The Divine Empress And The Fire God – Beautiful Newari Art And The Durga Suktam

Very, very cool ! On the left, is Maheshvari (Devi) - on the right, Agni. Now, it might at first seem a little curious - we are used to thinking of Agni as a 'two-faced' figure in the iconography. Yet in a way … These depictions are, quite literally, two sides of the same artwork. … Continue reading The Divine Empress And The Fire God – Beautiful Newari Art And The Durga Suktam

A Brief Point On Borrowing From Tolkien To Garb Contemporary Circumstance (No, Russia Isn’t Mordor)

While this is a rather nice-looking map … we are obligated to point out that it's totally inaccurate. Gondor is, per Tolkien's own notation, geographically centered on northern Italy (indeed, Minas Tirith, if memory serves, is directly situated proximate to Ravenna - the old capital of the Goths therein). This is logical. Tolkien, after all, … Continue reading A Brief Point On Borrowing From Tolkien To Garb Contemporary Circumstance (No, Russia Isn’t Mordor)

Of Goddesses, Gods, and Ghosts at the Crossroads – A Comparative Indo-European Exploration [Extract 3]: Part Three: Cosmology, At The Crossroads

[Depicted is the fine marble Hekate from the Greek isle of Aegina, in overtly 'Triple-Facing' Goddess form. Note that the Initiatory Torches are, here, utilized to create an illusion of 'depth' - and, to my mind at least, almost seem to connote different 'pathways' off through trees.] The first point to be made concerns Ambika. … Continue reading Of Goddesses, Gods, and Ghosts at the Crossroads – A Comparative Indo-European Exploration [Extract 3]: Part Three: Cosmology, At The Crossroads

Of Goddesses, Gods, and Ghosts at the Crossroads – A Comparative Indo-European Exploration [Extract 2]: Part Two – The Dread Deifics Of The Catuspatha

Part Two: The Dread Deifics Of The Catuspatha [Art by Rupam Raaj R.; and we are having Rudra in amidst a Smashana because we are unable to find good art of Him at the Crossroads directly. Yet for reasons we shall get into in due course - well, the two spaces are somewhat coterminous] Now, … Continue reading Of Goddesses, Gods, and Ghosts at the Crossroads – A Comparative Indo-European Exploration [Extract 2]: Part Two – The Dread Deifics Of The Catuspatha

Of Goddesses, Gods, and Ghosts at the Crossroads – A Comparative Indo-European Exploration [Extract 1]

Part One: The Opening of the Ways [Illustration is one of the fine Enodia marble relief works, from Kozani in what was once Macedonia, and dated to mid-late 2nd-3rd century AD; assumedly a votive offering. 'Enodia' can be seen written across the top, next to Her head. Note also the presence of the Horse and … Continue reading Of Goddesses, Gods, and Ghosts at the Crossroads – A Comparative Indo-European Exploration [Extract 1]

Of Goddesses, Gods, and Ghosts at the Crossroads – A Comparative Indo-European Exploration

It fascinates me how our various Indo-European religions 'interlock'. Both in terms of the way that the same (or highly similar) elements co-occur in recognizable format across various of these, even separated by millennia or many thousands of kilometers; yet also in the way that a fulsome understanding of one can help to 'unlock' the … Continue reading Of Goddesses, Gods, and Ghosts at the Crossroads – A Comparative Indo-European Exploration

द्यौस; देवा, देउस , टिर : बहुल देवता, एक द्यौस पिता

द्यौस; देवा, देउस , टिर : बहुल देवता, एक द्यौस पिता हमारे पौराणिक साहित्य में इन्डो-यूरोपियन परम्पराओंके पूजनीय द्यौस पिता की मुख्यता के बावजूद उनके देवत्व को ठीक से समझा नहीं जाता। आप अन्य लोगों को उनके बारे में कई बेतुकि बातें एवं झूठी निन्दा करते हुए पाएंगे। उन झूठो में सबसे सामान्य यह कि … Continue reading द्यौस; देवा, देउस , टिर : बहुल देवता, एक द्यौस पिता

Subsequent Comments On Sky Father Theonymy – The Baltic And Luwian Situations Briefly Considered

One of the more … frequently referred to articles we've got up upon the site is the piece discussing that lamentably frequently recurrent claim about Tyr somehow being the 'original' Germanic Sky Father, displaced subsequently by Odin. You can take a read of that here: https://aryaakasha.com/2020/07/22/dyaus-deva-deus-tyr-many-gods-one-sky-father/ Now, a few days ago we had a comment … Continue reading Subsequent Comments On Sky Father Theonymy – The Baltic And Luwian Situations Briefly Considered

Apollo ‘The Three-Eyed One’ . . . ?

We were rather interested, just now, to read of Apollo's epithet of Τριοπιον - 'Triopion' Why? Because the name in question appears to mean 'Three-Eyed'. Now ostensibly, it pertains to an Anatolian town - and therefore Apollo Triopion is the Apollo of Triopion. Triopion having being founded by a figure bearing such a 'Three-Eyed' (Triopas) … Continue reading Apollo ‘The Three-Eyed One’ . . . ?