Kotys (Thracian goddess)

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Cotis (Latin), Kotis (Greek), Ceotis, Ciotis (Romania) is a Thracian – Dacian goddess, venerated especially at the Thracian Edons, population that it is found between the Struma river and the Mesta river, in south Sofia.

In Antiquity they were stretched till Vardar river (Axios), but after the Macedonian expansion they were pushed to east, in Thracia.

Strabon describes Cotis goddess’ cult as almost the same as Bendis goddess. He said that the Edons were playing some instruments that were issuing certain strange sounds, as thunders, caused by some big drums, probably, sound combined with some frantically strings accords, musical ritual like the ritual dedicated to the Sabazius god (Dionysus). This cult was also adored in the classic Athenian period, where the priests that were participating at this ritual was called baptai because they “were baptizing” every time the participants, purifying their souls.

It is said that they were singing with loud voice, in choir, those words:

“I ran the bad, I found the good”

Her cult may be like Attis or Cybela goddess’. The Edonian festival dedicated to the Cotis goddess was called the Cotyttia that it is said it was an nocturnal orgiastic ritual, with powerfully obscene connotations.

If we believe in the moreover affirmations, it minds that we have powerfully osirical influences, by Hellenism, more exactly by Dionysus/Sabazius.

Sorin Paliga thinks that the Cotis goddess’ name is related with the name of cotiata planet “strong grass” (tritticum repens), word derived from the ciot root, with Thracian origin.

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Indo-European Genetics

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“The distribution of HG 3 chromosomes is also strongly clinal, but with a very different axis and more on a regional scale…. It reaches its highest frequencies in central-eastern Europe, comprising approximately half of the chromosomes in the Russian, Polish, and Slovakian samples; frequencies in the southeast and southwest are low. This distribution resembles the third principal component of variation of classical gene frequencies, which has been interpreted by some geneticists (Cavalli-Sforza et al. 1994) as marking the movement, from north of the Caspian Sea, of the Kurgan people, dated to ~7,000 YBP.” More

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Kotys (Thracian goddess)

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Cotis (Latin), Kotis (Greek), Ceotis, Ciotis (Romania) is a Thracian – Dacian goddess, venerated especially at the Thracian Edons, population that it is found between the Struma river and the Mesta river, in south Sofia.

In Antiquity they were stretched till Vardar river (Axios), but after the Macedonian expansion they were pushed to east, in Thracia.

Strabon describes Cotis goddess’ cult as almost the same as Bendis goddess. He said that the Edons were playing some instruments that were issuing certain strange sounds, as thunders, caused by some big drums, probably, sound combined with some frantically strings accords, musical ritual like the ritual dedicated to the Sabazius god (Dionysus). This cult was also adored in the classic Athenian period, where the priests that were participating at this ritual was called baptai because they “were baptizing” every time the participants, purifying their souls.

It is said that they were singing with loud voice, in choir, those words:

“I ran the bad, I found the good”

Her cult may be like Attis or Cybela goddess’. The Edonian festival dedicated to the Cotis goddess was called the Cotyttia that it is said it was an nocturnal orgiastic ritual, with powerfully obscene connotations.

If we believe in the moreover affirmations, it minds that we have powerfully osirical influences, by Hellenism, more exactly by Dionysus/Sabazius.

Sorin Paliga thinks that the Cotis goddess’ name is related with the name of cotiata planet “strong grass” (tritticum repens), word derived from the ciot root, with Thracian origin.

By Kogaion

Tomyris – Queen of the Massagetae

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Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari (Daosdava)

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Daosdava, “Cetatea lupilor”, a fost probabil capitala geţilor pe vremea lui Dromihete.

Vestigiile acestui oraş neobişnuit de mare, întins pe 140 coline, au fost descoperite în Sveštari în apropiere de Isperich (regiunea Razgrad înBulgaria). Săpăturile arheologice în incinta sa au scos la lumina zilei atât monumente megalitice cât şi vestigiile unei aşezări iniţial deschise, care a fost apoi fortificată şi a cunoscut perioade de înflorire în a doua jumătate a mileniului I î.Hr. şi în decursul secolelor IV şi III î.Hr., pe vremea cănd era probabil capitala statului get, numindu-se Daosdava (“daòi” este denumirea de origine traco-frigiană pentru “lupi”). More

The Language of the Thracians – Geographical names (Ivan Duridanov)

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Geographical names (A – Z)

Achelos, Acheln (Leo Gramm., Georg. Amartol., Georg. Mon.; AD 917) – small river near the town ofAnchialo (Pomorie) on theBlack Sea. The name is explained from the IE *kel- ‘water’, preserved in the Lith. hydronym Akkl (lake). It is also compared with the Lydian river name of Achéles, Akéles, the Phrygian akala ‘water’. As identical are given also the name of Achelos of five rivers inGreece. The same Thracian name is hidden in the name of the smallBlack Sea town ofAnchialo, attested by Strabo under the form of Anchiál and by Apian as Anchíalos, which is in fact a Grecized form of the Thracian name, linked with the Greek word anchíalos ‘coastal’. More

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