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Old August 21st, 2011, 12:51 PM   #81

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KCK you may find this link interesting on the Newton stone.

http://stonecircles-and-stonehenge.b...-swastika.html

i presume your people called Ambrones are just that the Amber-ones(people trading in amber) , and the Padani are the Fa-Dani ,( fa being abreviated fara ,or far from home danites )
These Ligures who worshipped a god by the name of belanu sounds as though it comes straight out of the Samarian texts , as translated in the books byZacharia Sitchin , the god bel ,was thought to be EA or enki the brother of Enlil , and their father in heaven (Nibiru ) whose name was ANU . EA (bel) is thought to have been the father of all mankind.
The Ligures also have a 3 tier social class exactly the same as the hindoos with the Brahmin being the top social caste of priests, next the kshatriyas who were the kings, and aristocratic families, and also the warrior class, and then the rest of society, later on the lower group was split in half again to form a caste group of merchants, traders foremen and overseers , these were over the rest of the serfs , or slaves

another interesting one .
http://hammu-rabi.blogspot.com/
note in this one the ogham all around the square

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Ib-issi _ i presume your people called Ambrones are just that the Amber-ones(people trading in amber) , and the Padani are the Fa-Dani ,( fa being abreviated fara ,or far from home danites )

Ambrones Ambrones
The tribe of the Ambrones was a Germanic tribe that appeared briefly in the Roman sources of the 2nd century BC. Their location at the beginning of their brief history was the coast of north Europe, north of the Rhinemouth, in the Frisian Islands, the region now occupied by what is left of the Zuider Zee, and Jutland, which they shared with their close neighbors, the Cimbri and the Teutones. Their name has been connected to the islands of Fehmarn, old name Imbria [Cumbriac], and Amrum. If true, they may be the Ymbers of Widsith. [east of Angelin, Denmark]

[Yes, they were Danites far from home, The Danaans left there mark[s] all over Europe]

Widsith Widsith
The widely-travelled poet Widsith (his name simply means "far journey") claims himself to be of the house of the Myrgings, who had first set out in the retinue of "Ealhild, the beloved weaver of peace, from the east out of Angeln to the home of the king of the glorious Goths, Eormanric, the cruel troth-breaker."

Ib-issi _ These Ligures who worshipped a god by the name of belanu sounds as though it comes straight out of the Samarian texts , as translated in the books by Zacharia Sitchin , the god bel ,was thought to be EA or enki the brother of Enlil , and their father in heaven (Nibiru ) whose name was ANU . EA (bel) is thought to have been the father of all mankind.

KCK - I know all about myth, Baal. I know all about the Bible, El. I know all about the most ancient cultures and religions from Mesopotamia [where it all started] to Egypt [Amun-Ra]. I could tell you about a time when they considered it, in some senses, one empire [at least back to Mannu-Dannu]. I could tell you about Gudea [Judea] that wrote many of the Meso-texts. Or Hammurabi {Amorite-father] who illiterated them. Sitchiin is not regarded as an authority. This is outside the realms of this post.

Ib-issi _ The Ligures also have a 3 tier social class exactly the same as the hindoos with the Brahmin being the top social caste of priests, next the kshatriyas who were the kings, and aristocratic families, and also the warrior class, and then the rest of society, later on the lower group was split in half again to form a caste group of merchants, traders foremen and overseers , these were over the rest of the serfs, or slaves.

KCK - Yes, and the Druids and Celts did too. They also had bards that sang songs to remind them of the past. Most ancient civilizations were, managed this way in one way or another, Gigamesh had his Enkidu, the Achaeamenids and Medes had each other. One avenue might be sky burials, but I doubt this is an Indian isolate ...

