As promised, short-form not-articles of broader interest. This is from an interaction about Soma / Kvasir / Mead of Poetry / Ambrosia, etc. etc.Begins:--We can tell that Soma & Kvasir *should* be the same substance based around the unmistakably coterminous elements contained in the Skaldskaparmal & Havamal mythology for the obtaining of the latter ... … Continue reading Brief Overview Of Some Empowering Elixir Comparanda – Soma, Kvasir, Mead of Poetry, Ambrosia, etc.
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
A foundational principle of Indo-European ritual is succinctly expressed in the Latin maxim - 'Do Ut Des' : "I Give So That You Might Give". The Tale of Triptolemus might be thought to similarly simply express the truth of this utterance - although upon closer examination, its resonancies are anything but "simple", especially when considered in … Continue reading On Triptolemus And Demeter, Soma And The Sacral Rites Of Life And Land
Earlier this evening, I had cause to make mention of the phenomenon of 'back-filling' or 'retrospective' additions to the Indo-European mythic corpus. What I mean by this - is that in some situations, as a mythological canon expands we seem to find certain details 'shifting'; the gaps of space which are opened up via the … Continue reading Reconsidering The Parentage Of The Striker/Thunderer In Light Of The Heavenly Pair – A Voyaging Exploration Back To The Archaic Original Situation As To The Motherhood Of Herakles And Others
The point of all of this, has been to attempt to sketch out in broad (solar-ray-diant, perhaps via illumination, provided you don't look too directly at it) brush-strokes a sort of typology for the situation. One wherein we can clearly see that the Sky Father's Consort may have been 'replicated' and referred to in various … Continue reading The Radiant Queen of the Heavens – On Scythian Tabiti As Template For The Greater Indo-European Solar Goddess [Part 3 – The Wide Shining One And The Eye Of The Bright Sky]
However, before we attempt to address Tabiti directly - as well as the Queen of the Heavens Indo-European deific complex for which She stands - it is first necessary to spend a bit more time sketching out the broader Solar Goddess typology of the Indo-Europeans. This is because, as it happens, there are several and … Continue reading The Radiant Queen of the Heavens – On Scythian Tabiti As Template For The Greater Indo-European Solar Goddess [Part 2 – The Suns of the Sky Father and the Hidden Suns]
So, to bring it all back together - and hopefully rather simply - the Myth of Romulus & Remus provides something quite fascinating to us. For it is an account that has obviously transposed something far older, and in some ways far grander [that is to say, the origin of the Race of Man - … Continue reading Sons of the Sun Part V: Romulus And Remus Reconstructed: Forensic Theology [Section 3]
Phaidimos Front of a limestone block from the stepped base of a funerary monument, mid-6th century B.C. Greek, Attic, Archaic Limestone; Overall: 12 1/2 x 33 1/2in. (31.8 x 85.1cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1916 (16.174.6) http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/249097 One of those tantalizing mysteries of the Classical World concerns the origins of … Continue reading On The Indo-European Etruscans?