Showing posts with label Scythians. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scythians. Show all posts

29 January 2013

Greuthungi were a Gothic people of the Black-Sea steppes

PUBLISHED, EDITED & IMAGES ADDED BY KENNETH S. DOIG 

(From Wikipedia)


 

traditional Götaland
the island of Gotland Wielbark Culture in the 
early 3rd century
Chernyakhov Culture, 
in the early 4th century
Roman Empire

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)
Introduction
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

PUBLISHED, EDITED, IMAGES ADDED & ANNOTATED (IN RED) BY K.S.DOIG

(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. 

12 July 2012

Cimbri : Kimbrians : Germanic or Celtic?

IE PEOPLES, C.
 1300 BC
PUBLISHED, EDITED, FORMATTED, IMAGES ADDED & ANNOTATED (IN RED) BY K.S.DOIG
(source)




The Cimbri were a tribe from Northern Europe, who, together with the Teutones and the Ambrones threatened the Roman Republic in the late 2nd century BC. The Cimbri were probably Germanic, though some believe them to be of Celtic origin. 


THIS MAPS SHOW THE CIMBRIC PENINSULA (JUTLAND)BUT C. 400-800 YEARS
AFTER THE STORIES BELOW
The ancient sources located their original home in Jutland, in present-day Denmark, which was referred to as the Cimbrian (or Kimbrian) peninsula throughout antiquity (Ancient Greek: Κιμβρικὴ Χερσόνησος / Kimbrikē Chersonēsos.

 


Homeland and name

Archaeologists have not found any clear indications of a mass migration from Jutland in the early Iron-Age. The Gundestrup Cauldron, which was deposited in a bog in Himmerland (Himmer- is the modern-Germanic [Danish] form of Cimbri. There was NEVER a soft c [as in cityin classical Latin, c was always a k-sound.

11 July 2012

Ancient history of Indo-Europeans : Eastern Iranic People : Bactrians, Saka/ Skyths & Tocharians

PUBLISHED, FORMATTED, EDITED & ANNOTATED (IN RED) BY KENNETH S. DOIG


(from the "Ancient history of Indo-Europeans : Easterns Iranic people" website)
Bactria:

Bactria (Bâkhtriš): country in northern Afghanistan, in Antiquity famous for its fierce warriors and its ancient religion, which was founded by the prophet Zarathustra.

08 July 2012

"Skythia/Scythia" : 'Land of Shooters'


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

Preface

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

05 July 2012



PUBLISHED, FORMATTED, EDITED, IMAGES ADDED (WHERE NOTED) & ANNOTATIONS (IN RED) BY KENNETH S. DOIG
(from Wikpedia)



The Iranian peoples (Iranic peoples) are an Indo-European ethno-linguistic group that comprise the speakers of Iranian languages, a major branch of the Indo-European language-family, as such forming a branch of the Indo-European-speaking peoples.
Their historical areas of settlement were on the Iranian plateau, and comprised most of Iran and certain areas of Central-Asia such as Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and most of Afghanistan, some parts of western Pakistan, northern Iraq and eastern Turkey, and scattered parts of the Caucasus Mountains. 

   Skyths c.1000BC                                 descendant of Iranic Sarmatians
Nordic Skyths, long-ranging East-Iranic nomad/pastoralists, famed for their chariots, ox-drawn wagons, archery, horsemanship. They ranged from Poland in the west to the far-western Chinese frontier region of Xinjiang where closely related Indo-European brethren, the Tocharians have been discovered, mostly in the Tarim Basin. The extremely dry air has mummified the remains & clothing. Not only is the skeletal cranio-facial morphology completely Western (Caucasoid, but it is Nordic, very much like that of a modern-day Swede, Scot or Icelander.


 Often, even the hair-color has been preserved, many have light-brown, blond & red hair. The clothing reminds one of Celtic garb, plaid patterns, woolen kilts & trousers, hats that look like the Scottish "tam o' shanters". But they were not Celts, at least not yet. We presume that they were the enigmatic, far-flung early Indo-European tribes of Chinese legend. These legends speak of large white men with green eyes & red hair who lived in their desolate, arid northwestern frontierlands of Xianjiang. 


