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The second function was reflected in the presence of a warrior- Dm:: Not until the spring ofafter three lustra lokk painful groping, did I discover the great corre- spondences that require us to attribute to the Indo-Europeans before their dispersion a complex theology based on the structure of the three functions of sovereignty, force, and fecundity.

A change came after as the influence of the historical school began to wane. As it turned out, that book was never published in German. One must put them back in place, or rather leave them in situ, in the total picture and observe how they behaved in the different periods of Roman religion, how they survived, or perished, or became changed. Gytjaginning, liragarceOur, Skaldskaparmdl, Hdttatal. It proposes a solution of “the problem of Balder” which was not made precise until Notably their ideologies of insobriety had become just about inverse.

Essai sur la formation de la religion scandinavc. Finally, Vedic ideology— and we already have good reasons to call it Indo-Iranian— displayed a firm solidarity between the first two levels in opposition to the third, as occurred later in human so- ciety, between the Brahmins and the ksatriya, called the two forces, xibhe virye, in opposition to the vaisya.

The union was affirmed in a scene and by means that would well illustrate its “functional specialty. In archaeological language— for archaeology is often appealed to in such a debate— the combatants in this great duel, first historic, later legendary and mythic, would be the representatives of two cul- tures that the excavations in northern Europe make it possible to identify: Here Philippson dumfzil lends his authority lokki support those who have criticized Dumezil’s work in other Indo-European areas, notably India, Iran, and Rome.


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Georges Dumézil – Wikipedia

It happens that die problems of the iEsir and the Vanir are of the kind that lend themselves to dumeizl a method. This struggle, according to the tradition that transposed men into gods or rather confused the gods with their worshippers, ended in a compro- mise, a fusion. Snorri proceeds no differently.

Sameer marked it as to-read Aug 24, Jose Ochoa marked it as to-read Jul 27, In his Antikc Wald- und Feldkultcn he posited that the accounts describing the struggle between two groups of gods loii iEsir and Vanir represented history in the garb of myth. There are, however, some major linguistic difficulties here, and Dumezil has never accepted this interpretation. Dumezil’s study of Starkad in Mythe et epopee is by far the most complete treatment he has accorded this figure.

New Comparative My- thology; the papers in Jaan Puhvel. Refresh and try again.

Georges Dumézil

He not only reduces the gods to kings now dead, who have succeeded one another and who, during their lifetimes, moved, emigrated, and invaded. The only extant documents were scanty and desultory and revealed a fragmentation of worship not only between the major groups of Scandinavians and Continental Germans— with practically no evidence of the activities of the latter group-but also a fragmentation within loko groups.

Introduction xxxi eral themes worthy of note. With his eyes and hands to the sky, he addressed himself to the sovereign Jupiter, reminding him of his promises, imploring a miraculous suspension of panic; and Jupiter granted it. I refer the student once dumezik for all to the new edition of Altgermanische Religionsgeschichte by de Vries Volume I, ; II,which constitutes the twelfth section of Grundriss der germanischen Philologie, founded at die beginning of the century by Hermann Paul; and to the account “Die altgermanische Religion” xlvi Author’s Prefacewhich occupies dujezil of the great collection Deutsche Philologie im Aufriss by Professor W.


Othin was a great warrior and fared widely, conquering many coun- tries. University of Chicago Press, In discussing the reaction to Dumdzil’s work, mention should be made of his influence on other scholars. In the religious present, JEdx and Vanir live in perfect accord, without quarrel or jealousy, and this harmony permits men, in prayer and more generally in cult, to associate them dumesil wariness.

First he journeyed west to Garthriki [Russia], and then south, to Saxland [northwestern Germany]. Narrowly focused research into the specific Indo-European traditions— Greek, Indie, Celtic, Germanic, and the like— became the order of the day.

As has been seen, this new approach to Indo- European mythology combines theories and methods drawn from several otherwise fairly distinct fields of inquiry— Durkheimian soci- ology, comparative philology and mythology, and the history of re- ligions—and it remains for me to say something about the overall significance of Dumczil’s ideas for the human sciences.

Les dieux des Germains: The historian of re- ligions must, like all historians, treat his documents with respect. All the revisions that occurred between Mythes et dieux des Gcrmains and Les dicux des Germains bear the mark of this tendency toward a more precise grasp of the particular.