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toxicyarnglare
26 Aug 2016, 18:44
Link here. (http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/archaeologists-discovered-brand-new-ancient-god/)

These kinds of things amaze me, because I've been wondering for some time if there's deities out there that have yet to be discovered in the spirit world, and then we manage to find one right in the physical world.

anubisa
27 Aug 2016, 16:01
Wow! This is amazing!

callmeclemens
27 Aug 2016, 16:47
This is really awesome. I often wonder how many Gods have been lost to time. I'll take this as a lesson to keep myself open on my path, who knows who you might find.

lightdragon
27 Aug 2016, 17:32
I heard of this goddess before. just news that they found proof. pretty much found it in one of Raven Grimassi's books.

thalassa
28 Aug 2016, 17:19
I heard of this goddess before. just news that they found proof. pretty much found it in one of Raven Grimassi's books.

Yeah...it's been a while since I've read mythic* by him, but I don't recollect this.


*much---fixing autocorrect

lightdragon
29 Aug 2016, 03:36
Yeah...it's been a while since I've read mythic by him, but I don't recollect this.I forgot which book. but I think it was either Italian witchcraft or Hereditary witchcraft.

it is also quoted by other places and authors. Uni was often equated with Juno.

thalassa
29 Aug 2016, 07:24
I forgot which book. but I think it was either Italian witchcraft or Hereditary witchcraft.

it is also quoted by other places and authors. Uni was often equated with Juno.

The Etruscan goddess Thalna is sometimes also equated with her, and/or with Hera.

There's quite a bit of info about Uni out there, I just didn't recollect Grimassi going into it---but its been a long while since I've read anything by him...





(For anyone interested in Etruscan religion, Nancy Thompson de Grummond and Larissa Bonfante are pretty much the way to go in terms of information.)

lightdragon
29 Aug 2016, 15:40
The Etruscan goddess Thalna is sometimes also equated with her, and/or with Hera.

There's quite a bit of info about Uni out there, I just didn't recollect Grimassi going into it---but its been a long while since I've read anything by him...
anything on Italian or Etruscan folklore that I know of was solely from Grimassi. a lesser extent from Monsno. but never to my knowledge of Uni.

monsno_leedra
30 Aug 2016, 03:11
Uni is mentioned quite a bit in the book The Religion of the Etruscans, by Nancy Grummond, University of Texas Press, 2006. Seen her mentioned in other works as well so she is not exactly a newly discovered goddess. Granted many times it is in relationship to other goddesses through comparison or similarities of their purposes or roles. Figure this book was published in 2006 so well before this article's date of 2016 which suggests poor research on the part of the authors part who wrote the article I think.

toxicyarnglare
30 Aug 2016, 19:37
Uni is mentioned quite a bit in the book The Religion of the Etruscans, by Nancy Grummond, University of Texas Press, 2006. Seen her mentioned in other works as well so she is not exactly a newly discovered goddess. Granted many times it is in relationship to other goddesses through comparison or similarities of their purposes or roles. Figure this book was published in 2006 so well before this article's date of 2016 which suggests poor research on the part of the authors part who wrote the article I think.

At the very least, we're getting to learn more about this goddess than we have before, unless the book you mentioned (which is starting to sound pretty interesting to me) says roughly the same thing that these "new discoveries" said.

anunitu
30 Aug 2016, 20:12
anything on Italian or Etruscan folklore that I know of was solely from Grimassi. a lesser extent from Monsno. but never to my knowledge of Uni.

I am not a big fan of Grimassi,nothing personal,but I find him more interested in "Profit" than education on things.

habbalah
31 Aug 2016, 02:03
I love this kind of stuff--cryptoreligious findings, I guess is the term. As technology makes archaeology safer, I hope we continue to discover more of the gods that time buried.

thalassa
31 Aug 2016, 04:00
For anyone interested in Etruscan religion, these are the four books I recommend:

Etruscan Life and Afterlife: A Handbook of Etruscan Studies edited by Larissa Bonfante (several contributors, including Nancy TdeG)
Etruscan Myth, Sacred History, and Legend by Nancy Thompson de Grummond
The Religion of the Etruscans also by Nancy Thompson de Grummond
Etruscan Civilization: A Cultural History by Sybille Haynes (less about religion, more for the cultural context of that religion)


Also, possibly of interest is a book called The Divine Liver by Rev. Skip Ellison (an ADF member), about the practice of haruspicy as practiced by the Etruscans and Romans.

monsno_leedra
31 Aug 2016, 04:54
Here the contents page so you can see what's in it

CONTENTS
Editors’ Note vii
List of Abbreviations viii
Contributors to This Volume ix
Preface xi
W. Jeffrey Tatum
I. Introduction: The History of the Study of Etruscan Religion 1
Nancy Thomson de Grummond
I I . Etruscan Inscriptions and Etruscan Religion 9
Larissa Bonfante
I I I . Prophets and Priests 27
Nancy Thomson de Grummond
IV. Gods in Harmony: The Etruscan Pantheon 45
Erika Simon
V. The Grave and Beyond in Etruscan Religion 66
Ingrid Krauskopf
VI . Votive Offerings in Etruscan Religion 90
Jean MacIntosh Turfa
VII . Ritual Space and Boundaries in Etruscan Religion 116
Ingrid E. M. Edlund-Berry
VIII. Sacred Architecture and the Religion of the Etruscans 132
Giovanni Colonna
Glossary 169
Appendix A: The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar 173
Jean MacIntosh Turfa
Appendix B: Selected Latin and Greek Literary Sources on Etruscan Religion 191
Nancy Thomson de Grummond
Index 219

Been awhile since I read it so there may have been updates to individual sections but it was highly praised at the time and was a must read book on the Etruscan's.

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I am not a big fan of Grimassi,nothing personal,but I find him more interested in "Profit" than education on things.

He's one that tries or tried to tie everything and anything remotely connected to Italy and its history to Stregheria. Which I think made him a hero for a lot of budding new agey stregherian's but really removed any consideration his works might have had for fringe groups looking at Italian influenced practices. The fact it has little to not actual connection to actual Italian practice didn't matter. I noticed some of his works have been republished and now have dropped the Strega title and simply go with Italian Witchcraft.