mythology, outside the Indo-Iranian cultural world, which mentions Indra (as Inar) may be evidence of such contacts.
The BhRgus, by the joint testimony of Vedic and Celtic mythology, would thus appear to have been the oldest or most dominant and innovative of the three priestly classes.
This is because both, the word DAsa and the word Arya, refer to broad secular or tribal entities, while the word Dasyu refers to priestly entities: thus, one would generally say “both Christians and Muslims”, or “both padres and mullahs”, but not “both Christians and mullahs” or “both Muslims and padres”.
www.bharatvani.org /books/rig/ch7.htm   (11268 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Death, War, and Sacrifice : Studies in Ideology & Practice
This is a fascinating collection of scholarly essays on Indo-European religions and mythologies by a leading specialist in the field.
This excellent source for students of mythology and religion is highly recommended for religion and mythology collections of academic and large public libraries.
Relating Religion : Essays in the Study of Religion by Jonathan Z. Smith
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0226482006?v=glance   (799 words)

  
 The Indo-European Homeland
However, some authors call it the Battle Axe culture because stone battle axes were frequently placed in burials… The expansion of the Corded Ware cultural variants throughout central, eastern and northern Europe has been construed as the most likely scenario for the origin and dispersal of PIE (Proto-Indo-European) language and culture.”
These two branches, which remained behind in Central Asia, it is possible, retained contact with the Indoaryans and Iranians further south: the fact that Hittite mythology is the only mythology, outside the Indo-Iranian cultural world, which mentions Indra (as Inar) may be evidence of such contacts.
There is no archaeological link with any other Indo European culture outside India.
www.bharatvani.org /books/rig/ch7.htm   (11268 words)

  
 LINGUIST List 6.15: IE Conference, SLE, Time, Space and Motion
Through the generosity of its donors, the Friends and Alumni of Indo-European Studies (FAIES) will offer two prizes for the best papers by a current student or recent Ph.D. (received 1990 or later): one prize for a paper in linguistics, and one for a paper in either archaeology or mythology.
As in the past, we invite papers on any aspect of Indo-European Studies: linguistics, archaeology, comparative mythology and culture.
ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL FOR PAPERS SEVENTH ANNUAL UCLA INDO-EUROPEAN CONFERENCE Program in Indo-European Studies, University of California, Los Angeles The Seventh Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference will be held on 26-27 May 1995 at the UCLA campus.
www.sfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de /linguist/issues/6/6-15.html   (1303 words)

  
 The Ultimate World tree - American History Information Guide and Reference
In certain Indo-European religions there was a belief in a world tree, such as Yggdrasil, in Norse mythology, and in Hinduism a banyan tree.
Although the concept is absent from the Greek mythology, medieval Greek folk traditions and more recent ones, claim that the Tree that holds the Earth is shewn by goblins (Kallikantzaroi).
World Tree (Wacah Chan) also appears in Maya religion as the axis of the Universe.
www.historymania.com /american_history/World_tree   (105 words)

  
 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Dyeus
In Greek and Roman mythology, Dyeus remained the chief god, while in Vedic and Germanic mythology, the etymological continuants of Dyeus became pale, rather featureless gods, and his original attributes, and his dominance over other gods, were transferred to gods whose names cannot be reconstructed for Proto-Indo-European times, such as Odin, Thor or Indra.
As the pantheons of the individual mythologies related to the Proto-Indo-European religion evolved, attributes of Dyeus were sometimes redistributed to other, newer gods.
In his aspect as a Father God, his consort was Pltvi Mhter, "Earth Mother".
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Dyeus   (238 words)

