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Rig VedaRig Veda  oldest literary work of India. Earliest form of Sanskrit language. Rig “praise” + veda “knowledge”; knowledge in the praise of the gods.Sanskrit  Indo-European language. Related to English, ancient Greece, Latin, and German. The Rig Veda was the earliest form of Sanskrit language.Vedic people  composed Rig Veda. We think they called themselves the Aryans.Agni  Vedic god of fire. Binatural god. Controls all possible senses of fireSoma  Defied sacred drink. We don’t know exactly what Soma was made of but it was a drink that somehow produced a narcotic, high effect. Indra  King of the Vedic gods. God of thunder and war. Avid drinker of soma.Vritra  Dragon/serpant. Holding back all the waters of the world. Indra uses her thunderbolts to attack and kill Vritra and then rivers are created.Tiamat  Sea god who battles a storm god and her waters are released to create rivers similar to Vritra. The Tigris and Euphrates rivers are created out of her eyes. Sarama  Indra’s dog. Loyal dog that can talk.Panis  demons who live beyond the River Rasa that encircles the heaven and earth. They stole cattle, and Indra’s dog, Sarama is tracking down the cattle. river Rasa  encircles the heavens and the earth. The Panis, or demons, live beyond it. Golden Embryo  unknown creator god. Given the title, not the name, as the Golden Embryo. Referred to as Hiranyagarbha. There are a lot of internal contradictions with the golden embryo. Hiranyagarbha  is the Golden Embryo. Gold = hirany and womb/seed/embryo/egg = garbha.Prajapati  creator god. seen in a later addition.Purusha  cosmic giant and primeval male. He is not a human being, he is a god and a giant. Sacrificed to create the universe.Aditi  female creative force/infinity. we think she is the mother of Indra. Give birth to earth which holds up the sky.Daksha  male creative force. Aditi vies birth to him and he gives birth to her. Another internal contradiction. Martanda  Sun god. one of Aditi’s sons. Rejected by Aditi because the sun dies (sets) every day she thinks it’s defected.Yama  King of the dead. First mortal to reach death realm, succefully making it to the afterlife. Three Days of Soma  Ceremony. After cremation the fire burns for 3 days.Chinese Creation and FloodChinese  Originally the indigenous languages spoken by the Han Chinese in China. Distinguished by its high level of internal diversity.Shang (or Yin) Dynasty  first period of Chinese history. From 1766c-1123 BCE.Chou Dynasty  Second period of Chinese history. From 1123c-221 BCE.Han Dynasty  206 BCE -220 CE. Golden age of ancient Chinese culture. Hits a high point.Questions of Heaven  larger work of poetry. Part of Ch’u Tz’u, the songs of Ch’u.Ch’u Tz’u  Songs of Ch’u. Larger work of poetryCh’u Yuan  Author of Ch’u Tz’u. we don’t know if he existed or not. First named Chinese poet.Ch’u  State in Chou Dynasty. Ch’u is a region.Hun Tun  first element in creation of cosmos. First thing created. First represented empty space and chaos later represented confusion and disorder. Imagined as a cosmic egg with Yin(earth) and Yang (sky) in the egg along with P’an Ku.Yin  heavy and feminine. Also associated with dark and darkness. Yin and Yang are a pair of oppositesYang  light and masculine. Also associated with light and light colors. Ying and Yang are a pair of opposites.P’an Ku  “coiled antiquity”. Primeval giant/god/man. P’an Ku is in the cosmic egg with Yin and Yang. Body of P’an Ku becomes part of the universe when P’an Ku dies.Nu Kua  Creator goddess. Creates humans. Creates aristocrats, the noble best people, out of yellow earth and creates commoners, the ordinaries, out of mud to save time.Fu His  God and culture hero. Invents writing, hunting/fishing, music, fire and cooking. Marries Nu Kau. Serpentine lower bodies and normal upper half.Kun  trickster god. Steals hsi-jang from the gods and is then killed by the gods as punishment. His son, Yu, is born from his belly.hsi-jang  “Breathing earth” Kun steals hsi-jang from the gods and is then killed.Yu  Kun’s son born from his belly. Culture hero. Uses hsi-jang to stop the flood.Yu walk  Yu shrivels up from working so hard. He is travelling the world to repair it, he now walks all shriveled up and bent over. Norse Creation and AfterlifeNorse  Medieval Scandinavians. Also known as the Vikings.Æsir  One of the two families of the Norse gods. War between the families, the Æsir and Vanir. Lived in Asgard.Vanir  One of the two families of the Norse gods. War between the families, the Æsir and Vanir. Fertility gods.Njord  Vanir. Sea god. Father of twins, Frey and Freyja.Frey  God, fertility of earth. Twins with Freyja, Njord is their father.Freyja  Goddess of sexual desire. Twins with Frey, Njord is their father.Jötnar  Giants. Not always gigantic, often the enemies.Odin  King of Æsir. God of Death and cleverness. Odin is in charge of Valhalla. Valhalla  Hall in Asgard. For a select group of souls who die in battle. Norse idea of best afterlife.Asgard  Home of the Æsir. Valhalla is a hall in Asgard.Valkyries  “chooser of the slain”. Female spirits of battle, leads the souls to Valhalla.Saehrimnir  Boar. Every night the boar magically regenerates itself and the people eat it again the next day. Heidrun  Magical Goat. People drink the mead from the goat.Sleipnir  Odin’s horse. Said to have 8 legs.Hugin  stands for “thought”. One of the two ravens. Tells Odin’s news from around the world.Munin  stands for “Mind/memory”. One of the two ravens. Tells Odin’s news from around the world.Yggdrasil  World Tree. Supports the entire universe.Thor  Storm god. Son of Odin.Mjollnir  Thor’s hammer, one of his prized possessions along with his iron gloves and belt of strength. Loki  trickster god. Purely mythic, son of giant and goddess. He is an outsider, not really one of Æsir.Fenrir  wolf. Son of Loki. Æsir realizes he is dangerous and ties him up and puts him on a leash.Jormungand  Son of Loki. Midgard Serpent. Midgard Serpent  Also called Jormungand. Son of Loki.Hel  underworld realm below Asgard. Lower level of Yggdrasil. Everyone who doesn’t die in battle goes to Hel. Prose Edda  Work by Snorri


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