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These divinities were distrib- uted, with regard to their functions, into the three levels of an already well-known structure: Although it is certainly unfair to charac- terize Dumdzil as an immediate disciple of this school his funda- mental training was in philology and the history of religionshe its most important implications for the “human sciences” the more conventional term “social sciences” somehow seems inappropriate here necessarily reflects in some measure my own opinions as an anthropologist.
The first of these, M Le dieu scandinave VitSarr,” 61 appeared in and com- pares Vidar, who in Norse eschatology destroys the wolf Fenrir, with the post-Vedic Visnu who acts decisively in Indie eschatology. Dumezil’s investigation of the warrior hero Starkad links his inter- est in Saxo to his other major concern, the phenomenology of the warrior function. Still, there exists a noticeable difference between German and Scandinavian scholars in their response to Dumezfl’fl theories.
Cheyenne Pirategirl marked it as to-read Feb 11, Rome, says the legend, was constituted by the union of two groups of men, the purely masculine companions of the demigod Romulus, maintainers of the promises of Jupiter and strong in their military valor, and the Sabines of Titus Tatius, rich fanners and, through their women, the only ones capable of giving fecundity and durability to the nascent society.
Snorri, this time, sees lumself as historian and genealogist, and he acts like the Irish monks of the high Middle Ages who joyously historicized information inherited from the druids and the pagan filid.
It was she who first taught the ALsir magic such as was practiced among the Vanir. The considerable remainder of religious representa- tions, especially of a god as problematic as Heimdall and the whole band of goddesses beside Freya, could not find space in this limited enterprise.
Absent also are certain points regard- ing the Germanic warrior which Dumdzil included in a later work dealing exclusively with the second function. 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.
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A sorceress, she sows corruption, particularly among women. As cumezil as the time of the Brothers Grimm Ludwig Uhland had pointed out that while Sweden worshipped Frey as its chief god, Norway paid homage to Thor. In Germany, with the exception of Jan de Vries’s “Dumczilian” re- vision of his two-volume Altgermanische ReligionsgeS’ chickte which appeared in as number 12 of H.
Of course, such a concern had been growing for a long time.
In the analysis of altnordische, and conse- lokl in that of altgermanische, Religionsgeschichte see Biblio- graphical Noteseverything depends on which solution one proposes to this problem. For this reason, the student of Germanic tradition fumezil only has much to be grateful for but also a great deal to look forward to. In fact, the historicist Karl Helm, writing instates that distinguished Gcrmanists had admitted to him never having heard the name Georges Dumdzil.
All of the foregoing have ap- plied Dumlzil’s model, or an aspect thereof, to one or several of the ancient Indo-European traditions and in doing so have contributed significantly to its further development.
Introduction xxxi eral themes worthy of note. From Storm to Pleasure: Inhe took another position, in UppsalaSwedenloku allowed him to improve his skills in the Germanic stock of Indo-European.
A significant portion of Loki is devoted to rehabilitating the major source of the Loki data, Snorri, against the earlier attacks of Eugen Mogk see above, at note 7. This pattern is dumeil. These two movements joined forces in the persons of the Brothers Grimm whose influence in turn spawned two comple- mentary schools of thought.
Introduction xxv remnants of the Indo-Iranian caste system. Dumezil saw in the detailed cor- respondences between lokki of the dethronement and subsequent restoration of Odin and the dynastic conflicts of the Greek Ouranos and his successors, in the similarities between Xumezil and Indra as thunder wielders, and in such other parallels as the Germanic and Indie accounts of obtaining the vessel to hold the intoxicating drink lOOorges Dumezil, “La prchistoire indo-iranienne des castes. Mythologie, science et politique Paris: Helene added it Oct 27, Dumdzil’s theoretical framework, characterized as it is by the concept of structural replication, would appear to be al- most identical to that of the eminent French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss.
Here I am inclined to place the largest part of the later material on dumezjl same level of trust-worthiness as the most venerable traditions of pagan times. If in order to escape contradiction, one retains from Snorri, as is usual, only the idea of the conflict and of the reconciliation, reserving the right not to situ- ate everything where Snorri does, on the Black Sea, during the initial period, but on the contrary, near the terminus, at a northern point in the Germanic regions, one is clearly being arbitrary, for what ob- jective criteria permit one to decide that one loi of a text is truly remembered, hence useful as a historical document, and that some other part is fantasy?
This page was last edited on 21 Octoberat Gallimard,pp. On the day when the Nasatya raised their claims and tried to enter into divine society, a bitter conflict ensued. England, which to some extent shares the Scan- dinavian heritage, has also shown signs of recognizing Dumezil’s work.
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