  
 The Indo-European Homeland
However, some authors call it the Battle Axe culture because stone battle axes were frequently placed in burials… The expansion of the Corded Ware cultural variants throughout central, eastern and northern Europe has been construed as the most likely scenario for the origin and dispersal of PIE (Proto-Indo-European) language and culture.”
These two branches, which remained behind in Central Asia, it is possible, retained contact with the Indoaryans and Iranians further south: the fact that Hittite mythology is the only mythology, outside the Indo-Iranian cultural world, which mentions Indra (as Inar) may be evidence of such contacts.
There is no archaeological link with any other Indo European culture outside India.
www.bharatvani.org /books/rig/ch7.htm   (11268 words)

  
 The Indo-European Homeland
Baltic and Slavonic: “The general resemblance of Baltic and Slavic is so apparent that no-one challenges the notion of a period of common development… Baltic and Slavic are the descendants of almost identical Indo-European dialects.
These two branches, which remained behind in Central Asia, it is possible, retained contact with the Indoaryans and Iranians further south: the fact that Hittite mythology is the only mythology, outside the Indo-Iranian cultural world, which mentions Indra (as Inar) may be evidence of such contacts.
There is no archaeological link with any other Indo European culture outside India.
www.bharatvani.org /books/rig/ch7.htm   (11268 words)

  
 Europe mythology.
Studying mythology within the limits of the European tradition of knowledge began in epoch of classical Greece (philosophic-symbolical concept Platon was rather interesting).
The scolars of Bulgaria (in H.Danov, M.Tsoncheva), Romania and Moldova (I. Nikulitse) studied Thracian-Dacian.
In spite of the fact that we in the country and abroad have the extensive scientific literature investigating mythologies of various peoples of Europe, in a domestic science attempt of their complex studying on a basis of simultaneously textual and graphic material was not undertaken yet.
earth.prohosting.com /history3   (1350 words)

  
 odinism
Important source material include the prose and poetic Eddas written in Iceland during its golden age of saga literature, but other guidance can be found by studying the folklore, history, and antiquities of the Nordic peoples as well as the religions of their ethno-religious cousins (Druidism/Celtic mythology, Greco-Roman religion, and early Hinduism).
The Ásatrú approach to religion is very similar to the motivating factors behind the Protestant Reformation in which most of the Nordic peoples in different countries around Europe, ranging from northern France and Germany to the Baltic states, Scandinavia, and Scotland rejected Vatican authority.
Friedrich Nietzsche laid some important groundwork in his works in which he felt the pagan philosophical system of the Greek religion of the ancient heroic and classical era was vastly superior to Christianity, which he felt suffered from a "transvaluation" (or inversion) of healthy instinctive values.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Odinism   (993 words)

  
 Indo-European Language Roots
Almost all the European languages (exception: Basque and, possibly, ancient Pict), along with Persian, Sanskrit and their daughter languages, have common roots and comprise the Indo-European language family tree.
Scholars are attempting to trace these languages back to a common proto-Indo-European and thereby place the origin of the people groups speaking these languages.
But most of us are especially absorbed with the mystery of who we are and where we came from -- a mystery that can be researched from many standpoints - linguistics, archeology, mythology, religion, and, now, genetics.
www.heartoglory.com /celtic/indoeuropean.htm   (732 words)

  
 Indo-European Studies
Besides reconstructing the ancient proto-language, the field of Indo-European studies also explores the prehistoric culture and mythology reflected in texts from Vedic India to the Icelandic sagas, as well as the archeology of Bronze- and Iron-Age artifacts and population movements.
www.sonic.net /~dweeks/resume/ies-plain.html   (40 words)

  
 University Wire: UCLA conference explores Indo-European linguistics studies@ HighBeam Research
(Daily Bruin) (U-WIRE) LOS ANGELES -- The UCLA Center for Indo-European Studies' task is nothing less than to understand the language, archaeology, mythology, and culture of a widespread civilization on the Eurasian continent that has been lost in the mists of prehistory.
In order to further this goal, the center is sponsoring its 12th annual conference and inviting Indo-European scholars from around the world to participate.
The conference consists mainly of presentations and lectures related to the study of the civilization that culturally and...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:26798295&refid=holomed_1   (203 words)

