On The Etymology of Marut – A Mytholinguistic Illumination As To The Indo-European ‘Storm Troops’ Of The Skies

[Author's Note: I am a great proponent of 'mytholinguistics' - the notion that we can make important and useful addeucements as to the effective mythic essence of an element by looking at its etymological roots and likely even further archaic depth of meaning. And, as part of this, the application of remarkably consistent patterns of … Continue reading On The Etymology of Marut – A Mytholinguistic Illumination As To The Indo-European ‘Storm Troops’ Of The Skies

‘Nomads’, ‘Murmurers’, & ‘Death-Seekers At the Border’ – Three Further Perspectives On Barbarians Drawn Into The Broader Indo-European Sphere

Following on from our earlier piece looking at 'Barbarian' in Vedic understanding - here are several further examples .. along with broader Indo-European comparanda contextualizing each. Two of these were furnished by the same associate [A.P.] whom I had been discussing with in the excerpt posted earlier. I have not independently tracked them down in … Continue reading ‘Nomads’, ‘Murmurers’, & ‘Death-Seekers At the Border’ – Three Further Perspectives On Barbarians Drawn Into The Broader Indo-European Sphere

Khan’s Maryannu Invocation

For context, this man is a prominent geneticist frequently commenting on matters pertaining to our field. The 'Maryannu' he references here are a rather intriguing group spoken of in the ancient Near East, that appear to have constituted chariot-borne warriors. Indo-European chariot-borne warriors, based around the speculated etymological link of "Maryannu" to Sanskrit मर्य ['Marya'] … Continue reading Khan’s Maryannu Invocation

The Near-Dioscuri Experience Of Simonides The Pious Poet

I found this rather amusing. Per Cicero, there is a tale of the Greek poet Simonides having a near-death experience. Or, we should say - a Near Dioscuri experience !  Simonides had been commissioned to eulogize the sporting victory of Scopas at a banquet held by the latter. In the course of doing so, the … Continue reading The Near-Dioscuri Experience Of Simonides The Pious Poet

“HERE BE INDO-ARYANS?” On the Vedic Gods of the Mitanni

I've had this document on my mind for quite awhile now. Not just because of what it is (which we'll get on to in just a moment), but also because of what it *represents*. See, this is one of the world's oldest surviving international peace-treaties. Dating from the mid-14th century B.C., it seeks to solemnize … Continue reading “HERE BE INDO-ARYANS?” On the Vedic Gods of the Mitanni