The Franks

The Franks first crossed the Rhine into Gaul from Germania as early as the first century A.D. in raids, crossing for good finally in the 4th century.  The Franks were actually a confederation of Germanic tribes which included the Salii, Sicambri, Chatti, Batavi and Tencteri (see notes at bottom of page), and from the Salii (better known as the Salian Franks) rose a great line of kings, the Merovingians, who united Gaul.

There is no doubt in my mind that the Franks represented an important branch of the "dragon" tree.  Merovech, for who the royal Merovingian line was named and whose grandson Clovis united nearly all of Gaul under Frankish rule, was said to be the son of a sea-monster.  Before they moved inland into Gaul, the Frankish tribes harrassed the English Channel as pirates, and there is also evidence of biblical Levant influence in Frankish culture, which I'll get to.  The Franks never gained quite the bad reputation earned by the Vikings, and were in fact sometimes the victims of Norse raids into Gaul, but the Merovingian kings of the early Frankish kingdom were a pretty violent lot. 

Trepanned skull of Dagobert II
One of the first Merovingians, a king named Chlodio, killed his brother-in-law to secure his throne.  Next Merovech and his half brother Cloderic warred bitterly (though neither of them were able to kill the other), Clotaire I killed (or I should say, had killed) all of his brother Clodomir's sons, and his grandson Clotaire II murdered Sigebert II.  Dagobert I had both his half-brother Charibert and Charibert's son Chilperic murdered, and Dagobert II, one of the last Merovingians, was killed by a god-son. 

As it turns out, the Franks and the Vikings may have been cousins who both migrated to northern Europe from the northern shores of the Black Sea, i.e. Scythia, roughly around the same time.

In their own mythology the Franks traced their origins to the Cimmerians through a proto-Frank peoples called the Sicambrians.  If various genalogy sites and the records and legends they derive from are to be trusted, these Cimmerians in turn were descended from Trojans. 

Antenor I, Euxim of the Cimmerians
Marcomir, King of the Cimmerians
Antenor II, King of the Sicambri
Priamus, King of the Sicambri
Helenus I, King of the Sicambri
Diocles, King of the Sicambri
Bassanus Magnus,
        King of the Sicambri
Clodomir I, King of the Sicambri
Nicanor, King of the Sicambri
Marcomir II, King of the Sicambri
Clodius, King of the Sicambri
Antenor III, King of the Sicambri
Clodomir II, King of the Sicambri
Merodachus, King of the Sicambri
Cassander, King of the Sicambri
Antharius, King of the SIcambri
Francus, King of the Franks
Clodius II, King of the Franks
Marcomir III, King of the Franks
Clodomir III, King of the Franks
Antenor IV, King of the Franks
Ratherius, King of the Franks
Richemer I, King of the Franks
Odomar, King of the Franks
Marcomir IV, King of the Franks
Pharabert, King of the Franks
Sunno, King of the Franks
Hilderic, King of the Franks
Bartherus, King of the Franks
Clodius III, King of the Franks
Walter, King of the Franks
Dagobert I, King of the Franks
Genebald I, Duke of the East Franks
Dagobert II, Duke of the East Franks
Clodius IV, Duke of the East Franks
Marcomir V, Duke of the East Franks
Pharamond, King of All Franks
Clodio, King of the Franks
Merovich, King of the Salian Franks
Childeric I, King of the Salian Franks
Clovis the Great,
      King of All the Franks
The 'Liber Historiae Francorum' connects the Sicambrians straight to the Tojans in a fashion, stating that after the fall of Troy 12,000 Trojans led by chiefs Priam and Antenor migrated to the Tanais (Don) river and founded a city called Sicambria near the Sea of Azov, which would have put them in close proximity to the proto-Viking tribe of Aesir.  Other accounts have the ancestors of the Franks living in Pannonia (according to Strabo) or the Black Sea mouth of the Danube (Chronicle of Fredegar).  So, where they lived exactly, if they all lived together (which, given the many tribes which became the Franks, they probably didn't), is unclear. 

The genealogy shown at the right, courtesy of Ray Oliver, was prepared for a regent of France and further corrected and augmented at the behest of Napolean I, who wanted to know the ancestry of the Merovingians.  It begins with Antenor I Euxim of the Cimmerians ( b. 465 A.D.; d. 511 A.D.) and traces through to the French kings of the 14th century.  Shown at right is the list up to Clovis (b. 465 A.D.; d. 511 A.D.).

