Marrow Ving
Posted By: poenadareDate: 7/31/11 2:14 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Vylae *LINK* (Godot)

: And now they are mentioned three times on this forum.... all because of you.
: Watch out for the men in overcoats Mr. Smith. They're watching you now.

What's the quote? I can't remember... Something about hung for stealing a penny is the same as being hung for a pound? We just woke up here in the US.

So I'm not afraid of zombie Merovingians. I've always, probably unjustly, dismissed them as short garlic eaters with BO. The fact that

"the leadership among the early Merovingians was probably based on mythical descent and alleged divine patronage, expressed in terms of continued military success"

makes them sound just like the Pfhor.

"The Merovingians are extensively featured in the book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, in which they are claimed to be the descendants of Jesus, based on a hoax originating with Pierre Plantard in the mid-20th century."

I read that book long before Dan Brown came on the scene. It was guaranteed to put me asleep in under three minutes.

"The founder of the royal line Merovech was said to be of two fathers. His mother, already pregnant by King Chlodio, was seduced while swimming in the ocean by a "Quinotaur" (literally, "five horn") and Merovech was formed, somehow, by the commingling of Frankish blood and that of the mysterious aquatic creature."

Eh yeah. Sounds like fanfic to me.

So why the Hamish interest in the Murofingz? Perhaps this is the answer:

Rosslyn Chapel was thrown into the mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau in the 1980s, by Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln. The connection was based on how the last grandmaster of the Priory of Sion, who claim to guard the secret of Rennes-le-Chateau, was named Pierre Plantard. But he added "de St Clair" to that name, and hence made the connections with the "Sinclairs", the modern spelling from the medieval "St Clair" of Rosslyn Chapel.

The lid was opened: as the Templars had their Scottish headquarters near to Rosslyn Chapel, at Ballantrodoch (now renamed Temple), the trio of authors wondered whether the Templars, upon their dissolution went to Scotland - some Masonic legends from the 19th Century claimed as much - and hid their secrets in Rosslyn Chapel.

In the 15th Century, William St Clair built Rosslyn Chapel and by the early 18th Century, copying the example of the English freemasonry, Scottish freemasonry was "made public", with William St Clair, namesake and descendent from the chapel builder, the first Grandmaster. However, the Scots had to outdo the English, and hence claimed that even though they had not gone public first, their Masonic institution had been going for several centuries, and that the Sinclair were the "hereditary grandmasters".

So were the St Clairs the missing link between the Templars and the Masons? The answer seemed to be a straightforward "yes".

Christ on a pogo stick. I should have realized it.

Hamish is the Eternal Champion!

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VylaeJabberwok 7/29/11 7:53 a.m.
     Re: VylaeGodot 7/29/11 8:12 a.m.
     Re: Vylaepoenadare 7/29/11 9:10 a.m.
           *shudder*Jabberwok 7/29/11 10:11 a.m.
                 Re: *shudder*poenadare 7/29/11 3:30 p.m.
                       Re: *shudder*Godot 7/29/11 11:21 p.m.
                 Humanoid In-sexpoenadare 7/29/11 3:40 p.m.
           Re: VylaeCraig Hardgrove 7/29/11 12:17 p.m.
                 Re: Vylaechiasaur11 7/29/11 7:58 p.m.
                       Re: Vylaepoenadare 7/29/11 9:43 p.m.
                             Re: Vylae *LINK*Godot 7/30/11 6:16 a.m.
                                   weird and frightening monsters...Jabberwok 7/30/11 11:44 a.m.
                                         Re: weird and frightening monsters...chiasaur11 7/30/11 12:07 p.m.
                                               Did they ever find his body? *NM*Jabberwok 7/30/11 12:18 p.m.
                                                     Re: Did they ever find his body?poenadare 7/30/11 1:21 p.m.
                                                           Re: Did they ever find his body?chiasaur11 7/30/11 2:14 p.m.
                                                                 Dead Bpoenadare 7/30/11 2:37 p.m.
                                                                       Re: Dead BBob-B-Q 7/31/11 5:16 a.m.
                                                                             Wazzup BGodot 7/31/11 8:16 a.m.
                                                                                   Re: Wazzup BJabberwok 7/31/11 8:48 a.m.
                                                                                         Re: Wazzup Bpoenadare 7/31/11 8:56 a.m.
                                                                                         Re: Wazzup BGodot 7/31/11 8:56 a.m.
                                                                                               Re: Wazzup BJabberwok 7/31/11 12:25 p.m.
                                                                                                     Wasabi!Godot 7/31/11 12:50 p.m.
                                                                                                           Was... lol... *NM*poenadare 7/31/11 1:17 p.m.
                                                                                                           haha. good ending *NM*Jabberwok 7/31/11 1:36 p.m.
                                   Re: Vylaepoenadare 7/30/11 1:48 p.m.
                                         Re: Vylae *LINK*Godot 7/30/11 10:28 p.m.
                                               Marrow Vingpoenadare 7/31/11 2:14 a.m.
                                                     Re: Marrow VingGodot 7/31/11 3:59 a.m.
                                                           Not Smith, Carrollpoenadare 7/31/11 5:13 a.m.

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