Talk:Danava (Hinduism)

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Ksatriya association[edit]

On 13 September 2008, an editor at IP address 76.124.118.172 deleted the sentence: "The Danavas in the Mahabharata have been identified with the Ksatriya kings with an associated date of about 3,200 BCE." I have restored the sentence and requested a citation. I note that Ksatriya may be spelled either Ksatriya or Kshatriya. --Bejnar (talk) 16:25, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Changed Ksatriya kings to Indus Valley Civilization, per Senoupta, Prabodh Chandra (1951) "The Dānavas in the Mahābhārata" Journal of the Asiatic Society Series 3, 17: pp. 177-184, p.182. --Bejnar (talk) 17:02, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Bonafides of authors[edit]

This article reeks of dilettantism. It is another proof of the flawed principles underlying the Wikipedia, namely that specialist knowledge, such as found in the traditional multivolume printed encyclopaedias, can be "democratised". 84.144.125.182 (talk) 06:54, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

The origin of pagan idolatry[edit]

In my opinion this book is not a reliable reference.In Greek mythology Danaus has Egyptian origin and Kadmos Phoenecian and it shows the connections with the East,but their is not any evidence that the Guthic-sheperds kings of Egypt were culture carriers.The theory of culture carriers is rejected by modern scholars.There were two main streams from the East to Europe,the nord African stream and the near Eastern stream but these were in the longer past.In Greece in about 1500BC existed two main different civilizations the Minoan (in Creta) and the Helladic.The Minoan is considered the most advanced civilization in the Aegean in that period, while the Helladic was not advanced.Creta had a strong influence from Egypt,but it's civilization had it's own peculiarity and identity.Recent studies have prooved that there is not a discontinuity in culture between the Minoan and the Greek civilization.In the book is mentioned that Da-naus is derived from Noah,Dio-nysos from Da-nush and that the names of all Greek gods come from the East.This is not a neutral point of view.Axosman (talk) 07:01, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

False cognates?[edit]

There is no way to prove that there is absolutely no connection to Danaus, Danuna, Dan, etc. While it's best not to surrender to speculation, we can't flatly rule out a possible connection either (etymological or otherwise.) Doing so would mean cynically shutting out possible answers and facts to unsolved questions, which isn't good for any historian. So, why can't Danava be cognate to Danaus? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.81.93.243 (talk) 06:39, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Should there not be a connection with Rigveda 1.32.9 f.[edit]

Should there not be a connection with Rigveda 1.32.9 f. (http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rigveda/rv01032.htm), where Danu quite likely means the constellation Eridanus (which was also a river)? This connection with the river Eridanus seems for me much more likely then this with the river danube (Donau), which is nowhere mentioned in the vedic texts.--87.178.205.98 (talk) 16:32, 22 August 2014 (UTC)