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They practised a worship of fire, and their gods were natural forces; the word ddwos, from which deva, Beck, deus may be derived, means a being of light, of the sky. Although there are quantities of books on a subject like this, it would be very rash to particularize further, or even to state too positively what I have ventured to suggest. On the other hand, the Aryan branch, thanks to the similarities between the Avesta and the IJ,igveda, is comparatively well known to us. Without speaking more of this subject in this chapter, we should mention that J.
In this state of at most a million inhabitants Buddha was born, the " Sage of the Sakyas " (Sakyamuni). The name of this people is like Saka, the Indian name of a Scythian people which was settled between the upper Indus and the Ox us and was at that time part of the Persian Empire, 2 t 2 Przyluski, OOVD, 830. For the Sacae (Sakai) of Herodotus, the inhabitants of Sacastene (Seistan), THE BEGINNINGS OF HISTORY 27 and would invade India in the first century of our era. ). l Certainly there was little that was Aryan in that environment.
The Epics, on the other hand, which seem to have been composed about a thousand years after that ancient Veda, contain the story of the wars by which the conquest was accomplished only in the form of heroic memories and, one might say, chansons de geste. They are full of non-Aryan elements, and even furnish a corpus of Hinduism. aS is necessarily still more dubious, since they are poetic and philosophical compilations of a yet later date. The history which lies in these various sources cannot be separated from the legend and theory until archreology has confirmed or corrected traditional information.