By discovering that the Arthurian legends are take-offs from Hercules-related myths, a connection is made between the Arthur/Pendragon and Hercules bloodlines. Behold Greek myth wherein Hercules, prior to mating with the half-snake woman, was in the process of returning from a place called "Erytheia" somewhere on the west coast of Europe.
By the time that I had learned this, I had already read in Britannica that the Vikings had settled a Welsh site called "Erethlyn," wherefore I suspected that Hercules was in Erethlyn. Arthurian bloodlines were associated with Wales, especially Merlin the magician (whose name, I think, is a depiction of the Mars bloodline). Note that Wales is to this day depicted by a red dragon. To this I should add that the Welsh to this day claim to be descended from Cimmerians...not at all suggesting that I would identify the Welsh of Merlin's day as purely Gomerians because in such a far-reaching migration, mixing with various peoples is expected.
I was surprised to find that the Viking settlement of Erethlyn was in the district of "Rhos" (see map), evoking the Hros and the Biblical Rosh, both of whom I had independently identified as Cimmerians. In Britain, "rhos" is Celtic for "head(land)," and it's a fact that the Biblical "Rosh" means "head/chief."
The Rosh ruled in Caucasia and Armenia, probably as the Rusa kings of Rusahinili; recall that I linked the root of "Rusahinili" to the Ruthene/Rusyn of France, and that I had also connected the Ruthene of France to the Hros of Kiev. However, I did not find whether the Ruthene stemmed from the Hros of Kiev, or vice versa. It may be that the Ruthene of France (of Christian centuries) spread east to form the Hros, and west to form the Welsh empire.
The latter, while known historically as Cumbria, became the seat of Western Atlantis for a time; hence the Merlin/Arthur myths. Recall that Jordanes called the Cimmerians, "Cimbri," wherefore Cumbrian Atlantis seems to have the peculiarity of being Cimmerian. But to this it needs to be repeated that Jordanus pegged a "Gug" as the ancestors of the Cimbri. And this squares with my finding that Hercules, who came to Wales, was of a Gorgon-Cimmerian bloodline, as were all the Greek Danaans before him.
But in this chapter the subject is Rodez, the first Ruthene settlement in France. "Ruthene" was the location's original name, and "Rodez" was simply an alternative. The Ruthene people were called "Rusi/Ruzzi." In that the Slav/Kiev Russians claim descent from the Ruthene, the Ruthene had to be stem from the Veneti, since the Slavs stemmed from the Veneti. Now because both the Slavs and the Varangians descended from the Ruthene, it's no wonder that both peoples were labeled, Rus.
If indeed the Russians are a Gogi peoples, then ditto for the Veneti. And this is substantiated in the claim that the Veneti stem from Lake Van, where the Gogi came to rule even over Rosh at that location. The Veneti are very "important" in that they contributed to Cumbrian Atlantis, as we shall see. Moreover, the Veneti were the root of the Merovingians.
The Varangians were called "Ruotsi" (or Rutsi) by the Finns, and in fact the very name of Sweden was Ruotsi after them, a term reportedly rooted in the "Rodskarlar" peoples of Sweden. The "t" in "Ruotsi" could certainly have had connection in the Ruthene/Rodez of France. (see http://www.stetson.edu/~psteeves/classes/pritsak.html)
In that the Varangians were called "Rodskarlar" i.e. with "Rod" at it's root, it tends to prove that they and the Slavs were from the same bloodline because Slavs worshipped the Russian god, Rod. While the "Rod" of "Rodskarlar" may be variously defined as "root" or "red" or even "pole," the website above (it may not be active any longer) claimed that "Rodskarlar" is related to the term, "rodr/roder," which looks like "rotor" i.e. a wheel. This was a very important find for me because I had already realized by that time that "Ruthene" was itself rooted in the Latin "rota/roda," meaning "wheel." I might not have realized it except that a certain website had used "roth" as a variation of rota/roda."
