Re: [cybalist] Re: Rivernames [was: Easter]

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 2238
Date: 2000-04-28

----- Original Message -----
From: christopher gwinn
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2000 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: [cybalist] Re: Rivernames [was: Easter]

Just kidding.
The problem is that in the earliest texts (which still stem from the
Christian period in Ireland), they are simply called "Tuatha De" ("tribe of
the divinity" - De is from Dia "god[dess] from PIE *DEIU-O/-A) and not
tagged "Tuatha De Danann" in manuscripts until much later.

>   Maybe Tuatha Dé Danann was originally supposed to mean 'Danubians' ;) ?
>   Piotr