Sky_burial Sky_burial
The Tibetan sky-burial practices appear to have evolved out of practical considerations but can also be related to ancient places of sky burial such as Gbekli Tepe (11,500 years bp) and Stonehenge (4,500 years bp).[citation needed] Most of Tibet is above the tree line, and the scarcity of timber makes cremation economically unfeasible. [There are monoliths and menhirs stretching across Europe to the Steppes, clearly of a more European origin not an Indian one][Gryphon]

Graeco-Aryan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Graeco-Aryan (or Graeco-Armeno-Aryan) refers to a hypothesis that the Greek language, the Armenian language, and the Indo-Iranian languages share a common history within the wider Indo-European family. Graeco-Aryan unity would have become divided into Proto-Greek (spoken in the Balkans) and Proto-Indo-Iranian (spoken in the Caspian steppe) by the mid 3rd millennium BC. The Phrygian language would also be included.[citation needed]

Graeco-Aryan has comparatively wide support among Indo-Europeanists. Early and strong evidence was given by Euler's 1979 examination on shared features in Greek and Sanskrit nominal flection. Used in tandem with the Graeco-Armenian hypothesis, the Armenian language would also be included under the label Aryano-Greco-Armenic, splitting into proto-Greek/Phrygian and "Armeno-Aryan" (ancestor of Armenian and Indo-Iranian).

In the context of the Kurgan hypothesis, Greco-Aryan is also known as "Late PIE" or "Late Indo-European" (LIE), suggesting that Greco-Aryan forms a dialect group which corresponds to the latest stage of linguistic unity in the Indo-European homeland in the early part of the 3rd millennium BC. By 2500 BC, Proto-Greek and Proto-Indo-Iranian had separated, moving westward and eastward from the Pontic Steppe, respectively.

If Graeco-Aryan is a valid group, Grassmann's Law may have a common origin in Greek and Sanskrit. Graeco-Aryan is invoked in particular in studies of comparative mythology, e.g. by West (1999)[6] and Watkins (2001).

Indo-Hittite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Indo-European linguistics, the term Indo-Hittite (also Indo-Anatolian) refers to Sturtevant's 1926 hypothesis that the Anatolian languages may have split off the Proto-Indo-European language considerably earlier than the separation of the remaining Indo-European languages. The term is somewhat imprecise, as the prefix Indo- does not refer to the Indo-Aryan branch in particular, but is iconic for Indo-European, and the -Hittite part refers to the Anatolian language family as a whole.

Proponents of the Indo-Hittite hypothesis claim the separation may have preceded the spread of the remaining branches by several millennia, possibly as early as 7000 BC. In this context, the proto-language before the split of Anatolian would be called Proto-Indo-Hittite, and the proto-language of the remaining branches, before the next split, presumably of Tocharian, would be called Proto-Indo-European (PIE). Traditionally there has been a strong notion among Indo-European linguistics that the Anatolian branch was separated earlier than other branches. Within the Kurgan framework the split time is estimated at roughly 4000 BC.

Recent subgrouping calculations of Indo-European branches using a method that accounts for the distribution of PIE verbs (SLR-D), reject an early separation of Anatolian languages altogether and yield results that place a genealogical split of Anatolian (and Tocharian) within a more recent grouping together with Greek, Albanian and Armenian, in a single branch together with Indo-Iranian, though at distance from the genealogical splits of Balto-Slavic, Italo-Celtic and Germanic that are harboured within another branch, thus supporting proponents of an IE expansion that roughly parallels the adoption of the bronze metallurgy.

Vedic_Sanskrit Vedic_Sanskrit
Vedic Sanskrit is an old Indo-Aryan language. It is an archaic form of Sanskrit, an early descendant of Proto-Indo-Iranian. It is closely related to Avestan, the oldest preserved Iranian language.

Yaz_culture Yaz_culture
The Yaz culture is an early Iron Age culture of Bactria and Margiana (ca. 1500-1100 BC). It has been regarded as a likely archaeological reflection of early East Iranian culture as described in the Avesta. So far, no burials related to the culture have been found, and this was taken as evidence of the Zoroastrian practice of exposure or so-called sky burial.

Avestan_language Avestan_language
Avestan is an East Iranian language known only from its use as the language of Zoroastrian scripture. The Yaz culture has been regarded as a likely archaeological reflection of early East Iranian culture as described in the Avesta. Its status as a sacred language has ensured its continuing use for new compositions long after the language had ceased to be a living language.

