Spaniards Orosius and Isidore-
Please forgive my igorance, but who are these two gentlemen? I need first
and last names and the title of their work-I couldn't find too much on my
C. Scott Littleton and Linda A. Malcor, _From Scythia to Camelot_, Garland
Publishing. Paperback released in 2000. I found mine on Amazon.com.
> No (some have made comparisons of certain motifs here and there - if I am
> not mistaken, Dumezil had mentioned Arthur & Excalibur when discussing the
> death of Batradz in one of his books) - but they are considered the most
> up-to-date and comprehensive study of alleged Scythian traditions in the
> Arthurian legend.
The use of the term "alleged" is perfectly valid. We don't have to agree
with Littleton and Malcor, but I note that much opposition to their theory
springs from a very emotional level. The parallels between the Arthurian
legend and the Sarmatian legends are too numerous to merely dismiss.
Dumezil does mention the Arthurian legends and their connections. For an
overview, see _The New Comparative Mythology_ -- edited by C. Scott
Further, the general similarities between Irish folklore and Indo_European
sources is compelling. Rees and Rees, note this in _Celtic Heritage_.