Showing posts with label Black Sea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Black Sea. Show all posts

24 February 2015

Wilcuma tó Scyþalande/Välkommen till Skytien/ Welcome to Scythia/Skythia

Published, edited, formatted & annotations/comments (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig

(websource: "The Ancient Worlds" website)

Welcome to Scythia (Skythia) - a vast geographical region that encompassed both the Pontic-Caspian grasslands and foreststeppes (in parts, hither & yon, in the modern-day Ukraine, Crimea, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and southern Russia) and the northern Caucasus area, and at times stretched even as far north as Southern Siberia and east to the Altai-Mountains in Central-Asia.

02 April 2013

How Large Was the Area in Which Proto-Indo-European Was Spoken

(from GeoCurrents)
(Article written by Professor of Historical Geography, Martin W. Lewis, Stanford University)


As the current series on the origin and expansion of the Indo-European languages nears its completion, only a few remaining issues need to be discussed. Today’s post examines once again the mapping by Bouckaert et al. of the area likely occupied by the speakers of Proto-Indo-European (PIE). 

09 January 2013

"The Black-Sea Origins of the English" Part II

Published, formatted, edited (not yet completed), fact-checked (not yet completed) & annotated (in red - not yet completed) by Kenneth S. Doig 

The Engle or Anglii (Latin) – Angles

The Engle lived in southern Jutland and worshiped the Nerthus (Niörðr in Old-WestNorse, *Nerþuz in PGmc) or Earth Mother. Their land was called Angeln. They were known for their ability to fish (where angling comes from.) And one can see how the Angles and Saxons fed off each other. Universal Map 30293 119 Roman Empire and Germanic Migrations - C. 400CE (Google Affiliate Ad)

The Angles providing fish and boats, the Saxons keeping the region safe to the south. They practiced sacrifice of animals which were often thrown into bogs. 

Unfortunately for their owners the expensive horse tack etc often went too! They, like the Saxons, worshiped Woden.

15 November 2012

The First English and their ancient origins – a Scythian (Skythian) race?

Map of possible Neolithic origins of the English 4000 BC

Published, formatted, edited & annotations (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig
(note: much of this article is based upon legend, mythology & other specious sources, but it is interesting & parts of it seem accurate)
Proto-Germans, Proto-Germanic, Scythians, Scyths, Skyths, Celts, Norse, tribes, Indo-Europeans, Black Sea, history, Legend, 
(from the "England & English History" website)
Many people have questioned who the English really are and where they come from. This timeline sets out to answer that. The English are a Germanic race of people. 

Engles (sic, read Angles), Jutes and Saxons. It finds the English to be a very old people indeed. It explains some of the mysteries about the origins of the ethnic English. And tells of where some of the ancient symbolism and old myths comes from. 

The White Dragon, Woden (Wotan,) (from Proto-Germanic "PGmc", *Wōđanaz or *Wōđinaz)  and the Steadfast sword. It takes about 20 minutes to read. I suggest that it will be a valuable read indeed.

Map of the movement of Germanic tribes from Scania 1000-250 BC Map of the movement of Germanic tribes from Scania 1000-250 BC
The First English and their ancient origins – a Scythian race? (Scythian or, better yet,'Skythian', should be, if one wants to be somewhat linguistically historically more accurate, pronounced /SKITH-ee-uhn/, the /-th-/ being the voiceless-dental spirant, [IPA, theta/, i.e., an aspirated voiceless alveolar spirant, virtually identical to the English word's /t/ in "top". In ancient Greek, theta was not pronounced as it is today, both in modern-Greek & English.
[{text in green, from Wikipedia} Theta (uppercase Θ, lowercase θ or cursive ϑ; Ancient Greek: θῆτα, thē̂ta, [tʰɛ̂ːta]; Modern: θήτα, thī́ta, [ˈθita]; UK /ˈθtə/, US /ˈθtə/) is the eighth letter of the Greek alphabet, derived from the Phoenician letter teth . In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 9.]K.Doig) The source stories of both the English and Scandinavian cultures claim that the Kings of both peoples originated from families which came out of ancient Black Sea/Macedonian tribes. Collectively they are known as the people of Allfather from the Middle Enclosure. The English stories claim descent from ancient Troy.

