Rig-Veda-Review - Indo-Iranians were a second wave IE...

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Indo-Iranians were a second wave IE people of Asia. Indo-Iranians were nomads in Central Asia. Indo-Aryans (wave 2b) were centered in Afghanistan, N Pakistan, and NW India. Rig Veda is a very old and highly enigmatic collection of hymns. The Rig Veda is important because it allows us to bridge the historical gap between European and many Asian cultures. Creation 10.129 Void, waters, breathless breather 10.121 Unknown god, Golden Embryo/Egg, Heaven and Earth from its shell, the Sun from its yolk. 10.90 Purusha, Man, with 1,000 heads, eyes, feet Bound, sacrificed, and cut up by gods to make the world 10.190 Tapas Heat creates Rta, Rta creates night and ocean Ocean creates year Year arranges day and night All set in proper places 10.81-2 Vishva-kar-man All-Make-r Eyes, mouths, arms, feet on all sides Filled space Devas and Asuras first mentioned 10.72 Aidit > Daksha> Aditi > 7 sons, Martanda blob gods shape Martanda into Sun Death 10.14 Yama, son of Sun All return home Glorious realm in the sky, w pastures 2 headed guard dog The Elements of Sacrifice 10.125 Speech is all-powerful 10.173 King is crowned King is like a mountain As in heaven, so on earth The Horse
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1.163 Horse sacrificed after winning race Yama gave it; Trita harnessed it; Indra mounted it; Gandharva grasped the reins [scape] goat went before 1.162 Horse is impaled on stake Cooked and eaten Agni 1,26 Intermediary btw earth and heaven 2 mothers (fire sticks) 5.2 Agni vanishes Mother (fire sticks) hides him Mother turns to ashes 2.35 Apam Napat, child of the waters Fire in the water, lightning in the rain
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2G03 taught by Professor Colarusso during the Spring '11 term at McMaster University.

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