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Dis Pater/Dyaus Pitar[edit]

Has anyone else noticed the similarity between the names Dis Pater and Dyaus Pitar, the prehistoric Vedic God? Should something about Dyaus Pitar be included?--AaronCarson (talk) 10:31, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Is Dis Pater or Dies Pater the cognate of Dyaus Pitar?[edit]

I was under the impression that Dies Pater which was another name of Jupiter was the cognate of Dyaus Pitar. Dies Pater literally means "day father" and seems a lot closer to the etymology of Dyaus Pita. I believe the whole section regarding the relationship between Dis Pater and Dyaus Pitar should be removed. Aniart (talk) 15:34, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

Dis: Roman underworld god, from L. Dis, contracted from dives "rich," which is related to divus "divine, god," hence "favored by god." Cf. Pluto (from: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=Dis&searchmode=none) Böri (talk) 10:05, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

tagging[edit]

I added the factual accuracy tag as a temporary caveat emptor. There is almost no sentence in the article that doesn't contain something misleading, mis- or naively conceived, unsourced, or flat-out erroneous. One point: several Celtic gods have been proposed as the one Caesar had in mind for Dis pater, including Cernunnos, but also Sucellos (also a pretty good match), Teutates and who knows. It's also amusing when modern scholars think Caesar and Cicero (Pontifex Maximus and augur, respectively) were "confused" about their own religion. Don't mean to tag and run, but I'm on a wiki-break now and will try to help here someday with some of the perspective acquired from revising Pluto (mythology). Cynwolfe (talk) 17:43, 14 April 2011 (UTC)