At that same website I also found that the Aryan "gargar" meant chariot," and afterward I found that "gar" means wheel" so that "gargar" actually means "wheel-wheel," or a two-wheeled chariot/cart. In the term "gargar" I mean to denote the Gorgons, and that when the Ruthene called themselves after the wheel, they were making a connection with the Gorgons. In other words, I wouldn't be surprised to find that the symbol of the Gorgons/Gogi had become the wheel. It floored me to find that the symbol of the Gypsies to this day is a wheel, for this Rod(a) bloodline that I am in the midst of discussing was from the Gypsies. Note that to this day a fast car is called a "rod."
The Kartli Georgians of Caucasia (note the similarity between "Georgia" and "Gorgon") were also called "Kartvelians," and it floored me some more when I realized that the term looks rooted in "cartwheel." I entertained "Gorgon" as deriving from the same root as our English "cargo," and with that in mind note that the city of Carthage (which looks like "cartage") in north Africa was likely a Gorgon city because it is called "Karkedonos" in the Septuagint. When I add to these things that Helios is the patriarch of the Gorgons while he was depicted as a chariot wheel in the sky, I have confidence in connecting to the Rodez of France and the Rodskarlar Varangians to the Gorgons.
It may be worth mentioning Helios wife, Circe, since that seems to be a round term. In line with my belief that she depicted Circasia, an alternative term for Caucasia, Jordanes wrote of the Caucasus mountains: "then bending back into Syria with a curving turn...then turning back to the north...").
The sacred island of Helios was certainly not by coincidence Rhodes, therefore, and even more telling is that his other wife in that island was "Rhoda" = "wheel". When I later discovered statements linking the ancestry of the Ruthene to the island of Rhodes, I easily accepted the connection between the Rus(sians) and Rhodes. This was a great find, for it not gave the deepest root of the Rosicrucians thus far in my research, but in so doing it gave me some excellent indicators as where to trace further back still. Note that the king-pin of the Illuminati Globalist movement was, about one century ago, Cecil Rhodes...an associate of the Rothschilds who likewise wanted world rule!
"Rodskarlar" looks as though it has two root words that should be read as Rodez-Kar, meaning "wheeled car(t)"...as opposed to the sleds that Scandinavians and Scythians also used. In fact, I have found that the Scythians were almost-certainly named after "ski/skid." Absolutely, yes, for my dictionary (Funk and Wagnalls) tells that our English "ski" derives from the Old Norse "skith" meaning "snowshoe." However, the (same) dictionary also tells that our "skid" derives from the same Old Norse word, but in this case it's defined it as "a piece of wood" i.e. a ski.
Further investigation showed that "Rodez," like "rodeo" and "radius," means "round." Consider also that the Ruthene lived near, and can be connected to, the Redones of France, terms which both look like "rotund"...or even "redundant" (to go in circles).
The problem is that "Hros/Ros" does in no way appear to mean "wheel." At some point, therefore, the Roda peoples of Helios took on the name "Hros/Rus," and it would seem from Ezekiel 38's mention of the Rosh that the term was around as early as the seventh century BC. However, a distinction may be necessary between "Hros" and "Rus," since "hross" is Celt for horse while "Rus", if indeed from "Rosh," means "head/chief. I do note that the "Hros" term was found in Kiev, on the north shore of the Black sea, where the Thracians had long before made the horse the symbol of the region. The question then becomes: to which meaning do we attach the Welsh "Rhos" to? May I suggest the rose, since "ros" in Celt did mean "rose."
Remember in all this that Rhodes was populated by a peoples depicted as "Kamiros," virtually the same as "Gamir," the old name for Cimmerians.
On this map of France, Rodez is just to the left of the top of the red section, in the Department of Aveyron, and in fact the Ruthene were the first inhabitants of Aveyron. Nearby was the capital of Gergovia, belonging to the Arvenia Gauls who named Aveyron and Auvergne. The Ruthene also lived elsewhere in the red section (which outlines modern Languedoc/Roussillon), with special emphasis on the most southern portion, Roussillon (also "Rosellon"), for it appears like "Roslin".