14 July 2012

The Cimmerians : Kimmerians


(from Wikipedia)
The Cimmerians or Kimmerians (Greek: Κιμμέριοι, Kimmerioi) were ancient equestrian nomads of Indo-European (IE) origin.

According to the Greek historian Herodotus, of the 5th century BC, the Cimmerians inhabited the region north of the Caucasus and the Black Sea during the 8th and 7th centuries BC, in what is now Ukraine and Russia. 

09 July 2012


Skythian phenotype in modern-day Pakistan.
She could be from northern Europe. The Skyths,
as were virtually all the early & Proto-
Indo-Europeans were of the Nordo-Mediterranean
Published, edited, formatted, some images added (where noted) & annotated (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig 
c. 2000 BC

(websource- Wikipedia)The Scythians (/ˈsɪθi.ən/ or /ˈsɪði.ən/;(best, most accurate pronunciation is /skith-ee-un/. The 'k' after the 's' is pronounced) from Greek Σκύθης, Σκύθοι), or Scyths /ˈsɪθ/, were an ethnolinguistic group of ancient Iranian (the Iranian languages were Indo-European [IE]along with; Germanic [English, German, Swedish, etc.], Celtic [Gaelic, Welsh, Gaulish, etc.], Balto-Slavic [Lithuanian, Latvian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Polish, etc.], Indo-Iranian or Indo-Aryan [Farsi/Persian, other Iranic tongues, Ossetian, Pashto, Kurdish, Skythian, etc. Indic [Punjabi, Hindi, Sanksrit, Urdu, etc.], Hellenic [Greek], Armenian, Albanian, just to name a few) nomadic tribal cultures living in Scythia, the region encompassing the Pontic-Caspian steppe (in Eastern Europe) and parts of Central-Asia throughout the Classical Antiquity. 

                             C. 1000 BC
Much of the surviving information about the Scythians (Skyths or Skythians) comes from the Greek historian Herodotus (c. 440 BC) in his Histories and Ovid in his poem of exile Epistulae ex Ponto, and archaeologically from the exquisite goldwork found in Scythian burial mounds in Ukraine and Southern Russia. 

Two of the largest Scythian tribal confederations were the Sarmatians of Western Scythia and the Amyrgians of Eastern Scythia. In a broader sense, the name "Scythian" has also been used to refer to various peoples seen as similar to the Scythians, or who lived anywhere in the area known as Scythia.


Sulimirski views the Histories

08 July 2012

"Skythia/Scythia" : 'Land of Shooters'



Published, formatted, editted, prefaced, images added and annotated (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig       ANCIENT "WORLDMAP" BY HERODOTUS- ON RIGHT (SOURCE)


by K.S.Doig

If ever there was enigmatic Indo-European (IE) people, the Skyths would be on the shortlist; along with the Tocharians of northwestern China, the Daco-Thracians or (there is general consensus among today's scholars that the Picts were IE, most

01 June 2011


Conceived, written, published, formatted & edited by Kenneth S. Doig

2:57pm Jun 1Ühenkoorid - Isamaa ilu hoieldes (X noorte laulupidu 01.07.2
The blond singer is cute and she looks like a Hallstatt/Swedish-type-Nordic. The entire population is Nordic, but it's not just light hair, eyes and skin that makes a person Nordic, it is also facial structure, head shape, cranial dimensions, cephalic indices, etc. A person could be a Germanic Hallstatt-Nordic and have brown hair and eyes, about 5 % of pure ethnic Hallstatt-swedes have such coloring. Don't forget

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