LibraryThing Review. User Review – – LibraryThing. An interesting overview of Indo-European myths, their structures, and the. JAAN PUHVEL: Comparative Mythology. Pp. x+; 17 white figures. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins U. Press, Paper,?9. A paperback of Puhvel’s . Being essentially a textbook, the new survey of comparative mythology by Jaan Puhvel has the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of.

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As he must lack no particle of dignity they called him Odin too. Linguistic and Philological Investigations, ed. University of Texas Press, ,pp. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Shipped from US in 4 to 14 days standard 3 to 8 days expedited.

Aug 07, James Curcio rated it liked it Shelves: University of California Press,pp. In reading this volume one is taken on a tour of the whole field of the history of religions today, with its various problems and its many possibilities. Return to Book Page. To see what your friends thought compadative this book, please comparativr up. I recommend it to any serious student of mythology, Druidry, or Paganism in general.

Review of Comparative Mythology | Jaan Puhvel | Reviewed by Edgar C. Polomé | Academic Room

A wonderful introduction to the wild world of comparative mythology. After reading Ireland’s Immortals it se Well written and very informative, though I’m not sure how authoritative it should be.


Stuart rated it really liked it Sep 13, Charlotte rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Utilizing the methodologies of historical linguistics and archaeology, he reconstructs a shared religious, mytholoigcal, and cultural heritage. See 1 question about Comparative Mythology….

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Some of the jargon is not stuff you hear everyday New Buy with confidence. Dense reading though, I suggest taking notes. Der Nahe und der Mittlere Osten, 8. Refresh and try again. After reading Ireland’s Immortals it seems that Puhvel may accept as authentic a number of mythical elements that were introduced during the monastic tradition.

Good Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. He rightly stresses the role of a strongly organized priesthood like the brahmins, the flamens, and the druids in the preservation of age-old traditions. Almina rated it really liked it Apr 14, Hermann Reichert and Giinter Zimmermann [Vienna, Dec 04, Andy rated it really liked it Shelves: The author tries to solve the ever vexing problem of gender contrast between the Terra Mater Nerthus of Tacitus and the Scandinavian god Njqrbr by reconstructing a primordial Germanic couple in which the little- known ski- and bow-god Ullr is merged with the “amazonal mountain lass” Skabi, whose name would then be a masculine, meaning “injurer” p.


The studies are interesting, instructive, and thought provoking.

Jaan Puhvel

With DumCzil, Puhvel believes that this presumably points to a myth similar to Indra’s killing of his tricephalic foe Mythilogy, whose three heads, severed by a carpenter after the slaying, released several kinds of birds. University of Chicago Press,p. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He has done so in a DumCzilian perspective, but with a distinct personal touch and with stimulating new approaches.

Les Belles Lettres,also based on the DumCzilian tradition, is therefore particularly striking. I’m still not entirely convinced by the techniques of comparative mythology — too many ymthology are Jan 02, Anna rated it liked it.

Comparative Mythology

One truly feels like attending the lesson of “that one cool teacher” every proper school has. Piper Perry rated it it was amazing Sep 26, This is a scholarly work, intended to be used as a university textbook. Tautvydas Tevelis rated it it was amazing Jul 11, No eBook available Amazon.

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