THE MEROVINGIAN MYTHOS AND ITS ROOTS IN THE ANCIENT KINGDOM OF ATLANTIS
BY TRACY R. TWYMAN
WRITTEN FOR DAGOBERT’S REVENGE MAGAZINE
The Frankish King Dagobert II, and the Merovingian dynasty from which he came, have been romantically mythologized in the annals of both local legend and modern mystical pseudo-history, but few have understood the true meaning and origins of their alluring mystery. The mystique that surrounds them includes attributions of saintliness, magical powers (derived from their long hair), and even divine origin, because of their supposed descent from the one and only Jesus Christ.
However, the importance of the divine ancestry of the Merovingians, and the antiquity from whence it comes, has never to this author’s knowledge been fully explored by any writer or historian. However, I have uncovered mountains of evidence which indicates that the origins of the Merovingian race, and the mystery that surrounds them, lies ultimately with a race of beings, “Nephilim” or fallen angels, who created mankind as we know it today. It also originated with a civilization, far more ancient than recorded history, from which came all of the major arts and sciences that are basic to civilizations everywhere.
As I intend to show, all of the myths and symbolism that are associated with this dynasty can, in fact, be traced back to this earlier civilization. It is known, in some cultures, as Atlantis, although there are many names for it, and it is the birthplace of agriculture, astronomy, mathematics, metallurgy, navigation, architecture, language, writing, and religion. It was also the source of the first government on Earth – monarchy. And the first kings on Earth were the gods.
Their race was known by various names. In Assyria, the Annodoti. In Sumeria, the Annunaki. In Druidic lore, the Tuatha de Danaan. In Judeo-Christian scriptures, they are called the Nephilim, “the Sons of God,” or the Watchers. They are described as having attachments such as wings, horns, and even fish scales, but from the depictions it is clear that these are costumes worn for their symbolic value, for these symbols indicated divine power and royal blood.
The gods themselves had their own monarchy, with laws of succession similar to our own, and they built a global empire upon the Earth, with great cities, temples, monuments, and mighty nations established on several continents. Man was separate from the gods, like a domesticated animal, and there was a great cultural taboo amongst the gods against sharing any of their sacred information with humanity, even things such as writing and mathematics. These gods ruled directly over Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley, and their rule is recorded in the histories of all three civilizations.
This global monarchy was the crowning glory of the ages, and the period of their rule came to be called “the Golden Age,” or as the Egyptians called it, “the First Time,” when the gods watched over man directly, like a shepherd does his flock. In fact, they were often called “the Shepherd Kings.” One of the symbols of this world monarchy was an eye hovering over a throne, and this eye now adorns our American dollar bill, presented as the missing capstone of the Great Pyramid of Giza, underneath which are written the words “New World Order.”
Clearly this New World Order is the global monarchy that or Founding Fathers (not a Democrat among them) intended for this nation to participate in all along, symbolized by a pyramid as a representation of the ideal and perfectly ordered authoritarian empire. During the Golden Age of the gods, a new king’s ascendance to the global throne would be celebrated by the sacrifice of a horse, an animal sacred to Poseidon, one of the Atlantean god-kings and Lord of the Seas. 1
In fact there is an amusing story about how King Sargon’s rebellious son Sagara tried to prevent his father’s assumption to the world throne from being solidified by stealing his sacrificial horse. The horse was not recovered until years later, and Sagara, along with the “sons of Sagara,” i.e., those members of his family who had assisted him, were forced to dig their own mass grave. This grave was oddly called “the Ocean.”
It was a rebellion such as this that led to the downfall of the entire glorious empire. At some point, it is told, some of the gods broke rank. This is again recorded in just about every culture on Earth that has a written history or oral tradition. Some of the gods, finding human females most appealing, intermarried with them, breaking a major taboo within their own culture, and creating a race of human/god hybrids. Some of these offspring are described as taking the form of giants, dragons, and sea monsters, while others are said to have borne a normal human countenance, with the exception of their shimmering white skin and their extremely long life spans.
This is the bloodline that brought us Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, King David, Jesus Christ, and many others – in other words, the “Grail bloodline.” Legend has it that these beings taught mankind their secrets, including the above-mentioned arts of civilization, as well as a secret spiritual doctrine that only certain elect humans (their blood descendants) would be allowed to possess. They created ritualistic mystery schools and secret societies to pass this doctrine down through the generations.
However, these actions (the interbreeding with and sharing of secrets with humans) incurred the wrath of the Most High God, and a number of other gods who were disgusted by this interracial breeding. This sparked the massive and devastating battle of the gods that has come down to us in the legend of the “war in Heaven.” Then, in order to cleanse the Earth’s surface of the curse of humanity, they covered it with a flood. Interestingly, this flood is mentioned in the legends of almost every ancient culture on Earth, and the cause is always the same.
Often the waters are described as having come from inside the Earth. “The Fountains of the deep were opened,” it is said. “Suddenly enormous volumes of water issued from the Earth.” Water was “projected from the mountain like a water spout.” The Earth began to rumble, and Atlantis, fair nation of the gods, sunk beneath the salty green waves. As we shall see, this is analogous to part of the “war in Heaven” story when the “rebellious” angels or gods were punished by being cast down “into the bowels of the Earth” – a very significant location.
