Re: [tied] PIE fire god

From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Message: 17026
Date: 2002-12-05

The fire-god traits in Loki were "contaminated" by another traits of a kind
of deity like Greek Ares and Ossetic Syrdon (in this case nor a deity, but
an epic encarnation).

Joao SL
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Subject: Re: [tied] PIE fire god

> In a message dated 12/2/02 6:13:56 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> jodan99@... writes:
> << All of them were tricksters,
> Perhaps I am simply not informed sufficiently regarding Agni. In what
> sense is he a trickster?
> messengers,
> and related to fire, helpers of mankind,
> Most gods are helpers of mankind. How is Loki one?
> rivals of Storm Gods; Agni and Loki were shape-shifting gods. I think the
> role of Prometheus was superseeded by Hermes. >>
> Loki and Prometheus were both unworshipped, and both outsiders to the
> great gods. Agni, on the other hand, was of course worshipped intensely
> one of the highest of the gods. I am willing to admit the possibility of
> connection between the first two, but Agni does not seem to me to fit into
> this pattern. At the very least, I find it hard to understand how a god
> fire could, in the IE world, be so "demoted" that he would become
> unworshipped, be an outsider, and be so difficult to identify.
> David Fickett-Wilbar
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