The name of the Ring of Brodgar comes from the Armenian phrase – Freddy Silva

The Ring of Brodgar — originally Broggar — is described in local folklore as a place where giants danced to music, and because they failed to return home before sunrise they were turned to stone.

The origin of the name lies in barerq-kar, an Armenian phrase meaning ‘dance song stones’. However, there is also the Egyptian root b-ra-gah, ‘abode or shrine of the Sun god’. And indeed the number of stones does calibrate the solar and lunar cycles.

Broggar is the prominent stone circle of Orkney, whose name origin is best defined as ar-kar-negh (pronounced Ar-ke-ney), an Armenian phrase meaning ‘narrow stones of the god’, a possible reference to the archipelago’s majestic stone circles and menhirs dedicated to the sky god Ar.

The migration of a noble culture of astronomer priests from Armenia, and later Scythia, to this region, began around 6000 BC due to rapid climate changes and is supported by recent DNA analysis.

The full account and its implications with Ireland’s prehistory is in Scotland’s Hidden Sacred Past

Freddy Silva

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