It seems plausible that the Ruthene bloodline was responsible for the Merovingians, for after the Merovingian kings no longer ruled France, the Templars -- who were reportedly formed in support of Merovingian aspirations -- gathered at Rennes le Chateau, which had been home to "Rhedae" peoples so that it was also called "Rhedae le Chateau." I'm suggesting that the Rhedae were one and the same bloodline with the Rodez/Ruthene, but moreover that the Merovingians may have been such. If so, Merovingians had the same root (Old Norse = "rot") as the Russians, wherefore the Merovingians should prove to have close relatives in the Varangians (and other Scandinavians).
Now I opened this chapter with Erethlyn of Wales in mind, for it connects to the worshipers of Rod. The term "Ereth" and it's many variations was very important to the dragon bloodline, and I would suggest that it goes back to Eridu of Babylon/Sumeria, the home of Enki and Utu the Dragon sun gods. It's interesting that certain historians claim that the wheel was invented by Sumerians. Behold the following, where we see that Erethlyn (of Wales) was probably founded by the Rhedae:
"The ancient name for Rennes-le-Chateau was Aereda, becoming later Rheddae or Rhedae, said to have been derived from Aer Red, the Wandering Snake. Others believe that the name came from Rheda, the Visigothic word for chariot."
There you have it: "Rheda," and therefore, "Rhoda," can mean "wheel/chariot." Either definition, "wandering snake" or "chariot (wheel)," points to the dragon bloodline. Here's a similar quote:
"The original name of Redae seems to have come from the Arida (Arese), which gave its name Areda, Redda, Rhedae and then Redae. This is a valley that stretches from the Foret des Fanges to the Col Saint-Louis. Foret des Fanges lies approximately 20 Kilometers away to the south of Rennes-le-Chateau."
Doesn't "Aereda" look like "Erytheia" (of Hercules myth) as well as the "Ereth(lyn)" of Wales? 1970 Britannica makes the assumption that Scandinavians had first of all founded Haeredaland in Norway before founding Erethlyn under the same name; it may have been the other way around. Here's how Britannica put it:
"In a revision of the early part of the Anglo-Saxon chronicle...the first Viking invaders, mentioned under the year 787 [AD], are said to have come from Haeredaland, presumably Hordaland in Norway. But in the same entry these invaders are called Danes, and there is Celtic evidence for the vague application of the name of Hordaland not only to the original home of the Scandinavians (Old Irish Hiruath, Irish Latin Hirota) but to sites settled by them (Middle Welsh Erethlyn)"
(Britannica. 1970; Vol. 23; "Vikings")
Note that the Norwegian location of Haeredaland is given by writers to the domain of the Danes, for I'll be coming back to this. Haeredaland was "Hirota" and "Hiruath" to the Irish, wherefore one can see that Hrot may have modified to Hroth and finally to Hros. I'll repeat that the Kiev Hros were likely symbolized by Ares, the Thracian Horseman and Greek god of war. But to that I also suspect some connection to the Greek god, Eros, the son of Zeus but in some versions of Ares. The point is, Eros is the root of our "erotic," while the Greek term was "erotos," very much like "Erethlyn/Aereda/Hirota." It's interesting that the Slav entities, Lado and Lada, were made gods of love, suggesting a blood connection between Eros and Lada/Lado.
Okay, so the Aereda were the Redones. It's likely that they had stemmed from the Rhaetians (see map of ancient Italy), said to be an Etruscan tribe from north Italy who settled the Alps and region to the west of the Veneti. Note that Etruscans called themselves "Rasenna/Rasna," very much evoking the Ruthene/Rusyn!! Reader, what that does is to make Russian ancestors the original founders of Rome, and brothers even of the Romans.
Can we not see "Ruschi" in "Etruschi." Therefore, a branch of Veneti (from whom the Etruscans stem) became the Rhaetians who in turn became the Redones and Ruthene. Note that a Rhaetian language is Ladin, evoking not only "Latin" and Lydia," but the Lada deity of the Slav Rus. The Etruscans called Leto (Apollo's mother), "Lat." Ladinia is between South Tyrol and the Veneti, by which I mean to focus your attention on Tyrol...in that it not only evokes Tyre, but is symbolized to this day with a red phoenix (see phoenix banner). Remember, the Etruscans were called “Tyrrheni.”
