Armenian Mythology: Stories of Armenian Gods and Goddesses, Heroes and Heroines, Hells & Heavens, Folklore & Fairy Tales (Электронная книга Google)
Indo-European Publishing, 2010 - Всего страниц: 152
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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Nature Worship and Nature Myths 4 Trees Plants and Mountains
The World of Spirits and Monsters
Cosmogony Death and Eschatology
Publishers The Eight Sanctuaries of Pagan Armenia Appendix By Auguste Carri
Nature Worship and Nature Myths 3 Water
Abeghian according Agathangelos Agni Alishan Anahit ancient Armenian Aphrodite appears Aramazd Armavir Armen Armenak Armenian kings Armenian mythology Armenian word Artashat Artashes Artaxias Artemis Ashtishat Astghik Avestic Azhdahak Ba'al Shamin Babylonian Bagaran Bagavan called Christian dead deity devil Devs Dionysos dragon earth Erez evil spirits Eznik fact fairies father festival fire folklore Gilgamesh goddess gods Greek Hades Hayk heaven heavenly Heracles hero Herodotus human Hyagnis idols Indo-European Indra Iranian Ishtar Kaches later legend lightning magical Massis Mihr Mithra modern Armenian monster moon Moses of Chorene mother mountain Movses Xorenats'i myth Nabu Navasard Nhangs old Armenian original pagan pantheon perhaps Persian Phrygian popular priests probably Pshrank religion rites rivers sacred sacrifice saint Gregory sanctuaries says Sedeq Semiramis Semitic serpent Shahapet spring Syrian temple Teutonic text of Agat'angeghos Thracian Tigranes Tiur Urartian Urartu Vagharshapat Vahagn Vartavar Vedic Verethraghna worship Zoroastrian