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Re: Sinclair booth at Celtic festival
Just getting caught up with all the mail from the past week .
Your comments on the Cimmerians -- they were a real race of people .
They , the Cimerii , were the oldest occupants of Scythia . They were of
Thracian or Iranian descent . They were driven from their homeland in the 7th
century B.C. by the Scythians .
The Scythians were in turn displaced by their eastern neighbors the Sarmatae .
The Sarmatae were definitely Iranian . They in turn were displaced Westward
by the Huns .
Interestingly , the name of the Scythians in Latin was Scoloti . I wonder if
a gutteral prononciation of this, like in German , might be a predecessor to
the word Scottish ???
The writer , ROBERT ERVIN HOWARD , who died ( suicide ) at age thirty , was
unusually well informed and well researched in his writings . Three or four
of his main characters were drawn from our areas of ancestry : Conan , Bran
MacMorn . Solomon Kane and Cormac Mac Art ; i.e. Cimmerian , Pict , Puritan ,
The Scots of a thousand years ago considered themselves to be of Scythian
ancestry . This was true of Prince Henry Sinclair also and so should lay to
rest the speculation of the NORSE / FRENCH / BRITON / PICT/ SCOTCH / CELT ,
or dominance ??
There is much more to all of this but I don't want to bore our list readers .
Those who are interested will find the Scythians in the OLD TESTAMENT under
the Hebrew name Ashkenaz .
regards to all .
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