The Storm God and the Hunter: A Fragment of an Old Balto-Slavic Epos?
Le Dieu de l'orage et le chasseur: un fragment d'une ancienne épopée

Patrice Lajoye

Abstract

A comparison of a group of Lithuanian, Polish, and Russian legends implying a thunderous character, with a passage from the Mahābhārata, an ancient Indian epos, allows us to reconstruct a fragment of the myth of the Baltic and Slavic thunderstorm god.

Keywords

Perun; Perkūnas; storm god; divine weapon; hunter

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