List_of_languages_by_first_written_accounts List_of_languages_by_first_written_accounts
c. 2900 BC Sumerian "proto-literate" period from about 3500 BC
c. 2700 BC Egyptian "proto-hieroglyphic" from about 3300 BC (2nd Dynasty, Narmer Palette)
c. 2400 BC Akkadian from about 2800 BC.[probably the 1st extensive use of writing]
c. 2400 BC Eblaite - They love not commenting this 1. [Proto-Ugaric, Hittite, Canaanite-ish]
c. 2250 BC Elamite - [Most closely related to Indo-Iranian group, developed east of mesopotamia in Susa]
c. 2000 BC Hurrian - fragmentary, known only from a few glosses in Hittite texts
c. 1800 BC Luwian - hieroglyphs [closely tied to Hittite]
c. 1700's BC Minoan archival documents written in Cretan hieroglyphs c. 1625 BC:
c. 1650 BC Hittite Various cuneiform texts and Palace Chronicles written during the reign of Hattusili I
c. 1500 BC Canaanite-Proto-Sinaitic alphabet

List of Indo-Aryan languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
* early Old Indic: Vedic Sanskrit (1500 to 500 BCE)
* late Old Indic: Epic Sanskrit, Classical Sanskrit (500 to 300 BCE)

All these languages developed way before Persian Avestan [which it would have to go through] to get to Vedic Sanskrit, and there's really not anything to attest of the Harrappan. Sanskrit is a late development, and a far from perfect one. It attests to an age stooped in myth. [most recent to ancient [ish], Even Tocharian appears to be an isolate here]

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Weapons_sacrifice Weapons_sacrifice

The archaeology of a former lake at the Jutland site of Illerup dal is the best evidence for what are taken to be as weapons sacrifice. The main Illerup deposition, besides weapons, includes gold, silver, spear shafts, shield boards, ropes, cords, leather, textiles tools, wooden vessels, spoons, beads, four horses and a cow. Dendrochronology shows that the deposition was soon after 205 AD, the last coin was minted in 188 AD. The shield bosses are taken to represent 3 levels of hierarchy in the small army. [Ordinary soldiers were represented by 350 iron bosses. Mid level soldiers had 30 bronze bosses, plus 6 bronze or iron bosses with gilded pressed foil. Commanders above these, there were 5-6 silver shield bosses]

Negau_helmet Negau_helmet
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Negau helmet refers to one of 26 bronze helmets (23 of which are preserved) dating to ca. 450 till 350 BC, found in 1811 near Negova, Slovenia. The helmets are of typical Etruscan 'vetulonic' shape, They were buried in ca. 50 BC, shortly before the Roman invasion of the area. On one of the helmets, the "Negau B", there is an inscription in a northern Etruscan alphabet. The inscription need not date to 400 BC, but was possibly added by a later owner in ca. the 2nd century BC or later.

T.L. Markey (2001) who reads the inscription as 'Harigast the priest' (from *teiwaz "god"), as another inscribed helmet also found at the site bears several names (mostly Celtic) followed by religious titles. The Germanic name Harigast is almost universally read and some scholars have seen the inscription as an early incarnation of the runic alphabet, but it is now accepted that the script is North Etruscan proper, and precedes the formation of the Runic alphabet. Harigast constitutes an attestation of the Germanic sound shift, probably the earliest preserved, preceding Tacitus perhaps by some two centuries. Must (1957) reads Hariχas Titieva as a Raetic personal name, the first element from the Indo-European (Venetic rather than Germanic), the second from the Etruscan.

The four discrete inscriptions on the helmet usually called "Negau A" are read by Markey as: Dubni banuabi 'of Dubnos the pig-slayer'; sirago turbi 'astral priest of the troop'; Iars'e esvii 'Iarsus the divine'; and Kerup, probably an abbreviation for a Celtic name like Cerubogios. Helmets of the Negau type were typically worn by priests at the time of deposition of these helmets, so they seem to have been left at the Ženjak site for ceremonial reasons.

