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Odysseus in Taprobane

David Gordon White

in Daemons Are Forever: Contacts and Exchanges in the Eurasian Pandemonium

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226692401
eISBN:
9780226715063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226715063.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Widely attested in Indic, Greek, and Celtic literature, mythic accounts of a fraught encounter between a hero together with a group of human “brothers” and the shape-shifting genius loci of a sylvan ... More


Perilous Fountains

David Gordon White

in Daemons Are Forever: Contacts and Exchanges in the Eurasian Pandemonium

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226692401
eISBN:
9780226715063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226715063.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Five medieval Sanskrit-language accounts of a fabulous technique for extracting mercury from the “wells” in which it naturally resides are shown to be remarkably similar to accounts preserved in ... More


Old Norse Mythology and Ideology (and Entertainment)

John Lindow

in Old Norse Mythology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190852252
eISBN:
9780197563434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852252.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

According an argument by Georges Dumézil, Ideological use of the mythology may go back to Indo-European times, and it certainly goes back to Viking and medieval Scandinavia, where a “ruler ideology” ... More


Ancient Polytheisms and Modern Antagonisms: Hermann Usener’s Theory of Sondergötter

Michael D. Konaris

in The Greek Gods in Modern Scholarship: Interpretation and Belief in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Germany and Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198737896
eISBN:
9780191801426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737896.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The third chapter discusses H. Usener’s (1834–1905) theory of Augenblicks- and Sondergötter. This theory, which may be seen as the contrasting pole to the theory of universal gods, provided a ... More


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