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?
A short introduction to the Proto-Indo-Europeans, featuring questions regarding their homeland, their daily lives, how their society worked, what they believed in and how they spread across all of Eurasia.
How come that languages all across Eurasia use similar words for such essential concepts like family relations, flora and fauna and even God’s and Doddesses? The answer lies in the prehistoric migrants of a people known as the Proto-Indo-Europeans.
An overview of the Indo-European languages, including the Anatolian, Indo-Aryan, Hellenic, Celto-Italic, Balto-Slavic and Germanic languages.
Ancient Sparta is known for its exceptionally tough and militaristic society. But where did it come from? The answer may lie within Proto-Indo-European society.
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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