Aśvamedha - A Vedic Horse Sacrifice<br>Aśvamedha - vedsko žrtvovanje konja</br>

  • Roman Zaroff

Abstract

The article investigates the ancient Vedic ritual of horse immolation, known as Aśvamedha. The ritual spans in time from a dawn of Hindu history to the early modern times. It explores its origins, and its cultural and social functions. As there is evidence that horses sacrifice was known among the Romans, Celts, Scythians, Slavs and other Indo-European people the paper examines possible common conceptual origin of these and similar rites.

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Published
2005-10-17
How to Cite
1.
Zaroff R. Aśvamedha - A Vedic Horse Sacrifice<br>Aśvamedha - vedsko žrtvovanje konja</br&gt;. Studia [Internet]. 2005Oct.17 [cited 2020Jun.5];80:75-6. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/sms/article/view/1747
Section
SLOVANSKA MITOLOGIJA – VIRI IN REKONSTRUKCIJE / SLAVIC MYTHOLOGY – SOURCES AND RECONSTRUCTIONS