[tied] Re: Odin as a Trojan Prince

From: Christopher Gwinn
Message: 8558
Date: 2001-08-16

> writes: > The Welsh say the English had the Horse and Stallion
that Ruined
> > Britain
> >
> Dear Joseph,
> Ruined Britain in what sense? The horse was revered by the
Celtic Britons
> and chariot burials have been noted from Kent to Scotland, can I
assume that
> the Celtic Welsh were part of this same tradition? I assume
by "English" you
> mean the Saxons, Angles, Danes and other Germanic speakers who
invaded after
> the departure of the Roman legions in 410. It is unlikely that the
> would have used the word "English" or "Anglish" until quite late
after the
> invasions and population displacement. Could you clarify?

He was referring to the legendary Saxon invaders Hengist and Horse -
names which mean "Stallion" and Horse".

- Chris Gwinn