Re: Three Gothic Commanders
- --- In gothic-l@y..., "Bertil Haggman" <mvk575b@t...> wrote:
> GibalThe name Goar was also interpreted as Alanic rather than Germanic. I
> He was an Ostrogothic ship commander. Compare to
> Gibicha (Gjuke), the Burgundian king, in Nordic tradition
> of the Gjukungar family. His wife was Grimhild.
> A Gothic captive from Dalmatia. Compare Godan, the name
> of Odin in Paulus Diaconus.
> Also Icelandic Gode = chieftain.
don't think that it was anything to do with Godan, which is just a
latinised form of Wodan, let alone Gode.
>Herred is also a common Saxon and Anglo-Saxon name.
> He was commander of Cumae. Compare to Herroed, son of
> a King of Gautland/Goetland. In the Orvar Odd saga he is king of
> the Huns.
> Mr. Bertil Haggman, LL.M.
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