The Indo-European Cattle-Raiding Myth

  title={The Indo-European Cattle-Raiding Myth},
  author={Bruce Lincoln},
  journal={History of Religions},
  pages={42 - 65}
  • B. Lincoln
  • Published 1976
  • History
  • History of Religions
Europeans knew it. There I argued that this myth told of two brothers, *Manu"Man" (Sanskrit Manu, Avestan *Manus, Germanic Mannus being linguistic correspondences; Old Norse Odinn and Latin Romulus being structurally related) and *Yemo"Twin" (Sanskrit Yama, Avestan Yima, Old Norse Ymir, and Latin Remus being linguistic matches; Germanic Tuisco being a semantic match; Sanskrit Mandvi and Purusa, Pahlavi Gayomart being structurally related). Originally, this myth told of how *Manu, a priest… Expand
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