To be certain, some of the Atlanteans managed to survive, and many books have been written about the Atlantean origin of the Egyptian, Sumerian, Indo-Aryan, and native South American civilizations (bringing into question the validity of the term “Native American”). Little, however, has been written about those who escaped into Western Europe, except for a passing reference in Ignatius Donnelly’s Atlantis: The Antediluvian World, in which we writes:
“The Gauls [meaning the French] possessed traditions upon the subject of Atlantis which were collected by the Roman historian Timagenes, who lived in the first century before Christ. He represents that three distinct people dwelt in Gaul: 1. The indigenous population, which I suppose to be Mongoloids, who had long dwelt in Europe; 2. the invaders from a distant land, which I understand to be Atlantis; 3. The Aryan Gaul.”
That the Merovingian bloodline came from elsewhere is clear because of the legend that surrounds their founder, King Meroveus, who is said to have been the spawn of a “Quinotaur” (a sea monster), who raped his mother when she went out to swim in the ocean. Now it becomes obvious why he is called “Meroveus,” because in French, the word “mer” means sea. And in some traditions, Atlantis was called Meru, or Maru. 2 For these gods, navigation above all was important to them, for it was their sea power that maintained their military might and their successful mercantile trade. 3
The Atlanteans were associated with the sea and were often depicted as mermen, or sea monsters, with scales, fins, and horns. They were variously associated with a number of important animals, whose symbolism they held sacred: horses, bulls, goats, rams, lions, fish, serpents, dragons, even cats and dogs. All of these things relate back to the sea imagery with which these gods were associated.
Now lets go back to the Quinotaur, which some have named as being synonymous with Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea and, according to Plato, one of the famous kings of Atlantis. Others have seen it as being emblematic of the fish symbol that Christ is associated with, thus indicating that he was in fact the origin of the Merovingian bloodline. However, the roots of this Quinotaur myth are far more ancient. The word itself can be broken down etymologically to reveal its meaning.
The last syllable, “taur,” means “bull.” The first syllable “Quin,” or “Kin,” comes from the same root as “king,” as well as the Biblical name of Cain, whom many have named as the primordial father of the Grail family. 4 The idea of the “King of the World” taking the form of a sea-bull was a recurring theme in many ancient cultures, most notably in ancient Mesopotamia. In fact it originated with that dynasty of kings who reigned over the antediluvian world and who were all associated with the sea, as well as this divine animal imagery. These kings included Sargon, Menes, and Narmar.
Their historical reality morphed into the legends we have in many cultures of gods said to have come out of the sea at various times and to teach mankind the basic arts of civilization. They were known by various names, such as Enki, Dagon, Oannes, or Marduk (Merodach). They were depicted as half-man and half-fish, half-goat and half-fish, or half-bull and half-fish, but as I have said, in many of these depictions it is clear that this affect was achieved merely by the wearing of costumes, and that these god-kings were using this archetypal imagery to deify themselves in the minds of their subjects.
Dagon was depicted with a fish on his head, the lips protruding upward, making what were referred to as “horns.” This may be the origin for the custom (common in the ancient world) of affixing horns to the crown of a king. It has also been historically acknowledged as the origin of the miter worn by the Catholic Pope. 5 The Christian Church has always been associated with fish.
Christ himself took on that imagery, as did John the Baptist, and the early Christians used the fish sign of the “Ichthys” to designate themselves. From the name “Oannes” we get the words “Uranus” and “Ouranos,” but also supposedly “Jonah,” “Janus,” and “John.” Perhaps we finally now understand why the Grand Masters of the Priory of Sion assume the symbolic name of “John” upon taking office.
The syllable “dag” merely means “fish,” which makes it interesting to note that the Dogon tribe of Africa, who have long baffled astronomers with their advanced knowledge of the faraway star-system from which they say their gods came, claim that these gods were “fish-men.” We may wonder if the words “dag” and “dog” are not etymologically related, especially since the star from whence these fish-men supposedly came is named Sirius, “the Dog Star.” From Dagon comes our word “dragon,” as well as the biblical figure of Leviathan, “the Lord of the Deep,” a title also applied to Dagon.
In fact, many of these Atlantean god-kings received the titles “the Lord of the Waters,” “The Lord of the Deep,” or “the Lord of the Abyss,” which appear to have been passed down from father to son, along with the throne of the global kingdom. These kings were specifically associated with the Flood of Noah, which, as I have mentioned, destroyed their global kingdom, and was somehow linked to their disastrous breeding experiment with the human race that lead to the “Grail bloodline.” For this they were consigned to the “Abyss” or the underworld, which is why these gods were known as the lords of both.
In addition, Enki was known as the “Lord of the Earth,” and it is because of this “amphibious” nature of their progenitor, who reigned over both land and sea, that the Merovingians are associated with frogs. But this “Lord of the Earth” title is significant, for this is a title also given to Satan. It has been acknowledged elsewhere that Enki, as the “fish-goat man,” is the prototype for the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, which is itself recognized as the prototype for the modern conception of Satan or Lucifer. Furthermore, a well-known and pivotal episode in Enki’s career was his fight against his brother Enlil over the succession of the global throne.
Enki eventually slew Enlil, something that is recorded in the Egyptian myth of Set murdering Osiris, and perhaps in the Biblical story of Cain murdering Abel. The connection between Enki and Enlil and Cain and Abel can be further proven by the fact that Enki and Enlil were the son of Anu (in some Sumerian legends, the first god-king on Earth), whereas Cain and Abel were the sons of the first man, called “Adamu” in Sumerian legends. “Adamu” and “Anu” appear to be etymologically related.
