Re: Urartu.

From: Joseph S Crary
Message: 8226
Date: 2001-08-02

I recently found information on the Gaete and/or Tyran-Gaete. A
tribal confederation that primarily occupied the region between the
Deniester and Danube. It seems everyone classifies them as
everything. At times called Thracian, at others called Scythian. I
just noticed they occupied the area the Kimmer were last reported.
I'm wondering if they may have been one of the tribal groups that
made up Kimmeria? Also Gaete appears similar to gais- gai-, gae- tae
as in Gaestae-spearmen. Just found this interesting as Beowulf is
called a Gaete who are also called Spear-Danes with the whole
Cimbrae, Kimmer, Himmer thing.

JS Crary