Napoleon was seemingly quite obsessed with the Merovingians, he had 300 gold bees sewn into his emperial robe which had been dug up along with the remains of Childeric I in 1653.

Napoeon in his bee-embroidered cloak
From the fact that Childeric I had himself buried with a colony of golden bees, one can infer that the bee held special meaning for the Merovingians.  Indeed it did, and the reason should be obvious, for bees live in a heirarchical society where workers and soldiers feed and protect a queen.  The hexagon shape of hive-cells is chosen by nature in other instances as well (snowflakes, embryonic cell-division) for its economy and strength and is an important form in "Sacred Geometry".  Additionally, the interlocking triangles of the 6 pointed star we know as the Magen-David (which actually is a pagan symbol and is very old) create a hexagram in its center.   One author writes:

"The Merovingian kings were noted sorcerors in the manner of the Samaritan Magi, and they firmly believed in the hidden powers of the honeycomb. Because a honeycomb is naturally made up of hexagonal prisms, it was considered by philosophers to be the manifestation of divine harmony in nature."

Samson killing the Lion
There is a figure from the bible also associated with bees ... Samson, whose father was of the Tribe of Dan.  One well known legend of Samson revolves around a lion he killed and the bees that infested the carcass.  He falls in love with a Philistine woman and poses a riddle to her countrymen, "Out of the eater, something to eat; out of the strong, something sweet" (the answer to the riddle being that the lion - the "eater" - is slain and eaten, while the bees that infest the carcass produce honey, "something sweet").  

The association of bees with both Samson and the Merovingian Kings is probably not a coincidence.  Samson gained his strength from his long hair, while the Merovingians were known as the "long-haired monarchs".  Furthurmore one of the sons of  Chilperic I was named Samson.  If you accept that the Franks and Vikings split off from the same branch and shared a Trojan history, then one can imagine how the story of Samson might have been absorbed into Frankish mythology. 

The Greek myth-writers had Ilyus, the founder of Troy, being descended from Dardanus, the first of the line of future Kings of Troy to arrive in the region (as per myth).  In addition to Dadanus though, there was also a Danaus of Greek mythology as well as a Darda of the bible, all three of  whom correlate in interesting and profound ways.   Sorting it out is a bit complicated and since I don't want to get sidetracked too far away from the topic of the Franks I will set it aside for a future post (to be titled Coat of Vlad), but what the clues tell us that the kings of the proto-Israelites in Egypt and the kings of the proto-Trojans who would later rule over the Vikings and the Franks in northern Europe were in fact the same line of kings, themselves descended from Hyskos invaders of the Levant.  Biblical genealogy tells the same story, though without labeling the proto-Israelites in Egypt as Hyksos or following the branch of the thread which split off from there and migrated to Greece and Anatolia ... but the Greek myths did record this branch, and the correlations I mentioned (and will describe in detail in another post) allow us to put the pieces of the puzzle back together in a fairly satisfying way. 

If the Frankish Merovingian kings were (or believed themselves to be) descended from the same line of kings as the Israelites, then it puts a whole new spin on the "Magdalene Heresy", that is, the allegations at the heart of Henry Lincoln's (and two other writers') book 'Holy Blood Holy Grail', which provided the seed for the wildly successful 'DaVinci Code' by Dan Brown and the film which it spawned.   And, there's another instance in history of a merging of Frankish and Israelite blood, this time intentional and far less speculative than what the Merovingians advertised. 

'Holy Blood Holy Grail' from where Brown got many of his ideas revolves around the premise that the Merovingian kings were vessels of the blood of Christ - that Mary Magdalene was pregnant with Jesus' child at the time of Christ's death and fled to the south of France, and that that blood somehow found its way into what would become the Merovingian line.  I won't try to prove or disprove that, I would guess it would be near-impossible.   But, there are numerous clues from the bible which suggest that Mary and Jesus were in fact married ... the timing of certain events described in the bible in which Jesus and Mary participated coincide exactly with the ceremony prescribed for a betrothed Judaic priest ...  but the salient point is not what is true or not true, but simply that the Merovingians advertised this alleged connection to Mary of Magdala, and by extension the Davidic kings of Palestine.

Why?  ... To strengthen the Merovingian claim of demi-god status.

Jesus and (his alleged wife) Mary of Magdala were both priests ... royalty of the line of Davidic priest-kings stretching back to the Hyksos kings of Egypt, as was John the Baptist.  John was known as the "Great Nazar", while Jesus is referred to as being "of Nazareth".   This doesn't mean he was born in Nazareth, it means he was a Nazarite.  

