more about this word "Gallia" for the French: you know the emperor who christianized the empire, was Constantine? He and his mother are our saints Constantine and Helen. His father was Constantius Chlorus; and he; was made emperor of "Galia" when the empire was divided, split east and west. There is still today a term to talk about French things as "Gallic". Very far back they were actually related to the Galatians, as in the church in Galicia and the letters to the Galatians? but that was another branch very far away from France which was Caesar's Gaul. see Caesar's "Gallic Wars". The eponymous god (epo=right on + nymous=name) of Gaul and the Gallians was Galata the son of their mother goddess Galatea ( in the east Lata=milk ) and when the Belgae tribe from Gaul conquered a large portion of the island of Britain and held it for some time they managed to hold half of Somerset, the sacred ritual area of the Brythonic ( British ) Celts in Somerset which they fiercely defended known as "caer sidh"--an artificial lake ten miles across containing artificial islands shaped like figures of the zodiac which their religious offices traveled among seasonally celebrating the sun and the moon and the stars--half of it being held by the Britons and half being held by the Belgae tribe from Gaul; a compromise was made involving the high priestess of their religion bearing a child to the Gallic royal bloodline as they had earlier ( in 600 B.C. ) done so for the conquering Britons. When the Brythonic tribe or "Britons" had conquered in 600 B.C., led by their Druid priests, the high priestess of the lake had borne a son to their royal celtic bloodline calling him the "Lanceor" and regarding him as the incarnation of their pagan lightning god known as Lanceor. Thus it became a dynastic name or the title of a prince of the lake. The name "Lancelot" evolved from this. Centuries after this the conquering Belgic tribe required the same thing and the lady of the lake had to bear a son to their royalty which they then called the "Galata" after their own tribe's eponymous god Galata ( for the Gauls ). The name Galahad evolved from this name in a similar way to the way Lancelot had evolved from Lanceor. In the ritual dynasty of the lake a mature male who had fathered a son would be called a Lanceor or "Lancelot" and an immature boy who was not yet a father would be called a Galata or a "Galahad". This is all these names meant. at the time the island of Britain was christianized by Constantine's descendant the last generation of the pagan priesthood was known by those names, father and son became Christians as "Sir Lancelot" and "Sir Galahad". Although the Catholic Encyclopedia officially places St. Helen (Augusta) as being from eastern Europe there is a persistent legend in Britain that she was Elen a British princess that married Constantius Chloris but that is not where her son honored as her birthplace either. Probably the confusion was because "from the beginning of his reign" our Constantine had honored the island of Britain and his father had been emperor of "Galia". So that is how old this word Gallia is in the Greek! It goes all the way back to the beginning for the French. but the French at the time Anna Comnena wrote were "the Franks". CMC
Notify Administrator about this message?
|Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Jobs | PRIVACY | Affiliate|
|© 2007 The Generations Network|