Sarasvati (texts & arch.I)
witzel at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Thu May 28 11:43:30 UTC 1998
I give up: Can one be more specific than below about Dadhyanc?
And still be misunderstood or misinterpreted?
Henceforth I will answer in two- liners. And urge to read the texts/books
--- before venturing opinions such as "probably also Uralic".
On Wed, 27 May 1998, Paul K. Manansala wrote:
> > > Do we find Vedic culture outside of India in pre-Harappan times?
> > I have mentoned the highly suggestive Ural burials, c. 2000 BC, with a
> > Dadhyanc-like figure (human body, no head, but instead: horse head). As in
> > RV. (Gening 1977!) Any other Dadhyances in Uralic, Siberian myth?>
> > Parpola has given other comparisons, especially for the BMAC (again,
> > Erdosy, 1995)
> But human and horse burials are very common among Altaic and
> probably Uralic peoples. Surely we should expect something more given
> the standards already set in this discussion for IVC.
Human burials are common. Horse burials are common. BUT is a human body
with attached horse head common? -- Typical RV myth, see Keith-MacDonell,
Vedic Index I p. 338. Again: Foudn anywhere ELSE????
Michael Witzel witzel at fas.harvard.edu
More information about the INDOLOGY