Re: [tied] Pramantha/Prometheus: a false etymology?

From: Jean Kelly
Message: 16961
Date: 2002-12-01

João Simões Lopes Filho wrote:
>>Prometheus was also called Ithax (<*idh-nk- "to burn"). This seems to be a
good candidate for the older IE name of Prometheus, since he had strong
links to the PIE fire-god, messenger and trickster.

That looks very interesting - I'd not come across it before. Would you have
a reference?

Ravi Chaudhary wrote:
>>What is the Date of the Greek legend acording to Graves or anyone
else ?

AFAIK, the earliest account of Prometheus and Epithemeus appears in Hesiod's
"Works and Days"; Hesiod's dates are believed to be 8th cent. BC.

Ravi Chaudhary wrote:
>>Why would the PIE fire god be taken as a messenger and trickster ??

João Simões Lopes Filho wrote:
>>Compare the roles of Prometheus, Agni and Loki. You will see many common

Prometheus and Agni have often been compared, of course, because of the
supposed common connection with fire. I suppose that Loki and Prometheus
share the fate of being trapped for a long time by means of a rock.

Jean Kelly