Re: Celtic Jutland
- Gaeso-rix, I just remembered about the Gaestae (directly translated
as the Spear-men), however it actually meant the paladins, as in,
have spear will travel. However, there was a religious aspect as
well. As you hinted, these Gaestae were associated with a Celt sky
god who's symbol was the spear. There also was a test of piety
though a test of arms. In several ways the Gaestae appear to be the
forerunners of the crusaders.
Gaes-rix king of the Gaestae
would be a fitting celt name for a Cimbric war leader
- Just a quick association - is the American magazine Utne Reader named after this word?
> What is your source for this Anatolian term? I know Cyril Babarev
> cites it in his online Luwian glossary, but again I don't know on
> what authority. The normal Hittite term for "land, country" is <utne>.