See here. Site now non-existent unfortunately.

Has nothing to do with the English, or with angels, it is said
See here. If you speak or read Swedish.

From A Short Comparison, 2015, by David Burns, page 390.

The above passage continues as follows: "That the small neck of land, with few villages, round Angeln, with both its name and the majority of its place-names, then become unpopulated, seems far-fetched, especially in view of the thousands of places in Sweden which are admirably placed for the purpose."

Amusing to suppose that Angul, in Denmark, "takes its name from OE angul, a hook".
So where did the OE come from ?

click for ancient shipping

Map, below, from Clark Hall's prose translation of Beowulf, 1901
adapted to show proposed home country of the Old Angles:
situated between the Saxons and the Goths
between the provinces of the Jutes and the Saxons

Map 1596, below, from Wikipedia: click on image
a matter of orientation

See also here:
Asserts that the Angles migrated west from what is now Poland: a novel view. Wild.

Sceaf (as is reported) was driven when a youth upon a certain island of Germany called Scandza, which is mentioned by Jordanes, the historian of the Goths; he arrived sleeping in a ship, but with no rowers, and a sheaf of corn was placed at his head; hence his name Sceaf. The natives of the district received him as if he had been miraculously sent to them, and trained him up carefully; and when he came to manhood he reigned in the town then called Slaswic, but now Haitheby. The country is called Old Angeln, and from it the Angles came into Britain; and it is situated between the Saxons and the Goths.

From: A History of the Church of Durham by Simeon of Durham; translated from the original Latin by Joseph Stevenson MA. First published 1855 by Seeleys of London in the series "The Church Historians of England". Facsimile reprint 1993: Llanerch Publishers, Felinfach.

Simeon's Chronicles of the Angles: Vol III. (Early 1100s). p.757.


bird   divide   god   man   other   sea   sun

ancient ships
see here for the amber routes
a seafarer: click
scyld scefing: click

essays and papers
gothonic or old scandinavian
ancient scandinavia
gata and strada    geats    bede
saxon shore: one, two, three
journey's jargon

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The Kivik Grave in Scedeland

North Sea Bronze Age traffic flourished for at least 2,000 years
before the Angles came to Anglia
and much longer, I dare say

amber was petrified sunlight

"Inhumation in (tree-trunk) coffins was already starting to be practised in Schleswig-Holstein in the beginnings of its Bronze Age ... especially in Jutland. ... The same rite of boat- or coffin-burial appears simultaneously in Britain in the middle centuries of the second millenium, when the North Sea trade route was flourishing ... penetrating the Wessex culture ... but more prominent on the east coast, especially in Yorkshire, where the Irish route over the Pennines reached the sea. The ... Gristhorpe coffin-burial near Scarborough ... the great barrow of Loose Howe on the Cleveland Moors ... serve to show how the same rite took hold among the seafarers of both sides of the North Sea between about 1600 and 1400 B.C." From The Prehistoric Foundations of Europe; C.F.C.Hawkes, Methuen 1940; pp 365-66.

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