[Update June 2006 -- As I'm tracing the Buzi peoples across Europe more than ever, having devised the theory that Buz, son of Nahor, founded them, and as I'm watching to see if they trace to the Merovingians and Bavarians (i.e. bee/buz-line peoples), note that the region of Bozen is connected to South Tyrol, as for example the phoenix banner shown in the link above includes the Bozen name. Bozen, it is said, was initially settled by Rhaetians, and Tyrol was ruled by Bavarians at the time that Merovingians were ruling the French empire. End Update]
I can feel it in my bones that I am on to something here. For, behold, there lived in the Erytheia myth (of Hercules) a three-bodied monster who was given (by the myth writers) the name "Geryon," a linguistically-valid variation of "Gorgon." As yet another example of Cimmerians appearing in threes, there are the three heads of Hecate, one of them being that of a dog...no doubt depicting Verkana ("wolf land"), modern Gorgan. We find in the Geryon myth that he owned a two-headed dog...which would translate, one could conjecture confidently, into two branches of Gorgons. In the myth, it was the deed of Hercules to steal cattle from Geryon and bring them back to the Greek theater. The "cattle" were no doubt a peoples routinely depicted as "Taurus," and Taurus was on the north shore of the Black sea exactly where the Cimmerians had lived. Moreover, the Armenians called the Caucusus mountains by that very name (of Taurus).
But look at who it is that sends Hercules on this task; it was the king of Mycenae, Eurystheus, a codeword that is an almost perfect match with "Erytheia" (where Geryon lived). If this is not a coincidence, it may reveal that this king was of the Geryon bloodline. According to myth, Eurystheus was, like Hercules, from the Perseus bloodline, wherefore both Hercules and the entire bloodline from which he and Perseus came was Gorgo-Cimmerian. And this explains why Hercules, upon returning from Geryon's land, mated with the half-snake woman (i.e. a Gorgon of some sort) in the region of Taurus (near Azov)...where the historical (i.e. true-to-history) result of these two peoples mixing eventually produced a Scythian empire (about 600 BC) on top of a declining Cimmerian empire.
Now because the Hercules/Perseus bloodline was half Danaan, and because the Danaans, prior to ruling in Greece, had built cities on Rhodes, one is compelled to define the Danaans as Rhodians; that is, the Gorgo-Cimmerians of Rhodes. It would then follow that the peoples who founded Haeredaland (Norway) and Erethlyn (Wales) were the British Danann (not quite the same spelling as "Danaan"), by which I mean to suggest that Hercules was simply a Greek-Danaan army that came to replace Geryon's rule over western Atlantis. There is evidence that Geryon was himself a Danaan entity and yet by another name.
The Danes now come irrepressibly to mind. The historical (i.e. not of myth) Cimmerians in Denmark were called "Cimbri" and had even named the Danish peninsula, "Camber," after themselves, this reflecting perfectly the "Cimbri" (or sometimes "Cymri") of Wales who had named their territory, "Cumber." Britannica says that the modern Himmerland in the Danish peninsula still bears the name of Cimmerians. There is reason to believe that both branches were from a Cimmerian stock in proto-Hungary (i.e. Pannonia) who named Sicambria (now Budapest). The migratory route from Pannonia would, therefore, have been west into Veneti realms, for immediately south of the Veneti there settled the "Umbrians," a term that smacks of "Cumbria" (see map of Umbria).
"Pliny the Elder records that the Umbrians were said to be the most ancient race of Italy" (Britannica). This corresponds to pre-800 BC, for the Etruscans had arrived by then. We're clearly dealing with the Gaul migration (i.e. "Hallstatt" Celts). The question is, did the Cimbri of Wales originate from the Danish branch of Cimmerians, or from the Italian branch from Umbria/Venetia? Could the red color of the Welsh dragon indicate Venetia, since the Tyrol symbol (north of Veneto) is a red dragon-like phoenix, while the Anglo-Saxon dragon is depicted as a white one?