This family feud erupted into a long and overdrawn battle between the gods, who were split into two factions over the issue. These appear to be the same two factions who were at odds over the mating of gods and men to create the Grail bloodline.
Those who supported Enki/Satan and Cain were clearly the ones who were inclined to breed with mankind, perhaps in an attempt to create a hybrid race that could assist them in retaining the throne for Cain. But they were overpowered. After they lost the “war in Heaven,” they were cast into the Abyss (according to legend, now the realm of Satan), and the Earth was flooded so as to rid it of their offspring.
Yet according to the legends, those gods who had created the hybrid race contacted one of their most favored descendants (called Uta-Napishtim in the Sumerian legends, or Noah in the Jewish), helping him to rescue himself and his family, preserving the seed of hybrid humanity. 6 We see remnants of this in the Vedic legends of the Flood, in which the Noah figure, here called “Manu,” is warned about the Flood by a horned fish (who turns out to be the Hindu god Vishnu in disguise).
The fish tells Manu to build a ship, and then tie its tip to his horn. He then proceeds to tow Manu’s ship to safety upon a high mountain. So clearly Vishnu is connected to Enki, Dagon, and Oannes, and clearly he is the same one who saved Noah from the Flood. Yet this very deed became attributed, in the Old Testament, to the same god, Jehovah, who had purportedly caused the Flood to begin with. In fact the word Jehovah, or “Jah” is said to have evolved from the name of another Sumerian sea god-king, Ea, “the Lord of the Flood.” Likewise, Leviathan is responsible, according to some references, for “vomiting out the waters of the Flood.”
This occurs at the Apocalypse in the Revelation of St. John the Divine as well. Leviathan, like many of these sea gods, was the Lord of the Abyss, and these waters were believed to be holding the Earth up from underneath, in the regions of Hell. Yet “Leviathan” is almost surely etymologically related to the Jewish name “Levi,” and therefore to the “tribe of Levi,” the priestly caste of the Jews that formed part of Christ’s lineage.
This dual current, being associated with both the heavenly and the infernal, with both Jesus and Jehovah,
as well as Satan and Lucifer, is something that is consistently found throughout the history of the Merovingian dynasty, as well as all of the other Grail families, and the entire Grail story itself. It is at the heart of the secret spiritual doctrine symbolized by the Grail. This symbolism hits you immediately when you walk through the door of the church at Rennes-le-Chateau, France, and see those opposing statues of the demon Asmodeus and Jesus Christ staring at the same black and white chequered floor, which itself symbolizes the balance of good and evil.
This principle is further elucidated by the words placed over the doorway, “This place is terrible, but it is the House of God and the Gateway to Heaven.” This phrase turns up in two significant places. One is in the Bible, when Jacob has his vision of the ladder leading to Heaven, with angels ascending and descending. The other is in The Book of Enoch, when Enoch is taken for a tour of Hell. The existence of this phrase at the entrance to the church, coupled with the images that meet you immediately therein, render the meaning obvious. For Berenger Sauniere, who arranged these strange decorations, this Church represented some kind of metaphysical gateway between Heaven and Hell.
For this reason, the double-barred Cross of Lorraine, symbolizing this duality, has come to be associated with the Merovingians. In a now famous poem by Charles Peguy, is it stated:
“The arms of Jesus are the Cross of Lorraine,
Both the blood in the artery and the blood in the vein,
Both the source of grace and the clear fountaine;
The arms of Satan are the Cross of Lorraine,
And the same artery and the same vein,
And the same blood and the troubled fountaine.”
The reference to Satan and Jesus sharing the same blood is very important. A tradition exists, one which finds support among The Book of Enoch and many others, that Jesus and Satan are brothers, both sons of the Most High God, and they both sat next to his throne in Heaven, on the right and left sides, respectively, prior to Satan’s rebellion and the War in Heaven. This may be just another version of the persistent and primordial “Cain and Abel” story. It makes sense that Satan should be a direct son of God, since he is described as God’s “most beloved angel” and “the brightest star in Heaven.” 7
However, this symbol is far older than the modern conceptions of Christ and Satan, or Lucifer. This symbol can be traced back to the hieroglyphs of ancient Sumer, where it was pronounced “Khat,” “Kad,” and sometimes even “Kod.” This was another title for the kings who were known as gods of the sea, and the word “Khatti” became associated with this entire race. Their region’s capitol was called “Amarru” – “the Land to the West” (like Meru, the alternate term for Atlantis).
This land was symbolized by a lion, which may explain the origin of the word “cat,” as well as why the lion is now a symbol of royalty. Furthermore, the word “cad” or “cod” has also become associated with fish and sea creatures in the Indo-European language system. 8 I would argue that this was at the root of the word “Cathari” (the heretics associated with the Holy Grail who occupied the Languedoc region of France that the Merovingians ruled over), as well as Adam Kadmon, the Primordial Man of alchemy, and “Caduceus,” the winged staff of Mercury. It is also the root for the name of the Mesopotamian kingdom of “Akkadia,” which itself has morphed into “Arcadia,” the Greek concept of Paradise. This further morphs into “acacia,” the traditional Masonic “sprig of hope” and symbol of resurrection after death.
