On 14/11/2014 08:14, Cerridwen Connelly wrote:
> Arth means a bear in Welsh.
I'm surprised you didn't argue that Thor is also Welsh:
The reconstructed Proto-Celtic form of the name is *Toranos "thunder".
In present day Welsh taranu and taran means 'to thunder' and 'thunder'
(taraniñ and taran in Breton).
Taranis, as a personification of thunder, is often identified with
similar deities found in other Indo-European pantheons. Of these, Old
Norse Þórr, Anglo-Saxon Þunor, Old High German Donar—all from
Proto-Germanic *þunraz or *þonar-oz—and the Hittite theonym Tarhun (see
Teshub) contain a comparable *torun- element. The Thracian deity names
Zbel-thurdos, Zbel-Thiurdos also contain this element (Thracian
thurd(a), "push, crash down"). The name of the Sami thunder god
Horagalles derives from Thor's.
Also Jesus was a Welshman --- afterall we have the Gaulish "Esus"