[tied] Re: Odin as a Trojan Prince

From: Christopher Gwinn
Message: 8557
Date: 2001-08-16

> I believe the same is true of horse: Lith asva, Skt asva/ azva,
> Avestan aspa. Perhaps centum cognates are ON hestr, Swe hast, and
> Gaelic osan? There is also Hittite Asuwa/ aswu. Perhaps Pegasos was
> derived from there? Nothing close in Greek, however.

The Celtic cognates of PIE *ekwos "horse" are Gaulish Epos, Old Irish
ech and Welsh eb- (only seen in the derivative form ebol "pony").

> Pegasus was the offspring of the Medusa and Poseidon. This hardly
> seems the lineage of the 'horse of god'. Poseidon had a chariot
> pulled by horses. So did the Welsh sea-god Manannan and the Norse
> god Aegir.

Manannan is an Irish theonym, not Welsh.

- Chris Gwinn