Sarmatians and their race Feb 8, 2011 23:01:37 GMT -5
Post by Emperor AAdmin on Feb 8, 2011 23:01:37 GMT -5
Sarmatians were called by the Greeks "Sauromatae" which means 'lizard eyes', does this now mean that the Sarmatians were named by the Greeks due to the shape of their eyes? No, of course not.
Of course not you say.
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Hippocrates, a co-temporary of Herodotus, supposed the Sarmatians, a Scythian people that differed from the other Scythians, for their women used the bow and the javelin ; but in other respects, his account of the Scythians is applicable to the Sarmatians. " The people arc swarthy, short and fat, of a relaxed and phlegmatic temperament; the women are not fruitful, but their slaves being lean give birth to many children.") The Greeks were struck with their small and lively eyes, and cdmpared them to those of lizards; hence the incorrect etymology of their name, which was corrupted into Sauromates.
Lizard small eyes to me sound like at least semi-mongoloid shaped eyed. Mongoloid eyes just like the lizard eyes go in the same general direction as they are moving away from the nose hence why Greeks would call them such, due to shape of the eyes.
Arc swarthy basically means fully dark, short and fat suggest mongoloid direction, of a relaxed and phlegmatic temperament certainly doesn't suggest anything Mediterranean nor Balkanic but again Mongoloid behavior patterns. So far these people are described as having mongoloid eyes, mongoloid appearance and mongoloid behavior. This puts a freaken nail in this coffin as far as having any relation to us, Serbs from Balkans.