  
 UCLA Program in Indo-European Studies
At present, the program focuses on Indo-European linguistics, and on specialized language study in individual languages and language areas; nevertheless, the program also aims to provide an integrated understanding of Indo-European culture, based on comparative linguistics, archaeology, social structure, religion, mythology, and poetics.
Richard Diebold Chair in Indo-European Studies, a new position on the Program faculty, are now available and were last modified on 29 August 2005.
Welcome to the website of the interdepartmental graduate Program in Indo-European Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
www.humnet.ucla.edu /pies/home.html   (306 words)

  
 Tenacity in religion, myth, and folklore
Studies of prehistoric European religion interpret the testimony of archaeological evidence as reflected in the abundance of neolithic art, monumental architecture, and settlement paraphernalia discovered and described especially in the past twenty years.
It seems that the Old Europeans sought and saw in their world its great patterns: they celebrated the connections between things, and were perhaps not concerned, as we have been, with the differentiation of things one from the other.
But thought is not symbolic system is not religion is not belief is not belief system is not mythology is not dharma (etc.).
www.evertype.com /misc/basque-jies/basque-jies.html   (5343 words)

  
 Proto-Indo-Europeans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The scholarly opinions became basically divided between a European hypothesis, positing migration from Europe to Asia, and an Asian hypothesis, holding that the migration took place in the opposite direction.
The cow (gwous) played a central role, in religion and mythology as well as in daily life.
A rough localization was attempted by reconstructing the names of plants and animals (importantly the beech and the salmon) as well as the culture and technology (a Bronze Age culture centered on animal husbandry and having domesticated the horse).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Proto-Indo-Europeans   (1724 words)

  
 Results for Indo-European
Discussion group for the work of Georges Dumézil on Indo - European mythology and trifunctionality.
An Indo - European based conlang reconstucted from a 100 or so speakers left speaking variants of the language from Dean Easton.
Indo - European origins and migrations according to many different theories and views.
www.xasa.es /directorio/search/Indo-European   (1724 words)

  
 Indo-European Language Roots
Almost all the European languages (exception: Basque and, possibly, ancient Pict), along with Persian, Sanskrit and their daughter languages, have common roots and comprise the Indo-European language family tree.
A masterpiece in literature and linguistics, Watkins traces the roots of the dragon-slayer/divine hero myths throughout the Indo-European world and establishes the unifying role of poet in the Indo-European peoples.
Scholars are attempting to trace these languages back to a common proto-Indo-European and thereby place the origin of the people groups speaking these languages.
www.heartoglory.com /celtic/indoeuropean.htm   (1724 words)

  
 Droops Net Indo-European Home Page
Here you will find information about Indo-European mythology, the homeland questions, some archaeological topics, linguistics, and the languages themselves.
Below is a map of the Indo-European languages, both past and present.
A few thousand years ago, there was a group of people that we can generically call 'Indo-Europeans.' They had language, culture, religion, beliefs, and practices.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Forum/6738   (895 words)

  
 Recommended Reading List - ADF Neopagan Druidism
An extraordinary survey of European attitudes to and conceptualizations of nature over the course of the last 500 years or so, and how our ideas of nature have shaped how we interact with it.
There is little direct mythology for each culture, because we hope to have our Dedicants understand the culture that the myths come out of before delving directly into the myths.
Spans Europe from Poland to the Atlantic and from England to the Mediterranean, as well as (the European experience of) America and Australia.
www.adf.org /training/resources/reading.html   (1773 words)

  
 Untitled Document
The prime aim of the Indo-European Studies Student Alliance is to promote the integral study of Indo-European culture and the people who speak Indo-European languages, based on archaeology, comparative linguistics, biology, social structure, mythology and religion.
A large part of the group’s efforts go towards supporting the Program’s Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference.
www.studentgroups.ucla.edu /sgweb/details_frame.asp?OrgID=814   (52 words)

