Dealing with a marginal, still unstudied Ossetic legend belonging to the well-known Prometheus cycle, recorded only in a single version in South Ossetia, the author picks out close similarities (in key elements of the narratives and in heroes’ names) with the Armenian story about Artawazd, a mythical hero from the same Prometheus cycle, attested in Xorenac’i and in the later Armenian tradition. N. Gevorgian endeavours to demonstrate that the Ossetic and Armenian legends are in fact two versions of a single saga, a common heritage of an Armenian-Scythian (Alanian) symbiosis in prehistoric times.

The Redaction
CER: II-5.2.C-459