||Re: Hunting goblins
||Sean Foglai (guest, 184.108.40.206)
||October 30, 2004 at 10:50:54 PM
||Hunting goblins by Gianfranco Elio Tubino Bryce
Now I'm speaking with limited resources as my blood-shot eyes from partying over the Red Sox victory has made my name books difficult to read, but ...
I would guess that goblin is of Celtic origin as opposed to Germanic as Halloween is a holiday that originated with the Celts. 'Gob' to the best I can figure means something like "mouth" or "beak". I am again guessing here, but I think the earliest celebrators of Halloween wore masks to hide themselves from the spirits that came back on that evening. Many of these masks I would imagine were tied to the front of their faces which in turn covered there mouths, hence goblins ... again a bit of an educated guess and I invite anyone to add to this ...
Goebbels ...(since my best German translation site has decided to exclude German) at best guess for me may be a region version of Gerber which means a "tanner" ... maybe?
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- Hunting goblins - Gianfranco Elio Tubino Bryce Oct 26 2004, 11:07:46 PM
- Re: Hunting goblins - Sean Foglai Oct 30 2004, 10:50:54 PM