Re: Huldre and memories of lost ethnic groups (was Re: Nimrina phonology)
|From:||Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>|
|Date:||Monday, August 21, 2006, 6:35|
On Sun, 20 Aug 2006, Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Aug 2006 18:28:11 +0200, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> > As may be found if one googles for "huldre" and its
> > synonyms there is a theory that the Hidden People
> > reflect a memory of a pre-Germanic population.
> This is similar to what I think what "Elves" (as in Germanic and Celtic
> mythology) actually are: a memory of an ancient civilization that existedon
> the British Isles (_Alfheim_ = Britain; _Inis Albion_ means 'Island of the
> Elves') more than 2000 years ago. Of course, these "Elves" were ordinary
> humans, not some strange kind of "demihuman" species. They may also bethe
> Hyperboreans of Greek myth, and the original Atlanteans. This is the idea
> that underlies my own Albic conlang project.
> ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf
So, Jörg - any chance the "elves" were the Picts of
mysterious memory? (Tho if they were Atlanteans,
perhaps the cultural levels would be too far apart.)
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