Michael Tsarion lists the following terms as meaning serpent or dragon in various dialects.

Mayan ---- Nachan
Irish ------- Nathair (Nathrach, Nadder, Naase)
German --- Natter
Cornish ---- Nader
Gothic - ----Nadr
Latin -------Natrix

So,it appears that what was really being said when John was referred to as the Great Nazar or when Jesus was referred to as a Nazarite, was that they were both kings of the ancient line, i.e. dragon-priests.  The word Messiah, some believe, derives from Messeh, which was the holy Egyptian crocodile, the fat of which was used to annoint Egptian Pharaohs. 

rod of Asclepius
Some may not be ready for that, but take heart, the dragon was not always an ominous creature which storybook heroes were trying to slay all the time ... it was simply the sign of royalty and in fact possessed life-giving powers.   An artifact of this aspect of the dragon/serpent is that the official emblem of the medical profession to this day is the rod of Asclepius, entwined by a snake (often confused with the staff of Hermes or caduceus which has two snakes wrapped around it). 

More is known about another attempt to infuse the Frankish royal line with blood from the Jewish branch of Palestine ... when Charlemagne, the greatest Frankish king of all time, specifically appealed to the Caliph of Baghdad to send to France "seed" of the Davidic line of kings. 

Preserved by Abraham ibn Daud in his Sefer ha-Qabbalah, written about 1161 A.D.:

"Then King Charles sent to the King of Baghdad [Caliph] requesting that he dispatch one of his Jews of the seed of royalty of the House of David. He hearkened and sent him one from there, a magnate and sage, Rabbi Makhir by name. And [Charles] settled him in Narbonne, the capital city, and planted him there, and gave him a great possession there at the time he captured it from the Ishmaelites [Arabs]. And he [Makhir] took to wife a woman from among the magnates of the town; *...* and the King made him a nobleman and designed, out of love for [Makhir], good statutes for the benefit of all the Jews dwelling in the city, as is written and sealed in a Latin charter; and the seal of the King therein [bears] his name Carolus; and it is in their possession at the present time. The Prince Makhir became chieftain there. He and his descendants were close [inter-related] with the King and all his descendants."

So the Caliph sent him Rabbi Makhir, seed of the Davidic line of Israelite kings, who Charlemagne showered with title and lands in the Languedoc region of southern France - and a Frankish wife to boot.

To understand why Charlemagne might have done this, some background is necessary.  Charlemagne was one of the first Frankish kings of the Carolingian line, which displaced the Merovingians in the 8th century.  The Merovingians had never gotten along so well with the Church of Rome, even though they had officially been Christian since the time of Clovis.  One of the problems was, the Merovingians honored the concept of blood descent, while the Catholic Church practiced Apostolistic decent whereby bishops and popes were "ordained".  (Personally I think the animosity between the Merovingians and the Church was more deeply seated, having to do more with the waring history of the "barbarians" identifiable with the dragon cult which overwhelmed the Roman Empire in Gaul).  Whatever the case, following a string of weak Merovingian kings the Catholic Church managed to supplant the Merovingians in France with their own governmental 'Mayors', and one of these, Charles "the Hammer" became the first Frank King of the new Carolingian line. 

The Carolingians were actually connected by blood to the Merovingians before them, but just by a thread (a disputed connection through Bertrada "broadfoot").  This is mainly why (I believe) Charlemagne appealed to the Caliph of Bagdad to send him some royal Egyptian/Jewish blood ... to strengthen the Carolingian claim of dragon descent, thereby their divine right to rule.

Rabbi Makhir apparently took a Carolingian wife (Aldana or Aude, probably the daughter of Charles Martel) after moving to France, and many believe that he assumed the Frankish name Theoderic - which would make him the father of Guillaum (William) of Gellone and Bertha of Autun - whose blood in turn flowed generously into the noble French houses of Toulouse, Aquitaine, Anjou, and Lusignan.  (I have prepared a simple genealogy tree which can be found farther down this post.) Guillaume and Bertha's prolifacy is well documented but their parentage is not, and whether their father was Theoderic IV or Rabbi Makhir or both is very controversial.   I suspect Makhir was their father however, for the dissemination of Makhir's blood into the several Frankish noble houses would have served Charlemagne's intention, to infuse the Frankish nobility with a booster shot of royal Israelite blood, or, if Charlemagne was aware of the Trojan roots of the Franks (hard to believe he didn't since the capital of Champagne was Troyes), to re-unite the Trojan-Frank and Israelite branches of the dragon which, if all of the above is believable, split off from one another in Egypt.  Remember, Charlemagne made a request for "seed" of the Davidic line, not unlike an American dog breeder who sends to England for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to refresh the breed.

