Armenian Mythology: Stories of Armenian Gods and Goddesses, Heroes and Heroines, Hells & Heavens, Folklore & Fairy Tales (Электронная книга Google)

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Indo-European Publishing, 2010 - Всего страниц: 152
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Armenian mythology was strongly influenced by Zoroastrianism, with deities such as Aramazd, Mihr or Anahit, as well as Assyrian traditions, such as Barsamin, but there are fragmentary traces of native traditions, such as Hayk or Vahagn and Astghik. According to De Morgan there are signs which indicate that the Armenians were initially nature worshipers and that this faith in time was transformed to the worship of national gods, of which many were the equivalents of the gods in the Roman, Greek and Persian cultures. Georg Brandes described the Armenian gods in his book: "When Armenia accepted Christianity, it was not only the temples which were destroyed, but also the songs and poems about the old gods and heroes that the people sang. We have only rare segments of these songs and poems, segments which bear witness of a great spiritual wealth and the power of creation of this people and these alone are sufficient reason enough for recreating the temples of the old Armenian gods. These gods were neither the Asian heavenly demons nor the precious and the delicate Greek gods, but something that reflected the characteristics of the Armenian people which they have been polishing through the ages, namely ambitious, wise and good-hearted."
  

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Introduction
1
The Religious Development
4
Chief Deities
12
Iranian Deities
16
Semitic Deities
36
Vahagn The Eighth God
42
Nature Worship and Nature Myths 1 Sun Moon and Stars
48
Nature Worship and Nature Myths 2 Fire
56
Nature Worship and Nature Myths 4 Trees Plants and Mountains
66
Heroes
68
The World of Spirits and Monsters
78
Cosmogony Death and Eschatology
105
Appendices
113
Bibliography
124
Publishers The Eight Sanctuaries of Pagan Armenia Appendix By Auguste Carri
134
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