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    Resemblances between Moldavia(Romania land) folk customs and Baltic countries customs



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    While the history of Romania, including Moldavia, has some gaps in it, some things are still known.
    I will start to present some short resemblances, in the folk culture and beliefs of Moldavia, with Lithuania.

    First:
    The symbol of Moldavia was the Auroch. The Auroch was a species of wild cattle, living once, in Europe forests.
    On the flag of Moldavia, there was represented an Auroch.


    In Lithuania, the Auroch was also a symbol animal, of this country.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation...ds_and_animals

    2. In Moldavia, around the Christmas/New Year there is a traditional folk custom, with people dressing with bear hides and singing and dancing. The bear is seen as a beneficial creature, in this ritual.
    The only people of Europe that are having the bear as a beneficial creature are the Finnic people and the Baltic people.
    And the Moldovans.The Ugric tribes are not having such folk beliefs.
    Swedish and Norwegian Vikings borrowed from the Finnic tribes these ideas and they were wearing a bear hide in battle etc etc.
    Here is a Lithuania state coat of arms, that has a bear on it:

    Here is the Moldavian custom:
    https://www.nineoclock.ro/2015/12/31...new-years-day/

    My simple supposition is that the Dacian tribes were of 2 origins, some East Germanics and fewer, of Baltic ancestry.
    Those more Southern Admixture showing in Romania, which is not same with the Balkanic people, is of East Germanic Dacians and Gothic tribes origins and those Eastern/North Eastern admixture of Romania is of some Baltic origins people.

    3.The race of most Romania Moldovan people:
    Most are quite wide-faced and extremely strong, as body . They are not looking as Slavic people. They are looking Romanian, but not like Balkanics, either.

    The supposition is also supported by some strange resemblances between a few Romanian words and Lithuanian, most famous being Daina from Lithuanian and Doina from Romanian, with the same meaning.
    Last edited by mihaitzateo; 08-12-19 at 16:02.

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    A book showing how the bear is seen as a beneficial creature, especially at the Finns and North Russians:
    https://books.google.ro/books?id=lVx...ear%22&f=false

    As a short notice, in Moldavia, the original custom had a mature bear and baby bear, that were dancing and growling as bears.
    https://theculturetrip.com/europe/ru...-bear-worship/

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    Another thing, that seems to be common in all Romania, but is very well established in Moldavia,is about secular Oaks.
    The great king of Moldavia, Stefan the Great have planted some Oaks some which are still present in our days.

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    Well Dacians cultural identity looks rather close to Germanic tribes,not to Balkanic tribes.
    There is not written anywhere that Dacians were related to Illyrians.
    In regards to Moldovans, Dacians and later Goths assimilated non East Germanics.
    Dacians assimilated some SE Celtic tribes and Moldovans after their DNA and some of their customs seems to have been brought from Baltic area to Dacia ,but that was before Gothic tribes came,it seems.
    Today Romanians cluster clearly Northwards from Balkanics.

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    I did a little research and there is a county in Lithuania, that is named Taurage.
    http://regionai.stat.gov.lt/en/taura...vivaldybe.html
    Taurage comes from Tauras, which in Lithuanian means an Auroch and ragas, which means Horn, in Lithuanian.
    So, the county is something like "the horn of the Auroch".
    As a strange coincidence, I noticed that in Lithuanian you are calling an Auroch "Tauras".
    In Romanian, you are calling a bull (the male of the cow) Taur.
    In Spanish, is Toro.
    In Welsh ,Irish Gaelic is tarbh.
    In latin, is bovem.
    In Italian, a bull is toro,as in Spanish.
    So, Lithuanian language has a strange cognate with Celto-Romance languages, as how they call an Auroch.
    Last edited by mihaitzateo; 17-12-19 at 21:47.

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