If so, does the red color indicate the Phoenicians? I don't think so anymore (as of June 2006), for the Phoenicians were symbolized by the color purple/scarlet. It may be that the red dragon was an indicator of Rod/Rhodes, and if true, it would suggest that the white dragon was rooted in Gorgo-Cimmerians outside of Rhodes. This is not to say that all Scandinavians were of the white dragon; the Varangian Rus were of the Red Sun, and therefore should be included in the red dragon lines. The political color of Russia today is yet red.
Hercules was said to sail to Erytheia in the golden cup (i.e. grail) of Helios, meaning that he was assisted in his war against Geryon by Gorgons depicted by Helios. Or, the picture may simply identify Hercules as those very golden-grail Gorgons. Hercules himself wore a gold cup on his belt, and there is no doubt in my mind that he represents a major aspect of the so-called Holy Grail of Freemasonry...even though most Freemasons -- dummies to the realities because their superiors feed them cow patties -- don't know it. Freemasons are taught to spread the rumor that the Holy Grail pertains to Jesus, so as to connect the Rosicrucians to Jesus, for this "public-relations" program plays well into their struggle toward world rule as per the counterfeit Biblical Millennium.
The eponym of Cilicia was made, by myth writers, "Cilix," a term that in Latin means "chalice/grail." Therefore the "Holy Grail" of Freemasonry could denote Cilician bloodlines. Britannica supports the well-established contention that Cilicia was settled by Mycenaeans, but "Mycenaean" is an alternative term for "Danaan"...because Perseus the Danaan founded Mycenae.
Upon defeating Geryon, Hercules brought the freed cattle through Illyrium as far south as the Ionian sea, obviously headed for Greece, before they got away from him and settled on the north shores of the Black sea...in their ancient homeland of Taurus no doubt. Hercules had "killed" (i.e. defeated in war) not only Geryon, but his dog "Orthos," and the shepherd "Erytion," these latter two terms once again evoking Erethlyn. And the daughter of Geryon was named "Erythia"!
Keeping in mind that Perseus, though a Gorgon "himself," had fought a war with Gorgon Medusa, she being related to three Gorgon sisters (i.e. tribes) of north Africa. And so we have this similar report: "According to Diodorus Siculus, the hero Heracles completely destroyed a race of woman warriors, called the Gorgons (similar to the Amazons), in Libya."
The Strait of Gibraltar was not called the "Pillars of Hercules" for nothing, rather showing that Hercules Gorgons lived on both sides of the Strait. This very much evokes the legends of both the Irish and Scots in which they claim descent from Scythians crossing first from Africa to Spain, yet it would be hasty to interpret Hercules as those Irish and Scots. Of the three tribes of Scythians produced by the sexual encounter between Hercules and the half-snake woman, one was "Gelonus," reportedly referring to the historical Alans and otherwise known by historians as a major tribe of Sarmations. This is significant because the Sarmations are also called "Sauromatians" by historical records (note that "sauros" means "lizard" in Greek), which then places the Hercules-Geryon war prior to the historical appearance of the Sarmations in about 600 BC. But as the Irish and Scots came to Britain still later, Hercules could not have depicted them.
In the Geryon myth, while Hercules was bringing the cattle back to the Greek theater, he was not only taking a route through southern France exactly where lived the Redones/Rhedae, but afterward a certain Cacus stole some of the cattle from him (i.e. had a military skirmish with him). This term not only evokes the Gogi and Caucasia all at once, but Cacus lived on Mount Aventine, one of the seven hills of Rome! The Harlot of Revelation, though styled "Babylon the Great," is said to sit on all seven hills (Revelation 17).
Unfortunately, I can't tell whether Cacus depicted Etruscans or Romans, but prior to Cacus, as the myth goes, there were "Ialybion" and "Dercynus" who attempted to steal the cattle from Hercules. I first of all note that "Dercynus" evokes "Tarchon," a major Etruscan tribe in Italy that may be named after the city of Tarshish/Tarsus of Cilicia.
As for "Ialybion," he may refer to the Halybes (of the Halys river, north of Cilicia), who were likely depicted by "Ialysos," the son of Kerkaphos the son of Helios and Rhoda.
