Scottish Myths; Notes on Scottish History and Tradition

Scottish Myths; Notes on Scottish History and Tradition

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...he has to leave her and his family, and is borne away from them in a little vessel by a swan. He marries Julius Caesar's daughter, but is himself killed fighting with Ariovistus against his imperial father-in-law. Caesar's daughter, thus set free, marries a descendant of Hector of Troy, and had a son, Octavian, who became King of Coeln, that is, of Cologne. Ynach is evidently the Evn, a bird, of the Aremoric, where it is also pronounced ein and e-un, the exact counterpart of the Gaelic eun, ian, which connects it with ian, a cup. He is son of the King of Tongres. We have seen that one of the two chiefs of the Tungrians who surrendered to the Roman arms under Cerealis was Campanus, --and Campana, whatever its origin, is a Latin word for a bell. The slur on his lineage evidently connects him with a race who might be termed o-K6riot, and he died at last fighting the Romans, though so intimately connected with Julius Caesar. His widow, in marrying the descendant of Hector, may have married a Briton; undoubtedly the son of this alliance, Octavian, is a connection of our Dam Hoctor, or damh ochtor, the company of eight; and we shall find a King Coel Hen, if not " of Coeln," in Cumbria. Did the Tungri of Agricola bring this legend with them to Britain, or did it return from Britain to Tongres in Brabant? The Greal was used to contain blood, the blood of our "living sacrifice I" Strabo thus relates the manner in which the Cimbrian women performed their divinations: '--" The women who follow the Cimbri to war are accompanied by grey-haired prophetesses, in white vestments, with canvas mantles fastened by clasps, a brazen girdle and naked feet. These go with drawn swords through the camp, and striking...
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791878
  • 9781236791870