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Edwin Fay proposes that the Vedic god Agni has his origins in an Aryan lightening god.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-609-1
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 355
Publication Date: Sep 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 29
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-609-1
$36.00

Edwin W. Fay, a professor of comparative linguistics at the University of Texas who was known for his translations of the Rig-veda Mantras In The Grhya Sutras, uses Sanskrit literature to discuss the nature of the Vedic god of fire Agni. It is his suggestion that the god's titles in the Aryan past (Aryan referring here to the Indo-European cultural-linguistic group) stemmed from a god of lightening rather than a god of the sun, as others suggested. This discussion highlights the difficulties in determining the origin and nature of any ancient god and will be of interest to mythologists as well as linguists.

Edwin W. Fay, a professor of comparative linguistics at the University of Texas who was known for his translations of the Rig-veda Mantras In The Grhya Sutras, uses Sanskrit literature to discuss the nature of the Vedic god of fire Agni. It is his suggestion that the god's titles in the Aryan past (Aryan referring here to the Indo-European cultural-linguistic group) stemmed from a god of lightening rather than a god of the sun, as others suggested. This discussion highlights the difficulties in determining the origin and nature of any ancient god and will be of interest to mythologists as well as linguists.

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Edwin Fay

  • AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOLOGY: I - THE ARYAN GOD OF LIGHTNING (page 5)