Gomer - Table of nations #1

By B0900223 | Forgotten History | 25 May 2021


How did certain nations form and end up where they did today? One explanation for how different nations and tribes formed can be found in the bible. Now, for those that don't believe in the bible, why does this matter? Good question. For starters, this is what people believed for much of human history. For example, Japheth is widely regarded as the father of all European people. This notion was popular enough to be alluded to in Shakespeare's Henry IV. Japheth is also regarded as the father of the Turks, Khazars, and Slavs according to Islamic tradition. There are also several linguistic theories regarding Japheth and his ancestry. Another reason I think this table is important regardless of one's opinion of the bible is the fact that ancient people really believed this. All religions start with a truth. The people who formed the religions saw something they believed was true and reported it to their fellow tribesmen. For this reason, it is important to analyze religions no matter how bizarre and figure out what is true, what is false, and how the falsehoods got into the religion. That being said, no religion will be accused of being false in this article. The purpose of this article is just to look at the table of nations and see how different people in the table influenced history from historic fables to pop culture references. As Japheth is well known compared to other people within the table, he will be skipped. He is also being skipped as who he is can be better explained through his children. So going in order the next person in the Tabel is Gomer.

Gomer

Gomer was the father of at least 3 sons. That being said, they will be addressed at a later date. This article will focus only on Gomer. So if Japheth is considered the father of all Europeans, who did Gomer father. Josephus, a Jewish historian from Judea, said that the Gomerites settled in Galatia. Galatia takes its name from the ancient Gauls (Celts). Gomer has had a significant influence in Celtic circles, particularly amongst the Welsh. They believe he was the founder of their language, however, no modern linguist had been able to provide any historical or linguistic validity to this claim. The Welsh are connected to the Cimbri tribe who also claim to be descendants of Gomer. They settled on the Jutland Peninsula which is the location of Denmark in the modern-day. In ancient times this tribe was regarded as Celtic, Germanic, or Cimmerian. 

Cimmerians

Cimmerian ruins in Greece

The Cimmerians are widely regarded as the descendants of Gomer. They settled in southern Russia around 1000 B.C. and were believed to have been defeated by the ancient Assyrians around the 6th century B.C. What remained of the tribe settled in Cappadocia in Central Anatolia. This is part of an alternate theory for the descendants of Gomer. Most historians who disagree with Josephus about where the Gomerites settled claimed they settled in Cappadocia. The Cimmerians were regarded as culturally Scythian (Who are regarded as descendants of Ashkenaz), however, there was enough of a difference between them to where historians, both ancient and modern, classify them separately. 

Celts

Map of Celtic tribes

While the origins and classifications of the Cimberi tribe can be debated, the probability of them being related to the Cymry of Britain is highly likely and they were undoubtedly a Celtic tribe. The Cymry and the Cimberi likely originally settled in modern-day Belgium but conveniently crossed into Britain before the Romans arrived. The Cimberi settled in Scotland and Ireland whereas the Cymry settled in Wales. 

Because Gomer is widely regarded as the father of the Celts, He is also credited with being the father of most of western Europe. His descendants are regarded as occupying an Area from Iberia to Scandinavia. However, a more conservative estimate of where his descendants settled is The British Isles, France, The Netherlands, Germany, and Scandinavia.

Non-Celtic tribes

Outside of the Celtic tribes, Armenians and Georgia claim ancestry through Togarmah. Armenia has the better claim as it is widely thought that Georgians descend from Magog rather than Gomer. Ezekiel maintains that Gomer's descendants settled north. Jewish tradition also holds 'Armenia as the House of Targon.'

Conclusion

Gomer is likely the father of All Celtic peoples. most people in Western Europe can claim their heritage from him. He also likely fathered the Armenians and some Turkic tribes. 

The next time the table of nations is visited, Gomer's son Ashkenaz and his descendants will be analyzed.

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