26 August 2014

NÉF.TÜNIS ~ Neptune

The oldest and most beautiful Neptune mosaics are found in Tunisia:

In archaeological museum of Sousse:
"Triumph of Neptune", mid-third century

"Triumph of Neptune and Aphrodite", 2nd century

"Triumph of Neptune", late 2nd century

The Oera Linda Book is often ridiculed, because it suggests that the name Neptune is derived from NÉF.TÜNIS, "neef" being dutch/ frisian for cousin or nephew. See for example this fragment, at 8:50 min.: http://youtu.be/KizBoaY2qUQ?t=8m50s

The following list shows that this word is not at all specifically Frisian, but must in fact be very old. Besides, the original meaning seems to have been more general: kinsman (or perhaps even also -woman).

nefi (kinsman) - icelandic
nevø - danish, norse
nevö - swedish
neef (cousin, nephew) - dutch
Neffe (son of brother or sister) - german
nephew - english
nepuotis - lithuanian
nõbu - estonian
nei - welsh
nip - albanian
nipote (niece, nephew, grandchild) - italian
nebot - catalan

nepos (grandson, descendant) - latin
anepsios (son of uncle or aunt) - old greek
nepodes (descendant) - old greek
nápat (grandson, descendant) - sanskrit
napat - old persian

nefa (grandson) - old english
nia - old irish
neve, neue (male kinsman) - low german, old dutch
neveu (nephew, grandson) - old french

nift (niece, granddaughter) - old english/ german
nift, nicht (niece, cousin, young girl) - frisian

neben (near, next, neighboring) - german
neven, neffen - dutch

http://www.etymonline.com/nephew
http://gtb.inl.nl/neef
http://etymologiebank.nl/neven
http://etymologiebank.nl/neef
"in alle talen konden er verschillende mannelijke bloedverwanten mee worden aangeduid" (in all languages a variety of male kinsmen could be denoted by it)


Relevant OLB-fragments:


[053/15] (Ottema, Sandbach p.75) 
ANDA ALDER.GÁ.MVDE
THÉR RESTE EN ALDE SÉ.KÀNING.
STERIK WAS SIN NÔME
AND THA HROP VR SINA DÉDA WAS GRÁT.
THISSE ALDE ROB HÉDE THRÉ NÉVA.
WODIN THENE ALDESTE HÉMDE TO LUMKA.MÁKIA
BY THÉRE É.MVDE TO ÁST.FLÍ.LAND
BY SIN ELDRUM T.ÛS.
ÉNES WAS.ER HÉRMAN WÉST.
TÜNIS ÀND INKA WÉRON SÉKÀMPAR
ÀND JUST NW BI HJARA FÀDERJA
ANDA ALDER.GÁ.MVDE T.US.
AS THA JONGA KÀMPAR NW BI EKKORUM KÉMON
KÉRON HJA WODIN TO HJARA HÉR.MAN JEFTA KÀNING UT.
ÀND THA SÉ.KÀMPAR KÉRON TÜNIS TO.RA SÉ.KÀNING
ÀND INKA TO HJARA SKELTA BI.THÉR NACHT.

 
[056/21] (O., S. p.79)
NW KVMATH THA SKÉDNESE FON NÉF-TÜNIS
ÀND SIN NÉF INKA ÉROST RJUCHT VPPET PAT.

(read whole text till p.60, line 11)


Important fragment: 


[058/27] (O., S. p.83)
SVME WILDET FRYA.S.BURCH HÉTA.
ÔRA NÉF.TÜNJA.
MEN THA MÁGJARA ÀND THA FINNA BÁDON
HÀT SKOLDE THÍR.HIS.BURCH HÉTE.
THÍR ALSA HÉTON HJA ÉN HJARAR DROCHTENA
ÀND VPPA THAM.IS JÉRDÉI WÉRON HJA THÉR LAND.
TO WITHER.JELD WILDON HJA TÜNIS ÉVG
AS HJARA KÀNING BIKÀNNA
.
TÜNIS LÉT IM BILÉSA
ÀND THA ÔRA NILDON THÉRVR NÉN ORLOCH NE HÁ.



[069/01] (O., S. p.97)
THI KÀNING WAS FON TÜNIS OFSTAMED.
SÁ WI LÉTER HÉRDON.
MEN TILTHJU THA PRESTERA EN KÀNING WILDE HÀVE
THÉR ALDERLANGNE NÉI HJARA BIGRIP WÉRE
ALSA HÉDE HJA TÜNIS TO EN GODE VPHÉJAD.
TO ÀRGNISSE SINRA FOLGAR.


In the history of WODIN, INKA and TÜNIS, the word is NÉF, plural NÉVA, but later in the text, NÉVA is used as singular:


[209/28]
AL.RIK WÉRE ÁSKAR HIS NÉVA.
Al-rik was Áskar's kinsman.

~ ~ ~


Summary of facts concerning the Neptune - NÉF.TÜNIS issue:
1. The most impressive depictions (i.c. mosaics) of Neptune were found in what is now Tunisia, less than 300 km. from the coastal city Tunis.
2. Tunis is thought to have been founded in the 2nd millennium BCE and the etymology is not clear.
3. The root-word nef/ nep (and varieties) exists in many languages, originally meaning kinsman, later mostly cousin, nephew or grandson.
4. Tunis, Teunis, Tony, Tonio is a man's name that could be over 3000 years old.
5. OLB describes a naval hero who was known as NÉF.TÜNIS, who sailed to the Mediterranean and who was later deified.
6. This OLB etymology was used as an example of ridiculous/ impossible etymology; as proof that OLB must be a joke or hoax.

