Today I come with good news and bad news. The good news is that I finished writing about both Togarmah and his uncle Magog for my book. The bad news is that I found it nearly impossible to find information on this Magog character. He is a person who has much written about him, but very little is known. Some think his people became the Lydians, others the Scythians, and a few the Russians. Some think he is yet to come in prophecy, others giants of old epic tales. In fact, he even has a hill mistakenly named after him in England. Personally, I follow his line to those dwelling in the land and surrounding lands of Scandinavia. It has been quite the journey, but finally, I am done with those drafts.
Also, I believe that I have found some evidence supporting a theory I have had on the ancestors of the “natives” of North America. I always found the word native odd. After all, is anyone really a native anywhere? We all came from somewhere, originally, especially considering the peoples of the “Old World”. They were all nomads. We are all descent of nomads. Actually, we were paced here by God, descent from Adam and Eve through Noah’s sons. Could we call them native of Mt. Ararat? Here is a trail that would be entertaining to follow…someday. Anyway, I believe the people of the Americas came from specific peoples of Noah’s sons. For those of the north, I believe they are descended of Togarmah’s people and possibly of Magog, at least distantly. From what I have found, these people spread across Russia and into Siberia, across the Bering Strait, and into North America, this long before the Norse, relatives to the early Magogites, settled on the opposite side of the continent. I still have more research to do on the subject, especially concerning the people of South America, whom I currently link to either Shem or Ham, and more strongly Ham. Another addition to my list of papers to write, someday.
Lastly, among my happy victories of the last week, I found a Latin copy of the Historia de omnibus gothorum sueonumque regibus. While this might not seem like much, it was a struggle ongoing for about a month. Though I was originally looking for an English translation, I had to settle for translating the text myself. While I have stumbled upon more than a dozen languages I cannot read, which is of little surprise, I at least have a passing understanding of Latin. Word to the wise: learn multiple languages while you can!
Now, I need to get back to book 11 of the Wheel of Time series. These books are great, by the way, and I hope to share how fantastic they are soon.
Until then, blessings to you.