Re: Goths and Jutes
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sunnytjatsingh"
> Hi Guys, please I would like your views on Goths and Jutes, andcalled
> possible Getae. Any truth to these statements below:
> According to the 1670 work De Anglorum Gentis Origine Disceptatio:
> Those people are called Gutae in the laws of Edward the Confessor,
> and Geatuni in the Annales Petroburgenses; by others they are
> Jotuni and Jetae; by the Danish writers, Jutae and Juitae; forthese
> are one and the same name: Getae and Giotae, and Gutae, andGeatuni,
> and Jotuni, and Jetae, and Jutae, and Juitae (Kliger 1952: 17-18).That is of course wrong again. As Francisc has explained at length,
Getae have nothing to do with Germanic tribes like Goti or Jutae.
Also the apparent similarity between Jutae and Gutae is a fallacy.
The name Jutae is in its earliest forms rendered as Eucci, Euthiones,
> In his Origin of the Anglo-Saxon Race, Shore writes about the Jutes:
> In early records relating to Germany and the North they appear to
> have been called by many names Vitungi or Juthungi, Jutae,
> Gothi, Gothini, Gythones, Guthones, Gutae, Gautae, Vitae, and GaetaYou really should get yourself some more modern literature:-) The
> (Shore 1906: 49).
author mixes up all sorts of completely unrelated names. For example,
the Juthungi were associated with the Semnones, as a 1990 discovery
of the victory stela from Augsburg shows. The earlier assumption that
they belonged to the Jutae is probably wrong. The stela suggests that
Juthungi was a synonym for the Suebian Semnones. The Gythones is the
name which Ptolemy seems to have given to the Gothones of Tacitus.
The Gutae and GAutae and Gaeta are Scandinavian people, while the
Gothi appear first in the 3rd century, but they are likely related to
the Gythones and Gothones. In short, try to get access to a modern
book on Germanic peoples. A lot has happened since 1670, 1906 and the
>There is nothing, but a faint and coincidental name similarity to
> Shore continues, "Of these Jutes, the Goths were probably the more
> numerous, seeing that the name adopted from the Kentish people
> generally was a modified form of Gutae, a name for their own race
> (Shore 1906: 191)."
link Jutes with Goths (in fact I don't even see this similarity, so
the whole sentence is nonsense.
If you read German, I good overview over most Germanic tribes is
Bruno Krüger's two volumes 'Die Germanen', 1987, but any smaller
English language work (M. Todd The Ancient Germans) will teach you
more than those outdated books which you use.