In Beowulf, a mythical poem filled with codewords, we find: "Heorot, symbol of a new political order founded by a providential king [of the Danes] (Davis 99), has been placed at a village called Lejre."
"Heorot" evokes what the Irish called "Hirota" (i.e. Haeredaland), and yet it was not the same location. This city was in Denmark, in what is to this day the county of Roskilde ("kilde" is Danish for "spring/fountain"), the latter at one time a major city in which the Danes performed royal operations. Once again, as Danes were connected to Haeredaland, so here at Heorot. It makes me suspect that Danes were, not only from the British Danann, but from the Redones. Note that the Roskilde coat of arms included three roses.
Was there also a pre-cursor to Heorot in France, among the Rhedae/Redone bloodline there? After all, the mythical "Eridanus" was, surely, home to the Redones who lived on the "Rhodanus" river (i.e. alternatively the Rhone river). I would therefore suggest that the Danish nation can be traced through Eridanus.
Eurystheus (the king who sent Hercules to free Geryon's cattle) was made the son of "Sthenelus" (king of Mycenae). It's first of all interesting that one of the Gorgon Medusa's two sisters was labeled "Stheino." While Perseus and his mate Andromeda gave birth to "Gorgophones" (at the time that the Medusa was killed), the same couple also gave birth to Sthenelus...indicating that he was a distinct branch of Gorgons (i.e. to be distinguished from the Gorgophones).
This is important in this story because Sthenelus was also made (by myth writers) a king of Liguria, located in north Italy (see map). Note in a quote above that Heorot "has been placed at a village called Lejre"; that is, the two localities may have been founded by the same peoples, by which consideration I might also see Ligurians as co-founders of Haeredaland/Erethlyn.
It was the Ligurians that Hercules fought when he was attacked by the two sons of Poseidon, Ialybion and Dercynus. In other words, there was a family conflict going on from east to west of Europe between Gorgons under the titles of Sthenelus and Eurystheus on the one hand, and under the titles of Perseus and Hercules on the other.
"Liguria" evokes "Lyko" and variations thereof that mean "wolf" and pertain to Apollo. The connection of Liguria to Apollo is supported by this statement: "[The Ligurians] honored the Greek tradition of free state formations and preserved the ancient Greek religious rites associated with the goddess Artemis." Artemis was Apollo's twin sister.
The throne of Artemis was covered in wolf's hide, and because she and the dog were fused, as well as for other reasons, Artemis was from the same Verkana bloodline as Hecate and the Gorgon Medusa. The people of Verkhana/Hyrcania (modern Gorgan) were called "Hyrkanoi," "the wolves." Therefore, add Liguria to the long list of wolf peoples, and thank the myth writers for exposing the tracks of the Draco Line by their very use of secret codes. Note that the German Wolf family crest uses a wheel.
To the end that Apollo and Artemis depicted the Hyperboreans (no doubt the Gogi), we find that the son of Sthenelus was tagged, "Cygnus/Cycnus." He too was made a king in Liguria. Behold. In Ovid's Metamorphoses, we find this concerning Cycnus:
"Now, though he had ruled the people and great cities of Liguria, he left his kingdom, and filled Eridanus’s green banks and streams...As he did so his voice vanished and white feathers hid his hair, his long neck stretched out from his body...So Cycnus became a new kind of bird, the swan."
The implication of, "his voice vanished," is clear, that the Apollo bloodline left Liguria for good and settled instead in the valley of Eridanus. The swan represents Apollo, and in fact Apollo was made the father of Cycnus in some myth versions. Moreover, Apollo's mother Leto (i.e. Lydia) was also depicted as a swan, suggesting that the Ligurians were, as were the Etruscans, from Lydia.
And then there was "Leda" of Sparta who was also depicted as a swan, and she was associated with the "Ladon" region of Greece, while Ladon was the dragon that protected golden apples somewhere in western Europe. It seems clear that "Ladon" refers to the Latins, but why not also a Ladon connection to Ladinia in northern Italy, home of the Rhaetians? Why not also a connection to "Lado," god of the Slavs.
