Talk:Iapetus (mythology)

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Dravidians?[edit]

Where is it stated Japeth is the ancestor of the Dravidians? 21:59, 8 May 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.116.165.68 (talk)

Occultism[edit]

Please remove the section "Yaphet, son of Noah". The "similarity" has nothing to do with the Greek mythology. This is the same claim if we would say that American Indian god Votan represented god Odin. There is no proof of this correlation, only Hebrew occult mysticism. If we would write the claim; indian god Votan = Odin then this section would be removed immediately. But in our case the equalization of the Iapetus vs Jewish Yaphet remains. (I call this dual standards and "superiority" of the Jewish semitic mysticism version European Indo European mythologies). Correct me if I am wrong.

I've restored the section you deleted. It doesn't say that Iapetus and Japheth are the same, it merely says that some have claimed that they were -- giving sources which as far as I can tell (Graves seems to) support that. Paul August 13:20, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it seems reasonable to include this kind of material about connections between figures in different mythological systems and between mythological figures and historical figures, especially so if reliable sources are cited. If the anonymous user has an issue with the article, a better way to handle it might be to add arguments that have been made against these kinds of connections -- citing reliable sources, of course. --Brodmont (talk) 18:52, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Again Greek Iapetus has nothing to do with the story of Noah and his "descendants". Greek mythology does not describe any "Noah" father of Iapetus and does not describe the Noah's descendants like are Slavs, Greeks, Teutons and who else knows. Iapetus was a Greek god & titan, written and described by Homer himself. The biblical story (from Torah/Pentateuch: from 1009 AD) about Yaphet describes a totally different story; Yaphet is not a god, nor titan and he is not a son of Uranus and son of Gaia. If you will find the claim in Pentateuch or Vulgate, Septuaginta about Yaphet as the titan and a god then you can drive the correlations with Greek character. Otherwise this section should be removed. It is a pseudo science, an occultism.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.182.129.171 (talk) 21:31, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Sounds as if you might have something to contribute to the article. Maybe you could improve it by adding some arguments against the connection between Japheth and Iapetus -- writing from a neutral point of view and referencing reliable sources. --Brodmont (talk) 14:01, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Well actually not. I will improve the section about the Yehovah which derived from the Chinese god Yeng-Wang-Yeh (=Yehovah).— Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.182.132.189 (talk) 20:37, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Iapetus and Japheth[edit]

As soon as this confusion was published, classicists, naturalists and anthropologists felt obliged to include an explanation of their using "Japetus". William Charles Linnaeus Martin was not the first or only example. In his A Natural History of Quadrupeds and other Mammiferous Animals (page 217), he points out his traditional use of the word in contrast to recent error. "Japeticus, not in allusion to Japhet, the son of Noah, but to Japetus (audax Japeti genus. Horace) whom the ancient classics regarded as the progenitor of the race inhabiting the western regions of the world."

Hopefully, a skilled Wikipedian will include this relevant information where it is appropriate.174.65.105.116 (talk) 17:48, 1 March 2014 (UTC)