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Sutton Hoo Helmet


Comment on Sutton Hoo Article

Interesting article, but I would like to correct one thing. Whilst you list the correct English names for the Germanic gods, you have listed ''Thor'' incorrectly as his name is ''Thunor'' in English (similar to the Deutsch ''Donar''). Thanks, Alaric

Comment on Sutton Hoo Helmet posted 2008-03-14 by Alaric from Northumbria, England


Comment on Sutton Hoo Helmet

A correction of a "correction": Jason from New Zealand states that "the Norse equivalent of Frige is Frigga, not Freya". This is not true. In the rest of the Teutonic world, there was a love-goddess, variously called Friga or Frija (they were pronounced almost identically) and an earth/hearth-goddess called Hertha, Holda or Nerthus. The Norse confused the regional names of the love-goddess and made them into two different goddesses, calling their love-goddess Freya and their earth-goddess Frigga. The Anglo-Saxons, coming from the continental Germanic tribes, retained the love-goddess as Frige, whose true cognate in the Norse pantheon is indeed the love-goddess Freya. The muddled-up Norse "Frigga" (also sometimes referred to correctly as Hlodyn) is actually cognate to the Anglo-Saxon Hertha.

Comment on Sutton Hoo Helmet posted 2007-11-01 by Aelswyth from Idaho


Comment on Sutton Hoo Helmet

Represents the Anicent English i.e., the Anglo Saxons

Comment on Sutton Hoo Helmet posted 2006-09-25 by Erica Allen from Gloucestershire


Comment on Sutton Hoo Helmet

It is part of England's true history that's why. You know, the true history before 1066.

Comment on Sutton Hoo Helmet posted 2006-06-05 by Alfred Smith from England


Comment on Sutton Hoo Helmet

Couple of corrections: "Friday is named after Frige, or Freya, the Anglo-Saxon love goddess." The Norse equivalent of Frige is Frigga, not Freya. "Caedmon?s Hymn, which dates from the seventh century, is the oldest surviving written text in the English language." The oldest English text is actually the Undley Gold Bracteate, which dates from the fifth century.

Comment on Sutton Hoo Helmet posted 2006-05-25 by Jason from New Zealand


Comment on The Sutton Hoo Helmet

Royal burial ground of one of the English kingdoms before the formation of England.

Comment on Sutton Hoo Helmet posted 2006-02-22 by I. Sanderson from England