FromFinland Posted January 5, 2016 #576 Share Posted January 5, 2016 (edited) regarding the mentions of the INN in the so called by Waddell.... The British Edda [...]any idea what the Inn was , and if it could have any connection to the F-inns ? Ah, now I see what you referred into. I had a quick look at The British Edda, and I say wow, that for sure is some deep stuff! Over there Inn is used in the connection of the Od, or Odin in the full long form, and Thor: Soul gave them Od(-am) o' the Inn (page 26) Of all the dwarf tribes, and For Thor o ' the Inn, another. (page 47) As I do not speak English as my first language, I had to check what the o' means and found out it means either of or on. Clearly Inn isn't here a reference to a hotel or a tavern. PT, I can see your point on it being a literary clue to the Finn or (F)Inn, as you would have it. Norse male name Thorfinn does indeed fit that pattern, as do some variants of the Norse mythos, where the heroes are from the Finnish cultural background. However, as the source of the text is (I guess) The Poetic Edda, I would first think of the possibility that it refers to Ing, as explained by authors of Wikipedia: Ing was first amidst the East Danes [...] In Scandinavian mythology, Yngvi, alternatively spelled Yngve, was the progenitor of the Yngling lineage, a legendary dynasty of Swedish kings [...] The element Ing(o)- was widely used in Germanic names from an early period For the Frisian connection, please have a look at the Wikipedia's take on the Ingaevones. In Finnish context we have the land area and tribal name of Inkeri, allegedly named after a Swedish princess living in the 11th century, though some see earlier 6th century Jordanes already referring to Inkeri as Inauxis. My guess is on the Inn referring to the house of the Ing or Ynglinga, the premium Swedish royal family. So in my view the original text says in the modern English "Odin of the Ynglinga family" and "Thor of the Ynglinga family". As for Ell's take on the matter, I must confess I'm totally lost on what he refers into. Ell, could you open it up for me, please? (That is, unless the Frisians here think we are derailing this thread too much away from its main subject.) Edited January 5, 2016 by FromFinland 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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