The Indo-European heritage of angels


(This essay is a continuation of “Angels, England and the Alujọnnu”)

Apart from the English, the Celts (who used to be also called Andes), Welsh, Scotts and French peoples are also angelic families as seen in the following names they have given themselves and their lands:

  1. Angeln – this is also known as Anglia (German Angeln, Danish Angel, Latin Anglia); it is an angle-shaped peninsula in Schleswig, Germany near Denmark, that was the home of the Germanic people known as the Engle/Angle (Old English) who invaded therefrom the land they now occupy that they call Engle-land or England from c. 450 CE. The Persian cognate is Engelȋs, that of French is Angle while that of Germanic is Angul.
  2. Angelus – this is the name of a family from which emerged three Byzantine Emperors. They include Constantine Angelus of Philadelphia (Asia Minor) and Isaac Angelus (1185 CE).
  3. Ȧngermanӓnlvan – this is also known in English as the Angerman River. It is located in the lӓn (counties) of Vӓsternorrland and Vӓsterbotten in northeastern Sweden.
  4. Ȧngermanland – this is the name of a landskap (province) in northeastern Sweden.
  5. Angers – this used to be Julius Magus under the Romans and before then it was the capital of the Gallic tribe called Andecavi of the state of Andes. Now it is the capital of Maine-et-Loive department in western France. Also, it used to be the capital of Anjou, on the Maine River.
  6. Angevin (Norman) Empire – this refers to the lands from Scotland to the Pyrenees that were ruled by the successive English kings Henry II, Richard I and John, who were known as the Angevin kings since their father was a count of Anjou.
  7. Angitia – this is allegedly the name of a goddess or group of goddesses worshipped by the Marsi people of ancient Italy, as mentioned in inscriptions on artefacts dated to around 300-150 BCE.
  8. Anglessey – this used to be a county of Wales but in 1974 became part of Gwynedd.
  9. Anglican Communion – this is the communion/congregation/synagogue of England and their chief priest is the archbishop of Canterbury.
  10. Anglo-Norman – also known as Norman-French or Anglo French, this is the name of the French dialect of medieval England.
  11. Anglo-Saxons – this refers to the Germanic families that were in England and were her rulers from the 5th century CE till the Norman Conquest of 1066 CE. It was applied to the Saxons of the British Isles to differentiate them from the Saxons of the mainland of Europe and was later changed to “the English.” Also, king Alfred (d. 899 CE) used it as part of his title “king of the Anglo-Saxons,” as did his immediate successors although this stopped briefly and then was resuscitated by the kings of the 11th century CE.
  12. Angoulême – this is the name of the capital of Charente départment and was the former capital of Angoumois, southwestern France. It is situated on a plateau that rises over the confluence of the rivers Charente and Anguimme at the southwest of Limoges. Formerly in the possession of the Visigoths, Clovis took over in 507 CE and from the 9th century CE was used by the counts of Angoulême as their base.
  13. Angoumois – this is a former province of France which is now known as the départment of Charente.
  14. Angus – this used to be known as Forfarshire but is now largely in the district of Angus.
  15. Anjou – this name was derived from that of a Celtic people called Andes. They lived in the area that was the province of west central France that corresponded to the modern department of Maine-et-Loire.

Since these peoples are Germanic who are Indo-Europeans, the direct implication is that either a section of Indo-Europeans or all Indo-Europeans are angels and their offspring.

The Indo-Aryans are not to be left out as the Hindus venerate one called Angiras who has offspring known as Angirasas. According to the Hindus, the Angirasas are the ancestors of man. This is inaccurate as the black, yellow and red peoples do not know them. For instance, the Aku people are descendants of the irunmọlẹs/orishas (the Hindus misappropriated the noun orisha and call it rishi). The angirasas should be properly referred to as the ancestors of the Indo-Europeans.

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