Mr Jacob, you bring up a good point. Unfortunately for me I have no linguistic ability, so I have to seek patterns.
However I have always wondered about the following figures:
Both "Morioghain" and "Rhiannon" I understand could be from "Great Queen"? I liked the idea of connection cross-cultures.
I notice in the Breton stories - "Rivanone", mother of Saint Herve, which looks like "Rhiannon". I believe (not being able to read French) that Markale agrees "Or, le nom de l'heroine galloise Rhiannon (Rivanone en breton-armoricain), venu d'un ancien brittonique Rigntona, a exac- ..."
Now after having what seems to be similar Irish, Welsh and Breton versions? I looked to Scotland where there is an interesting poem about St Bride coming out of hole as a snake on St Bride's day. In one of the variants Bride’s name is replaced with "Ribhinn". I read that "Ribhinn" is from the Gaelic for Queen?
I also found reference that "Ribhinn" was Scots-Gaelic name for the planet Venus? Which makes me wonder about the goddess that many cultures name Friday for?
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