 

My conclusions:
- The city Tunis could in fact have been named after a deified naval hero 'néf-Tünis'.
- The story and etymology as described in OLB is not impossible and no valid reason to reject its authenticity.

13 August 2014

Vril-ya and Fraja in Aryan occultism


In late 19th/ early 20th century German occultism, the terms Vril-ya and Fraja played an important role. The similarities with the OLB name Frya (as well as some of OLB's themes) are remarkable.

Quotes from "Walpurgis Night - Volume One 1919-1933" by Thomas Sheridan, (2014):

pp 105-107 (parts made bold and added hyperlinks by me):
In 1871, a novel by a Rosicrucian named Edward Bulwer-Lytton entitled, [...] the Coming Race, is perhaps the first work of science fiction designed to generate a sense of expectation within readers, in that the storyline itself would eventually come to pass. [...] Influential occult figures such as Helena Blavatski and Rudolf Steiner, along with other Theosophists, claimed that the book's narrative of a master race living inside a hollow earth who possess the power of an energy form which they called Vril was rooted in fact.

In the story, a young adventurer discovers a subterranean civilisation of angelic Aryan-looking beings called the Vril-ya. The Vril-ya, who were once human, went to live inside the earth before the Great Flood as described in the Bible. [...]

[...] the one aspect of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's novel which really captured the imagination of occultists of the time such as the Order of the Templars and Thule Society in Germany, was the energy force of the Vril-ya; the "all-permeating fluid" of Vril, which the Ariosophists took to mean Aryan blood. A force, if kept pure and free from being contaminated by other inferior blood races, could unleash incredible psychic and energetic forces according to the training of one's will. [...] The suggestion is made in the novel that the Vril-ya will eventually return to the surface of the earth if a pure racial Aryan blood group evolves on the surface of the planet, taking with them their awesome magical powers and sharing these powers with the surface Aryan master race. The idea so excited members of the Thule Society that they formed a group in Berlin called Wahrheitsgesellschaft, or The Society for Truth, which was charged with discovering the power of Vril and using it to create wonder weapons.
pp. 110-111:
Within the pages of Ostara, there were articles that contained what Lanz von Leibenfels termed 'Fraja-Christus' or the new Aryan Jesus of the coming order. This obviously influenced the young Hitler enormously, especially the articles entitled Sexual-Physics as Odylic Energy.
p.130:
A few weeks after the death of Guido von List, members of the Thule Society conducted a seance inside the Four Seasons Hotel [Munich], involving a Russian female peasant who - if reports are to be believed - manifested the spiritual forms of the murdered Prince von Thurn und Taxis and Countess von Westarp. To the terrified and amazed attendees, the ghosts of the murdered Thule Society aristocrats announced the imminent arrival of the German Messiah who had been longed for all these dark years. The dialect in which the spirits allegedly spoke was the 'Low German' (Plattdeutsch), derived from the ancient Old Saxon tongue. However, the apparitions also came with a dire warning that this Messiah would be a false prophet who would lead Germany into destruction.
p.148:
It was almost as if Hitler had been brought out of his shell just by being in contact with the Thule Society, and by summer 1919, was being 'tested' to see if he had what the Thule Society needed from him: the potential to be the 'Fraja-Christus': the Aryan Jesus of the resurrected Germany.

One can easily find information about Vril on the web and the book can be read online, but it is hard to find soures about the 'Fraja' redeemer. I guess that not only the WW2 victors, but also the National-Socialists themselves have tried to keep this information hidden (most of Germany was and is still of the Christian religion).

06 August 2014

ISE ~ ice


ice - english
eis - german
ijs - dutch (all three pronounced almost the same)
is - danish, swedish, norse
ís - icelandic
iis - newfrisian

ÍS - 1
ISE - 2,3,4
ÍSE - 5


1 [008/25]
SACH HJU EN NYNDASK EN SPINNE VRSLYNNA
THÀN WÀRTH HJU OMM.ET.HIRTE SA ÍS
if she saw a lizard devour a spider,
then she became as ice around the heart

zag ze een nijndas een spin verslinden,
dan werd zij om het hart zoals ijs


2 [116/01]
MITH FORANDE BERGA FON ISE ÀND STÉNUM
taking with them mountains of ice and stones
 
meevoerende bergen van ijs en stenen



3 [116/03]
ISE SMOLT AWÉI
the ice melted away

het ijs smolt weg


4 [116/12]
ISE HÉDE THA TORE WÉIBROCHT
ice had destroyed (brought away) the tower
 
ijs had de toren vernield (weggebracht)


5 [146/20]
BI KÁT HIS GAT DRÉVON HJA IN HJARA KÁNA
MITH ÍSE VPPA THA DÉNE.MARKA FÀST
near Káthisgat they floated in their canoes
with the ice upon the Dénemarka (and got stuck there)

bij Káthisgat dreven ze in hun kano's
met het ijs op de Dénemarka vast



Probably related:
ÍSER
ijzer - dutch
eisen - german

izer - newfrisian
(iron - english)