Gods of the Ancient Northmen by GEORGES DUMEZIL edited by EINAR The Drama of the World: Haider, Hoder, Loki 43 Translated by 71 lan l oth,\. Results 1 – 27 of 27 Loki. by Dumézil, Georges and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Title, Loki. Author, Dumezil. Publisher, University of Chicago Press, ISBN, , Export Citation, BiBTeX.

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Georges Dumézil

Thus there is no reason to maintain that these features belong to a pre-Indo-European stra- tum of Germanic society. Xsir and Vanir ‘9 One can not argue on dumezio point from the silence of the Goths: In the saga that bears his name, Egill Skallagrfmsson, on the verge of leaving Norway for Iceland, curses the king who has stripped him of his goods and consigned him to this exile.

It’s an interesting look at Loki and pretty in depth and very contemplative.

Du mythc au roman: No genotype can loik explain the mature phenotype. Of the Three Continents. It will be interesting to see which of the two scholars will actually write dumezll study, and to what degree it will be more than an updating of dc Vrics’s still excellent second edition of Altgermanische Religionsgeschichte.

By bribing Tarpeia, a woman, with gold-ov with love, according to another version. His name means “the god who thunders,” and, if he helps the peasant in his work with the earth, it is in some violent fashion, even according to modern folk- lore, and as a mere byproduct of his atmospheric lkki.

New Comparative My- thology; the papers in Jaan Puhvel. Theories, Critiques and Theoretical DumezulReligion 30, 27—40, doi: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The grand theories of the nineteenth century could no longer be supported, but no new synthesis was immediately forthcoming. Salin closely, these events would have occurred around the fourth century; according to others, they might even rep- resent the Indo-European invasion into the Germanic area, clearly far earlier.

Looi the formation of die Folklore Fellows also known as the Finnish School comparative historical and geographical research continued with even more fervor than before. All we can hope to do is describe the most important aspects and state the most char- acteristic facts.

On one point Philippson and Dumdzil do agree. Some strophes have been done by the translator for greater precision.


Louis rated it really liked it Mar 11, Fumezil he erected a large temple and made sacrifices according to the custom of die itsir.

While the Romantics called attention to the myths of a common Germanic past, the phi- lologists developed a comparative method that established once and for all the basic historical identity of the Indo-European language family. He is considered one of the major contributors to mythographyin particular for his formulation of the trifunctional hypothesis of social class in ancient societies.

On the day when the Nasatya raised their claims and tried to enter into divine society, a bitter conflict ensued. Edda Kuhnp. These two movements joined forces in the persons of the Brothers Grimm whose influence in turn spawned two comple- mentary schools of thought.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But, interest in the origin of indi- vidual tales underwent a subtle methodological shift in emphasis whose implications, like the lines of even the most acute angle, led farther away from the specific question of Indo-European origins dumezul more they were extended.

Loki by Georges Dumézil

xumezil As I see dkmezil, they complement rather than contradict one an- other, and it is perhaps possible to find supportive evidence for Levi- Strauss’s model within the Indo-European framework discovered by Dumezil; for example, the binary opposition between loli two halves of the first function and the dual character of the third function. The union was affirmed in a scene and by means that would well illustrate its “functional specialty.

It is even possible that before Tacitus Caesar, in his short and inexact account of the Germanic gods, may have attempted to interpret summarily a comparable triad: Further, it has been noted that while the name of the Msir is to be found else- where, that loik the Vanir is found nowhere outside of Scandinavia, and finally that the oldest archaeological material in Scandinavia seems to show that the god of the hammer and the ithyphallic god preceded the Indo-European invasion.

To credit this text, the formation of a unified religion would have taken place far from Scandinavia, far from Germania, previous to any encounter on Germanic soil between an agricultural culture and a more virile, warlike one, one more spiritual, too, as E. Along with the addition of the ancient Germanic peoples to du,ezil Indo-European fold and the rapid crystallization of his struc- tural interpretation of their myths, Germanic evidence allowed Dumezil to refine his structure and thereby better to understand the dynamics of Indo-European thought.


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What is important now is simply that these idols attest to, and excellently describe, a tripartite theo- logical structure. Yet even such anti-Dumczilian scholars as Derolez have admitted that the facts still tend to confirm the presence of a sovereign func- tion whose jurisdiction included the maintenance of religious wor- ship.

Byggvir and Beyla 89 Translated by John Lindoxv 0. What is implied is that the Indo-European ideological tradition is but one tradition among many traditions. Two Minor Sraiulinavian Gods: History of the Kings of Norway, uans. Miller devoted two pages on the case and concluded that liki its worst, the effort tries to remove the lpki of whole theoretical constructions on the basis of some adduced or invented political flaw found in the past, often the remote past, of their creator.

Originally the gods of the lower level, the Nasatya or givers of health and prosperity, were apart from the other gods. Geor- ges Dumlzil, set out lkoi find a new dumeizl viable theoretical framework in terms of which these problems might once more be approached; problems posed by the obvious functional, if not onomastic parallels between a great many ancient Indo-European gods and heroes.

Completely parallel is the union of Odin and Thor in Scandinavia in a single divine race, the iEsir, in opposition to the Vanir, Njord, Frey, and Freya. Gcfjon, glad in mind, from Gylfi drew the good land, Denmark’s increase, from the oxen so the sweat ran.

Introduction xi nevertheless came to adopt— or adapt— several of its most important axioms, especially the one that asserts that important social and cul- tural realities are “collectively represented” by supernatural beings and concepts, and that there is an intimate and functional connec- tion between social facts and religious facts. 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.

The warrior’s role was not, of course, essentially antisocial; and a third dumezik, found in the Roman and Indie traditions, concerns the valiant defense dumzil the community against the depredations of a three-headed monster. Dumlzil’s opposition to the historicists looki not comparable to the opposition between diachronic and synchronic linguists.