Talk:Androphagi

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"From an old encyclopedia"? This needs to be sourced. Beginning 23:02, Aug 8, 2004 (UTC)

For a long time (see the late Marija Gimbutas's "The Balts" and "The Slavs" for references), it has been very plausibly hypothesized that "Androphagoi" is a Greek translation (occurring in Herodotus) of *mard-xwaar "man-eater" in the old North Iranian language of the Scythians of south Russia and Ukraine (one dialect of which survives as Osetic); from *mard-xwaar derives "Mordva", the name (Russian "Mordvin") of the Finno-Ugrian Erzya and Moksha peoples of east-central European Russia. From Herodotus we can deduce a location for the Androphagoi that is approximately the same as that occupied by the modern Mordva peoples.

What is a blót?Edit

There is a wikilink, but it's a redlink, so perhaps a brief explanation in this article would be useful. 86.136.248.48 (talk) 23:41, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

A blot is a Norse sacrificial ritual which has no relevance to this article and should be removed unless there is some objection. Ethan Mitchell (talk) 00:48, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Mythical or Real?Edit

On this page, the Androphagi are described as if they were likely real, with only a statement that this was reported by Herodotus as a clue that this might be uncertain. However, on the page Anthropophage, the Androphagi are reported to be the same as the Anthropophage, and are said to be mythical, with no suggestion that they might be real. Should these pages be merged? Also, does anybody know which they are believed to have been, and with what degree of certainty? Filksinger (talk) 22:51, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Expert NeededEdit

This article is extremely underdeveloped and does not give enough information on its archaeological and ethnic subject. The article only relies on a single source as its reference as well. This article needs an expert of the subject to help- expand the article to its full potential.--Paleface Jack (talk) 17:32, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Mixing "Androphagi" and "andropophagi"Edit

Our article is treating "Androphagi" and "andropophagi" as synonymous, but there seems to be no source cited for this idea, and it may be original research. Or maybe our article title is wrong.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  17:02, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

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