From: Glen Gordon
>Firstly, cognates of Skt bhaga I believe are restriced to SatemRussian /bog/ "god"
>languages in Persian and Slavic
>Perhaps centum cognates are ON hestr, Swe hast, andPerhaps *not*. Try OEnglish /eoh/, with which the donkey
>Gaelic osan? There is also Hittite Asuwa/ aswu.
>I believe the same is true of horse: Lith asva, Skt asva/ azva,_________________________________________________________________
>Avestan aspa. Perhaps centum cognates are ON hestr, Swe hast, and
>Gaelic osan? There is also Hittite Asuwa/ aswu. Perhaps Pegasos was
>derived from there? Nothing close in Greek, however.
>Pegasus was the offspring of the Medusa and Poseidon. This hardly
>seems the lineage of the 'horse of god'. Poseidon had a chariot
>pulled by horses. So did the Welsh sea-god Manannan and the Norse sea-
>god Aegir. They rode across the tops of waves. Perhaps this was
>associated with sea breezes or clouds and mists at sea. I believe
>that these three IE sea-gods were all related to the same PIE belief.
>As for the apocalyptic destruction, I think that is pretty well
>restricted to the World Serpent in about every IE mythology.
>--- In cybalist@..., "Jo�o S. Lopes Filho" <jodan99@...> wrote:
> > Well, I was not saying that in IE mythology the horse is allways
>associated to apocalyptical destruction, but that there's some traits
>of an older myth involving a horse (or a mare) in a kind of proto-
>Ragnarok. There was also traits of supernatural horses helping
>heroes, like Pegasus or Areion. Speaking of Pegasos... could be
>ending -asos akin to Indo-Iranian ashva?
> > So, Pe:gasos < * Bhaga-asva "Godly Horse"? Perhaps originally
>*Bagasos, later due folk-etymological association with pe:ge: "well,
>fountain" turned into Pa:gasos?