THE SPIRIT-MOTHER IN "BUILE SUIBHNE" : romance in middle-Irish of the XIIth century

Gilles Boucherit 1
1 CRBC Rennes - Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique
CRBC - Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique , UR2 - Université de Rennes 2 : EA 4451
Abstract : This study aims at showing the relationship between Fer benn in "Buile Suibhne" with the ancient deer cult of Siberia as described by A.F. Anisimov in his 1963 paper "Cosmological concepts". This relationship involves a spread of this cult from Siberia to Ireland through the Indo-European branch after its separation from the Indo-Iranian one about 2.000 B.C., which means the end of the proto-Indo-European former unity. This origin could well be the Afanasievo culture, a proto-Indo-European one due to the Repin migration starting on the river Don from -3.700 onwards, which will provide a permanent relationship between east and west for hundreds of years. The Maikop cylindrical seal in jade-stone (nephrite) which cannot be older than the third millenium B.C. according to Nekhaev, figuring a stag in front of a tree, could be a precious testimony and a harbinger of the totemic cult of ancestors among the ancient Hittites in the shape of a deer. We'll follow the trail of the animal mother from Usatovo till Scandinavia, and from the Val Camonica till Iberia and Gaul before sailing to Caledonia around 1.000 B.C. and Ireland afterwards. It should be the former monks now turned into fili who for reasons we can imagine will save a part of our pre-christian patrimony undergoing christianisation.
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Gilles Boucherit. THE SPIRIT-MOTHER IN "BUILE SUIBHNE" : romance in middle-Irish of the XIIth century. Humanities and Social Sciences. Université Européenne de Bretagne, 2009. Breton. ⟨tel-00630524⟩



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