This volume focuses on social and political problems of Indo-European mythology. It explains how the ancient Indo-European gods competed for supreme power and the exclusive possession of the sacred potion of wisdom and immortality.
Table of Contents
1. The structural analysis of myth 2. Indo-European cultures as a field of ethnological study 3. The wars of the gods in Scandinavian mythology 4. The cycle of the mead 5. The magic cauldron 6. The severed head 7. The battles of Mag Hired 8. The Roman kings 9. The unworthy king