Comparative Mythology / Edition 1by Jaan Puhvel
Pub. Date: 09/01/1989
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
In a magisterial work, Jaan Puhvel unravels the prehistoric Indo-Euopean origins of the traditions of India and Iran, Greece and Rome, of the Celts, Germans, Balts, and Slavs. Utilizing the methodologies of historical linguistics and archaeology, he reconstructs a shared religious, mytholoigcal, and cultural heritage. 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.
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I'll keep it short and sweet. This and Mallory's (In search of the Indo-Europeans) are absolute must haves in the realm of comparative IE mythology.