A Slightly Belated Beltane Commentary (With Additional Slavic Comparanda)

Every year, we try and have (A)Arti-cles ready for the major days of the Indo-European religious calendars. Some years, we do better than others. Other years - a delay turns out to be a blessing in disguise. So it may be viz. Beltane. For we had just in the past few hours happened across postings … Continue reading A Slightly Belated Beltane Commentary (With Additional Slavic Comparanda)

‘For Want Of A Horse’ – On The Proper Perspective Upon Ritual Offerings And Why The ‘Asva’ Of ‘Asvamedha’ Is Held To Be Necessary As Same

Over the weekend, we had received a question from a reader as to the reasoning underpinning the Asvamedha - the Horse Sacrifice. Specifically, why would one offer a horse given the high value of such a creature in the late Bronze Age / early Iron Age milieu.  Now, several people proffered suggestions as to the answer here, … Continue reading ‘For Want Of A Horse’ – On The Proper Perspective Upon Ritual Offerings And Why The ‘Asva’ Of ‘Asvamedha’ Is Held To Be Necessary As Same

On Curious Claims Of There Not Being “Anything Like Kali” In The Vedas – A Brief Illumination To Some Of Her Correlates Within The Vedic Texts

Yesterday evening we encountered this most curious claim: https://twitter.com/Dhvasra/status/1634700610673995777 He might want to check Sankhayana Grihya Sutra II 14 14 - wherein we do, quite literally, find a 'Bhadrakali' directly attested. This guy has been doing a thing for awhile of claiming he's "reviving" the 'real' religion of Vedas. I presume this is why he … Continue reading On Curious Claims Of There Not Being “Anything Like Kali” In The Vedas – A Brief Illumination To Some Of Her Correlates Within The Vedic Texts

Dyaus Draconis – The Dread Dragon Forms of the Indo-European Sky Father [Excerpt Two from ‘Of Grave Wolves And Flashing Eyes : The Odinic Ophidian Observed’ – The Surging Power Of The Dragon’s Force – With Head Uplifted Like A Serpent, Rearing To Strike]

II - The Surging Power Of The Dragon's Force - With Head Uplifted Like A Serpent, Rearing To Strike We have long observed (and here, I mean this also in reference to the rather lengthy digression discussing and attesting this that I have excised from this point in the piece … ) that there is … Continue reading Dyaus Draconis – The Dread Dragon Forms of the Indo-European Sky Father [Excerpt Two from ‘Of Grave Wolves And Flashing Eyes : The Odinic Ophidian Observed’ – The Surging Power Of The Dragon’s Force – With Head Uplifted Like A Serpent, Rearing To Strike]

Dyaus Draconis – The Dread Dragon Forms of the Indo-European Sky Father [ Part Two – Meilichios – ‘Zeus Be Nice Now’ ]

I - The 'Difficult' Facings To The Draconic Lord, At Least In Minds Of Academia Few figures better demonstrate the immediate worth of our approach for the Western IE sphere in these matters, perhaps, than that of Zeus Meilichios. Why? Because here we have a deific - an Aspect of Zeus, I should more properly … Continue reading Dyaus Draconis – The Dread Dragon Forms of the Indo-European Sky Father [ Part Two – Meilichios – ‘Zeus Be Nice Now’ ]

Dyaus Draconis – The Dread Dragon Forms of the Indo-European Sky Father [ Part One – Of Grave Wolves And Flashing Eyes : The Odinic Ophidian Observed ]

Recently, we had marked MahaShivRatri - the Great Night of Shiva. And therefore, as has become our custom, we present a devotional tribute (A)Arti-cle. An effort that is, at once, intended to explore a facet of Him (as the Hindu Shiva) - and yet also cast a broader illumination upon that same dimension in relation … Continue reading Dyaus Draconis – The Dread Dragon Forms of the Indo-European Sky Father [ Part One – Of Grave Wolves And Flashing Eyes : The Odinic Ophidian Observed ]

On Indo-European Solar Warfare – The Sura Army of the Sun

Earlier this week we marked the Solstice - Summer, if you're here in the Southern Hemisphere, Winter if you're in the Northern.  It therefore seemed an apt occasion to post this exquisite art - illustrating the Army of the Sun God setting a host of demons to flight.  Now, the nature of this conflict is … Continue reading On Indo-European Solar Warfare – The Sura Army of the Sun

The God-Emperor Dyaus Pitar

Dyaus Pitar ( द्यौष्पितृ ) / Dyews Phter ( *Dyḗws ph₂tḗr ) And yes, I am absolutely serious about this. Now, what is remarkable about this AI-generated image [not my handiwork] is … just how overt the immediate resonancies are with an array of directly scripturally attested qualities for the Indo-European deific in question. Consider, … Continue reading The God-Emperor Dyaus Pitar