Re: [cybalist] Re: Easter

From: christopher gwinn
Message: 2224
Date: 2000-04-27

There is no reason to believe that Danu/Don is pre-Celtic. First of all, the
root is known in Gaulish (Dan glossed as "violent" matching Irish Danae
"swift" - this root is found not only in Danuuio but also in the river
Rodanus "very violent"). The Welsh river Don (and most likely the goddess
Don as well)is actually a byform of Donwy (from Brittonic *Danuia - matching
Gaulish Danuuio, the Danube). The myths found in Lebor Gabala Erenn
concerning the sons of Mil versus the Tuatha De are not to be taken as
remnants of history, for the Tuatha De is primarily made up of purely
mythological characters.
-Chris Gwinn

>From: "Dennis Poulter" <dpoulter@...>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: [cybalist] Re: Easter
>Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 13:01:42 +0800
>I agree with your point no.2 below. On the surface it seems that Danu/Don
>in Britain is pre-Celtic. After all, the Tuatha De Danann (the People of
>the Gods of Danu) were driven underground by the Milesians (=Gaels?). Is
>there any other evidence of Don/Dan names elsewhere in the Celtic world
>apart from Britain and Ireland?

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