Showing posts with label pantheons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pantheons. Show all posts

22 March 2014

*Ansiwiz, the Proto-Germanic etymon for the North-Germanic word Æsir- Germanic & Indo-European deities

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Published, edited, images added & annotations (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig
(websource: Wikipedia)
In Old Norse,(ON) áss (or ǫ́ss, ás, plural æsir; feminine ásynja, plural ásynjur) is the term denoting a member of the principal pantheon in the indigenous Germanic (Gmc) religion known as Norse paganism. 
Thunor, Donar, Thor,
"Thunder"
This pantheon includes Odin (*Wóðanaz, *Wódanaz, *Wóðenaz in PGmc, Wóden in OE [W.Sax.], Wuotan in OHG, Wotan in Modern-German 'MG', Óðinn in western ON), Frigg, Thor,(*Þunraz in PGmc, Þunor in OE, Donar in OHG, Donner in MG, Donder in Dutch 'Du', Þórr in ON) Baldr (presumably the same god, Belg in OE) and Týr (the Tue- in Tuesday, Tíw in OE, Zíu in OHG, *Tíwaz in PGmc)

16 January 2012

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF PROTO-INDO-EUROPEAN RELIGION



PUBLISHED, PAINSTAKINGLY 
FORMATTED, EDITED, IMAGES ADDED & 
ANNOTATIONS (IN RED) BY KENNETH S. DOIG
EARLY IE
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
 Émile Benveniste states that "there is no common [IE] term to designate religion itself, or cult, or the priest, not even one of the personal gods"


WÓÐENAZ, WÓDEN,
ÓÐINN FIGURINE
FROM SCANIA
Proto-Indo-European religion is the hypothesized religion of the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) peoples based on the existence of similarities among the deities, religious practices and mythologies of the Indo-European peoples. 

15 January 2012

"MYTHS OF BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIA" : CHAPTER III "RIVAL PANTHEONS & REPRESENTATIVE DEITIES"

HANGING GARDEN OF BABYLON
PUBLISHED, FORMATTED, SOME IMAGES ADDED BY & ANNOTATIONS, ADDENDA (IN RED) BY KENNETH S. DOIG
(from the book, Myths of Babylonia and Assyria, by Donald Mackenzie)
BABYLONIAN HEARTLAND IN EARLY ANTIQUITY 

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