Showing posts with label Skythia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skythia. 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.

05 November 2013

Who are the Scots? Celtic-Gaels, Celtic-Britons, Picts (the Picts may have been Celts) Germanic Angles, Jutes, Frisians or Iranian-speaking Scythians?

Skythian art from early antiquity

Published, edited, annotated (in redletter) & images added by Kenneth S. Doig
Skythian art from early antiquity


(The author and every author I have read heretofore acts like it is some big deal that the enigmatic ethnonym, [and the Scottish people themselves and the ancient Scots and many modern-day Scots] is cognate with the Greek-derived exonym for the semi-nomadic Iranic-speaking, Nordic, i.e., light-haired, light-eyed, light-skinned, tall dolichocephals. 

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

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