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Re: Witch Goddess
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2012, 05:31:44 pm »
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There's not much. Lincoln refers to Hermann Güntert who apparently has reconstructed the name *Kolyo, which means "the coverer" and is preserved in the Norse goddess Hel, Greek Kalypso and Indian god Sárva. She drags people who are supposed to die down to the underground with a noose (Lincoln 1991:78)

Interesting. The etymology of Hel fits fairly well with that, however, in order to make a connection (beyond the meaning of names) between "the Norse goddess Hel" and *Kolyo, we are still have to explain why the goddess Hel is seemingly a late personification of a place of death called Hel.
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