extracted from 'The Origin of The Dragon Lords of the Rings'

 

 

 

The Red Cap of the Gnome and the Pixy is the pointed cap associated with witchcraft and shamanism, examples of it can be found in Babylonian stone bas-relief depictions of the gods, in burial sites in Takla Makan and elsewhere in the Celtic world.

 

In relation to the Gnome or the Pixy, this headdress is of Phrygian origin, where it was once worn with the point folded towards the front of the head.

 

A portrait of Liberty leading the French Revolution depicts her wearing this same Phrygian Cap.

The Phrygians migrated from Thrace, the original home of Dionysus, to lands adjacent to Galatia in central Anatolia around 500 BC. They were probably descended from the same stock as those earlier Scythians who migrated to Thrace from Ireland.

Returning there they became the Fir Bolg and the Phrygians revered a Goddess Queen of the same Dragon Pantheon from which the Fir Boig of the Tuatha de Danaan were descended. This deity - Cybele - was a native of mountains and forests. Originally known to the Greeks as Rhea, the Titaness and mother of Zeus by Cronos, she can be identified as the Sumerian Antu, wife of Anu, from whence the Danaan derive their name - Tuadha díAnu.

The Phrygians also worshipped Mithras who was the Persian god often identified with Mazda. Mithras is often depicted as slaying the "world bull" which represents what the gnostic dualists call the demiurge, the subordinate creator and "Lord of this World". Cybele as Antu was the Mother of Enlil (who later became Zeus and Jehovah) whilst Mithras as Mazda was originally Enlilís brother Enki, and Enlil was Ahriman in the Persian dualist cult that revered Mithras who, like Herne was associated with the Underworld and caves. Like Mithras, Herne is further linked both to the Stag and the Bull.

Enki became Samael and here we enter the realm of the cult of the twin and the rivalry between the Light and Dark represented respectively by Mithras the bull slayer and the demiurge, the bull itself symbol of Mazda-Mithrasís brother Enlil-Zeus-Jehovah.

In slaying the bull, Mithras is destroying the world of form and illusion created by the language we use to interpret the stimulus received by the human senses. In one sense human beings are the bull itself, and here we enter the true meaning of the christian message. From the death of the bull is brought forth new life. From the death of the christian believer is brought forth new life in the spirit of Christ.

This world of form hides the true nature of existence which is creativity, symbolized by the flowers that issue from the neck wound of the bull. Essentially Mithraism was a transcendent philosophy intended to get people to see beyond the semantic, material world - the "bull" of Enlil-Zeus-Jehovah, to The world of eternity beyond Thought and beyond the form defined erroneously by language.

The bull turns up a lot in Druidic lore and it was sacrificed regularly at the Nemetons, the major druidic gatherings, which were held in Galatia, next door to Phrygia and in Ireland and Scotland.

 

This sacrifice was the Mithraic sacrifice of human delusion, not the sacrifice of a God. The druids didnít worship anyone and the bull was definitely no God. The druids and consequently the fairies, vampires and witches were dualist philosophers, not religious devotees. In history the deities (more properly "cosmic forces") have been reversed by various vested interests and in some variations of the dualist philosophy Enlil, Jehovah-Zeus the Appis Bull, was a symbol of the material world of nerve-endings and hence the capacity to experience misery and suffering whilst Enki, the Dragon of Light or Satan, was the deliverer from pain, the enlightener.

Traditionally Jesus was identified as the Sol Invicta or Mithras, the deliverer of mankind - the enlightener: Lucifer or Satan, who guides the magus in his quest to transform his perception of the material world, in order that he may see that eternity and the realm of Elphame lie hidden just beneath the skin of our fears and opinions, the thoughts that make up our world of suffering, just as the flowers lie hidden in the brutish body of the world bull.

 

The philosophy of dualism works on two levels however and whilst one relates to our perception of existence, the other relates to the interplay of those forces which make up the very life we so often perceive in error.

The Phrygian cap worn by Mithras, the badge of transcendence, was the same cap worn by all shamans since the Golden Age of the Titans, those Anunnaki (Anunnagi) ancestors of the Dragon Clans, from whence emerged the Fairy Race of the ancient Dragon and Grail Blood; the Gnomes, Pixies and Sprites. It was once said that the Phrygian devotees of Mithras would soak themselves in the blood of sacrificed bulls.

 

Anciently the skull of the bull was used to symbolize the female organs.