Perhaps this sheds further light on the phrase “Et in Arcadia Ego,” which pops up more than once in association with the mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau and the Merovingians. This phrase was illustrated by Nicolas Poussin with the scene of a tomb, a human skull, and three shepherds. The tomb and skull clearly represent death, while the Sprig of Acacia implied by the word “Arcadia” translates to “resurrection from death.” The shepherds, furthermore, represent the divine kingship of the Atlantean gods and the Grail bloodline, for these god-monarchs were also known as the “Shepherd Kings” (a title, notably, taken up by Jesus as well). This indicates that it is the global monarchy of these Atlantean gods that shall rise again from the tomb, perhaps through the Merovingian bloodline.
This archetype of the fallen king who shall one day return, or the kingdom that disappears, only to rise again in a new, golden age, is a very common one, and one that I have shown in another article to be integral to the Grail legend. It was also one used quite effectively by the last of the Merovingian kings who effectively held the throne of the Austrasian Empire – this magazine’s mascot, Dagobert II. Dagobert’s entire life, as historically recorded, is mythological and archetypal.
His name betrays the divine origins of his bloodline. “Dagobert” comes, of course, from Dagon. Now the word “bert,” as the author L.A. Waddell has shown, has its roots in the word “bara,” or “para,” or Anglicized, “pharaoh,” a “priest-king of the temple (or house).” So Dagobert’s name literally means “Priest-King of the House of Dagon.” Interestingly, a rarely-found but nonetheless authentic variation on Dagobert’s name was “Dragobert,” emphasizing his lineage from the beast of the deep waters, the dragon Leviathan.
Dagobert made use of the myth of the returning king early on in life. His father had been assassinated when he was five years old, and young Dagobert was kidnapped by then Palace Mayor Grimoald, who tried to put his own son on the throne. He was saved from death, but an elaborate ruse was laid out to make people think otherwise. Even his own mother believed he was dead, and allowed his father’s assassins to take over, placing Grimoald’s son on the throne.
Dagobert was exiled to Ireland, where he lay in wait for the opportunity to reclaim his father’s throne. This opportunity showed itself in the year 671, when he married Giselle de Razes, daughter of the count of Razes and niece of the king of the Visigoths, allying the Merovingian house with the Visigothic royal house. This had the potential for creating a united empire that would have covered most of what is now modern France. This marriage was celebrated at the Church of St. Madeleine in Rhedae, the same spot where Sauniere’s Church of St. Madeleine at Rennes-le-Chateau now rests.
There is an existing rumor that Dagobert found something there, a clue which lead him to a treasure buried in the nearby Montsegur, and this treasure financed what was about to come. This was the re-conquest of the Aquitaine and the throne of the Frankish kingdom. As Baigent, et. al write in Holy Blood, Holy Grail, “At once he set about asserting and consolidating his authority, taming the anarchy that prevailed throughout Austrasia and reestablishing order.” The fallen king had risen from his ashes, born anew as Dagobert II, and had come to once more establish firm rule and equilibrium in his country. The similarities to the Parzival/Grail story don’t even need to be repeated.
Sadly, Dagobert II would himself play the role of the fallen king just a few years later, in 679, and the circumstances were decidedly strange. You see, since the time of King Clovis I, the Merovingian kings had been under a pact with the Vatican, in which they had pledged their allegiance to the Mother Church in exchange for Papal backing of the their united empire of Austrasia. They would forever hold the title of “New Constantine,” a title that would later morph into “Holy Roman Emperor.” But that “allegiance” on the part of the Merovingians towards the Church began to wear thin after a while.
Obviously, given their infernal and divine origin, their spiritual bent was slightly different from that of organized Christianity. In addition, as direct descendants of the historical Christ himself, they would have possessed access to the secret teachings of Christ, no doubt shockingly different from the ones promoted by the Church, and reflecting more of the “secret doctrine” of the rebellious gods that I have talked about in this article. Any public knowledge of this or the blood relationship between Christ and the Merovingians would have been disastrous for the Church. Christ would therefore be a man, with antecedents and descendants, instead of the “son of God, born of a virgin” concept promoted by the Church. Seeing in Dagobert a potential threat, the Roman church entered into a conspiracy with Palace Mayor Pepin the Fat.
On December 23, while on a hunting trip, Dagobert was lanced through the left eye by his own godson, supposedly on Pepin’s orders. There are many aspects to this event that appear to be mythologically significant. For one thing, it took place in the “Forest of Woevres,” long held sacred, and host to annual sacrificial bear hunts for the Goddess Diana. Indeed, the murder may have taken place on such a hunt. This was near the royal Merovingian residence at Stenay, a town that used to be called “Satanicum.” We must also consider the date itself, which was almost precisely at the beginning of the astrological period of Capricorn.
As I have mentioned, Capricorn is based on Enki, and is thus connected to the Quinotaur that spawned the Merovingian bloodline. It is also close to the Winter Solstice, the shortest day in the year, when the Sun was said to “die,” mythologically, and turn black, descending into the underworld. This “black” period of the Sun is associated with the god Kronos or Saturn, another horned sea-god, ruler of the underworld, and king of Atlantis who figures repeatedly in this Grail/Rennes-le-Chateau mystery. 9 Secondly, the murder is said to take place at midday, which, as I have mentioned in another article, is an extremely significant moment in time for mystery schools of the secret doctrine, like Freemasonry.
