From: tgpedersen@...
Message: 8239
Date: 2001-08-02

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> Beowulf was a Geat (stripped of inflectional endings), i.e. a Gaut,
> in Scandinavian terms, not a Goth, even if the names are somehow
> related by containing ablaut variants of the same root (*gaut- and
> *gut-, see earlier postings on this list).
> Piotr
All Swedes who know their History know that Sweden is composed of two
tribes: Götar and Svear. But this Swedish gentleman suggests the
Svear were newcomers to Sweden

Perhaps their arrival should be equated with Odin's expedition to
king Gylve at the lake Mälar (west of Stockholm)?

This would mean that the Geats were home alone in Sweden before then?