Re: hades

From: Daniel J. Milton
Message: 20792
Date: 2003-04-05

--- In, "alex_lycos" <altamix@...> wrote:
> Hades= brother of Zeus and Poseidon .As the three brothers shared
> world, Poseidon took the meers, Zeus the world and hades the
> Is the Greek word Hades to read as "eades"?
> Alex
Puhvel has "Hades < Indo-European *Smwidas (Homeric A[w]id- <
*Smwid-) as 'Uniter' (sam-gam- 'get-together', sam-vid- 'find [one
another]' are the Vedic terms for the reunion of the dead with
their [fore]fathers." The comforting myth we'll be together again
after death.