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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:
> > Hallo! > > 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 existed
> 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 be
> 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.) Regards, Yahya -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.405 / Virus Database: 268.11.3/423 - Release Date: 18/8/06