The parchments found by Berenger Sauniere and the related poem, Le Serpent Rouge makes a special mention of it. This is when the Sun is highest in the sky. The fact that Dagobert’s murder was committed by a family member is significant too. This is similar to the “Dolorous Stroke” that wounds the Fisher King in the Grail story, something which also took place at midday and was inflicted by the king’s own brother. In this story, the brother who wounds the Fisher King is known as the “Dark Lord,” and during the fight he is wounded in the left eye, precisely as Dagobert was wounded.
The same thing happened to Horus in Egyptian mythology, fighting his uncle, Set. The “Left Eye of Horus” came to symbolize the hidden knowledge of the gods, just as the “left hand path” does today. Dagobert’s death appears to follow the same patterns as many other fallen kings or murdered gods whose death must be avenged. It is meant to symbolize the concept of the lost or fallen kingdom the same way the Dolorous Stroke does in the Grail story.
Clearly, Dagobert’s death meant the end for the Merovingian kingdom. All subsequent Merovingian kings were essentially powerless, and they were officially thought to have died out with Dagobert’s grandson, Childeric III. 49 years later, Charles Martel’s grandson, Charlemagne was anointed Holy Roman Emperor. But in 872, almost 200 years after his death, Dagobert was canonized as a Saint, and the date of his death, December 23, became “St. Dagobert’s Day.” Write Baigent, et. al.:
Charlemagne or Charles the Great
(Latin: Carolus Magnus; German: Karl der Große; 2 April 747[a] – 28 January 814), a member of the Carolingian dynasty, was King of the Franks from 768, King of the Lombards from 774, and the first Holy Roman Emperor from 800. Charlemagne succeeded in uniting the majority of western and central Europe and was the first recognized emperor to rule from western Europe after the fall of the Western Roman Empire around three centuries earlier. The expanded Frankish state that Charlemagne founded was the Carolingian Empire. He was canonized by Antipope Paschal III— an act later treated as invalid—and he is now regarded by some as beatified (which is a step on the path to sainthood) in the Catholic Church.
Charlemagne was the eldest son of Pepin the Short and Bertrada of Laon. He was born before their canonical marriage. He became king of the Franks in 768 following his father’s death, and was initially co-ruler with his brother Carloman I until the latter’s death in 771. As sole ruler, he continued his father’s policy towards protection of the papacy and became its sole defender, removing the Lombards from power in northern Italy and leading an incursion into Muslim Spain. He also campaigned against the Saxons to his east, Christianizing them (upon penalty of death) which led to events such as the Massacre of Verden. He reached the height of his power in 800 when he was crowned Emperor of the Romans by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day at Old St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
“The reason for Dagobert’s canonization remains unclear. According to one source it was because his relics were believed to have preserved the vicinity of Stenay against Viking raids – though this explanation begs the question, for it is not clear why the relics should have possessed such powers is the first place. Ecclesiastical authorities seem embarrassingly ignorant on the matter. They admit that Dagobert, for some reason, became the object of a fully fledged cult… But they seem utterly at a loss as to why he should have been so exalted. It is possible, of course that the Church felt guilty about its role in the king’s death.”
Guilty, or afraid? For surely they knew that this “Priest-King of the House of Dagon,” with his divine lineage, so beloved by his people that they worship him like a god 200 years later, would of course be avenged for his treacherous murder. Surely they knew, as most Dagobert’s Revenge readers know, that the Merovingian bloodline didn’t die out, surviving through his son Sigisbert, and continues to jockey for the throne of France to this very day through the actions of various royal bloodlines throughout Europe. Surely they knew that this kingdom would rise again, and that the lost king would return someday. The seeds of his return have already been planted.
France is united into the political mass that Dagobert had envisioned it to be when he united Austrasia, and the “Holy Roman Empire,” which the Merovingian kings were clearly attempting to form with the help of the Vatican, has now become a reality in the form of the European Union. During WWII and immediately afterwards, the Priory of Sion, that secret order dedicated to the Merovingian agenda, openly campaigned for a United States of Europe. They even proposed a flag, consisting of stars in a circle, which is identical to the flag used by the European Union today. 10
Furthermore, the world empire of the Atlantean kings who spawned the Merovingians is more complete now than it has ever been since the gods left the earth during the Deluge. The United Nations, a feeble example, will surely give way at some point to a united world government strong enough and glorious enough to be called an empire. The fallen kingdom of the gods is clearly returning, and the new Golden Age is upon us. If this author’s hunch is correct, this is, indeed, a glorious time to be alive.
1. Recall that Merovingian King Clovis was buried with a severed horse’s head.
2. It is also the name of the famous “world mountain” of Eastern tradition.
3. Note that “mer” is also the origin of the word “mercantile.”
4. Cain’s name has been said to be the origin of the word “king”
5. Now we understand why, in the post-mortem photo of Berenger Sauniere lying on his death bed, this small parish priest is seen next to a bishop’s miter.
6. Uta-Napishtim contains the Sumerian and Egyptian word for fish, “pish,” and perhaps we can see why some authors have claimed that the character of Noah is in fact based on Oannes, Dagon, or Enki as well.
7. The Book of Enoch refers to the Watchers, or Nephilim, as “stars,” with various “watchtowers” in the houses of the Zodiac. Bear in mind that the ancients saw the sky above as a giant “sea,” the waters of which were kept at bay by the “Firmament of Heaven” – that is, until the Flood.
