Gothic Origin Accounts and the ancient mariner Ha-goth
From the world of wiki:
"Berig is a legendary king of the Goths appearing in the Getica by Jordanes. According to Jordanes, Berig led his people on three ships from Scandza...to Gothiscandza....They settled and then attacked the Rugians who lived on the shore and drove them away from their homes, subsequently winning a battle against the Vandals....The name is said to stem from the Gothic Bairika, which translates as 'Little Bear'."

(I might comment later how such a name is of non-IndoEuropean origin.)

And from Vandal wiki testimony:
"The name of the Vandals has often been connected to that of Vendel, the name of a province in Uppland, Sweden...Further possible homelands of the Vandals in Scandinavia are Vendsyssel in Denmark....The etymology of the name may be related to a Germanic verb *wand- "to wander" (English wend, German wandeln). The Germanic mythological figure of Aurvandil "shining wanderer; dawn wanderer, evening star", or "Shining Vandal"...probably involving an origin myth..."

The Evening star shines in the east.


(Ursa Major) Bear and (Ursa Minor) Little Bear reference at least portions of the Big Dipper, which points to/includes the north star. If, like the wise men, their origin accounts reference the currents and stars that the earliest Goth sailors followed to their new home in the north...they (eventually) sailed northward as part of their journey, since the Bear and Little Bear are northern constellations, visible once one enters the northern hemisphere*and* east.

Feel free to look at Northern Europe, and reckon backwards across the Atlantic from there. And to consider this passage, which refers to an event contemporary with Julius Caesar.

Again from Wiki, regarding Little Bear (Ursa Minor) "was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. Ursa Minor has traditionally been important for navigation, particularly by mariners, because of Polaris being the North Star."

I have (elsewhere) discussed the Hadu-goth/Ha-goth issue in north-European origin accounts, and intend to expand upon that in greater detail.

I will likely expand upon the lost road in greater detail later.