Aruna (Hittite mythology)

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Aruna
Parents Kamrusepa

Aruna is a sea god in Hittite mythology, a son of the healing and magic goddess Kamrusepa.[1] Aruna is also the Hittite word for "sea", and like Kamrusepa may also refer to the god of the sea.

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Various origins of this name are proposed. It was highy possible that it has a same origin as the name of the Vedic god Varuna. It could also be a reconstruction of the Indo-European mori or Greek words for Black Sea, μόρυχος. A Hattic origin through the place name Arianna has also been suggested. A connection with Indo-European er-, or- (‘stir, move’), and thus the Hittite name is believed to have a same origin as Sanskrit arṇava .[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Molly (1971). The thalassocracies. Albany, N.Y: State University of New York Press. pp. p163. ISBN 0-87395-062-3. 
  2. ^ David Michael Weeks. (1985). Hittite Vocabulary: An Anatolian Appendix to Buck’s Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages, PhD dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles. PDF

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