8. At this writing, a large sea serpent 20 meters long has just been discovered off the coast of Canada named “Cadborosaurus Willsi,” nicknamed “Caddy.”
9. Kronos or Saturn is the inspiration for the figures of Capricorn and the Judeo-Christian Satan.
10. This flag was shown carried by a divine white horse, a symbol of Poseidon and world monarchy.
This article was originally written for Dagobert’s Revenge Magazine. You can purchase a copy of the final issue of the magazine, Dagobert’s Revenge Magazine, Volume 5, Number 1, edited by Tracy R. Twyman.
You can purchase a copy of the book The Arcadian Mystique: The Best of Dagobert’s Revenge Magazine, Edited by Tracy R. Twyman (Foreword by Richard Metzger, which contains expanded and updated versions of dozens of Dagobert’s Revenge articles.
Tracy R. Twyman is an American non-fiction author, born on August 28, 1978 in Kansas City, Missouri. She writes about esoteric history. Her most well-known books include Clock Shavings, The Merovingian Mythos and the Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau, released in October 2004 on Dragon Key Press, Solomon’s Treasure: The Magic And Mystery of America’s Money, and Money Grows on the Tree of Knowledge. Her latest is Baphomet: The Temple Mystery Unveiled, co-written with Alexander Rivera of The AeonEye.com. Before writing books, she made a name for herself as the Editor and Publisher of a highly unique magazine entitled Dagobert’s Revenge – a journal dedicated to the Merovingians, the Grail and Rennes-le-Chateau – which was published from 1996 to 2003.
She has appeared on several radio shows, television shows, and film documentaries. Most notably, she has been interviewed on National Geographic’s “Is It Real: Da Vinci’s Code” (2006), “Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory” (2012), and the documentary film Bloodline (2008). She has appeared repeatedly on Coast to Coast AM, and Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis (which she was the Executive Producer of for a period of time from 2014-2015), as well as many other programs.
She has been a journalist for ten years, and is a noted expert on the occult and studied the Holy Grail mystery for seven years. She also wrote the introductions for Nicholas de Vere’s The Dragon Legacy and William H. Kennedy’s Lucifer’s Lodge. She is the Lady Grand Master of the Royal and Imperial Dragon Court, and the Exalted Grand Master of the Ordo Lapsit Exillis. She currently edits the websites dagobertsrevenge.com, nicholasdevere.com, and ordolapsitexillis.org.
Last night on the phone, my friend Casey Farewell (Spooky Noodles) asked me how I got started in all my investigations. I did some googling, and discovered Tracy Twyman is dead. Some account she hung herself, other accounts say she was murdered. Tracy and I belonged to several yahoo.groups that discussed the Knights Templar, Rennes Chateau, Mary Magdalene, and the Merovingians. When she told me she had lived in Eugene Oregon for awhile, we conversed on a personal level. In 1999 she asked me if Froggy was still around. I said he was and invited Tracy to come run for Slug Queen. She said she would if I paid expenses.
I also found out our old buddy Bill Arney was doing a Hammet Tour and had lived in Sam Spades appartment. We belonged to templar-yahoogroup that I began to blog on in 1997. About ten of us were going to meet in San Francisco. I was going until Bill and I got into a fight over who Napoleon married, and, if Pontius Pilate was Master Augur. I posted a image of his coin. Bill got me kicked out of the group. I wondered why? I wondered if he was jealous of me, even threatened. I declare there was a Rose Line in my family headed by my grandmother, Mary Magdalene Rosamond. Then I told the group Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor is my kin it suggested that name stem from Rougemont. I found the Rougemonts that owned the Shroud of Turin. Arney as a Freemason-Templar and presented himself as a great detective – and movie buff! Yeah! He got rid of me because he had a nice niche in the city of my people. He was jealous, as were, and are, so many people who know me. Then Dan Brown came along and -stomped us out like bugs!
Then, my sixteen year old daughter came into my life, and the rival biographer helped my family lure her away from me in order to destroy me and my autobiography. I will be showing my therapist the videos I took of Kim Haffer mocking me, and using my daughter to make me feel suicidal, she trained to deal with suicidal people when she worked at the Johnson Unit.
In 1995, I was living with my kin, Michael Dundon and his second wife. I found the book ‘Holy Blood, Holy Grail’ and asked Diane what it was about. Her father was a Master Mason. I read this book, and was hooked. This is a deeply sad ending to a fellow detective’s life. Did Arney read I am kin to Ian Fleming? Did he see the photograph of my grandmother with members of the Black Mask?
Back Stabbers! The Game of Thrones came out of the folks we studied. Knives Out. I suffer from deep low self-esteem. People sense I own week boundaries. Of course Tracy strengthens my claims, my borders, and gives me credibility.
Shot above from a few years ago, Mike Humbert, Don, Bill Arney standing in front of the folded-up Murphy bed in Sam Spade’s apartment, 891 Post Street. Mike maintains a Hammett website and Bill is famed as the one-time occupant of the Spade digs.
You might think that other than going under the knife on occasion, that nothing much happens to Hammett fans — certainly that they’re not involved in any exciting news.
Unfortunately, not so.
Bill reported a couple of days ago, “I just got off the phone with Mike Humbert, whose house, along with most of the town of Paradise, has burned to the ground in California’s latest brush/forest fire. Mike got out, literally with his hair on fire, as his roof was bursting into flames.
