Corpus ID: 161339140

Father-Son Combat: An Indo-European Typescene and its Variations

  title={Father-Son Combat: An Indo-European Typescene and its Variations},
  author={R. T. Anderson and Vahid Norouzalibeik},
  journal={Journal of Indo-European Studies},
"Father-son combat" was a Proto-Indo-European typescene, possibly a storm-god myth as illustrated in a Hittite myth of Zaskhapuna and Illuyanka. In early Indo-European "canonical" sources (in Persian, German, Irish, and Russian), the focus was the shocking inability of father and son to recognize each other, a failure that led to a tragic denouement. Considered as an oral-compositional typescene in Indo-European and Arabic narratives, "father-son combats" exhibit a diversity of traditional… Expand


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