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Who were the Saxons / Saka / Sacae / Scythians? Sons of Isaac

The Saxons were called the sons of Isaac… Saac’s son’s (Saxons)

Who were the Saka / Sacae / Scythians?Tuesday, 26 February 2008 Transliterated Variants: Saka, Shaka, Sakai, Sacae, Scyth, Scythi, Scythia, Scythae, Scythiae, Scythes, Sythia, Skityai, Skuthai, Skythai, Skythia, Scythia, Scynthia, Scynthius, Sclaveni, Scoloti, Skodiai, Scotti, Skoloti, Skoth-ai, Skuth-a, Skoth, Skuthes, Askuza, Asguzai, Askuasa, Iskuzai

They were horse-riding nomadic tribes who dominated the Central-Asian or Eurasian Steppeduring a broad time-frame known as Classical Antiquity. They, and many of their descendant peoples, were skilled in horse archery and are now regarded as Horse archer civilizations. Much of what is known of them we gain from the Histories (Book IV), a 5th century BC work by the Greek historian Herodotus. He focused primarily on their western branch, not surpisingly noting their proximity to Greece. He called them Scythian. He generally called the more eastern branch the Sacae. Their origin is generally dated to the 8th century BCE, near the time of the forced settlement of the same region by Assyria with Israelites. At some point in their history, they began calling themselves by the term “Skudat” and/or “Skuda”, which many have suspected to mean Archers (Ref?). The Assyrians called them “Ashkuz”, “Khumri” (Ref?), and “Gimirri”. The Classical Greeks called them “Skythai” or “Scythian”. The Persians called them “Saka”. The Romans called them “Scythiae”. Later in their history, the Chinese called them “Sai”. The Behistun Rock Inscription is an message cut into the side of a mountain in modern-day western Iran, depicting the war accomplishments of Darius the Great. The same text was inscribed in three ancient cuneiform languages: Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian(Akkadian), the latter being spoken by both the Babylonians and Assyrians. The monument is “monumental” for many reasons, but for the purpose of further identifying “Saka” peoples, the inscription makes it clear that the Scythians were also called “Gimirri” (Cimmerian) in the Assyrian and Babylonian tongue. (Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets by E. Raymond Capt.) The Parthian Empire was largely made up of Saka-Scythian stock and allied frequently with non-Parthian Saka-Scythians.

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