Re: New book identifies Ireland as Atlantis
From: Madra Dubh (ccaine_at_worldnet.att.net)
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 21:20:25 GMT
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> > > > <snipped now that I am back on SCI....Eddie would be proud of me)
> > > >
> > > > > > > Yes, but those "British" were the ancestors of the Welsh. The
> > English
> > > > > > > show a large Anglo-Saxon and Viking/Norman heritage.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Some Welsh would disagree, believing they were the original Cro
> > Magnon
> > > > > > inhabitants of Europe.
> > > > >
> > > > > How does that disagree with what I have posted?
> > > >
> > > > I was thinking of "Yes, but those "British" were the ancestors of
> > > > Welsh...."
> > >
> > > The ancestors of the Welsh were the Native British, not the Germanic
> > > scum that most people think of when they talk about the "British"
> > > today.
> > Yes but which set of Native British?
> > The question seems to be were the Welsh the original inhabitants of
> > (Builders of Stone Henge etc) and later were somewhat subsumed by waves
> > "P" Celtic invaders or were the Welsh the "P" Celtic invaders,
> > the Stone Henge crowd.
> There were no Celtic invasions of Britain. Celtic culture and
> languages came to Britain and Ireland through cultural transmission
> not invasion.
> > > > > > They were subsequently overrun by some branch of the Celts and
> > their
> > > > > > language replaced.
> > > > >
> > > > > Not overrun. What likely happened is that the Celtic language(s)
> > > > > imported into Britain and Irish through cultural transmission
> > > > > through trading activities.
> > > >
> > > > Many hold to thqat view, Doug Weiler chief among them.
> > (Bleeding Spellchecker failed me yet again).
> > > I didn't come up with the idea, it was something that I picked up in
> > > my readings about ancient Ireland. It was from that reading that I
> > > learned that the modern Irish are not descended from the continental
> > > Celts.
> > The old legends say the Irish are descended from immigrants from Spain.
> The genetic studies show that the Irish and Welsh are closely related
> to the Basques so in that sense they are right since the Basques are a
> northern Iberian population.
> > And I wouldn't dismiss those legends.
> The legends have some truth to them.
> > The Irish were very good at oral transmission of stories.
> So what?
Well, Jeeze, Diarmid, can't you figure that out on yer own?
It gives more credence to Irish myths and legends.
You have modern speculation on the one hand and legends passed down by
trained story tellers from one generation to the next.
Guess which one I'm betting on.