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reply to post by Logarock
I think the Jutes were Germanic, although Bede may have said they were from Denmark. This is when you really need Disraeli around, he's great for that type of question. Coincidently, Dundee's trade in Indian jute (the fibre) started around the 18th century.
This on the recent posts page, for the 'Secret Society' forum.
Is that just a coincidence, or could one have come from the other? Or have I been looking at symbols for too long, these last few days?
reply to post by Logarock
For example, they must have had schooling from the Egyptians at some point, to include the 'T' under the seat in the Dunfallandy stone. That would seem too coincidental, to have an identical symbol that developed independently of any another culture, and yet meant exactly the same thing. Particularly as a 'T' does not automatically suggest land-ownership, as maybe a crescent would naturally suggest the moon.
Also...the symbols on the stones got bigger and grander as the Pictish Territory got squeezed. This effect is mirrored here in Northern Ireland (and elsewhere in the world), where I live, in areas where a particular group (protestant or catholic) has become a minority in their own area. Flags, murals etc get bigger, more prolific and basically shout " WE LIVE HERE".
...The Cruthin, who are seen as Irish Picts and the subject of a very interesting book "The Cruthin" by Ian Adamson
PS... the tuning forks are actually Blacksmiths' tongs and the beastie is more than likely a Kelpie or Water horse. You can see in the images it has no fin and a horsey tail
It is asserted by this writer, who may be considered as
giving an epitome of the generally received statements on this
subject, that there existed in this island of Britain, before and
at the time of its invasion by Julius Caesar, a class or caste of
persons, who, under the name of Druids, formed a powerful
hierarchy; were the depositary of great and extensive learning,
and the possessors of civil power; acquainted with letters, arts,
and sciences ; conversant in the most sublime speculations of
geometry, in measuring the magnitude of the earth, and even ..
of the world; philosophers of a sublime and penetrating spirit,
adding the study of moral philosophy, to that of physiology ;
skilled in mechanics, and acquainted with rhetoric and other
polite arts. The people of whom this remarkable class of
gifted men were the priests, the judges, and the instructors,
were, by no means, observes the same authority, a nation of
wild barbarians, or " painted savages ; " but a people, " main-
taining regular commercial relations with the most powerful
and most polished nations of the world, who were, when they
first colonized the island of Britain, possessed of considerable
general information brought by them from Asia soon after the
dispersion of mankind at the building of the Tower of Babel,
and had not at the time of Caesar's arrival, greatly degenerated
from their original condition."
So you think these were boundary markers, to state the land was claimed, and to let you know who owned it? It makes a lot of sense. I can't help thinking that the icons like the Z-rod and the crescent V are 'motifs' if you like, packed with meaning, and that they represent a family or lineage that had astronomical/architectural knowledge.