Mythology

Proto-Indo-European Religion: Gods, Myths and Practices

The myths and legends of the Proto-Indo-Europeans have influenced the world like no other be it through the great Greek Classics, the Icelandic Sagas or the Indian Vedas. But what exactly did they themselves believe in and how did they practice their faith?

Thor pulls up the Midgard Serpent

Ragnarok and Reincarnation in Norse Mythology

Ragnarok describes the end of the world in Norse Mythology. Or does it really? Not only the world itself is reborn after its destruction, but one of the gods as well. Could this be an indication for reincarnation in Germanic myth or perhaps even evidence for a pan-Indo-European phenomenon of rebirth?

The Ambiguous Status of the Tuatha De Danann

My post on the Irish goddess Airmid provoked a discussion on whether the Tuatha de Danann were really deities, or just heroic individuals. The answer, of course, depends on who you ask. The Ambiguous Status of the Tuatha De Danann This post is a repost. For more information click the link above.

How linguistics helps us reconstruct ancient fire mythology — The Philological Society Blog

Report on the ‘Martin Burr Fund’ grant offered for a monograph on the Norse God Loki written by Riccardo Ginevra (Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University) The historical and comparative approach to Indo-European poetic language and myth has developed greatly in the second half of the 20th century, particularly thanks to the efforts of, among […] … Continue reading How linguistics helps us reconstruct ancient fire mythology — The Philological Society Blog

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