I also agree the religion of the Persians sounds very much like Fryas, no idols, central fire etc.
The Medes were the original people - then a revolt by some tribes led to the split of the 3 main Persian tribes, one of whom was the Passagardae, from this tribe sprung the Archaemenidae, of whom the Great Kings came from Cyrus etc.
So, the Medes are the originators of the Persians - they fractured off and at a later time, Cyrus was born to a Persian and an older realm Median woman. He states that his God is the God of Israel, he also frees the Jews and helps them build the new temple in Jerusalem.
The Medes, in myth are said to have originated with Medea, of Colchis. They were also called Aryans, just what the Persians state they also are. This name just sits so well with the city of Colchis, Aea where Medea lived I always seem to think it was the Persian ancestors who were the actual Colchians of the story.
They also appear in many ancient texts: According to Histories of Herodotus "The Medes were called anciently by all people Aryans; but when Medea, the Colchian, came to them from Athens, they changed their name. Such is the account which they themselves give". He had also listed the names of six Median tribes: "Thus Deioces collected the Medes into a nation, and ruled over them alone. Now these are the tribes of which they consist: the Busae, the Paretaceni, the Struchates, the Arizanti, the Budii, and the Magi."
The Magi. Also mention that Medea came to them from ATHENS, after she fled Colchis in the story. Medea was an enchantress, what is it again in frisian ts...
Medea is mentioned last thing in a short snippet at the end of Adela's Book...
When the sailors were in the creek, there was a wag from Stavoren among them, who said, Medea may well laugh if we rescue her from her citadel. Upon this, the maidens gave to the creek the name Medea mêilakkia (Lake of Medea). The occurrences that happened after this everybody can remember. The maidens ought to relate it in their own way, and have it well inscribed. We consider that our task is fulfilled. Hail!
THE END OF THE BOOK.
Did they rescue Medea from the Citadel I wonder...?
Edited by The Puzzler, 08 April 2011 - 03:30 AM.