A Reader in Comparative Indo European Mythology by Ranko Matasovic

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Si est ulla frons in hominibus, quae non est in numinibus, nonne, cum credunt coniugati tot deos utriusque sexus esse praesentes et huic operi instantes, ita pudore afficiuntur, ut et ille minus moveatur et illa plus reluctetur? Et certe si adest Virginensis dea, ut virgini zona solvatur; si adest deus Subigus, ut viro subigatur; si adest dea Prema, ut subacta, ne se commoveat, comrpimatur: dea Pertunda ibi quid facit? Erubescat, eat foras; agat aliquid et maritus. owl), the horned one, dersua woodpecker, peica, merstu He who will go to observe the messages (of birds) should, sitting at the tremno ask the priest (arfertur): Ascertain that I am observing the owl, the dersua, the horned one dersua the woodpecker merso the peica mersta mersta birds mersta divine messengers.

I will kill the man, forgive his sins, and kill you. -Then I will hide under a horse! -I will kill the horse, too. I will recompensate the man, and kill you. -Then I will hide under a cow! -I will kill the cow too, recompensate her master at once, and I will kill you. -Then I'll hide under a building. -I will burn down the building, recompensate the man, and kill you. -Then I will hide under a tree. There you will not kill me. -I will crush the tree, and kill you! -Then, he says, I will hide in the water, under a trunk, under a plank!

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