The "Yuezhi" in Chinese. They were Tocharians or close relatives, who, oddly spoke a western, "Centum" (more akin to western European IE dialects, like Italic (Latin), Celtic, Germanic & Greek even though it was much further east than even the eastern IE group [Satem] of Eastern Europe (Balto-Slavic, the extinct "Balkan Indo-European" subgroups & dialects, about which little is known. Daco-Thracian, Illyrian, Messapian, Phrygian, ancient Macedonian, etc. The IE languages of Asia were of the Satem group, these were Indo-Iranian, Persian, Skythian, Bactrian, Indic, Sanskrit, Vedic, Punjabi, also in its own subfamily, Armenian & probably the very ancient Anatolian IE dialects, [Indo-Hittite].K.DoigImage(living Iranic Indo-European descendant, now Turkic-speaking) 
Tam o' Shanter hat (upper-[eft) NW China's isolated, mountainous region of Xinjiang with the Tarim Basin where the White, Indo-European mummies have been found. They were probably Tokharians, but may have also belonged to other IE subgroups, e.g., the Iranic-speaking Skyths, Sogdians, Bactrians, etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarim_mummies K.Doig

Their current distribution spreads across the Iranian plateau, and stretches from Pakistan's Indus River in the east to eastern Turkey in the west, and from Central-Asia and the Caucasus in the north to the Persian Gulf in the south.
A region that is sometimes called the Iranian cultural continent, or Greater Persia by scholars, and represents the extent of the Iranian languages and influence of the Persian People, through the geopolitical reach of the Persian empire.


The Iranian group emerges from an earlier Iranian unity during the Late Bronze-Age, and it enters the historical record during the Early Iron-Age.

20 October 2011

THE WORD "SCYTH" IS COGNATE TO OUR WORD "SHOOT" : THE SCYTHIANS, HORSE-BORNE ARCHERS & CHARIOTEERS OF THE STEPPES

PUBLISHED BY KENNETH S. DOIG
Preface:
Scythia, Skythia  

Scythia was an area in Eurasia inhabited in ancient times by people probably speaking Indo-Iranian languages, known as the Scythians. The location and extent of Scythia varied over time, from the Altai region whereMongolia, China, Russia, and Kazakhstan come together to the lowerDanube river area and Bulgaria. The Saka were Asian Scythians and were known as Sai to the Chinese.


24 August 2011

THE ORIGIN OF THE PRE-IMPERIAL IRANIAN PEOPLES


PUBLISHED BY KENNETH S. DOIG



Two Ancient Iranian-Scythian
 Priest Warriors 


INTRODUCTION 

As late as the closing decades of the 4th century B.C., the Iranian peoples were still the largest and the most widespread group within the great Indo-European family; this position must have been held for thousands of years by their nomadic ancestors, and was not relinquished until well into the Roman period; during those distant millennia.

20 August 2011

Possible Scytho-Cimmerian-Galatian Connections to the Lost Tribes of Israel

Published by Kenneth S. Doig

Preface

I believe that the western Indo-Europeans are not descended from the lost tribes of Israel but they may have resided near or next to each other for a period of time. I believe it is good to give viewpoints that I, myself do not believe. K.Doig

The Historical Background

According to conventional history, the British Isles, Gaul
(France and Belgium), and the northwest European coastline, in
ancient times, were settled by peoples of Celtic culture. A
predominant element among the Celts, were the Galatians to whom
belonged the Cymbri in Denmark, the Cimry and Caledonians in
Britain, and the Galli in Gaul.
 


The Galatians were ascribed
Cimmerian origin by Classical writers which is substantiated
by archaeological evidence and other sources. The Cimmerians had
first appeared on the fringes of the Assyrian Empire shortly
after the majority of northern Israelites had been exiled, and
all areas of their early appearance were those to which
Israelites had been transported. The Cimmerians from the Middle
East area moved to the west where they merged with and

14 August 2011

THE NORSE, HUNS, KHAZARS, KURGANS, BULGHARS, OSSETIA, SCYTHIANS AND MORE


PUBLISHED BY KENNETH S. DOIG


OGHURIC

The Khazar language appears to have been an Oghuric tongue, similar to that spoken by the early Bulgars. Therefore, a Hunnish origin has also been postulated.

