The Birth Of Athena – On The Indo-European Genesis Of Tritogeneia

Earlier this week I encountered something which has, by now, become regrettably familiar to me - although this did not dull my rage at its ridiculous (re-)appearance. Somebody proclaiming that Athena - in amidst a veritable 'Who's Who' of the Greek pantheon - was part of a clade of "certain mythological stories or deities that … Continue reading The Birth Of Athena – On The Indo-European Genesis Of Tritogeneia

NRO L-34 ‘Odin’ Satellite Launch Mission Patch – An Indo-European Iconographic Analysis

Appropriate for a Wednesday - another not-quite Techno-Heraldry US military patch. This time, for the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office) L-34 "Odin" satellite launch. Now, there's a few (space) oddities to the patch that may seem a bit peculiar upon first inspection - yet which have perhaps surprising resonances with the underlying characteristics of the project … Continue reading NRO L-34 ‘Odin’ Satellite Launch Mission Patch – An Indo-European Iconographic Analysis

OF BHAIRAVA AND BALANCE – Vedic, Eddic, and Homeric Perspectives Upon Lore And Order In The Indo-European World View [Part 1]

One of my favourite myths from the Hindu - and more especially, Shaivite - legendarium, is that which surrounds Kaal Bhairava. Not merely because it is there are some cool happenings within it, or because we see one of the two best-presented incidences of an Axe as a Roudran Theological Argument [the other, of course, … Continue reading OF BHAIRAVA AND BALANCE – Vedic, Eddic, and Homeric Perspectives Upon Lore And Order In The Indo-European World View [Part 1]

Hittite Ritual Axe; Indo-European Symbolic Explication

"Man, I've had this fine artefact in my head for the past day or so - a beautiful Hittite ritual axe. Now, I haven't *yet* done serious research nor work on Hittite and broader Anatolian Indo-European mythoreligious praxis [i.e. ritual], nor their symbolic lexicon.   But I do recall two points from my previous brief … Continue reading Hittite Ritual Axe; Indo-European Symbolic Explication

THUNDERSTRUCK – A Brief Comparative of the Weapons of the Striking Son of the Sky Father

"Appropriate for Thursday, - a brief look at the Weapon of the Thunderer/Striker in various Indo-European mythologies. Now, there's quite a bit that could be said and unpacked about the differences between each of these mighty weapons, especially as the cultures in question continued to develop their own mythological corpuses and legendariums over the millennia … Continue reading THUNDERSTRUCK – A Brief Comparative of the Weapons of the Striking Son of the Sky Father