I don't see that the Ligurians became the Redones necessarily, for the two may have been distinct at the time, even while earlier related. But a Redone-Ligurian alliance/mix is certainly expected...especially as Heorot (a Redone-based term) was located at Lejre.
IA Ligurian-Scandinavian connection is in the Ligurian province of Savona (swan?), a term reflecting "Sviones" i.e. the Swedes (see map showing Savona).
Ovid said that Cycnus and Sthenelus were kin to "Phaethon," he being the son of Phoebus otherwise known as Apollo in his capacity as sun god. In other versions, Phaethon is the son of Helios. Phaethon could more specifically depict the giant serpent Pythos that Apollo slew when entering Greece from the far north; it was Gorgon versus Gorgon even then. Apollo's mother (Leto) had as her mother "Phoebe," virtually the same as "Phoebus." This term is said to mean "bright/full moon," evoking the wolf, even as "bobo" (i.e. that looks like "Phoebe") means "wolf."
Ares gave birth to Deimos and Phobos, twins, and knowing that Apollo was Phoebus, I think you can agree with me that he was also Phobos. For, while Apollo's twin sister was Artemis, Ares' other child, Deimos, is evoked. Indeed, Artemis is routinely connected to the Titan, Themis, and that would therefore suggest that she ought to be understood as Ar-Themis. I once came across a website (no longer online) that asserted "Tamazon" of north Africa to been a feminine version of "Amazon." I can see a "Temis/Themis/Deimos" in that term, and of course the dragon sun god, Tammuz, is evoked. Having said that, by which I mean to imply that Ares gave birth to the Gogi, note that Ares is the father of "another" Cycnus of the Greek theater (i.e. probably the same Cycnus peoples as those in Liguria).
[Update November 2006 -- Just found out that all of North Africa is considered "Tamazgha." The language is called "Tamazight." Thanks to Julie, an email correspondent on this topic, I was alerted to the "Kabyli" branch of Amazighen/Imazighen, in modern Algeria but what was likely Libya in ancient times. I will explore many chapters ahead of this one whether these were the Kybele/Kabala cult removed to north Africa. You can see a map of Tamasgha, and the typical symbol (what appears to me to be a double-trident) of African Amazons/Berbers at:
http://www.kabylia.info/index.php/Tamazgha End Update]
Now here's the main point for those of you who have been patient enough to wade through all of this serpent slush: Phaethon was depicted as a peoples crashing the chariot (i.e. wheels) of the Helios into the Eridanus river valley. It can't be a coincidence; "Eridanus" (“of the Redones”?) must be rooted in "wheel." Eridanus must therefore depict the Rhodes peoples descended from Helios. If you don't believe that "Eridanus" means wheel, behold the Gaul god, Mog Ruith:
"The one-eyed Celtic/Irish god of the sun who rides through the sky in a shining bronze chariot, or who flies through the sky like a bird. The word 'Ruith' is possibly derived from the Irish roth, meaning 'wheel' (representing the sun)" [italics not mine]
In this case, the sun god is modified to "Ruith," who must be an eponym of the Ruthene/Ruotsi themselves, showing that they came forth from the peoples depicted by the Greeks as Phaethon/Apollo/Helios. The one-eyed concept of myth, being code for Gogi in my strong opinion, was used and understood also by the Celts, and no wonder since the Celts were the Gauls and therefore with little doubt the extensions of the Galli cult that invented the mythical concept in the first place (since the Galli cult included the "Caucones/Kikons").
I noted that the kings of the Danes in the time of Beowulf (6th century AD) were the historical Hrothgar and Hrothulf, both evoking "Hros" but using the "th" version that furnished "Ruthene." Indeed, see that king "Hrothkar" evokes the Rodskarlar family in Sweden that became the Ruotsi, but who called themselves the Varangian Rus. It's beginning to look as though the Varangians, though from Sweden at the time that they migrated to Kiev, were not Swedes proper, but Danes. This tends to make me connect the Varangians more directly to the British Danann (who were from the Redones) rather than to the Redones of France.
