Le loup dans l'Iran ancien. Entre mythe, réalité et exégèse zoroastrienne

Research and publications on Proto-Indo-European and Indo-European society, culture, and religion or myths. Anthropological questions asked with a combination of Linguistics and Archaeology.
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Le loup dans l'Iran ancien. Entre mythe, réalité et exégèse zoroastrienne

Post by cquiles » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:44 pm

Le loup dans l'Iran ancien. Entre mythe, réalité et exégèse zoroastrienne, by Samra Azarnouche, Anthropology of the Middle East,
Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2016: 1–19.
Abstract: How did ancient Iranian religion represent the wolf? Between the mythological data, the realities of the agro-pastoral world, and the symbolism of exegetical tradition, Late Antique Zoroastrianism considered the wolf as primarily a species to kill. In reality, much more than the Canis lupus hides behind the word 'wolf ' (Middle Persian gurg), including most nocturnal predators but also devastating illnesses, a monster whom the Savior will destroy at the end of time, and finally heretics who renounce or deform the Good Religion. However, this negative image is nuanced by the recognition of the strong ties between the she-wolf and wolf cubs, both in texts where the protective qualities of this large predator are evoked, and in iconography, namely magic seals, where one finds the image of the nourishing she-wolf, perhaps connected to perinatal magic.
Carlos Quiles - Academia Prisca

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