This article discusses some of the Iranian evidence in relation to the idea of Indo-European Männerbund, which first was brought forth by Stig Wikander. There have been objections to Wikander’s work due to the fact that he wrote it during the rise of Fascism and the War. It is suggested that, indeed, there is more than the meager Old and Middle Iranian evidence that points out to the existence of the male unions in the Iranian world. The article specifically chooses the idea of rage among the young men, which is found not only in Old and Middle Iranian texts, but also in Persian epic and folklore up to the recent times. This rage can be seen among the Javān-mardān and in folklore for such figures as Hosein the Kord, or Gord, who exhibits archetype Männerbund traits.
LA TRANSPOSITION DES DIEUX SOUVERAINS MINEURS EN HEROS DANS LE MAHÄBHÄRATN par GEORGES DUMEZIL Paris En 1947, StigWikander a ec1aire d'un jour inattendu la structure de l'immense matiere du Mahäbhärata, c'est-a-dire de la rivalite qui oppose deux groupes de cousins qu'on peut appeler
during the first half of the autumn. The only description of this festival as yet remains among the notes of Arab Shamilov in his famous book Sivane Kurd ("The Story of a Kurdish Shepherd"). StigWikander has published the appropriate passages from this story in his Kurmanji Chrestomatie (Wikander 1959
works of Hermann Güntert, StigWikander, and Bernhard Kummer are also analyzed in essays by Bruce Lincoln, Mihaela Timuş, and Fritz Heinrich, respectively. Th e next section looks at southeastern Europe. Th ough dominated by studies of Mircea Eliade and Raﬀ aele Pettazzoni, it also includes a piece by
anthropologist, Claude Lévi-Strauss was a philosopher, much like Mircea Eliade (though the latter never became an anthropologist); Jacques Duchesne Guillemin was an Iran specialist, like Geo Widengren or StigWikander. As for Jan de Vries and Otto Höfler, they were Germanists (Lincoln, 2008). Rudolph Otto
immediate aftermath of Haskell Lectures given there by Dumézil (1969) and StigWikander (1967), both at the invitation of Mircea Eliade. When I announced my intention to do comparative work, I was informed—first by Jonathan Smith, later by Eliade—that the best, perhaps the only way to do this in rigorous
proscrits aux loups. Pour subsister, ces hors-la-loi se compor- taient comme des bandes de jeunes guerriers, c'est-a-dire en v6ritables "loups". Les travaux de Lily Weiser, Otto Hofler, StigWikander, Geo Wi- dengren, H. Jeanmaire et Georges Dum6zil ont fait sensiblement avan- cer la connaissance des confr6
¸s, ‘La bibliographie annotée de StigWikander (1908–1983)’, pp. 209–234. Tachikawa, Musashi, Shrikant Bahulkar, & Madhavi Kolhatkar. Indian Fire Ritual . Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 2001. ISBN 81-208-1781-8, pp. xii, 212, incl. 140 figs. With a foreword by C. G. Kashikar. Tachikawa, Musashi, Hino Shoun