The Vedas, the Druids and the Indo-Europeans

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The Vedas, the Druids and the Indo-Europeans

Postby Vedarion » 04 Jul 2015, 04:55

A friend asked me to write a series of articles on the Indo-Europeans for a private Yoga-oriented newsletter. Since the Druids were among the Indo-Europeans, there were lots of similarities between them and the other groups, so I got permission to share it here as well. This will be a general overview of the Indo-Europeans but I'm using the Vedic tradition as an organizing principle. I plan on covering all, or most, IE traditions. I plan on having several articles on the Celts and the Druids.
Here is the first in the series:
https://indoeuropeanthoughts.wordpress. ... -indo-euro…/

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Postby Heddwen » 04 Jul 2015, 15:25

Lots of food for thought in your blog. The comparisons are remarkable.

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Postby MoonPryderi » 07 Jul 2015, 00:22

I will follow your articles with interest
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Re: The Vedas, the Druids and the Indo-Europeans

Postby DaRC » 07 Jul 2015, 12:01

Since the Druids were among the Indo-Europeans, there were lots of similarities between them and the other groups, so I got permission to share it here as well.
Marvellous :) it's an interesting area, there is much of interest in the Vedas.
I read a book about the links between Odin and Shiva, although I think Shiva also has some Lokean attributes :old:
Most dear is fire to the sons of men,
most sweet the sight of the sun;
good is health if one can but keep it,
and to live a life without shame. (Havamal 68)
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Re: The Vedas, the Druids and the Indo-Europeans

Postby Fil.F. » 08 Jul 2015, 02:14

These relationship between Vedas and the Indo-european religions is confirmed by Fustel de Coulanges on the book:
"The ancient city", or by the proper ethymology of the name given to these peoples.

Fustel de Coulanges do an importante reference to the old "The laws of Manu" from ancient India and also to a serie of others texts from greeks, romans etruscans, germans and few mentions of the celts. The book specifies the place and details about public cult or religion and private cult or religion.
With bases on the ancient indian code describe traditional offerings for the died parents, considered a god, and for the nature gods. Always with hystorical
references on these classical texts and books like the annals of Rome, Marseille, etc ...

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Re: The Vedas, the Druids and the Indo-Europeans

Postby Vedarion » 21 Aug 2015, 09:59

I posted Part Two of my article in a separate thread. Now I'm wondering if I should just update this thread instead. The articles will only be every 1-2 months so it won't be spammy. Is there a policy or preference on this?

Here's Part Two:

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=44739

Or the direct link:

https://indoeuropeanthoughts.wordpress. ... -part-two/

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Postby DaRC » 21 Aug 2015, 11:23

I think, adding a new post on this thread linking to the new post on your website, as you've just done for part 2, is probably the best approach. |-)

Have you seen this book? https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/ ... z0IC&hl=en
It relates Shiva to Odin, however I would say that some of Shiva's characteristics are Lokean.
It is a very PIE concept that god or deity is Growth, Order, Destruction/Decay
or Brahma/Prajapati, Vishnu, Shiva
or Hoenir, Odin, Loki
Most dear is fire to the sons of men,
most sweet the sight of the sun;
good is health if one can but keep it,
and to live a life without shame. (Havamal 68)
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Re: The Vedas, the Druids and the Indo-Europeans

Postby Vedarion » 21 Aug 2015, 13:46

Thanks! I haven't read it but I added it to my wish list. I'm very familiar with Shiva, however, both experientially and intellectually.


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