posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:23 AM
Thank You for keeping this alive. I am studying right now a possible connection between Tracians ,Getae, Zalmoxis and a sacred mountain .
"At the beginning of the Christian age, the Greek geographer Strabo (about 58 B.C.) offers another version on the mith of Zamolxis. In Strabo’s
version Zamolxis was Pytagoras’s slave and such he learned from the phylosopher some sciences of the sky, then he learned others from the Egyptians,
because he wandered through those parts of the world as well. After he came back to his home land, he became very important among the greatest of his
people, by showing them the signs of the sky.Finally, he convinced the king to share the throne with him, as he was able to announce the wishes of the
gods. At the beginning, he was chosen to be the great priest of the most venerated of their gods, and after a while he was himself considerated a god.
He then retreated to a cave that was inaccessible to others, where spent a long time, rarely meeting with people from outside, except for the king and
his servants. The king, seeing that the people were much obedient to him than before, as someone who commands them under the advice of the gods, gave
him his full support. This habit remained to this day; traditionally, there would always be such a man that got to be the king’s counsenllor and for
the Getae this man would actually be called a god. Even the mountain with the cave was considered holy and this is how they call it. Its name is
Kogainon, like the river that folws next to it.
As expected, there were early attempts to identify this mountain. One of the oldest contenders to the title was the mountain and the river Gogany near
Mika, south of the Danube...which semms far from true. Romanian archaelogists lean more towards Gradistea hill in Orastie Mountains, next to which
flows the river Gradistea. "
Also the possibility of this mountain being Bucegi Mountain the one we discuss about.