Our 'British History' tells us that the early settlers in these islands were 'non-Indo-Europeans' without a jot of evidence to prove this. Then came the Celts and finally the Germanic Tribes. But evidence that Germanic Tribes were here in Britain in very ancient times is now coming to light, and gaining ground and credibility. In this post I am going to go into another piece of evidence for this theory, based upon a tribal name noticed by Hamasson.
Around 100 BCE a 'Celtic' tribe is said to have invaded an area of North Wales, this Iron Age tribe being known as the Deceangli or Deceangi, an alternative spelling being Decangli. This tribe occupied north-west and north-east Clwyd and northern Gwynedd. On a site called The History Files we find that they originally came from Ireland as part of a tribal alliance known as the Gangani or Concani who originated in the Leinster area of Northern Ireland. They appear to have moved across to the Lleyn Peninsular on the west coast of North Wales, the name possibly deriving from Laigin which is an older form of Leinster.
It would appear that this tribal alliance split and part of them moved eastwards, becoming what is known as the Deceangli. The same people occupied what is now known as Anglesey where their power was destroyed by the Romans. The Roman Paulinus attacked the Deceangli on Anglesey, slew the Druids and destroyed their sacred groves. Julius Agricola later attacked the Deceangli in Anglesey, defeated them and finally subjugated this tribe under Roman rule.
This post was inspired by a piece of information given to me first by my good friend Hamasson, a piece which gave a brand new meaning to this 'Celtic' tribe. I have since studied this further, and here I am going to add further proof to this theory through my own experience, living in Gwynedd for around four years, and working for a local newspaper there.
On The History Files site we find that the name Deceangli stems from the prefix de- meaning 'from' in the Celtic Tongue. There are two reasons to suspect that this is wrong -
1. The name Decangli itself is clearly Roman and not Celtic so using a Celtic prefix would not apply.
2. Even so the prefix of the name Dece-angli or Dec-angli is not de- but deci- or dec-.
Indeed, the prefix -angli is the Roman equivalent to -angle which they use of the Angles or English! When we consider the Welsh version of the name (and we are here concerned with Wales) it is Tegeingl. So the prefix Dece- is a Romanised version of Tege which in the Welsh Tongue means 'fair' or 'beautiful'. Thus we have the Fair Angles or the Beautiful Angles. Immediately I am reminded of the Christian Priest who when first seeing a group of Angles declared that they were Angels because of their fair appearance.
The original tribal name Gangani appears to have been derived from the Welsh 'cangan' meaning 'branch', and thus suggests that they were a 'branch' of some greater nation of peoples. Although the Tegeangli were a part of this 'branch' they too split off to form their own tribe, having moved further eastwards.
But what we have here seems to be a branch of the Saxon Nation or Angle Nation which moved in around 100 BCE. The Poems of Sidonius confirm that the Saxons were here in Britain around the time of Julius Caesar, so this seems to fit in with this. We here have a valid reason for the name 'Anglesey' which is Old English for Angle's Island. It is also important to note that Anglesey was the Druid stronghold, and the centre of resistance to the Romans, and it was here that this power was crushed - and this was against the Fair Angles. The term 'Druid' is used in Norse Mythology and not restricted to the 'Celts'; indeed, since again we are proving that these islands were far more Germanic than we have been told, then the Druids were part of our tradition too. These ideas seem to suggest this to be right.
Now I shall recall my own experiences in North Wales which definitely confirm this theory. Whilst living there I worked for the North Wales Weekly News which produced a free newspaper for the area. In one issue was a piece about the results of a DNA test which found that many people along the Conway Valley had the Blood Group A as opposed to the normal Blood Group O of North Wales. Blood Group A is a Scandinavian Blood Group - i.e. Germanic. This was seen as being 'Viking' by the newspaper. What I did was to write a letter that was published in the Letters to the Editor, a letter linking this Germanic Blood Group to the White Dragon and thus akin to the English. Not actually realising that I worked at the place someone tried to smear me through the newspaper in a very sinister way - the details will not concern us yet. With this new evidence coming to light when Hamasson mentioned this tribe it fits with the DNA testing of this whole area. These are some of the places known to have been used by the Deceangli -
- Prestatyn (Clwyd).
- Llandudno (Gwynedd).
- Pentre (Clwyd).
- Ruthin (Clwyd).
- Bryn y Gefeiliau (Gwynedd).
- Caerhun (Gwynned) - the principal centre.
It is also very strange to relate that it was whilst living in Gwynedd that The Hooded Man Mysteries were given to me, as well as the first steps towards the revival of the White Dragon as an English Symbol. These mysteries came to light whilst we lived on the Fairy Glen Road in Capelilo, Dwygyfylchi (pronounce that one!) which is near to Penmaenmawr between Llandudno and Bangor, with Llandudno Junction just over the Sychnant Pass.
The Romans conquered parts of Wales and thus, like the area we know as England, imposed their ways upon the inhabitants. Many of the names claimed to be Welsh are actually Greco-Roman, e.g. Tacitus becomes Tegid, and the famous Myrddin (Merlin) is actually Greek for 'myriad'. In such circumstances the Deceangli were absorbed into the Roman Empire.
