Since the 1930s, the term “Aryan”, which formerly had an absolute definition, has become confused within a nebula of ideologies, causing a predicament which has led to its erasure from scholarly use.
The term Aryan, despite the way we all know it to be employed, does not mean a person with blonde hair, blue eyes and high cheekbones. The word Aryan has etymological links both to the word “Ares”, meaning fury and to the Sanskrit Arya, meaning noble. In Indian society, an Aryan is a member of the Brahmin (priestly) caste who have whiter skin than other Indians.
The Aryan people are an ethnic group that originated in the Eurasian steppe and dispersed into other parts of Europe and Asia, spreading their culture and language between 7000BC and 2000BC. Most extant languages in Europe, as well as Hindi, are descended from the Aryan language, known as proto Indo European.
Descendants of the Aryan people, wherever they are from and regardless of their phenotype can be considered Aryan. Celtic people are Aryans, high caste Indians are Aryans, Norwegians are Aryans and everything else in between. The Aryan people, referred to by contemporary Archaeologists and Anthropologists as the Indo Europeans, mixed very little genetically with the people they proceeded in these lands. 90% of modern Celtic DNA is thought to be from the Aryan Indo Europeans, and only 10% from the people that came before, Cheddar Man being the most notable individual from said people. The term Aryan is a socio-cultural classification, not a racial one.
An example of why the Nordicist definition of “Aryan” is incorrect is that Finnish people, who are not descended from the Aryans, are blonde haired and blue eyed, whilst the Northern Indian, Zoroastrian Pakistanis and Iranians are almost completely Aryan yet are generally not blonde haired and blue eyed, as is true in the case of Queen singer Freddie Mercury.
So, what is the history of the Aryan people, and what did they do?
The Aryan people had a language known by scholars as Proto Indo European, had a religous system from which arose the Norse, Baltic, Slavic and Celtic myths and they had a particular respect for horses. Because of their skill with horses, the Aryan people managed to spread further and quicker than other ethnic groups and thus dispersed their language far and wide, even bringing their religion to India and contributing to the establishment of Hinduism.
The influx of Aryan people into Asia is the reason that Northern and Southern Indian people are so racially distinct.
When the Aryans arrived in India, they began to organise the societies for the first time and created for themselves a priestly class to spiritually guide the darker Indians, known as Dravids. The Aryans and Dravids had a series of wars which are detailed in some of India’s ancient texts.
|Queen singer Freddie Mercury was an Iranian Aryan|
Aryans didn’t only leave their mark on India, they spread to what is now modern day Iran. The singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury, was a Zorastrian of Iranian descent, who was significantly lighter skinned than most modern Iranians who have come after the Aryans and represents a small community of people who are being slowly dwindled away by Islam.
The proto Indo European language spoken by the Aryans is the origin of modern English, German, Hindi, Iranian, Gaelic, Welsh, Spanish, Italian, French and essentially all European language bar Finnish, Hungarian and Basque as well as a number of extinct languages.
The common origin of these languages can be seen in the similarity between words:
Many other cognates exist, particularly in words that are very common like words for family members or farm animals.
The religion of the Indo European / Aryan people spread into other parts of Europe, and cognates exist between the mythologies of all Indo European offshoots. Zeus in Greek mythology is cognate with Thor in Norse mythology, Taranis in Celtic mythology and Jupiter in Roman mythology, this is because they all share a root in Aryan culture. Elements of Hinduism are also similar to European religions and many of the practices, such as worshipping at holy rivers and offering animal sacrifices are the same. The cow is also of great significance to both Hindu culture and the cultures of pre-Christian Europe, for it was idolised as the central core of agriculture on which their livelihoods relied.
Much more can be said and shown on this particular topic, and I will return to it at a later date.
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