I know I haven’t been around much lately on here, but some times we get caught up in other things.
before I get to the meat of the matter, I’d just like to say that thus far, this is the friendliest community I’ve joined.
I once joined another community with people who were in to magic, and no less than three times I was insulted and treated abusively. and I was by no means a trouble-maker or starting any thing.
the third time that happened, I unsubscribed and never went back to that site. and these are supposed to be friendly wiccan types? seems like you black magic folk have more class and kindness than a lot of these other folk who are in to lighter forms of magic.
any how, on to the subject at hand.
I found out, completely by accident, that Ea was an ancient sumerian water god, which is also where the idea of baptism comes. this name was translated from ancient sumerian in to first greek, then latin, taking on different forms in each of the aforementioned languages.
and this name is still with us to day. its english form would be “john”. and though I haven’t confirmed this, I believe that the name “ian”, also a version of the name, “john” which is common in england, is also a form of the ancient name of “Ea”.
and remember “john the baptist”? there’s a link there.
I just thought that any one unfamiliar with the name “Ea” might find this interesting. and I know koetting must be perfectly aware of all this. : D
but for those of you who aren’t, there you are.
any how, enjoy your holidays, guys, and if I’m not here before this year is out, have a happy – and magical – new year!