Going back to the Welsh name Tegeingl we should break this down into Tege-Ingl and in doing so we clearly have the name Ing, as well as the title Engel used of the English Tribes or Angles. We have seen before how the Saxons honoured the god Irmin, the God of the Arya. The Saxons or Angles were of the great Aryan Race, descended from the most ancient 'Giants' (tall men) before the Great Flood - before the sinking of At-al-land.
There is no evidence of the Runes being used by any of the early peoples in these islands, but again no-one has ever really bothered to investigate if these symbols were used, maybe hidden within other symbolism. What we do know was used is the Ogham which is not a set of symbols, nor a script, but seems to have been some kind of code. An Odinist Rune-Magician once suggested that Ogham may have been a coded form to hide the Runes. Whatever the case Ogham is a very simple code using horizontal lines placed on the right and left of a vertical line, and horizontal and slanted lines placed across the vertical line, plus five other symbols.
Ogham is based upon a secret Tree Lore that was passed from Initiate to Initiate, thus keeping it alive through the ravages of time. There are different versions, and some seem be tainted with the Old Testament names, suggesting distortions through Middle-Eastern influence. However, this does not negate the fact that this is a valid system, and one first used by the Aryan Druids.
One of the areas where the Deceangli dwelt is Gwynedd, named after the Wild-Hunter God Gwyn or Wyn. Gwyn is Gwydion is Woden, so this area was dedicated to the god Woden (or rather his namesake used in the area). Gwyn actually means 'White' and thus the area honoured the 'White God' - the name 'wyn' is perhaps close to our 'wan' which means 'pale'. Here in England we find many names corrupted from Woden, these names using the prefix Wan-. Gwyn is the son of Nudd, and thus the 'Son of the Mist'.
The Decangli were thus Iron Age Germano-Celts who were said to have invaded around 100 BCE (if we are to believe the historians); they must first have been in Ireland, and a section moved across into mainland Britain, later again splitting into two. But it would seem that these people were originally akin to the English or Angles, being a part of the Germanic Nation of the Angles or Saxons.
It is also perhaps significant that when Merlin discovered the Island Dragons (White Dragon and Red Dragon) fighting at the centre of Britain he removed them to Dinas Emrys in Gwynedd. This itself suggests the movement of the White Dragon into this area. Dinas Emrys is named after Emrys, a Welsh rendering of Ambrosias, but the name was originally Dinas Ffaraon which means 'Hill of the Pharaohs'.
The main centre of the Deceangli was, as stated earlier, Caerhun, which was on the River Conway. The Conway Valley is the area where the DNA testing revealed the presence of a large percentage of Blood Group A. It is typical that when I pointed this out a smear-campaign was set up to stop the message hitting home. What was also significant was the cover-up which came after I made a complaint about the smear-tactics used in a front-page article; an apology was made in a couple of lines on one of the pages near the back of the paper - a typical ploy to ensure that their message got more attention, whilst the apology would not have been noticed by all but a few people. When I asked them to check who had placed the article in I was told they could not find that out, yet when asking someone who was in a position to know what goes on he told me they would have it all on the computer system. In my position it was impossible to find out who had done it.
The Tegeingl Flag still exists as the Arms of Flintshire, assigned to Edwin Tegeingl (Edwin ap Gronwy) (*), the eleventh century King of Tegeingl. This flag is shown below -
What is clearly noticeable is the colours - Black Red on White background, Black-White-Red being the ancient colours of Eternal Germania. This has a 'flory' cross in black with four black choughs (**) with red beaks and red feet, and also includes four fleur-de-lys on the ends of the cross, what could originally have symbolised the Irminsul.
(*) This may not be true since it was some centuries after when it was attributed to Edwin.
(**) Choughs are coastal jackdaws.
The above coat-of-arms clearly has the Fleur-de-Lys on the top (used in Wales) and has a more equal-armed cross. It seems clear that the Tegeangli have been remembered to this day in this area. In the first image the birds look somewhat like gulls, whilst in the above they look more like the jackdaw family; this is perhaps because they were later taken for gulls because they were the most numerous coastal birds in the area.
A plaque in Mold records a battle fought between the Saxons and Picts against the Britons (Welsh), this being around 430 CE. In 365 CE the Roman historian Ammanius Marcellinus clearly identifies Rome's enemies in Britain at the time -
The text of Marcellinus is not clear as to whether the Saxons were settled here or were sea-raiders since he actually mentions the Franks and Saxons attacking 'by land or by sea'. The Dicalydones or Dicaledones were perhaps the Caledonians, the Verturiones were Picts and the Attacotti were a tribe whose roots are obscure but from one legend we find that they were a Royal Clan descended through the male line from Atlas, the First King of Atlantis. We find also that a common Pictish name was Oengus or Angus which recalls Ingwe/Ingui/Ingus.
These ideas give further weight to the theory that the English Folk dwelt here in these islands in ancient times. What we say will no doubt fall on deaf ears in regard to the Establishment, but our main concern should be to revise English History in order to awaken the English Folk, so what the leaders of the Establishment think or say matters not one jot.
Note (added August 2016) - The area of the Tegeingl was actually known in later times by the English as 'Englefield' which clearly shows that it was occupied by the Engle-Kin or Angle-Kin.