Huldre and memories of lost ethnic groups (was Re: Nimrina phonology)
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, August 20, 2006, 14:05|
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 on
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 the
Hyperboreans of Greek myth, and the original Atlanteans. This is the idea
that underlies my own Albic conlang project.
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