On Svarog As Sky Father – The Indo-European Sky Father As Song-Smith Of The Cosmos

In many ways, the enigmatic figure of Svarog is emblematic of both the difficulties that we face when reconstructing Indo-European mythology … and also the marvelous enduring features that make it so easy - if you know where and how to look.  I say "difficulties", because Svarog is a seriously under-directly-attested figure, even by the … Continue reading On Svarog As Sky Father – The Indo-European Sky Father As Song-Smith Of The Cosmos

“Beware The Man Of One Book” – A Case-Study In Slavic Secondary Source Over-Reliance

[Disclaimer: We're fully aware that there are a range of sources utilized in the reconstruction of Slavic Indo-European religion; and that there is, indeed, occasionally quite capacious use to be made in such endeavours from the writings of 'outsiders' to the traditions in question, and preservations embedded in later texts.   The following is presented … Continue reading “Beware The Man Of One Book” – A Case-Study In Slavic Secondary Source Over-Reliance