“His books, typewriter collection, hell, most of his clothes, are gone.”
Other than the singed hair, it sounds as if Mike survived. And he’s not the only guy who got whacked by the fire (now not even the latest, with two more popping up near LA), and he’s luckier than the people who didn’t even make it out.
I’ll report better news, if any drifts in.
Why would French Templars of the early 14th-century have anything to
do with the presence of modern-day Scottish Tartans? French Templars
did not wear Scottish Tartans, and as far as I am aware, Scots did
not wear the now popular family Tartans until the 19th century.
Further, Scots did not settle what they named “Nova Scotia” until the
British took it from the French settlers (who called in “Arcadia”) in
the mid 1700’s.
William P Arney
Sep 15, 2000
| Tracy Twyman |
(author, researcher, VIPaedophile/Premature death)
|Born||28 August 1978|
Kansas City, US
|Died||July 2019 (Age 40)|
|Cause of death||unknown|
|Victim of||premature death|
|Interests||• Mind control|
• Knights Templars
• The Holy Grail
|An investigator into claims of paedophilia in Hollywood. She was found dead in 2019. A posthumously released video include discussion and details of death threats against her.|
Tracy R. Twyman was a producer of podcasts and an independent investigator into occult and esoteric history. She wrote at least one work of fiction and about 6 non-fiction books. She introduced researcher William H. Kennedy to a wider audience.
- 1Isaac Kappy
- 2FBI disinterest
In 2018?? she began to research Isaac Kappy‘s claims about paedophilia in Hollywood and was undeterred by his sudden death in May 2019. Two months later, she herself suddenly died. Someone posted a dead man’s switch video on YouTube in which she outlines some of what she uncovered, the FBI‘s pronounced lack on interest and the subsequent death threats made against her.
- 1996-2003 – Dagobert’s Revenge, an “underground esoteric history magazine”
- 2005 – Solomon’s Treasure: The Magic and Mystery of America’s Money
- 2008 – Mind Controlled Sex Slaves And The CIA.
- 2011 – The Merovingian Mythos and the Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau – On 19 July 2019, the Amazon price was $230 for a new copy and $123 for a new one.
- 2011 – Money Grows on the Tree of Knowledge – An esoteric history of money that received 25 starts from 5 users.
- 2014 – Clock Shavings – On 19 July 2019, the Amazon price was $994 for a new copy and $282 for a new one.
- 2015 – Baphomet: The Temple Mystery Unveiled (11/13 reviewers gave it 5/5 stars.
- 2017 – Genuflect – Twman’s first novel, which she hints may have been something of a roman a clef. The Amazon page notes that “This book contains scenes of rape, torture, and murder of people, including children, that any sane person will find disturbing. Note: While several of the characters in this story have certain aspects based on known, powerful figures in the modern world, I make no claim that these people are involved in any nefarious deeds such as those depicted here, nor is it my intention to malign them. These characteristics were borrowed for artistic purposes only. 14/16 reviewers gave the book 5/5 starts, one 4 & one 1. One verified purchased commented that “This was the most disturbing book I have ever read, but I could not stop reading it.”
The circumstances of Tracy Twyman’s death are unclear.
Posthumously released video
Tracy Twyman made a 27 minute video which on 24 May 2019 she reportedly gave to just 2 friends for safekeeping, one of whom posted it after her death. It included details of threats against her, and her suspicions that her computer was hacked, connections between her own case and that of Isaac Kappy and about a “creepy” Arizona campground that was suddenly closed later.
By 18 July 2019, although Tracy Twyman’s YouTube channel had 3,736 followers, it had no content.
By 18 July 2019, Tracy Twyman’s YouTube channel had no content.
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrK54gklfCVXZ7iky95pPNg
- ↑ https://www.thehighersidechats.com/a-statement-from-greg-carlwood-regarding-the-tragic-loss-of-tracy-twyman/
- ↑ https://networthpost.org/net-worth/tracy-twyman-net-worth/
- ↑ http://archive.fo/QaDeP
- ↑ http://archive.fo/7OVzb
- ↑ https://www.amazon.com/Genuflect-Tracy-R-Twyman/dp/1521491445
- ↑ http://archive.fo/NoUdi
- ↑ http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/750
- ↑ https://burners.me/2019/07/10/another-pedogate-researcher-suddenly-dies-rip-tracy-twyman/
- ↑ https://burners.me/2019/07/19/tracy-twyman-update/
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMS0uuQVbBs
- ↑ http://archive.fo/FYuBW
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History of the Netherlands: The Merovingian Dynasty (481–751)
With the end of Pax Romana in the fifth century, an age of peace had come to an end. What followed was chaos, decline, and bloodshed, as tribes and warlords vied for land and power. It was the age of the great migrations as new peoples invaded the lands of western Europe and tried to push out the natives. The Angles and Saxons began invading the lands of the Frisians. The Frisians themselves used the power vacuum left by the Romans to expand their territory southwards into the riverlands.
Clovis I, King of the Franks
Since their first arrival in the 2nd century, the Franks had settled in the region south of the great rivers of the Lower Countries. They were a loose coaltion of various tribes, including the Bructeri, Tencteri, Sugambri, Chamavi, Chatti, and possibly some Batavians. Beginning in the second half of the 5th century, the Franks began moving south to central Gaul. They were ruled by petty warlords who endlessly fought one another for territory and loot, until the Merovingians unified the tribes in the 6th century.
