From: Piotr Gasiorowski
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From: "Michael J Smith" <lookwhoscross-eyednow@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 9:21 AM
Subject: [tied] migration?
> I know this may sound silly, and probably isn't even true,
> It just occured to me that what if the Cimmerians were the ones referred
> to in Norse writings
> as the ones (the "Aesir") from North of the Black Sea who migrated east,
> and "conquered" or settled among the Celtic inhabitants of Northern
> Europe, bringing their Germanic speech with them.
> (I know this is way too general and assuming to much, and just throwing
> this out as a "who knows" kind of possibility), and they could have
> become the Cimbri. I wonder if the the name of one Cimmerian leader,
> Marcomir, could be Germanic.
> If the Norse writings have any truth in them here (and they may not at
> all) regarding these "Aesir", then the Cimmerians seem to have been the
> only settled people from North of the Black Sea that could have migrated
> West, and if they were the Cimmerians, then this could explain the
> connection of the Aesir with Troy, because Cimmerians were in Asia Minor.
> And it seems that there must have been some migration if we take what
> Herodotus said about the Scythians driving out the Cimmerians, because
> surely not all of them migrated south and into Asia Minor?
> I don't expect this to be taken seriously, it just randomly occured to
> me, and at the least I wonder if there was a Western Cimmerian migration.