Re: [gothic-l] Weder-Geats
From the younger Bronze age Gotland has a needle with a ram head.
>> Tore Gannholm <tore.gannholm@...> wrote (Subject: Re:Onela's lake battle is probable the Baltic between Gotland and the coast of
>> > Weder is a ram. the one year old sheep male. ... The ram is the national
>> > symbol of Gotland. Already in the 13th century it was the official seal
>> > the Gotlandic republic. You can see it on http://gotland.luma.com
>Hmm. A possibility I had never thought of before (not knowing any
>Gotlanders, y'see . . .;)) But, just off the cuff, how far back before its
>official attestation could we extend the existence of the Ram symbol? And
>would an Anglo-Saxon audience have known that? And I think Widsith makes a
>mention of Onela's lake battle that might correspond with Southern Sweden,
>though I know I'm getting some names wrong . . .
Uppland. Part of the land outside Stockholm was below sealevel
>>Is there an unusually large amount of sheep-breeding in south Sweden?
>I don't know, though I don't think that Gotland is quite South Sweden :)
>>We also seem to be back at that old query: were the Geats / Gautar the same
>>people as the Goths?
>And what's the old answer?
>Dear Frank,Hey, thanks. Though I was being facetious and asking more in a
> > >Is there an unusually large amount of sheep-breeding in south Sweden?
> > I don't know, though I don't think that Gotland is quite South Sweden :)
> Yes, very much so. It's for good reason called the Island of
>Roses (Gotland is built on lime stone in contrast to the rest of
>Sweden) and it is surrounded by water that never freezes. It is
>the number one vacationland in Sweden. You'll find it right to the
>east of Vasterg�tland in south-central Sweden.
> As everyone who ever visited this great island can testify, this
>is "lamb" territory. There are "lamba-gardi" erected in the south
>of the island in ancient style as part of their cultural heritage.
>Yes, they still use "lamb", so Gotish)
> Scotland+North England are roughly co-latitudinal with Denmark
>and South Sweden.
>There are more Swedes living there than there are Danes I think.
nationalistic sense than geographical . . . More of my silliness invading
> Why don't you invest in a map :^))I have several. It's just that laziness prevents me from actually
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