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Re: Three Gothic Commanders

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  • faltin2001
    ... The name Goar was also interpreted as Alanic rather than Germanic. I don t think that it was anything to do with Godan, which is just a latinised form of
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 19, 2002
      --- In gothic-l@y..., "Bertil Haggman" <mvk575b@t...> wrote:
      > Gibal
      >
      > He was an Ostrogothic ship commander. Compare to
      > Gibicha (Gjuke), the Burgundian king, in Nordic tradition
      > of the Gjukungar family. His wife was Grimhild.
      >
      > Goar
      >
      > A Gothic captive from Dalmatia. Compare Godan, the name
      > of Odin in Paulus Diaconus.
      >
      > Also Icelandic Gode = chieftain.




      The name Goar was also interpreted as Alanic rather than Germanic. I
      don't think that it was anything to do with Godan, which is just a
      latinised form of Wodan, let alone Gode.




      >
      > Herodian
      >
      > 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.


      Herred is also a common Saxon and Anglo-Saxon name.





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