  
 Journal of Indo-European Studies
The JOURNAL OF INDO-EUROPEAN STUDIES is a thirty-three year old publication which serves as a medium for the exchange and synthesis of information relating to the anthropology, archaeology, mythology, philology, and general cultural history of the Indo-European speaking peoples.
Books which relate directly to Indo-European studies may be sent to the following review editors:
Our original 1999 index was produced by the Center and we are most grateful for our continued collaborations.
www.jies.org   (214 words)

  
 Indo-European Language Roots
Almost all the European languages (exception: Basque and, possibly, ancient Pict), along with Persian, Sanskrit and their daughter languages, have common roots and comprise the Indo-European language family tree.
Scholars are attempting to trace these languages back to a common proto-Indo-European and thereby place the origin of the people groups speaking these languages.
But most of us are especially absorbed with the mystery of who we are and where we came from -- a mystery that can be researched from many standpoints - linguistics, archeology, mythology, religion, and, now, genetics.
www.heartoglory.com /celtic/indoeuropean.htm   (711 words)

  
 A World Of Idolatry: Celtic Mythology
Celtic pertains to the Celts (a branch of the Indo-European family of languages including Breton, Welsh, Cornish, Irish, Gaelic, and Manx.
Old Celts did practice human sacrifices, but this practice is absent from the modern reconstruction of belief.
A Celt, historically, is a Gaul but has been extended to include members of other Celtic-speaking or recently Celtic-speaking peoples.
www.angelfire.com /pa/WoundedDove/celtic.html   (711 words)

  
 Indo-European Language Roots
Almost all the European languages (exception: Basque and, possibly, ancient Pict), along with Persian, Sanskrit and their daughter languages, have common roots and comprise the Indo-European language family tree.
First, the author introduces the languages in the Indo-European family, then discusses how language changes and how these changes can be used to trace the development of the Indo-European languages and their relationships.
Scholars are attempting to trace these languages back to a common proto-Indo-European and thereby place the origin of the people groups speaking these languages.
www.heartoglory.com /celtic/indoeuropean.htm   (711 words)

  
 Journal of Indo-European Studies
It has served ever since as a medium for the exchange and synthesis of information relating to the anthropology, archaeology, mythology, philology, and general cultural history of the Indo-European speaking peoples.
The JOURNAL OF INDO-EUROPEAN STUDIES, founded and published by Roger Pearson, began publication in 1972.
Roger Pearson, Institute for the Study of Man
www.utexas.edu /cola/depts/lrc/iedocctr/jies.html   (136 words)

  
 Society Fresh:Category Top/Society/Folklore/Religion
In Proto-Indo-European society, the wolf was probably associated with the warrior class (see also werewolf), and the term was subject to taboo deformation, the Latin lupus being an example of a mutated form of the original Proto-Indo-European *wlkwos.
It reflects values important to traditional Ilocano society; it is a heroýs journey steeped in courage, loyalty, pragmatism, honor, and ancestral and familial bonds.Ilocano animistic past offers a rich background in folklore, mythology and superstition (see Religion in the Philippines).
In 1953-1955 at the age of ninety, Margaret was made President of the Folklore Society, another distinguished honour.
www.society-fresh.net /Category485600.html   (825 words)

  
 Numbers, numerals and count in Indo-European: an article by Cyril Babaev
The stem *oi- evidently meant "single", "the only", but could rarely exist just as it was, it usually added a suffix: thus, *oi-k-os existed in Indo-Iranian (Sanskrit eka, Kurdish yak), *oi-n-os was developed in most European languages (like Greek en, Latin unus), and some languages had the form derived from *oi-w-os (for instance, Avestan aeva).
This was the matter of a dialect which existed within the Proto-Indo-European language community, but the stem was the same.
Many features of the language were connected with the religion or mythology, with the understanding of the world which existed at the time.
indoeuro.bizland.com /archive/article12.html   (2216 words)

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