The Horns were often tipped with round golden balls and these and the horns themselves represented the ovaries and fallopian tubes which were joined to the cranium, which symbolized the womb, a symbolic connection between the brain and the uterus, or intelligence and menstrual blood.

The nasal passage and mouth of the bull represented the vagina and to be soaked in bullís blood, was to be soaked in the blood of the womb. The red cap of both the Phrygian and the Fairy therefore was originally colored by the blood of wisdom and a garden gnome will never look the same again.
 

 

 


Tomb Dwellers


As predicted, the Ziggurat and the Pyramid are now academically confirmed as being symbolic, ritual mountains and, as also predicted, they are the monumental granddaughters of the sidhe hills: The Beth, the Tel, the Rath, the Kurgan and the Tepes, the ritual chambers of which, in turn, are also the symbolic caves in the mountains of the original Carpathian Homeland of the Anunnaki where, like Cybele, the Dragon mothers once wandered amongst the forests.

These structures, like the caves themselves were used to bury the dead. Adjacent to the main burial chamber was a sleeping chamber where members of the Clan would spend the night in order to obtain information from the ancestors in dreams. Here we have the origin of one of the Irish words for Vampire: Crechaire - meaning tomb, shrine, sepulchre.

 

The Crechaire or Tomb dweller was a Druidic, Fairy God-King or Queen who, as the mediator between this world and the otherworld, would reside in the sleeping chamber of the Rath, next to the ancestors. The image of the Vampire as one who lives in tombs is therefore correct. Tomb dwelling was common amongst the Egyptians and Sumerians, and consequently we have another cultural Fairy link between these peoples and the Scythian Pict-Sidhes.

 

Another reinforcing link also appears between the Vampire and the Smith, the Alchemist, the Magi, the Fairy or Titan, Robin Hood and Odin.

The shapeshifting Robin or Puck, shares this shamanic attribute with Merlin and with Odin/HodiWWolden, who also shares his knowledge of alchemy and forging; and his one eyed attribute with the Cyclops, the Titanic Fairy smiths who so closely resemble the Irish Sidhe and Balor of the Formorians, who were formidable, giants (often described as one-eyed) who were said to have been descendants of Ham.

In legend part of the wave of Scythian migrants who settled in Eire decamped and fled for the Northern Isles of the World. This is obviously Scandinavia and it is interesting to note that on their return to Ireland they established their Fairy reign as the Tuatha de Danaan.

It seems probable therefore that the Danes and the Danaan are directly related which would explain the link between Odin, later the "antecessor" god of the Scandinavian witches, and Robin Hood or Hodin, Robin (Artis-son) being of Irish origin via the Picts.

With Robin Buried in an Oak Tree, Odin hanging from an Ash Tree and Jesus nailed to the Rood or Holly Tree it would seem that each is cultically related to the other, as shamans and as druidhes or Wallimen (men of the trees), a name of the witches god in the Viking isles of Orkney.

In Britain the witches god was often dressed as Odin and it appears that in the Orkneys it would be Odin who is Walliman or Ualla-man, a word related to Uilidian, the Irish Sacral Royal House of the Fir Bolg (Boucca/Puck/Robin) who settled in Scotland.

Likewise in Gundestrop in Denmark there was unearthed a cauldron upon which was embossed the distinctly Celtic figure of Cemunnos or Heme, Lord of the Forests (wearing torcs [variants of the Ring] and sitting cross legged, holding a serpent or dragon in each hand), another Ualla-man and the father of Robin Hood.

The cauldron is a common symbol in Celtic lands and always associated there with blood and the Grail, similarly the Gundestrop Cauldron is considered to have been a vessel for catching the blood of victims sacrificed to the Danish gods, Odin the Ring Lord being the father of them all.

Sacred to Odin were the Raven and the Wolf, and similarly the companions of Merlin at Hart Fell were the Raven, the Wolf and the Boar, being symbolically a Morgana (a Morrigan or Bruidnina), a Warrior and a Druid, who probably fled with Merlin following the battle in which his patron Gwenddolau was killed. The Wolf and the Raven are also connected to the cult of Mithras.

It is highly likely that Odin and Merlin, though not the same person, were closely linked as royal priests of druidic castes who performed similar invocational functions and shared similar attributes within a religious tradition that originated from the early Eurasian dualistic cult from whence arose the Druids, the Parsi, the Magi and the Brahmins

Odin was a Seer and Merlin means Seer. This being the case, then the legendary relationship between Merlin and Arthur (and Lancelot) is the same as the relationship between Herne/Odin and Robin (and Little John).

