Much of the content on this website revolves around the Proto-Indo-Europeans and their descendant peoples, the Indo-Europeans. A couple of months ago I made it a priority to write a few introductionary articles on the Proto-Indo-Europeans themselves, their mythology and their languages, to make the topic more accessible and understandable to a wider audience. Now, … Continue reading Update on ‘The Indo-European Languages’
After some consideration I will start publishing posts in my native language and the language of my studies. When I started this blog it was aimed at an international audience and it definitely still is, but I have recently noticed an increase in activity from German-speaking countries and came to the conclusion that some of … Continue reading European Origins in German
Someone asked this on Quora and Oscar Tay gave a fascinating answer. The oldest recorded word In English is Gægogæ mægæ medu. The Undley Bracteate In 1982, a farmer in Undley Common, Suffolk, England, was walking across his field when he came across a fantastic bit of history: The Undley Bracteate, an Anglo-Saxon medallion dating … Continue reading What Is the Oldest English Word?
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The mythical runes of the Vikings have fascinated many throughout the centuries. In some areas of Scandinavia they remained in use until as late as the 17th century. But where did they originally come from? A comparison of the Latin, North Etruscan and Phoenician Theses of the origin of the runes.
Many European Nations today claim Celtic heritage. But where did their ancestors originally come from? A comparison of the linguistic, archaeological and genetic evidence.
As promised in last weeks article, I've been updating a few of my older posts, such as this one: Apart from this I've added a table of contents with links to the different sub-chapters to articles over 5 minutes reading time for easier access and navigation. I've also started work on a new, more in … Continue reading Update on the Ancient Italic Peoples
This is just a little update on the blog and what's been happening with it over the last few weeks. After running European Origins for almost a year and having had a blog prior to this I decided to dedicate to this website, more so than I have done in the past. I purchased the … Continue reading Thank You!
The myths and legends of the Proto-Indo-Europeans have influenced the world like no other be it through the great Greek Classics, the Icelandic Sagas or the Indian Vedas. But what exactly did they themselves believe in and how did they practice their faith?
An intersting article about the Divine Twins, two of the most fascinating deities of Indo-European Mythology, by arya-akasha.
A short introduction to the Proto-Indo-Europeans, featuring questions regarding their homeland, their daily lives, how their society worked, what they believed in and how they spread across all of Eurasia.
How come that languages all across Eurasia use similar words for such essential concepts like family relations, flora and fauna and even God's and Doddesses? The answer lies in the prehistoric migrants of a people known as the Proto-Indo-Europeans.
Ragnarok describes the end of the world in Norse Mythology. Or does it really? Not only the world itself is reborn after its destruction, but one of the gods as well. Could this be an indication for reincarnation in Germanic myth or perhaps even evidence for a pan-Indo-European phenomenon of rebirth?
An overview of the Indo-European languages, including the Anatolian, Indo-Aryan, Hellenic, Celto-Italic, Balto-Slavic and Germanic languages.
My post on the Irish goddess Airmid provoked a discussion on whether the Tuatha de Danann were really deities, or just heroic individuals. The answer, of course, depends on who you ask.The Ambiguous Status of the Tuatha De Danann This post is a repost. For more information click the link above.
Ancient Sparta is known for its exceptionally tough and militaristic society. But where did it come from? The answer may lie within Proto-Indo-European society.
Report on the ‘Martin Burr Fund’ grant offered for a monograph on the Norse God Loki written by Riccardo Ginevra (Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University) The historical and comparative approach to Indo-European poetic language and myth has developed greatly in the second half of the 20th century, particularly thanks to the efforts of, among […]How … Continue reading How linguistics helps us reconstruct ancient fire mythology — The Philological Society Blog
As it has been a while since I announced the article about Subsistence Work in Hunter-Gatherer societies I thought that it's time for a general update. Unfortunately this project wasn't approved by my University and thus it had to be postponed indefinitely. I am still planning on writing and publishing at least a short article … Continue reading Update: Subsistence Work of Hunter-Gatherers and New Project
The Proto-Indo-Europeans had a vast amount of myths and legends revolving around a unique Pantheon of deities. Whilst these gods and goddesses are confined to the past in Europe, some of them have survived in Asia.
