From: Glen Gordon
> What I'm getting at is that we again have a Tr-people with anSo, Canadians are named Canadians because we are environmentalists
>important goddess similar to Turan and a culture similar to Etruscan.
>And a patron goddess similar to Turan at Troy. And a people-name
>Tyrrhenian, which looks like a good match. And another possible
>Tyrrhenian speaking people on Cyprus that probably had an important
>Turan-like goddess(See below as well)
> The Rasna thing seems to be a monkey wrench in the gears, but_________________________________________________________________
>otherwise it seems like a pretty interesting(though circumstantial)
> > I suggested *Tarwese-na for multiple reasons. First, it correlates
> > Hittite /Taruisa/ and second, the Etruscan outcome agrees with the
> > accent rule I developed for Tyrrhenian where the accent tends to
> > be placed off of *a. Hence, Tarw�sena > Etr /ras'na/. The
> > of the Tyrrhenians with Troy also makes some historical &
> > sense.
>I think that linking the Tyrrhenians with the Troad makes good sense,
>but there are some difficulties getting them in the exact city of
>Wilusa/Ilion. As long as Troy is a region or a people, though, I
>think it works.
>Oh, and along the lines of Taru=Troy, doesn't Tarchon, Etruscan
>national hero, look rather like Tarkhunt, a variant of Taru?
> > >And as long as we are talking about Tyrrhenian and the goddess
> > >wasn't Cyprus one of the mythic points of origin for Aphrodite?
> > Actually, I would say that she derives from the neolithic and
> > to the Eastern Mediterranean in general. The whole goddess
>I agree. But when a myth says a deity is born somewhere specific, it
>suggests that there is some particular association with this place,
>likely a strong and early center of worship.
> I suggest that if worship of Turan was particularly strong on
>Cyprus , and Turan was equated w/ Aphrodite, then this could well be
>the reason we have a story of Aphrodite being born on cyprus.
> And that these Turan worshippers could well be Tyrrhenian speaking
>people who left us Eteo-Cyrpiot.