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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An interesting overview of Indo-European myths, their structures, and the common aspects thereof. Les Belles Lettres; Milan: A good beginner comparison of different mythologies.

Comparative Mythology

Trivia About Comparative Mytho Also, although a Saxon god Irmin p. Yet the volume does well what it sets out to do: Five star seller-Buy with confidence! The interpretation of the Tacitean Tuisto as the “twin” is, however, disputable: This is an academic stance that follows from the idea of objectivity, maybe with an eye towards the pr This has been a very useful research companion for the Immanence of Myth, although the intention of our respective books is quite different, and as a result I’ve had to avoid raising my hackles over his niggling about chronological, historical methodology.

Stuart rated it really liked it Sep 13, New Buy with confidence.

But as long as we phvel identify the myth to which our iconography alludes, it remains difficult to decide which one of the scholiasts of Lucan is right when one tells us that Esus represents Mars because, to placate him, “a man is hanged on a tree” until ultimately dismembered, whereas the other equates Esus with Mercury because he is worshiped by traders.


Read for the Immanence of Myth project http: This is an academic stance that follows from the idea of objectivity, maybe with an eye towards the premise of “myth as historic artifact.

Almina rated it really liked it Apr 14, Textes et Mkmoires 8 [Leiden: Apr 19, Maya rated it liked it Shelves: Melitta Mytjology Stafford rated it really liked it Jan 28, Aug 07, James Curcio rated it puhgel it Shelves: Etudes sur la representation de la magie islandaise et de ses agents dans les sources litteraires norroises” Ph. It surprised me every time, but made the myhology that much more of a genuinely fun read.

Dec 04, Andy rated it really liked it Shelves: Due to their late date and the new sociocultural context in which they have been written down, the northern texts are, however, not always as reliable reflections of archaic situations as DumCzil and Puhvel would like us to believe: As he must lack no particle of dignity they called him Odin too.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. It’s a bit of a difficult read though, if you’re not a current university level student of mythology.

For any questions feel free to email us. Othman Zaimi rated it liked it Jan 12, The last chapters briefly discuss important themes, mostly connected with the upper two DumCzilian functions: Comparative Mythology by Jaan Puhvel.

Puhvel, as a linguist, seems able to pull out quite a bit of information across numerous mythological traditions, though he does gloss a bit over the Celtic tradition.

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Separate chapters on individual traditions as well as on recurrent thees – god and warrior, king and virgin, fire and water – give life to “Comparative Mythology” as both a general introduction and a detaled reference.

However, agreeing with an author’s approach is certainly not a necessity, and as I said, this is a very useful research companion for anyone delving into comparative mythology.

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