Van Gorp Posted January 2, 2016 #526 Share Posted January 2, 2016 Yes, do Finda's people have their name from their FINDINGRIKHÊD or OVER.FINDINGRIKHÊD? There is nothing that is expressively said about it, but I have also asked myself if that's the case. Finda's people shall turn its FINDINGRIKHÊD (inventiveness) into common advantage, that Lyda's people its strength, and we our wisdom (Page 141). Among Finda's people there are unwise who by their OVER.FINDINGRIKHÊD (over-inventiveness) have become so wicked that they make themselves wise, and let their initiated ones assert that they are the best part of Wralda; that their spirit is the best part of Wralda's spirit, and that Wralda can only think by the help of their brain (Page 100). Finda may possibly be identical with an old Wendic (“Findic”) mother goddess of pre-Celtic origin, named Vinda (Vindo, Uinda, Uindo, Uinde). The v readily becomes an f – for example is the v in Modern German pronounced as an f. Vinda is closely related to the old mother and reindeer goddess Bovinda, who has roots back in the Neolithic age. It probably is about the same deity. Bovinda did in turn probably originate in India, where we find Govinda as one of the many names for the Hindu god Krishna. The word is composed of go (‘cow’) and wind (‘find’), meaning ‘cow finder’, i.e. ‘cow shepherd’, and which seems to confirm that Finda means ‘to find’ – but in the significance of ‘to find for protection’. Just assuming and working with the thesis that there can be found a meaning in the names Finda and Lyda, as "Vrije" (a free one) can be found in Frya, one comes to the verbs "vinden" and "wenden" for Finda. I like the descriptions you gave. Lyda I then personally connect with "lieden/lui" as common people, talking "loud" (hard voice of Lyda). But back to Finda, there are other connections with the verb "finding" imo. How odd like you pointed out; the shepherd connection becomes clear in Go-Vinda, and Krishna Govinda came according to OLB from the then-being heartland of Finda. Finda people also chasing one another and being related to the wild shepherds. When one threatens another to do harm one also says "I know where to find you". So finding as protection or as assault, both seem to have their meaning in the core and that is: searching and getting result. So besides finding-rykhed (for the best a practical and commercial spirit, for the worse just cunningness for own profit) for me it relates to 2 other "finding" (wending, turning) connections: - Wild finda as nomadic people (ever looking for, finding and turning towards another more suitable piece of land) - Finda are said to be victim of their own creeds and beliefs, Finns (not as wild like other Finda) but very keen on following all outward presentation in this. A bit like a good chatolic/protestant was expected to go to church by the priests i assume, more personal motives are to turn off bad luck just in case it should matter in the end. The verb "to find" (vinden) is also used in reference to form a kind of judgement. By this I tend to see in OLB the Fins as a less nomadic but puritan part of Finda. By being less nomadic they got the time and place to build statues/churches to practice their beliefs. So in short, maybe not explicitly mentionned but on OLB descriptions of Finda people mixed with the "find" verb you get a Nomadic, shepherd people roaming to and fro (wenden, like the wind), who have a pretty strong and judgementale system in how the other should follow the correct road (probably also commercial or tax laws) but less inclined to follow all the right way themselves. 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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