Re: [HeathenNews] Re: BBC video on the rise and fall of the Hittite empire
- After watching the video yesterday I was left more curious. Thanks for pointing this out. I'd have to do quite a bit of digging and actually read the transcripts from the tablets as well as review other material inside and outside the document but I was left to wonder if however wrong Snorri had been in places that perhaps he'd been partially correct about the arrival of the scandinavians from Turkey with Thor being a king after watching that. There is no guarantee and it is decidedly preliminary but it certainly might help to clear up various fragments of the lore if there is a link. The use of cuneiform and heiroglyphics both likely seem to be borrowed practices applied to an existing language. We don't have a history of the runes dating anywhere nearly that far back so if it is related the clues will need to be in unlikely forms. At any rate, it would comprise a nice look into early indoeuropean groups and provide a counter point in
language vesus the modern reverse construct.
From: Christopher Blackwell <myrddin@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 3:55 AM
Subject: [HeathenNews] Re: BBC video on the rise and fall of the Hittite empire
Two new small URLs that still work:
--- In mailto:HeathenNews%40yahoogroups.com, "Christopher Blackwell" <myrddin@...> wrote:
> The rise of an empire built to take over the civilized world, that destroyed Babylon, defeated Egypt, and then totally destroyed itself. What may be interesting is that it is believed that these were European people and not Middle Eastern.
> Lost Cities of the Ancients 3 The Dark Lords of Hattusha.
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