Indo-European Mythology 1, Requirement 8a
Discuss how the following seven elements of ADF's cosmology are (or are not) reflected in the myths of two different Indo-European cultures. For this question, please use the same two cultures as a basis of comparison for the entire question. (minimum 100 words each)
The Vedic Heavens are divided into three parts: the highest, middle, and lowest, each of which is luminous space, as the heavens are all described as filled with luminous light. In the highest heaven we find the gods, the fathers, and Soma residing. (MacDonnell, 9) The Celtic upperworld is also one of shining, with "nemos"
(related to "fire") being the Gaulish word for "heaven" or "sky", and it is populated with deities that shine, such as Belenus and Grannus (Ellis, 121). Despite a definite concept of an upperworld, however, the Celts generally placed heavenly aspects that we would think of (such as warm reception for the dead) across the waves and away from the heavens.
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