From: João S. Lopes Filho
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Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 6:11 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: Neptune, Poseidon, Danu, etc.
> I saw a theory that Poseidon somes from *potis - da: = "lord land" =
> "lord of the earth", which is the wrong way round for IE because it is
> an over-literal loan-translation of a Semitic god name "Ba`al `Ars." =
> "lord of the earth", the name being because he was blamed for causing
> earthquakes by some such method as jabbing with his trident at the
> underwater slopes of the islands.
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