This is just the kind of thing I am interested in. The
use of horses seems logical. I would also imagine the
use of mules or asses to carry supplies for such a
journey. I read that Iran was was famous for it's
unusually large donkeys. Marco Polo mentioned them.
--- Thomas Daniel <ThomasDanielReji@...
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> Thomas Daniel (Reji)
> --- In SOR-Forum@yahoogroups.com, "edwinswan"
> <edwinswan@...> wrote:
> > I find the statement widely repeated on the
> internet that Syrian
> > Christians have names for the magi: Larvandad,
> Hormisdas, and
> > Gushnasaph. Sometimes it is added that this is a
> folk tradition but
> > source is given. Even folk traditions have some
> literary first
> > appearance. For instance, the western Christian
> tradition of names,
> > Balthasar, Melchior, Casper seem to start with
> Names: Bithisarea,
> > Melichior and Gathaspa given in a document called
> the Excerpta Latina
> > Barbari ~500AD
> > I am looking for any written sources for the
> Syrian tradition as well
> > as any Syrian tales or stories about the magi?
> Does anyone hear have
> > information?