Orpheus; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Orpheus of Greek mythology.—Professor Max Müller, in order to support the solar myth theory, derives the name from “Ribhu” or “Arbhu”, of the Rig Veda, an epithet of Indra; Indra being said to be one of the names of the Sun (cf. Comparative Mythology).

Source: Google Books: Isles of Wonder

Max Milller, however, identifies Orpheus with the Sanskrit Arbhu (ṛbhu), used as a name for the Sun (Chips 2 : 127).

Source: archive.org: The Classic Myths in English Literature

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