RP exam 1 review - Early vs Later Development in the Vedic Mythology 1 What was the power-hierarchy among human beings nature gods and rta in the

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Early vs. Later Development in the Vedic Mythology 1. What was the power-hierarchy among human beings, nature gods and rta in the Early Vedic myth? Did it change in later Vedic myth? Why? 2. Explain the role of sacrifice in the Early Vedic myth. Did it change in the Later Vedic myth? 3. What was the definition of the Divine/God in Early Vedic myth? How did it change in the Later Vedic myth? 4. Explain the term Brahman. If Brahman was the One, all-pervasive energy, who ere Brahma, Visnu and Siva? What was their relationship with Brahman? 5. Who is Purusa in Rgveda? What does this myth signify? 6. Describe the creation myth in Later Vedic myth. What does the myth say about a)rebirth and b) death of the universe. 7. Why did the creation myth in later Vedic myth suggest that all forms of existence in the world were/are interconnected? 8. What are the Yugas? What is Mahayuga? 9. What is Pralaya? 10. What are the orders of rta? Are they interdependent or independent?
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