Re: Uni (was: Odin as a Trojan Prince)

From: tgpedersen@...
Message: 8570
Date: 2001-08-17

--- In cybalist@..., "Alexander Stolbov" <astolbov@...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <MrCaws@...>
> ...
> > Yes, but the Romans stole even more from the Etruscans. Compare
> > Juno to Etruscam Uni.
> ...
> _____________________________________________
> Can not Roman Venus be produced from Etruscan Uni as well ?
> As far as I know, unlike the majority of Greek deities Aphrodite
has neither
> Aegean (Pelasgian?) nor IE, but the Semitic source - a variant of
> Thus, if we accept the Aegean (West Anatolian) origin of Etruscans,
> could not have an Astarta-related deity in their pantheon (if to
exclude the
> coincidence of the parallel borrowing). When Romans got a wish to
have their
> pantheon mirroring the Greek's one they had to "invent" a goddess
> corresponding to Aphrodite. Some functions of the Uni image could
fit it
> well. So Etruscan Uni would be represented in the Roman mythology
twice - as
> Juno (~ Hera) and Venus (~ Aphrodite). IMHO.
> Alexander

Isn't *w-n- "friend; desire" IE?