Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The Ymbre

Despite the Celtic names of the kings of the Cimbri and Teutons there seems to be more evidence of these being Germanic Tribes. Although nothing is decisive we can gather further evidence by looking at the Ymbre mentioned in Widsith, clearly the Umbrians  or Ambrones, the latter name being associated with the Cimbri and Teutons in their attacks upon the Romans. 

The Ambrones are yet another tribe mentioned as being Celtic, backed up by their having chanted their tribal origins before battle. This was recorded in their battle against the Ligurians who recognised their ancient kinship with the Ambrones. Obviously, Celtic names and Celtic culture may well have been adopted by these Germanic Tribes since these occur after their migrations southwards from their homeland in Scandinavia. 

The Ambrones appear to have a 'Flood Legend' which may well be associated with the sinking of At-al-land. Their is a possibility that they dwelt around Oomrang in North Frisia, this being a North Frisian Island on the German North Sea. Since we also have areas here in England which may have been associated with the Ambrones or 'Umbrians' there may well have been pockets of the same tribe scattered around the Northlands in ancient times -

North - Umbria

C-Umbria which is a 'southern' version of the Germanic H-umbria; this gives us 'Humber'. This area has been deemed to be a corruption of 'Cymry' (Welsh) but like the name 'Cimbri' these have very different roots. In fact the name 'Cumbria' could just as well refer to the Cimbri as the Ymbre. Since there is very close kinship it really does not matter.

The Humber.

Humberstone in Leicester where the 'Humber Stone' can still be found.

Another version of the name 'Ambrones' is 'Ambri' and we  find two peoples called the Ambri and the Sig-Ambri (Franks) encountering Alexander the Great in Bactria. The Vandals were led by Ambri and Assi. The Sigambri, as I have shown before, may have been named after Sigi and the Merovingian King named Dagobert IV had a legend that clearly suggests that their origins lay in the famous Wolsunga Tribe. 

The key to this can be found in Widsith where we find 'Sceafhere ruled Ymbres'; this is proof of a Germanic origin, and more since it is proof of a common origin with the English through the Divine Ancestor Sheaf-Ingwe. The Ymbre were part of the Inglingas. In fact, attributed to Uther Pendragon is a piece where the Saxons are referred to as 'Ambrones'. Their 'Flood Legend' may well go back to the sinking of At-al-land so once again this is a common link between the Tribes of Ingwe. 

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