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Vedic Mythology (Classic Reprint) [Macdonell, Arthur Anthony] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Arthur Macdonell's book Vedic Mythology was initially published in as a part of Indo-European Studies within a German publisher's series of monographs. Macdonell was a well-known Sanskrit scholar who was born in India in /5(7). In this book he examines the religion and mythology of RgVeda and describes methodically the origin of the concept of gods, and enumerates on Vedic cosmology and eschatology. The author gives a good introduction to the fundamentals of the Vedic religion and compares it with the Avesta mythology/5(5). Summary: This book discusses the sources and traits of Vedic Mythology, Vedic conceptions of the world and its origin, Vedic Gods with their classification, Mythical Priests and Heroes, Animals and Inanimate Objects, Demons and Friends and in the end Eschatology. Vedic mythology Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. This book is still a valuable resource for Students and Researchers. The fact that it is a delight to study is frosting on the cake. For me, this book was the gateway to a life long passion and persuit, which has come to include Sanskrit and Avestan. Pages:
Vedic religion, the religion of the ancient Indo-European-speaking peoples who entered India about bce from the region of present-day Iran. It takes its name from the collections of sacred texts known as the Vedas. Vedism is the oldest stratum of religious activity in India for which there. Vedic astrology is a complete study which requires years and years of study and many books and has many branches also. So there is Parashari System, jaimini system, brighu system and Nadi systems, and many other branches also like natal horoscope. Vedic Mythology presents the earliest stage in the evolution of beliefs which constitute the source of religious concepts of the majority of Indian people. The book is divided into seven Chapters. Chapter I is intro-ductory. It deals primarily with the sources and traits of Vedic Mythology/5(20). Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hillebrandt, Alfred, Vedic mythology. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.
The Vedas are among the oldest sacred texts. The Samhitas date to roughly – BCE, and the "circum-Vedic" texts, as well as the redaction of the Samhitas, date to c. – BCE, resulting in a Vedic period, spanning the mid 2nd to mid 1st millennium BCE, or the Late Bronze Age and the Iron Age. The Vedic period reaches its peak only after the composition of the mantra texts, with. About the Book: Alfred Hillerbrandt's Vedische Mythologie, together with his Ritual-Literature: Vedische Opfer und Zauber, forms a pioneering contribution to Vedic studies. Vedische Mythologie originally appeared in three volumes in , and In Hillebrandt had also brought out a shorter version entitled Vedische Mythologie, Kleine Ausgabe. Devdutt writes prolifically on mythology – he has written books not just on Indian mythology, but how it relates to the various spheres in the life of the common man. I have currently just covered Hindu mythology. And Greek mythology. There is Buddhist, Jain, Abrahmic and world mythology that awaits coverage. Also, writing for different audiences excites me: if Jaya is for adults, then I. subject. This book covers Hindu mythology during the Vedic and Puranic periods. Wilkins starts with the very earliest pantheon of the Vedas, such as Surya, the storm-god Maruts, Agni, Soma, Yama, and the dawn Goddess Ushas. From there he moves into the later, and very intricate, Puranic mythology.