In addition to royal blood, Rabbi Makhir brought with him the teachings of Kabbalah, which spread throughout the Languedoc and into nearby Toulouse and Aquitaine as Catharism.  The Templar Knights are also thought to have been Cathars.   This "heretical" religious sect was largely stamped out violently by the Catholic Church during the Albigensian Crusade, but there's good evidence that Catharism and "courtly love" continued to be embraced to some extent by the Counts of Toulouse and the Dukes of Aquitaine ... William IX of Aquitaine is even known as "the Troubador" (romantic song-singing was a hallmark of Catharism).  These noble houses as well as the house of Lusignan, Fulks of Anjou and Dukes of Brittany not only all trace back to Guillaume and Bertha, they intermarried amongst one another and with the Norman line of William the Conqueror.  The result was a blood-alliance of Frankish Counts, Dukes and Fulks that fought alongside the Templars in the Holy Land during the Crusades. 

Below is a simplified genealogy chart  beginning with Merovech the grandfather of Clovis I,  moving through the Merovingian kings and into the Carolingians and Charlemagne.  From the Carolingians links to Guillaume of Gellone and Bertha of Autun (and their father Theoderic IV/Rabbi Makir (?)) and the house of Lusignan, the Dukes of Aquitaine and Brittany, the Counts of Toulouse and the Fulks of Anjou are shown, and on the far right at the bottom you can see where  the Dukes of Normandy and William the Conqueror initially fit in.   These houses further intermarry with the royal Normans of England as history moves forward, and there is more intermarrying between the houses that I could practically show (without the chart becoming an unreadable mess) - in other words, this chart is simplified and only shows important persons and marriages necessary to get the point across.

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Historians, scholars, and the stories of the world we are taught in schools all identify a myriad of peoples and tribes who each played minor roles in shaping the world we live in ... but I wonder if the true elite, the keepers of secret knowlege, the few who are hip to what the Greek myths and the stories in the bible and other religious texts are actually coded records of, don't see instead a much simpler version of human history, a tree of several branches representing their anscestors which split and reconnect at various times in history.   If, as I suspect, the ancestors, culturally if not in blood to some degree, of the Vikings and the Franks really shared a history with the proto-Israelites in Egypt, then is it any wonder that the pyramid found its way onto the Great Seal of the United States (and the reverse side of the current US Dollar)?  Or that Egyptian obalisks decorate the centers of Washington and London (there's one in Rome too, brought back from Egypt by Alexander the Great)?

(P.S. - shhh, don't tell your mother - these obalisks really represent the penis of Osiris, which was lost after Seth cut him up into 14 pieces.  Isis with the help of other dieties found all but one of them and reassembled the body of her companion, but his genitals had been eaten by a fish.  THAT's what the Washington monument represents, the lost penis of Osiris ... in case you didn't know.  :D)

Final notes: 

There are plenty of historians who are skeptical that Guillaum of Gellone and Bertha of Autun, whose blood flowed all over the place among the noble houses of France through their descendants, were really the children of Rabbi Makhir and Auda ... but if they weren't, why did Charlemagne go to all the trouble?   Why go out of his way to coax a Jewish rabbi to move to France with offers of vast lands and title, and then chose for him a bride from his own family? 

I have to tell you, in all the research I've done, irretractable controversy always seems to spring up around critical figures like Rabbi Makhir, fulcrums upon which the real story of the ruling elite hinge. I know I'll sound like a nut-job "conspiracy theorist" for saying this (author giggles to himself), but it's as if there's a dirty secret out there that us peons aren't supposed to get wise to. Seriously, every time there is a marriage in history which may or may not be especially significant regarding the merging of branches of what I call the dragon blood-line, and seemingly only when such a marriage holds such special significance, it is surrounded by century-old controversy.

Personally, I'm inclined to believe that Charlemagne had a very good reason for importing royal Israelite blood to France, and that his goal was fulfulled ... and, that the repercussions of Makhir's becoming the husband of a Frank and the father of a Religious movement still reverberate to this day. 

