[gothic-l] Re: Asatru
- <370ca62e.3afb2ce-@...> wrote:
Sorry to reply to such an old thread, but I was enjoying myself
looking through the archives. I hope it isn't distasteful to do this in
the group's opinion?
> > I have been in contact with severalIt's interesting to note that one of the many different Icelandic
> > which also claim to worship the Gods of the Goths.
> Which god is that? ;->
names for Odinn is "Gauti", which is identical to the Icelandic word
for Goth. In the Icelandic Etymological Dictionary (Islensk
Ordhsifjabok published by the University of Iceland)it mentions in the
entry for this word that "Odinn was called Gauti because he was
worshipped by the Goths", which seems like an overly simplistic
explanation to me. Also too, Gauti is still used as a given name in
Iceland, though not too commonly, and the only person I knew who had
that name was well aware that it signified Odinn, yet didn't seem to
care to notice or remark that it also meant Goth which is a more
in the language.
- jdm31-@... wrote:
> <370ca62e.3afb2ce-@...> wrote:in
> original article:http://www.egroups.com/group/gothic-l/?start=439
> Sorry to reply to such an old thread, but I was enjoying myself
> looking through the archives. I hope it isn't distasteful to do this
> the group's opinion?OK, I'm even sorrier, as I haven't READ the old thread. I've only read
a few weeks back, so please forgive me and keep your insults tame if
this stuff has already been covered.
A while back I looked up the proto-germanic forms of a number of
Germanic deities, and other terms from Norse mythology, then tried to
plug in the soundchange laws and produce the Gothic forms of the names.
Here's what I got:
"Norse" PGmc Gth.
Odin- *Wôdenaz, Wôdonaz *Wôdins, Wôduns
Frigga- *Frijjô *Friddja
Thor- *Þunaraz *Þunars (Þeihvô?)
Baldur- *Balduz? *Baldus?
Loki- *Lugôn *Lug/a -ins
Tyr- *Tîwaz *Teiws
Norn- *Nor- [*Nornaz? *Nornô?] *Naurns? *Naurna?
Valkyrie-*Walakuzjô, Walakurjô *Walakuzja
Valhalla- *Walahallô *Walahalla
Hel- *Haljô Halja
Æsir- *Ansuz (sing) Ansus
Njörd- *Nerþuz *Náirþus
Frey- *Frôwaz? *Fraus? (attested fráuja presupposes *frôw-ôn)
So what do you people think? Got corrections, comments, criticisms?