posted on Mar, 22 2014 @ 03:05 PM
reply to post by angelchemuel
Oh, I forgot to answer your previous query (and Cody's I think?) regarding my theory!
I was reading Y Gododdin, and trying to work out the place names mentioned in it.
If wydd had meant wood, then I was onto something-ish!! LOL But it turned out to be nothing anyway!
BUT I THEN I hit on the idea that the battle, or rather the telling of the story of the battle, had probably been handed down in spoken word for many
generations before being chronicled? So the place names and characters may have been changed anyway? To suit the circumstances of the "teller". So I
wondered if there had been any other battles where 300 warriors had faced a vastly superior force said to number 100,000 men, and held them at bay for
days, until all of them were dead save one - the story teller... and it hit me like a ton of bricks! Thermopylae! (The battle featured in the movie
The Pagan Stones thread I mentioned earlier has already uncovered some AMAZING links between the tribes and culture of ancient Britain and those of
ancient Greece, the Etruscans, Thracians etc.
What are the odds that a legendary battle, contested by 300 (on one side) and over 100,000 warriors who came by sea (on the other) with only one of
the 300 surviving to tell the tale, would take place in TWO different places supposedly un-connected but with loads of emerging evidence that they had
close and direct ties to one another?
Or What are the odds that BOTH legends tell of the SAME BATTLE? Recounted down the centuries by descendants of the original warriors who perhaps fled
overseas after their own country was finally overrun?
Well, I thought it was.... quite interesting!