Hr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [Ranged Viking Weapons]
Hr was the blind brother of Baldr in Norse mythology. Loki guided the shot (mistletoe missile) which was to slay the otherwise invulnerable Baldr. [Mythical could have been a javelin though, Thracians, Celts, etc ... used this as a first attack]

The Strongbow Saga Viking Site: Viking Use of Archery
Remnants of bows dating as far back as the Stone Age have been found in Denmark, and bows made in the classic longbow shape and proportions, made of elm, have been found in Denmark and dated to the Bronze Age. One such longbow, found on the Danish island of Sjealand, has been dated to approximately 2800 BC. Another, found at Viborg on the central Jutland peninsula, has been dated to between 1,500 and 2,000 BC.

The Vikings!
Earl Hakonsson was in the forehold of his ship, where a shield wall had been set up . . . everything that could be used as a missile was being thrown. Some shot with bows, others hurled javelins. In fact so many weapons rained down, so thickly flew the spears and arrows, that the shields barely withstood them.

Detailed contemporary Frankish descriptions exist of the year-long siege of Paris by Vikings during 885 and 886. During that protracted struggle, the Viking's army was described by the Franks as not only using sophisticated siege techniques, such as employing mobile siege towers against the Franks' fortifications, but also as raining heavy archery fire upon the defenders in support of their assaults against them.

Late Viking era laws from Norway and Sweden specified how free landowners were required to respond when summoned to a general muster of arms. In addition to bringing a spear, sword or axe, and a shield, each warrior was expected to be armed with a bow and arrows.

Ritualistic Weapons Sacrifice
http://www.historum.com/blogs/killca...sacrifice.html

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Some Runes Fiord Yore Tome Gremel
http://www.historum.com/blogs/killca...me-gremel.html

More explanations to Dios, Jove, Tiwaz, Thor-az, [Thrace], Jupiter, Iapater, Heruli, Erilaz, Jarl, and the Oera Linda.
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Some Tomes Fiord Yoor Rune Gremel
http://www.historum.com/blogs/killca...ne-gremel.html

These last few posts probably also directly relate to other migration age artifacts I talked about in this post relating to [Black] stone ships and Black Sun Occult Symbols.

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Stone_ship Stone_ship
Scattered examples are found in Northern Germany and along the coast of the Baltic States. Excavations have shown that they are usually from the latter part of the Nordic Bronze Age, c. 1000 BC - 500 BC (e.g. Gotland) or from the Germanic Iron Age, the Vendel Age and the Viking Age (e.g. Blekinge and Scania). Scholars have suggested both that the stone ship developed out of the desire to equip the dead with everything he had in life, and alternatively that it was specifically associated with the journey to Hel.

Black Sun (occult symbol) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The number of rays in the brooches varies between five and twelve. Goodrick-Clarke (2002) does connect the Wewelsburg design with the Early Medieval Germanic brooches, and does assume that the original artifacts had a solar significance, stating that "this twelve-spoke sun wheel derives from decorative disks of the Merovingians of the early medieval period and are supposed to represent the visible sun or its passage through the months of the year.

It probably goes farther back than that. I tried to illustrate some of it in this Post
The Trojan War - Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums - Page 12
Cancer’s name is Sartano, which means "The One Who Holds"
[Sardano, Sardans, Scarab Beetle Amulets, Liguria, Probably Skelesh and Illyria too, plus Egypt (Hatshepshut)]

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Here's a Rather Incomplete Micro-History of the Brythonic, Norman and Anjou Lines.
[Without showing direct descent through each king, but rather confirms or confers it's existance]

The West Veneti Line of Kings [Micro-History]
http://www.historum.com/blogs/killca...o-history.html
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Just a liitle bit of leftovers on Tiwaz, not that I couldn't add more ...

Tiwaz_rune Tiwaz_rune

The t-rune is named after Tr, and was identified with the god Tyr. The reconstructed Proto-Germanic name is *Twaz or *Teiwaz. Inscriptions of the Tiwaz Runes appear in Old Norwegian, Icelandic and English for example ...

Tyr is the one-handed Aesir; often happens the smith must blow.
Tyr is a one-handed god, and leavings of the wolf and prince of temples.
Tir is a star, it keeps faith wellwith athelings, always on its course over the mists of night it never fails.

Identified with The Aesir and metalsmiths; the wolf and Mars; and oaths, aethlings and the pole star Polaris, which can be associated with canis [oceanus] or Artus.

