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Soma

Vassiliki is Greek expert on Vedic studies and has few findings on link between Greek words and Vedic words --
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Explanation on Soma

Soma means blood and it was the red sweet wine, they were drinking in his sacraments. A traditional kind of wine in Eastern islands of Greece is called Souma and derives from the ancient sacraments. In prehistoric Greek blood is called saima. In ancient Sanskrit Soma is existing also as sauma and souma. It symbolizes the blood of the sacrificed Dionysus or Purusha (Grk: Proseios= rising sun).
 
Explanation on Soma and Shiva

You are right about the identification of Dionysus and Shiva. But I think that Shiva is a development of Soma or one of the names of Soma that are forgotten by the later literature. Soma is the blood of the sacrificed god of Vedas. It may mean also his body. In Greek saima is the blood and Soma is the body. Our Christian Orthodox priest when he performs the bloodless sacrifice on the holly altar( he sacrifices bread and wine),he says: Let us drink Christ's Saima and Soma  That means Christ's blood and body.

 I read in RV that the priest when offering the Soma was telling: Lets us drink Soma, our beloved god's nectar and dismembered body to unite ourselves with him(RV 2,36,5/ RV 10,37,11-12/ RV,8,96,21). This sacrament by the Christians is experienced as a marriage with Christ. The same way  this sacrament was experienced by RV(as I noticed the early Vedic sacrifice was also bloodless, that means no sacrifice of animals but only of cereal products).

One of the basic names of Dionysus is Eirafiotis that means Sewed. Soma has the name Uravya that means the same. Siva in ancient Sanskrit means also sewed.


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