- Jun 2014
- New Delhi, India
The truth is that it is mythologization of a physical phenomenon, the disappearance of sun for the Arctic night for a long period. Someone or some divine help was needed to rescue the sun or the rays of the sun or the cows (as is mentioned in various IE mythologies). It would be Indra for the Vedic Aryans, Thraetona for Zoroastriasn, Herakles for Greek, Thor for Germans, Balder for Norse, Cuchulain for the Irish and Lug for the Celts, etc.Anyway, I think I *slight* disagree with you since I don’t think that this mythical characters need necessarily to be (totally) fictional. I think that in all the mythical characters there is a bottom of veracity, of inspiration… of something… even if sometimes that deep “true” is so buried that is quite difficult to tell the difference between the echoes of the reality and the fiction.