But this is all just a taste of what comes next ... for major branches of the dragon would soon meet again.   While Catharism was speading throughout southern France, northern France was getting the s#&t kicked out of it by Rollo and his Viking invaders.  Charlemagne made peace with Rollo by granting him the lands of Normandy - and, a Frankish wife to boot, Popa of Valois.  Suddenly the Viking and Frank branches of the dragon were reunited as well.

Which is almost as significant as yet one other marriage between a Viking named Inger and a Byzantine princess, after which a veritable orgy of intermarrying between royal Hun, Frank, Viking and Khazar blood-lines would erupt, resulting in the aristocracy of the eastern half of Europe to where power shifted following the heayday of the Carolingian Franks.

The Byzantine princess in question was a girl named - Melissena ...

Notes on the original federation of Frankish tribes

I find Wikipedia fairly useful as long as the topic isn't too controversial, and the identity of the tribes that coalesced into the Franks isn't exactly a hot topic (giggle).   Wikipedia lists them as Salii, Sicambri, Chamavi, Bructeri, Chatti, Chattuarii, Ampsivarii, Tencteri, Ubii and Batavi. 

I list these because many of these names pop up from time to time in an online book titled 'Tracking Ladon Gog and the Hebrew Rose'.  The writer, who identifies himself only as "John", is a certifiable genius in my opinion with regard to tracing the origins of the ruling elite.   I highly recommend John's book for anyone truly interested in this subject, though I should warn that Ladon Gog is not recreational reading - personally I can only bite off one chapter at a time.  (I advise keeping a browser window open to search for maps of the ancient world, genealogy trees and explanations of Greek myths so you can keep up.)


Below is a map of Germania produced in the 2nd century by Ptolomy.  A lot of insight can be drawn from looking over the names of the tribes.  It's a good bet the future Merovingians lived toward the lower left of the map where the name 'Marvingi' can be found.  Two names above Marvingi you find 'Danduti', a "Dan" name, and below it is 'Curiones' which evokes the Curetes of Greece and the Cruithne of Scotland, both connected to the Black Sea via the Grecian myth of the Calydonian Boar Hunt (more about that in a second).  The boar is, to put it simply, the trademark of the dragon-tribes of the Black Sea and connects linguistically to Bayern (Bavaria), family names like Bauer (the original name of the Rothschild family), Bower and Bayer.  Bear, also an animal you might kill with a bow and arrow, might also be connected linquistically to bow and boar, but was not a symbol of the peoples of the Black Sea - however the bear shows up on many Germanic royal coats, and Albrecht Duke of Saxony 1st Margrave of Brandenburg (whose son and grandson, Otto I and Otto II will appear in the next post) is affectionately known as Albert "the Bear". 

Three important family coats of arms that I am aware of feature a boar - the Vere family (heritary Earls of Oxford), the Bush family (the coat of arms of the former US presidents features three boars), and the Pollock family.  Pollock translates to "head of Lug" and emerged from the Lugii or Lugi tribe.   Toward the upper right of the above map you can find the Lugi Omani, Lugi Diduni and Lugi Buri. 

There was a Lugi tribe in Scotland as well who settled in Sutherland.  Wikipedia states that they are unrelated to the Lugii of northern Europe.    I beg to differ!

Links between Scotland and tribes of the Black Sea area, are abundant.  The Milesian invaders of Scotland are represented in myth as Scythian with an Egyptian component (Mil is represented as descended from Scythian kings while his wife Scota is described as an Egyptian princess).  The Greek myth of the Calydonian Boar Hunt indicates a connection as well, for Artemis central to the myth is, like her twin brother Apollo, intimately connected with the Trojan tribes of the Black Sea area, whereas Scotland was also known as Calydonia.  In addition to the boar, another animal often associated with the tribes of the Black Sea was the wolf, and it is no coincidence that Lugi is similar to "wolf" terms such as Lykos and Lycanthrope (werewolf).   One of Apollo's epithets is 'Lykegenes', or 'of the wolf'.  Hence, these tribes are sometimes referred to (by myself and others who research this stuff at least) as 'wolf peoples'. 

And what do we find on the Clan Badge of the Scottish Sutherland family?  A wolf.

Sutherland Clan Badge

Sumer, the Constellations and Draco the Dragon

Why is any of this relevant??? - part 1,
'Kick-off' 2001

Why is any of this relevant? - part 2,
The heritage of the ruling elite - 5000 Years Old???

Ancestral Roots of the Vikings

The Huns

The Huns: Addendum

The Tribe of Dan

The Franks


Melissena: Addendum