posted on Dec, 23 2013 @ 02:40 PM
reply to post by Utnapisjtim
Adonai (Hebrew) - Odin (Norse) - Dominus (Latin) - Adonis (Greek) -- same word.
Actually, "Odin" is an anglicized variation of the name Óðinn
, which stems from the Old Norse noun Óðr
, meaning: "mind, soul,
spirit, poetry, or divine madness" depending on the context. It is not a cognate with Adonis and Adonai, as the languages of the Angles, Saxons, and
Jutes did not derive from any Middle Eastern dialect, as did all of the Semitic tongues.
"Adonai" and "Adonis" however, both stem from the Semitic root adon
, which does mean "lord."
The archetype definitely maintains itself though. From Enlil/Adad in Mesopotamia, to the Semitic Hadad/Ba'al-Zebul, to the Judeo-Christian Yhvh, the
Greco-Roman Zeus/Jove, and right on in to the Norse Odin. The image changes a little, while still being the bearded ruler of the sky, but the
qualities and personality remain rather consistent.
~ Wandering Scribe