Britannica says that the Rhone river in France was also called "Rhodanus," a term evoking not only the proto-Rus, but the "unknown" region of Eridanus. As the Redones were also called "Rennes," it would explain the alternative name of the Rhodanus river.
To help prove that the Danes were the founders of both Haeredaland (Norway) and Erethlyn in Wales, Britannica equates Haeredaland with modern Hordaland while the peoples of Welsh Erethlyn are called "Ordovices." And "Ordo" evokes Geryon's dog, Orthos, so that Geryon's home is not only identified as Erethlyn, but he himself seems to depict (proto-)Danes. Hordaland is today twinned with the capital city of Wales, Cardiff (see Cardiff Arms).
The Ordovices of Erethlyn lived where the north-Wales kingdom of Gwynedd (in south Mona) was situated. And behold, Gwynedd must have been related to the Veneti, for it was earlier called "Venedotia" (http://www.hostkingdom.net/wales.html)!
It can't be a coincidence that Venedotia reflects "Veneti" so well, the latter having "Venedi" as an alternative spelling. But there's even an intermediate link between the Veneti of Italy and the Venedotia of Wales because Gwynedd looks a lot like "Gwenea," that latter term referring to a city in Brittany which was also called "Vannes." I noted that in north Africa there was a people by the name of "Guinea," a term almost-exactly "Gwenea."
Although the Redones stemmed from the Rhaetian-Veneto region, the extent of Redone involvement in Vannes and Gwynedd remains foggy in my mind. There also remains the unanswered question of whether the Ruthene -- who founded Rosellon (in France) -- were the founders of Roslin, Scotland. Rollo the Dane and his peoples lived in Norway (i.e. where Haeredaland was located), and as the Rollo Vikings were St. Clairs while Roslin was overseen by St. Clairs, Roslin can be identified as a plausible Ruthene settlement if Rollo can be connected to the Ruthene.
The mythical mother of the Vanir gods was "Vanadis," wherefore the Vanir connection to the Veneti seems as hard as fortified concrete. Moreover, the Vanir were represented (i.e. led) by the Scandinavian wolf god, Loki, and behold that the Vandals are traced by historians to the Lugii/Lygii peoples who must have been related to, if not one and the same as, the Ligurians. The Lugii are thought to be related to the Lingones who lived in both French and Italian Gaul, and this does evoke the Ligurians...who (according to myth as shown above) moved from Italian Gaul to French/Eridanus Gaul.
But this still doesn't connect the Danes to the Redones, but only as far as the Veneti and the Ligurians. Rollo's connection to the Veneti is important, however, as per the previous chapter wherein I hypothesized that Rollo and the Merovingians shared the same root. In fact, the Merovingians were rooted in the Veneti by their own admission.
Because the Western-Slav Rus were the result of the Vandals, those Slavs are thus rooted in the Veneti, for which reason the Varangian Rus are expected to be rooted in the Veneti. And it is this that causes me to view the Varangians as Vanir and therefore as Danir/Danes, for "Vanir" is a version of "Danir." Until I can make a solid connection between the Veneti and the Redones, therefore, I cannot connect the Danes to the Redones (or their descendants, the Ruthene). Again, while the Ligurians can be connected to the Veneti, it is not known whether the Ligurians became the Redones, or merely went to live in their Rhodanus territory.
It's important for me to know whether the Veneti who founded Vannes and the Gwynedd kingdom, which I interpret as Western Atlantis, were the Redones. For I am half convinced already that Vannes was founded by Merovingians. Just because the Merovingians were socializing and scheming in Redone-founded cities doesn't necessitate Redone blood in the Merovingians.
Both the Merovingians and the Arthurian legends were obsessed with the holy grail, an item that refers to a "holy" bloodline i.e. their own bloodline. And so the wheels of my mind are turning.
Take a look at the Celtic Cross and see if it doesn't remind you of a chariot wheel.
The Goats of Hermes were Goths
The Hermes bloodline represented Atlantis East
but came also to represent Atlantis West,
beginning with the Goths of Sweden.
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