King Chlodovech (c. 466–511) — to us better known as Clovis I — was the first king of the Franks to unite all of the Frankish tribes under one ruler, changing the form of leadership from a group of royal chieftains, to rule by a single king and ensuring that the kingship was passed down to his heirs. Clovis I was the grandson of Merovech, the founder of the Merovingian dynasty, and he succeeded his father in at the age of fifteen in 481. Five years later he would conquer what was left of the Western Roman Empire and unite all of Gaul. Clovis would then spend most of his life fighting his rivals, and at the end of his reign he converted to Orthodox Christianity as a move to gain support among the growing Christian population of Gaul. The empire which Clovis founded would lay the foundations for the country that we now know as France.
The Realm after Clovis
As per Frankish tradition, the realm of Clovis was divided after his death in 511 among his four sons. It would take over a century before a new king, Dagobert I (c. 603–639), would successfully reunite the Franks again in 629. Dagobert I was however to be the last Merovingian king to wield any real royal power.
Dagobert I is mostly known in the Lower Countries for being the first to try to convert the Frisians. The Frisians knew that adopting christianity would not just mean a change of faith, but also meant subservience to the Franks. From 650 to 689 the Franks and the Frisians would fight over control of the great rivers in the Lower Countries, until Pepin II would defeat the Frisian king Radbod at Dorestad. Radbod was forced to mary his daughter to a son of Pepin, and he had to tolerate missionary activities in his realm.
Pepin II (c. 635–714) was not a king, nor was he a descendant of Clovis or Dagobert. He was a Majordomo or Master of the Palace. By the end of the 7th century the Frankish Realm had fallen into decay as the power of the Merovingian dynasty declined and local lords started to defy the royal throne. As power of the monarchy receded, it was the Master of the Palace who became the true ruler of the realm.
Pepin II managed to largely restore central authority in most parts of the realm, and his bastard and successor, Charles Martel (688–741), would go on to conquer all the Frisian lands. Charles Martel ended the façade of the Merovingian monarchy and he would divide his realm between his two sons, Carloman and Pepin III. When Pepin III was declared king in 751 and baptised by archbishop Boniface, he had Childeric III — the last of the Merovingians — locked up. Thus the Merovingian dynasty had come to an end.
The Dutch economy under the Merovingians
During the chaos of the 5th century, population numbers declined and living conditions detoriated. A rising sealevel was making life hard at the coasts, and the constant plundering by invaders had destroyed much of the infrastructure laid down by the Romans. Not until the 7th century would the population start to grow again as the development of wild land created new opportunities for agriculture and cattle farming.
Early Medieval society was largely rural as the Roman cities had become depopulated. The economy reverted back to a mainly agricultural one, and what remained of trade was largely focussed on local markets, as long-range travel became too dangerous due to bandits and lack of law enforcement. The roads built by the Romans decayed, and most trade was again done by water.
Dorestad became the the most important economic centre of the Lower Countires as it was part of the north-eastern shipping routes due to its proximity to the fork in the Rhine, which provided access to England, Northern France, the Northern Lower Countries, Northern Germany, and Scandinavia. The economic importance of Dorestad was the reason why the Franks and the Frisians fought for almost forty years over control of the riverlands.
The main tradware were agricultural products, pottery, clothing, leather, weapons, and tools. From the south came mostly copper and brass products, like cooking pots, buckels, and jewelry.
Feudalism in the Lower Countries
As in the rest of Western Europe, the Southern Lower Countries saw the introduction of feudalism in the Early Middle Ages. As the economy had again become a largely agriculture one, power was based on land ownership. The Frankish king was the most important land owner, and his wealth came from his royal dominions and his treasury. Below him was the free estate of the landowners, who were granted fiefs — borrowed land — by the king to rule over and acted as bannermen for the king. On the dominions of the king and the fiefs of the landowners worked serfs, who also owned their own land, and slaves, who were property of their lords.
With the decline of central authority and rule of law due to the Roman retreat, personal relations became vital for security and prosperity in the Early Medieval world. The lords swore oaths of fealty to their king, and the serfs did the same to their lords. The Lords would receive fiefs from the king in exchange for becoming his vassal, which came with the promise of military service, support, and allegiance. A serf would promise his servitude to a lord in exchange for his protection. These oaths were for life and often hereditary, and were the glue that held the feudal system together. Hence, breaking an oath to one’s lord was about the worst crime one could commit and the penalties were severe.
Power and administration
The power of the Merovingians declined in the 7th century, as the kings were giving more and more of their dominions to vassals for support. Only on the royal dominions did the king have absolute power. Outside those he had to rely on the support of the local landowners. As the monarchy grew weaker, the commoners came to rely more on the support of their local lords for their protection. Combined with hereditary fiefs, this allowed local lords to build a powerbase which could often rival that of the king’s.
The king’s court was a mobile one and it continuously travelled through the realm from palace to palace. The most important form of taxation was essentially providing a palace with food during the royal court’s stay. As the king stayed in a palace he would act as judge for local cases. The Merovingian kings practised common law as any man was to be judged according to his people’s laws, regardless of where he or she was reciding in the realm. Naturally, different laws applied to the estates of the feudal system.
Enter the Carolingians
As Pepin III was crowned king, so began the Carolingian dynasty. It would build on many of the foundations which had been laid by the Merovingians.