Re: [tied] Re: PIE Mythical Geography

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 3339
Date: 2000-08-21

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From: John Croft
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2000 9:40 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: PIE Mythical Geography

Yes, it seems the IE homeland was a place where the sun rose in the east and set in the west. There might even be some evidence for locating it in the N hemisphere. ;)
Of course, as you would realise Joao, being a fellow person of the
southern hemisphere that the sun goes counterclockwise here, and the
fires are to the north with the cold being to the South. Check out
Brazilian indian cosmologies they are built on a reverse pattern of
the world.  We must be careful in applying systems that are almost
universal in their application and saying they are specific to PIE
(or anyone else for that matter).