Re: kinship systems

From: John Croft
Message: 2912
Date: 2000-08-01

Glen wrote concerning the Nostratic reconstruction of *ana as mother.

This would tie in with the Khattic goddess Hannahanna as (Mother's
mother). It has been suggested that this is the origin of
Innana - Sumerian
Ana-t - Syro-Cannanite
Ath-ana - (Athene - Greek)
Ana-hita (Persian)
St Anne (Christian)

Interesting - the old Mother Goddess with a Nostratic name!