[INDOLOGY] the late fate of the the Rig Vedic Dyaus Pater?

Dean Michael Anderson eastwestcultural at yahoo.com
Mon May 30 18:26:25 UTC 2022

 Thanks Hans Henrich,
I was aware that he was not widely mentioned in RV but I hadn't thought of the ramifications of that until your post.
I realize this may be the wrong place to ask this, but are you aware of any studies on the origin and fate of Dyaus/Zeus/Tiu across or within the other Indo-European languages?

    On Monday, May 30, 2022, 10:21:02 PM GMT+5:30, Hock, Hans Henrich <hhhock at illinois.edu> wrote:  
 Dear Dean,
Even in the RigVeda dyauṣ pitṛ appears only six times;dyauḥ by itself, of course, occurs frequently, but often in feminine gender. In addition, there is the compounddyāvāpṛthivī. 
So, while dyauṣ pitṛ (and his relation topṛthivī mātṛ) may be important from the perspective of comparative Indo-European mythology, his role in the Vedic tradition is highly diminished from the beginning. Other deities (Agni, Indra, Mitra, Varuṇa, etc.) play a more important role, and in Vedic Prose, Viṣṇu, as personification of the sacrifice, becomes more important (as well as Rudra), and of course Prajāpati, the ‘lord of creatures’. 
I hope this at least partly answers your query.
All the best,
Hans Henrich

On 30 May2022, at 08:43, Dean Michael Anderson via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
Dear Indology List,
Can anyone point me to any studies that discuss what happened to the Vedic Dyaus Pater who was important in the Rig Veda but who seems to have been supplanted in later times?
It's particularly interesting for Indo-European studies because Dyaus is related to the Greek Zeus and the Germanic Tyr/Tius andDyaus Pater to the Roman Ju-piter.

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