Posted by Word Camel on June 27, 2003
In Reply to: Uranid posted by Miri Barak on June 27, 2003
: This name is supposed to indicate an ancient culture or myth as appears from the following text:
: "The whole perspective, however, has recently changed with the discovery of Hittite texts containing translations of Hurrian myths. These myths parallel the URANID cycle in such striking detail as to preclude any possibility of coincidence."
: I could not find any information regarding this Uranid cycle anywhere in English or in Hebrew. If anyone is familiar with ancient cluture and with this in particular, I'll be most grateful for any hint.
: Thank you
Could it refer to the Bashkirs? They were an Indo-European tribe of people who later became known as the Turks. They were nomadic and ranged from the what is now Russia through Turkey and Armenia. The Ancient Arabs and Greeks called them the "Uran", among other things. Just a guess.