Both, in a cultic sense, are late aspects of the Monarchic dualistic concept of the triad or trinity and the cult of the twin, which began with Arin-Enki-Enlil. This has established a Dragon Culture whose symbolism, ritual practice and royal priesthood has lasted 7000 years and included Jesus as an apostolic successor of collateral blood descent.

The Danaan were sidhe or fairies, which are druidhes or witches (derived from the Old English Wic/ca) and we know that these descriptions are aspects of one identity. Similarly the word Viking is derived from the word Wic, mistakenly thought to derive from Old Fresian - an inlet dweller.

The word actually comes from the same Old English word as witch does - Wicca, meaning to yield or bend, as the Christianized Saxons would have it - "to demons", which is a Greek word (daemons) and means gods or intelligences.

From this can be inferred that they obtained otherworldly wisdom, as yielding or understanding - to "stand under" or "give way to", so we can render Viking as witch - as in Celtic druidhe is also a witch, this goes some way in explaining the close similarity between the Danish Odinic Nine World or Sphere system set against Yggdrasil; and the Druidic symbol of the Apple Tree.The Apple Tree bears the spherical fruits, the chakras or sephiroth, which is what the Viking Nine Worlds are. As the Danaan are sidhe, so the Vikings also had their Siddhirs or weavers of dreams.

The Danish Vikings were generally an egalitarian people who operated a social system not unlike the Danaan of Ireland, who considered all of the blood to be equal.

 

Both the Danaan and the Danes were a King Tribe and the latter in the 11th century were invited to provide princes and rulers for a foreign land, such was their expertise in management and their love of order.

Hence the originally Danish, Svei Ruotsi Clan migrated to Novgarod and founded what is now known as the Russian empire. This occured at the height of their power when, with an entire population of little more than 300,000 people, the Danes brought peace to the warring Slavs of Russia, settled in America and traded for gold, spices and silk as far away as the Indian Ocean.

Their markedly Celtic/Scythian artwork and jewellery is some of the finest in Europe and forges a link between them and their cousins, the Irish and Pictish Scots descendants of the original Danaan Clans.

 

Whilst examples of ornate Viking masonry can be found in Constantinople, at home The Vikings tended to live in grass covered halls often carved into hillsides, which are strongly reminiscent of the raths or Sidhe Mounds of Ireland and Scotland, as are the prolific amount of stone circles one can find in Scandinavia. A Dragon People with Dragon Ships, (cf Tiamat, the Sea Dragoness) the symbol is everywhere in Danish art.

 

Their elite warriors, the Berserkers or Bare-Shirts, took Amanita Muscaria and fought naked in the same way as the Celtic warriors of the British Isles and Gaul, neither having any fear of death whatsoever.
 

 

 


Steel Bras and Winged Hats


As the Valkyrie maidens dispatched the Danish warriors to Valhalla, so also the Raven women of the battle field, the Morrigans of the Celts, dispensed release from this world to Celtic friend and foe alike.

 

From Raven we obtain the word ravenous, which is akin to the blood frenzy of the Morrigans or Morganas in the theatre of war, as they drank the blood of the fallen.

 

The Raven women, the Morganas, are the baobhan sidhe, the vampire fairies who, off the battlefield, become the laeanan Sidhe, beautiful fairy maidens like the Countess of Salisbury (The Maid of Kent), who was called La Belle Dame Sans Merci and acted as the Queen of Fairies and Witches in England.

These away from the field of bloodshed, drank dry the life force of their human lovers. Along with the Ban Sidhe - Melusine, these girls, the serene and graceful ladies of the lake and guardians of the sacred Meres and secret fountains, are the legendary Swan Maidens, the Valkyrie of the Danes.

The Priests of Odin were called the Godthi, which is pronounced Gothi. Perhaps Odin as Woden, the god of the forest dwelling Goths, is Woden the Wood Lord or Wolden or Wooden (Uailaman) and the Goths themselves were, like the Danaan, a tribe of Priest Kings. Where Godthi and Goth means ímen of the godí or priests, so does Fir Bolg or Bog, and so again we have a clear etymological link between the druids and the sacred priests of Odin.

It is feasible that from Denmark settlers moved south, taking the Valkyries; (known in Ireland and Scotland as the Swan Maidens) and the Ravens of Odin with them. Odin, who has at least 30 other names, was originally a Priest King, named Waeldeg or Waldeg (Wald = Forest) who married the daughter of the Dalriadan king of Ireland, Cormac Mac Art. We are instantly reminded of Robin Artisson.

