Université de Lausanne

The Sanskrit epics'representation of vedic myths

Feller, Danielle ; xxx, xxx (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Lausanne, 2004.

This book studies several mythical motifs, found in the Veda (especially in the Ùgveda) on the one hand and in one or both Sanskrit epics on the other: Agni’s hiding, the theft of the Soma, Indra’s rape of Ahalyå, Upamanyu’s salvation by the Aßvins, and finally the representation of the Great War of the Mahåbhårata as a sacrifice. While it is often said that the subsequent Indian...