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Frans_Jozef
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006, 06:41 PM
The Monster's Mother at Yuletide

Leo Tepper


The purpose of this article is to investigate the theme of the monsterís mother, the fight against a monster or dragon and Yuletide. These three themes occur in various Germanic sources and are interrelated, as will be shown in this article. It will also be shown that these themes and their relationship have some very interesting parallels in Indo-Iranian mythology. and thus point to an Indo-European mythological motive.

http://theol.eldoc.ub.rug.nl/FILES/root/Tepper/Monster/leo2.doc (http://theol.eldoc.ub.rug.nl/FILES/root/Tepper/Monster/leo2.doc)