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Tr is the god of single combat, victory and heroic glory in Norse mythology, portrayed as a one-handed man. Corresponding names in other Germanic languages are Gothic Teiws, Old English Tīw and Old High German Ziu, all from Proto-Germanic *Twaz. In the late Icelandic Eddas, Tyr is portrayed, alternately, as the son of Odin (Prose Edda) or of Hymir (Poetic Edda), while the origins of his name and his possible relationship to Tuisto.

Tyr/Tiw had become relatively unimportant compared to Odin/Woden in both North and West Germanic, and specifically in the sphere of organized warfare. Traces of the god remain, in Tuesday; corresponding to Martis dies, dedicated to the Roman god of war and the father-god of Rome, Mars. Tyr also appears in the names of some plants: Old Norse Tsfiola (after the Latin Viola Martis), Trhialm (Aconitum, one of the most poisonous plants in Europe whose helmet-like shape might suggest a warlike connection) and Tvir, "T's wood", Tiveden may also be named after Tyr, or reflecting Tyr as a generic word for "god" (i.e., the forest of the gods).

Some Toponyms of Tyr are included in the parish and municipality of Tysnes, Norway.
* Dewsbury, England - possibly Tiw's Burg
* Tuesley, England - Tiw's Clearing
* Tisvilde, Sjlland, Denmark - Tyr's Spring.
* Lake Tiss, near Grlev, Sjlland, Denmark - Tyr's Lake.
* Thisted, Jutland, Denmark - Tyr's Stead.
* Tyrsted, Jutland, Denmark - Another form of Tyr's Stead.
* Tiveden, Sweden - Tyr's Woods
* Tysnes, Norway - Tyr's Headland
* [Possibly also Twiskland or Texland, Frisia]
* Tyrseng ("Tyr's Meadow"), Viby, Jutland, Denmark.

Tyrseng was once a stretch of meadow near a stream called Dde ("Stream of the Dead" or "Dead Stream"), where ballgame courts now exist. Viby contained another theonym; Onsholt ("Odin's Holt") and religious practices associated with Odin and Tyr may have occurred in these places. A spring dedicated to Holy Neils that was likely a Christianization of prior indigenous pagan practice also exists in Viby and the city itself may mean "the settlement by the sacred site". Traces of sacrifices going back 2,500 years have been found in Viby.

Tuisto Tuisto

Tuisto (or Tuisco) is the divine ancestor of the Germanic peoples attested in Tacitus' Germania (98 CE). The figure remains the subject of some scholarly discussion, largely focused upon etymological connections and comparisons to figures in later (particularly Norse) Germanic mythology. In the larger Indo-European pantheon, Tuisto is equated to the Indic/Vedic Tvastar.

Ymir Ymir

Traces of this dualistic structure of (also) the Proto-Indo-European creation myth can be found in parallel mythological entities with the same etymology, like the Indic death deity Yama and Avestan Yima, progenitors of mankind; Yama shares with Ymir the characteristics of being primordial and mortal, but otherwise developed towards a very different character, the first of mortal men and kings who after death becomes ruler of the realm of the dead.

Two other names associated with Ymir are Brimir and Blinn according to Vlusp, stanza 9, where the gods discuss forming the race of dwarfs from the "blood of Brimir and the limbs of Blinn". Later in stanza 37, Brimir is mentioned as having a beer hall in klnir. In Gylfaginning "Brimir" is the name of the hall itself, destined to survive the destruction of Ragnark and providing an "abundance of good drink" for the souls of the virtuous.

Tvastar Tvastar

In Vedic religion, Tvaster ... transliterated ... is the heavenly builder, the maker of divine implements, especially Indra's Vajra [the divine thunderbolt] and the guardian of Soma. Tvaster is also referred to as Rathakāra or the chariot maker.The term Tvastr is mentioned in the Mitanni treaty, which establishes him as a Proto-Indo-Iranian divinity. Tvastar is sometimes identified with similar deities, one being Prajāpatī [Ia-pater, Jupiter, Jove] Tvastar in the epic of Mahābhārata and the Harivamśa is a solar deity.

