Re: [tied] Geats

From: tgpedersen@...
Message: 8279
Date: 2001-08-03

--- In cybalist@..., Håkan Lindgren <h5@...> wrote:
> Torsten wrote -
> All Swedes who know their History know that Sweden is composed of
> tribes: Götar and Svear.
> _______________________
> We do? Only these two tribes? Well, I don't know much about
history, but this seems like an obvious generalisation to me.
What other tribes were you thinking of? The Scanians?

Where did you get it from? This sounds like the fixed phrase attached
to the titles of kings in the 16th and 17th centuries - "king of the
Svear, the Götar and the Vendes."
The Danish king Frederik IX, who died in 1972, was the last Danish
king to be king of the Wends and the Goths (in title).

If I'm not mistaken, this phrase was coined a long time after these
tribal names had any real meaning.
> And anyway, how do we know if the Götar were related to the Geatas
or the Goths (or maybe the Goats)? Maybe these tribes were only
related to each other etymologically, using more or less the same
> Hakan