Mick Harper wrote:its second element is accepted to derive from Old Norse bjarg ('rock');
Well, berg is the most common suffix in northwest Europe (and means ‘an enclosed space’) so only a place name crackpot would conclude it was something else. Though it might be, neither of us knows for sure.
Mick Harper wrote: Open your eyes and everything disappears in my experience.
Mick Harper wrote: I doubt that there was much danger of collision with Roseberry Topping in Norse times.
Mick Harper wrote: But, yes, Roseberry Topping is hard, stony etc (probably, I've never been up it) and may be a bjarg. Or it may be an enclosed space (we have previously speculated on its origin and use) and hence a berg. As I say, we just don't know. But it's a comfort that you and the place-name theorists know.
About the importance of translating names and place-names in Old Norse myths in order to understand the coded messages of metaphysics, philosophy and spirituality. Example: The two first lines of stanza 3 in Völuspá, Poetic Edda, where AR VAR ALDA; THAR ER YMIR BYGDHI, should be translated as “In the Beginning was the Wave, when Sound was building”
Myth and Parable - In this video I am discussing comparative mythology using examples from the ancient Indian epos Mahabharata, the myth of Krishna and the Gopis, as well as ancient Mystery cult and the myth of Isis and Osiris as understood by Mystery initiates in the Classical age. These examples to throw light on how Old Norse myths ought to be read -- as parables.
Snorri (1179-1241) wrote his Prose Edda in an attempt to preserve the Norse art of poetry, realizing that people no longer understood old poems (bardic poems and edda poems) because they were forgetting the pagan myths and thus the meaning behind the art of metaphorical allusion. At the same time he cleverly preserved ancient myths in a way that was inoffensive to the Church .
I think you mean you don't know
Others of us have been up Roseberry Topping bjarg, and have also been in many of the megalithic enclosed spaces (burghs). We can tell the difference. There's no enclosed space on top of Roseberry Topping.
It wouldn't hurt us to pay more attention to the Norse "myths". What was written down in the early Norwegian Christian era were shallow and literal transcripts of the Old Norse stories.
first attested in 1119 as Othenesberg, the name changed successively to Othensberg, Ohenseberg, Ounsberry and Ouesberry before finally settling on Roseberry. "
... is one of the most southerly broch survivals, which are more typically associated with Northern Scotland. It is 4 miles north of the town of Duns. It stands on the northeast slope of Cockburn Law just above a fairly steep slope down to the Whiteadder Water.
The broch stands in the northwest corner an Iron Age hillfort which presumably pre-dates the broch. The hillfort consists of a double rampart and ditches, enclosing an oval area some 135 metres by 75 metres. The entrance was on the west side. A large circular structure (roundhouse) in the centre of the fort, close to the broch, may have been the most important building before the broch’s construction.
Edin’s Hall Broch (also Edinshall Broch; Odin’s Hall Broch) is a 2nd-century broch near Duns in the Borders of Scotland. It is one of very few brochs found in southern Scotland. It is roughly 28 metres in diameter.
In the late 18th century this site was called “Wooden’s Hall or Castle” (Woden the chief god from Anglo-Saxon mythology). Its later name change apparently recalls the legend of the three-headed giant The Red Ettin known in tales and ballads.
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