Bhrigu Bhrigu

The Bhrigus, also known as the Bhargavas, are a clan of sages descending from the ancient fire-priest Bhrigu. They instituted the ritual of offering the juice of the Soma plant to the old deities. Some of them were also warriors in addition to being priests ... Bhrigusamhita is believed to be the first book of its kind in the field of astrology.

Surya Surya

The term Surya also refers to the Sun, in general. Surya has hair and arms of gold. He is said to drive through the heaven in his triumphal chariot harnessed by seven horses or one horse with seven heads,[1] which represent the seven colours of the rainbow or the seven chakras. He presides over Sunday.
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Tyrrhenian Etruscii
http://www.historum.com/blogs/killca...-etruscii.html

I think I'll switch back to the geneologies, running down the cultures takes to long.

List: Vandals, West Goths, Wends, Illytrio-Veneti's [I'll probly finish this one], Cisapline Gauls, Lombards, Burgunds, Frisii and Nordic again. Then further East the Wends, East Goths, Austrio-Hungarie, the Steppes and Rus.
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This is just a brief overview of Foundation Myths and Cultural Heroes which goes with ...
http://www.historum.com/religion/304...0?postcount=61

Rhea, Hera, Astarte and Diana
http://www.historum.com/blogs/killca...rte-diana.html

Which leads me to the Cisalpine Rhaeti and Illyrian Veneti, for my next post ...
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In Dreros, Crete, Spyridon Marinatos uncovered an eighth-century post-Minoan hearth house temple in which there were found three unique figures of Apollo, Artemis and Leto made of brass sheeting hammered over a shaped core (sphyrelata). Walter Burkert notes that in Phaistos she appears in connection with an initiation cult. Leto was identified from the fourth century onwards with the principal local mother goddess of Anatolian Lycia, as the region became Hellenized. The Letoides are referred to as the "national gods" of the country. Her sanctuary, the Letoon near Xanthos predated Hellenic influence in the region. The Hellenes of Kos also claimed Leto as their own. Another sanctuary, more recently identified, was at Oenoanda in the north of Lycia. There was, of course, a further Letoon at Delos.

Her Titan father is called "Coeus," and his obscure name links him to the sphere of heaven from pole to pole. Leto's mother "Phoebe" is precisely the "bright, purifying" epithet of the full moon. Leto possibly related to "lethe" (oblivion) and "Lotus" (the fruit that brings oblivion to those who eat it). It would thus mean "the hidden one". It is most likely to have a Lycian origin, as her earliest cult was centered there.

When Hera discovered that Leto was pregnant and that Zeus was the father, she realized that the offspring would cement the new order, was powerless to stop the flow of events. "Latona for her intrigue with Zeus was hunted by Hera over the whole earth, till she came to Delos and brought forth first Artemis, by the help of whose midwifery she afterwards gave birth to Apollo." Hera banned Leto from giving birth on "terra firma", the mainland, any island at sea, or any place under the sun. Antoninus Liberalis is not alone in hinting that Leto came down from the land of the Hyperboreans in the guise of a she-wolf, or that she sought out the "wolf-country" of Lycia.

Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. Some scholars believe that the name, and indeed the goddess herself, was originally pre-Greek. Artemis later became identified with Selene, a Titaness who was a Greek moon goddess, sometimes depicted with a crescent moon above her head. She was also identified with the Roman goddess Diana, with the Etruscan goddess Artume, and with the Greek or Carian goddess Hecate.

A non-Greek origin of Apollo has long been assumed in scholarship, but be established conclusively. Walter Burkert discerned three components in the prehistory of Apollo worship, which he termed "a Dorian-northwest Greek component, a Cretan-Minoan component, and a Syro-Hittite component." The connection with Dorians and their initiation festival apellai is reinforced by the month Apellaios in northwest Greek calendars. Homer pictures Apollo on the side of the Trojans, fighting against the Achaeans, during the Trojan War, a connection seemingly confirmed by the discovery of Apalunias as a tutelary god of Wilusa.

Pleiades, Leto, Artemis, Apollo goes with above. Rhea, Hera, Astarte and Diana [and the earlier blog involving the Celtic Mercury]
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