More and more voices claiming to represent “history” of our multi-millennial nation, evokes an echo in what is increasingly felt and heard, that the Geto-Dacians were polygamist people, eating meat and the worst of all, were high consumers of alcohol.
To demonstrate once for all that the Geto-Dacian, Germanic, Celtic and Baltic people, like other Thracian tribes, were not consumers of alcohol, just because they diddnt knew any alcoholic beverage outside of “The Drink of Gods” “called mead (Hydromel in French, in Spanish Hidromiel, Idromele in Italian, hydromel in Portuguese, English Mead, miód in Russian, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Med in Ukrainian, German Met, Medovina in ceho-Slovak, Serbo-Croatian and Slovenia-ur Ezti in Basque, Sima in Finnish, Hydromeli in classical Latin, Midus in Latvian) we will quote an important historical source of the I century AD.
The most important evidence we find in “Geography” of Strabon, specifically in the Book VII of Chapter III:
“[…] Greeks considered that Getae were a Thracian tribe. They lived on both banks of Danube, I mean both Getae and Mysians as well. Mysians were Thracians too but in present time, their name is Moesians; the origins of Mysians are from Moesians, which live among Lydians, Phrygians and Trojans.
Phrygians themselves are Bryges (Briges), a Thracian tribe, like Mygdones, Bebrycians, Bithyni, Thyni and maybe Mariandynii too.
All of them left quick Europe, but Mysians remained on place together with the other Thracians.
My opinion is that Poseidonios correctly assumed that Homer designates with this name, Mysians, in Europe (I mean those from Thrace) when he says:
His eyes light ii returned back to see
The Country of Thracians populated by those who curb sirepii,
And Mysians who fight each other from close distance. […]
Poseidonios says that Mysians are out of meat products from a particular religious faith, just because they don’t grow animals. They feed with honey, milk and cheese, living alone, as they are called pious men from gods and capnobates.
There are Thracians which live without girls, they are called Founders. They are considered saints, because of their honor and live without fear. Poet Homer called them “holy milkers of mare, which drink milk, without life w and the most correct people”. They are nicknamed “without life” especially because they live without girls, Homer himself say about widowhood that is only a half life as he called the house of Protesilaos “half” just because he was a widow man.
Mysians are called “fighters from closer distance” because they are undefeated and excellent warriors. In the book of the XIII chapter (the Iliad) it must be writen “Moesians, fighters from closer distance” instead of Mysians (claim Poseidonios) .
But certainly, it is foolhardy to change the text of Homer, considered good across so many years. Indeed, it’s much more believable that they were appointed from the beginning Mysians and now they changed the name in Moesians. The epithet “without life” could be rather in the sense of “widow” than the “unfeeder” or “with houses on carts. […]
And the practice of Pythagoras which say to abstain from meat, remained for them as a dictation from Zamolxis. […]
About the information that tell us that:
“Shortly Deceneu himself was considered as a God, as I said when I talked about Zamolxis. And in a sign of obedience, Getae people were convinced to cut vine and to live without wine […]” we cant specify the exact location for these “Getae” as we dont know if the text make reference to Tarabostes or Comati.
Probably a part of Geto-Dacian nobility go negative way, but just because of dirty Greek and Roman influence, or perhaps just because the Geto-Dacians who remained in the fortresses on the Black Sea to administer the territories conquered by the emperor Burebista began this shameful practice, a humiliating practice for the northern tribes of Thracians.
I’d like to mention that the Odrysians and other southern Thracian tribes, drink wine and take various hallucinogens substances such as magic mushrooms, hemp (weed, cannabis), or even oriental opioids.
All these facts came later, due to influence of Greek and later the Roman influence, and various mythraic influences from Orient.
Therefore, the Geto-Dacians and Moesians, Carpiani and Costobocii, and all the “barbarian” tribes from the north of Danube, diddnt consume alcohol, but only mead as all “barbarians” from North. These Tendencious statements released against our ancestors are just some attacks which have a single intention: degeneration of our great and divine ancestors, the Geto-Dacians, “The most brave and fair Thracian tribe” !
Our polygam enemies, large consumers of alcohol and drugs, seem to be envious on our ancestors and their sacred lives, as well about their divine origin.
Article written by Kogaion