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L'empereur Ojin et le mythe indo-européen relatif a la naissance du Soleil

Atsuhiko Yoshida
Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales
39e Année, No. 4 (Jul. - Aug., 1984), pp. 769-775
Published by: EHESS
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27582024
Page Count: 7
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Abstract

The Kojiki and the Nihonshoki give a legendary account of Ojin, fifteenth emperor of Japan, and Empress Kingū, his strangely warlike mother. It is argued here that the structure and main features of the narrative are recognizably those of an Indo-European myth reconstructed by Dumézil. In this myth, the Sun is born of the Night-Goddess at each daybreak; as soon as she disappears, the Sun is taken over by his loving godmother, the Dawn-Goddess, who is the twin sister of the Night-Goddess.

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