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All societies have their own, unique story of creation, some of which we may be more familiar with than others. The ancient Greeks believed that in the beginning there was Chaos, the Norse that there was Ginnungagap, 'the big gap' of nothingness between the forces of fire and ice. But what if these myths, together with a few others across the Eurasian continent, had a common, Proto-Indo-European origin?
Western society is often thought of as profoundly patriarchal, capitalist and power hungry, as has been shown multiple times throughout history. But how deep these traits run within our ancestry has only come to light within the last few decades with the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European society.
The issue of consciousness and how to define it has been the topic of much debate over millennia and many different points of view from the fields of science, philosophy, spiritualism and religion have been proposed through the ages. Nowadays it is safe to say that more people than ever believe in materialism, that is … Continue reading The Biggest Scientific Study on “Consciousness after clinical death” yet
Table of Contents: Baltic AdmixtureTuscan AdmixtureGermanic Admixture In this article, I'm going to review Living DNA's ancestry test with the main focus on the accuracy of the assigned ancestral populations and how these populations are defined. As I only have access to my own results this analysis will have to be limited to the ancestral … Continue reading Living DNA Ancestry Test Review
The ancient Greeks hold a special place within the history of Europe and the west, as the cradle of civilization, philosophy and science. But where did this sophisticated people come from?
Whilst I am still working on translating the last part of my previous essay on the origin of the Elder Futhark I wanted to announce my next project. Within the next two to three months I will publish at least one essay one the influence of sharing on subsidence work in hunter-gatherer societies. So far … Continue reading Preview: The Influence of Sharing on Subsistence Work in Hunter-Gatherer Societies
A short introduction into the world of the ancient Germanic tribes, including their origins, culture, society and how they shaped the face of modern Europe in the migration period after the fall of the Roman Empire.
The Gods of the Proto-Indo-European pantheon encompassed archetypes such as the Sky Father, chieftain of all gods, and his dragon-slaying son, the God of Thunder. F
Many people are understandably intrigued by the relatively new service of personal ancestry tests to determine their own origins. But how reliable are they really?
Just a quick update in regards to the promised post about the origin of the Elder Futhark. Work on this project has finished last month and I'm currently waiting for the permission to publish it here. The essay will most likely be posted in three chunks due to the amount of content. In the meantime … Continue reading 2020 Update
The Celts are one of the most mysterious people of European antiquity, despite the fact that at one point they occupied most of the continent. From Scotland in the North to Spain in the South, and from the Atlantic in the West to Anatolia in the East the Celts shaped the face of Europe like no other.
Everybody has heard of the might of the Roman Empire. But even the Romans themselves came from humble beginnings and had to compete with a variety of other peoples across the Italian Peninsula, before they could think of expanding beyond.
In the last article of the Philosophy series we've established that whilst there is a chance that there is something like inherit meaning to human existence and existence in general we have to assume that there is none. This leaves us in a pretty difficult situation . If there's nothing like God or fate how … Continue reading The Consequences Of Meaningless Existence
The following text does not necessarily fit into what this blog was supposed to be about, which is, where "the Europeans" came from, the early history of the continent from a classic historical, linguistic and genetic perspective. It is more of a relatively short philosophical article about human existence and it's meaning and purpose in … Continue reading The Mystery Of Human Existence And Existence In General
Where did our ancestors come from? And how did they live? This article tries to give some answers to these questions.
The underlying connection between people from Iceland and Portugal in the west, all the way to India in the east.
This blog is going to take a closer look at the aspects of European History regarding the question where we came from, a subject which I have been interested in for a long time. The reader is advised to keep in mind that there's not going to be any groundbreaking scientific discoveries about the human … Continue reading Introduction