so far as Wotan/Godan is worried, I researched the Historia Langobardorum: apparently Paulus doesn’t propose identification with any greek god from the "classic" period. He only blogs about the germanic god with Mercurius. And also the equation doesn’t explain the next statement, where he writes this "northern" god ultimately arises from A holiday in greece. So, either the Longobards introduced the cult of Mercurius for their northern homeland, turning its name into Wotan/Godan (which appears quite absurd) or even the Greeks and also the Longobards initially share a typical origin, which is the similarities within their ancestral religion, language, usw.
Concerning the golden disc, Yes, it perfectly: it’s from the Longobard tomb present in Cividale del Friuli, near my home, and it is now stored within the Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Before I visited go, I recall this artifact am fascinating which i spent fifteen minutes looking in internet marketing in amazement – my ex-girlfriend needed to pull me away. Most likely the Reiter isn’t Wotan, though – usually Sleipnir was portrayed getting eight legs, not only the standard four. However I could be glad to become mistaken about this point.
Concerning the Urheimat, basically understand right you agree the common proto-cause of proto-Uralic and proto-IE are only able to mean a typical origin, prior to the IE folks found settle south within the steppes after which spread westward and eastward, separating in migrations for the lands we currently call India, A holiday in greece, Italia, Germany and so forth.
Check out "Uralic evidence for that Indo-European homeland", 2012, around the internet (the Häkkinen guy rules!)
I’m collecting a substantial amount of material from ancient authors and modern scholars which makes me re-think the mainstream perception of the initial Urheimat. Where did the proto-IE folks originate prior to the copper age caspian-pontic steppes? Growing evidence shows northwestern Asia / northeastern Europe was by no means covered in ice at that time. A couple of hints:
»In modernity Scandinavia is really a peninsula, but between roughly 10,300 and 9,five centuries ago, southeast Scandinavia was a tropical separated in the northern peninsula, with water exiting the Baltic Ocean with the area where Stockholm has become located« (quote from british wikipedia, page "Scandinavia", with references).
»In 2002 the nation’s Archaeologists of Norway concluded their excavation of the complete city, calculating 1,8 x 1, km, excavated outdoors Hernosand within the very north of Norway, through the Botnic Bay. The town started 4.800 years BP, – doing regular do business with Finland and Carelia – in addition to Russia, Belgium, Germany and Denmark. Though the reason behind this establishment was the initial location through the big inland river-system, permitting a secure and steady water-way passage, crossing the cheapest point around the Scandinavian Mountain-ridge. This "short-cut" connecting the entire Baltic Sea straight to the region of Trondelag, to be the central position for the trade-culture that populated the shores from the North Atlantic, from Neolithic occasions – directly into the center-ages.
That old culture ("Kven-culture") and river-trade from the Northern hemisphere recessed permanently round the 1350s like a weather catastrophe ("small ice-time") – helped by illnesses – extinguished about 3/4 from the Fenno-Scandinavian population. The later restored buying and selling-culture from the north ("Birkarla-culture") clearly decided on a lower location when their buying and selling using the west-coast Scandinavia was re-established.
Not prior to the discovery from the 4.800 years old city – of trade and industrial production – at "Bjastamon" outdoors Hernosand, did anybody possess a clue there were metropolitan areas existing within the Baltics – 1.300 years BEFORE Rome and Athens (!?!). There is even solid evidences of a big-scale, commercial home-production – in addition to numberless products showing do business with distant countries…
This "incredible" discovery is just one of numerous that today is shedding a totally new light around the good reputation for the Baltics. Particularly if we could comprehend the impact from the discovery that Fenno-Scandia -that today is viewed only like a penninsula – was once a tropical – within the Atlantic – at how big todays Greenland«.
There’s a lot more to become stated, however i strongly suspect that Tilak was right in the end (with due corrections, clearly).
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