The Hunnish empire stretched from the steppes of Central Asia into modern Germany, and from the Danube river to the Baltic Sea. Dionysius Periegetes talks of people who may be Huns living next to the Caspian Sea in second century AD. 



Ptolemy lists the "Chuni" as among the "Sarmatian" tribes in the second century, although it is not known for certain if these people were the Huns. The fifth century Armenian historian Moses of Khorene, in his "History of Armenia," introduces the Hunni near the Sarmatians and goes on to describe how they captured the city of Balk ("Kush" in Armenian) sometime between 194 and 214, which explains why the Greeks call that city Hunuk. 

20 June 2011

WHO WERE THE SCOTS?




Scottish Lowlands


PUBLISHED, EDITED, FORMATTED & IMAGES ADDED BY KENNETH S. DOIG

(note bene, "Scythian" or "Scythia" should NOT be pronounced [sigh thee-uh] for you English-speakers of [sai-ðia] but the "c" really should be a "k". The words should be pronounced [skith-ian] & [skiþia] K. Doig)

The Scots declare their Scythian connections...

The Declaration of Arbroath

18 June 2011

CENTRAL ASIA: BIRTHPLACE OF NATIONS




ANCIENT SCYTHIANS ARTWORK DEPICTING ANCIENT
 SCYTHS BY CONTEMPORARY SCYTHS. THEY SEEM TO 
HAVE NW EUROPID FACIAL FEATURES & HEAVY 
BEARDS. HISTORIANS, e.g., HERODOTUS DESCRIBES
THEM AS (PARAPHRASED) "RED-HAIRED, BLUE-EYED
GIANTS". ARCHEO-CRANIOMETRY CORROBORATES THIS.
THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE TRUE SCYTHIAN RACIAL
TYPE, FOUND AMONG THE "ROYAL SCYTHS" CONFIRMS
THAT THAT THEY WERE MESO- TO DOLICHOCEPHALIC
& HAD FACES ALMOST IDENTICAL TO MODERN NW
EUROPEANS. K.DOIG  

PUBLISHED EDITED, FORMATTED, IMAGES ADDED &CAPTIONS WRITTEN BY KENNETH S. DOIG

Similar subjects you might find interesting. Internal Links "Who Were the Scots?", "The Word "Skyth" is Cognate to Our Word "Shoot" : The Scythians, Horse-borne Archers & Charioteers of the Steppes", "Possible Scytho-Cimmerian-Galatian Connections to the Lost Tribes of Israel", "THE NORSE, HUNS, KHAZARS, KURGANS, BULGHARS, OSSETIA, SCYTHIANS AND MORE", "THE EASTERN ARYANS OF THE GREAT ASIAN STEPPE", "KEYO GHETTSON: FOUR OLD IRANIAN ETHNIC NAMES ('Who were the Scythians/Saka?')"


Central Asia, central region of Asia, extending from the Caspian Sea in the west to the border of western China in the east. It is bounded on the north by Russia and on the south by Iran, Afghanistan, and China. The region consists of the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan. Area 1,542,000 square miles (3,994,000 square km). Pop. (1993 est.) 53,612,000.



Ancient Nordic Persians, this artwork was made in
ancient times by Persians themselves.
Physical and human geography. Central Asia’s landscape can be divided into the vast grassy

steppes of Kazakhstan in the north and the Aral Sea drainage basin in the south. About 60 percent of the region consists of desert land, the principal deserts being the Karakum, occupying most of Turkmenistan, and the Kyzylkum, covering much of western Uzbekistan. Most of the desert areas are unsuitable for agricultural use except along the margins of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya river systems, which wind their way northwestward through Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and eastern Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan after rising in mountain ranges to the south and east. These two major rivers drain into the Aral Sea and provide most of the region’s water resources, though northern Kazakhstan is drained by rivers flowing north into Russia. On the east and south Central Asia is bounded by the western Altai and other high mountain ranges extending into Iran, Afghanistan, and western China.

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