User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Who are the Medians?3331 days old

  1. #1
    Established Member
    Junior Member
    Last Online
    2013-01-17 @ 12:01
    Join Date
    2010-02-11
    Posts
    981
    Gender
    Politics
    All for All
    Religion
    Supporting sides

    Default Who are the Medians?

    Great findings though about a people (Medians/Medes) who origins are still not quite known but I would like to found out more to their origins from some people as well.


    The Medes, (Greek Μῆδοι, from an Old perisan ماد Mādai) were an ancient Iranian people who lived in the northwestern portions of present-day Iran. This area is known as Media (also Medea; Greek Μηδία, Old Persian Māda; the English adjective is Median, antiquated also Medean). They entered this region with the first wave of Iranian tribes, in the late second millennium BC (the Bronze Age collapse). By the 6th century BC, after having together with the Babylonians defeated the Neo-Assyrian Empire, the Medes were able to establish their authority, lasting for about sixty years, from the sack of Nineveh in 612 BC until 549 BC when Cyrus the Great established the Achaemenid Empire by defeating Astyages, king of Media.
    Their name is not clear enough to find whether it's Indo-European.

    According to Herodotus, "the Medes were called anciently by all people Aryans; but when Media, the Colchian, came to them from Athens, they changed their name. Such is the account which they themselves give." Medea is the daughter of the Colchian King Aeëtes in the Greek myth, Jason and the Argonauts. There is not a clear Indo-European etymology for the name of Medes, Mâda.

    Herodotus, i. 101, lists the names of six Median tribes: "Thus Deioces collected the Medes into a nation, and ruled over them alone. Now these are the tribes of which they consist: the Busae, the Paretaceni, the Struchates, the Arizanti, the Budii, and the Magi" (7.62), names of three of these have Iranian etymologies.
    Sources still yet not clear about them.

    The prehistoric origin of the Medes lies in the common Indo-Iranian homeland in the Eurasian steppes. The early Iranian expansion takes them towards the Persian Plateau and the Zagros mountains during the later second millennium BC as part of the population movements associated with the Bronze Age collapse.

    According to Karen Radner, judging by Assyrian sources it is not clear whether Medes were considered to form a distinct ethnic or linguistic identity.

  2. # ADS
    Advertisement bot
    Join Date
    2013-03-24
    Posts
    All threads
       
     

  3. #2
    Established Member
    Curry Merchant / IT Guy birko19's Avatar
    Last Online
    2014-09-03 @ 18:31
    Join Date
    2010-03-25
    Posts
    2,121
    Location
    The Great White North
    Gender
    Y-DNA
    R2a*
    mtDNA
    T1*
    Race
    Caucasoid
    Ethnicity
    Assyrian
    Assyria Canada

    Default

    The Medes clearly come from some sort of East African tribe, I bet there's lots of evidence for it.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to birko19 For This Useful Post:

    ludim (2010-07-08)

  5. #3
    Established Member
    good Member
    Last Online
    @
    Join Date
    2010-07-03
    Posts
    1,562
    Gender
    Zimbabwe

    Default

    some kurds in turkey say they are medians. some sources says their language was iranic too. But if those meds were aryan and if they are related with kurds... I have serious doubts with medes arianhood lol

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to IstenmeyenTuy For This Useful Post:

    ludim (2010-07-08)

  7. #4
    Junior Member
    Last Online
    2010-07-29 @ 18:29
    Join Date
    2010-07-23
    Posts
    5
    Gender
    Age
    36

    Default

    The median living in the northwestern part of the current Iran.According to Herodotus, "the Medes were formerly called by all the Aryan people, but when the media, Colchis, they came to Athens, they changed Median name.The their homeland, as can be understood through the Assyrian sources, was bounded on the north-west to the land of Mannians.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
<