In ancient Irish íArtí meant stone which could refer to a mason (cf Hiram Habiff and the Solomonic link) or to the Grail as the "Stone" that fell to Earth, the Lia Fail, the jewel from Satanís Crown; the Lapsit Exillis, the Cubic Stone of the Holy Vampire Grail. It might also refer to Cobalt.

Odin was Lord of the Wild Hunt in which he was accompanied by his coven, the twelve Valkyrie. in Celtic Britain the Wild Hunt part of the mythology of Windsor Geat Park, was led by Herne and his pack of red-eared white (albe or fairy) hounds.

 

In Andersonís Genealogy there is a table of the kings of the Herulii. It is thought that this tribe of priests-magi were descended from the Danish Gothi of Odin and formed the link between the Goths and the Scandinavian Dan tribe. Herulii is composed, it would seem, of two words, Her and Ulii.

 

Whilst Her is obviously Herr, meaning Lord, Ulii is reminiscent of Ualla and Walloon, which is the name of the Frisian people who occupy the region originally inhabited by the Herulii and the Chattoi (forest Panther) tribes. It appears then that the Herulii - as Her-Ulii, the sacred priests-magi, (the druidhes, the íMen of the Treesí, were also called magi) are the Lords of the Forest and relate directly to the Caledonian Picts, who were the Calle Daouine, the People of the Forest.

So it would appear that the Goths could be of Danaan descent via the Danes and the Herulii, giving a link between Odin and Balor/Herne/Merlin, meaning that the Gothi and the druids are indeed cast from the same mould if the Goths were the Godthi, sacred priest-kings of the Scythian Dragon, it would explain why the Merovingians formed alliances with Gothic princesses.

The Goths inhabited the vast, mysterious forests of central Europe where the tops of oak trees of some thirty feet in diameter, formed a canopy of up to one hundred and fifty feet in height, giving the impression, mimicked in Gothic architecture, that the observer was in the midst of a vast natural cathedral or many pillared hall.

 

Forests like this once spanned the length and breadth of the continent and its islands, including Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England.

It would he easy then to imagine that the Scythian tribes, though dispersed by various migrations into different regions in the north, would develop along similar cultural and spiritual lines that continued to Mica, the corporate and emphasize the environmental conditions of the regions they chose to occupy, namely their natural and historical habitat:

The Great Forests and the Ancient Greenwoods.

 

 


In Forests Dark and Deep


In the German Rhineland Wotan reigned as chief of the gods and Lord of the Wild Hunt, the Ring myth was prominent and the Swan Knights and Maidens were an intrinsic part of Gothic and Teutonic folklore.

 

Wotan or Odin held court with his twelve Valkyries, making a Coven of thirteen priests of the old religion; and the Rhinemaidens and the Nixes, like the Melusines and the Morganas, abided as the guardians of fairy fountains and forest rivers, brooks and meres.

 

By understanding that these myths emerge from a common genetic and cultural source, which is manifest in these islands as well as on the mainland, we can greatly expand on our own appreciation of the finer details of the Dragon Tradition and the Fairy History in Britain.

In assessing numerous Irish, Welsh and Scottish legendary figures and events; and comparing them with those on the continent, our aesthetic appreciation of the richness of our own fairy culture is deepened in hue and in the clarity of its outlines.

In the depths of forest fastnesses, Odin the Ring Lord and the twelve Valkyies reflected the myths of Robin Goodfellow and his twelve witches. Odinís or Wotanís hall of heroes in that deep dark forest mimicks the refuge of Robin and his valiant outlaws with their own Val-Halla or Wal-Halla, their own Hall of Trees, set deep in the heart of the Greenwood of Merrie England.

In a 12th century manuscript Odin is described as a trinity. Despite the possible christian influence upon the writer, the god actually does appear to have been a late tripartite, composite figure.

 

More likely however is that Odin, a Prince Priest representing a bipartite deity, had his own attributes added, by chroniclers or devotees, at a later date to form a trinity.

In this sense, the actual name of the high priest incarnating the god, or manipulating the creative force, was eventually attributed to the god or force itselt, whose name was then forgotten, if it had one in the first place.

In this way, behind Odin, Wotan, Herne, Jesus, Robin and a host of other gods, there may simply be one god or force with many aspects, represented by a different named or titled priest or priestess in different regions.

 

In all other respects, the priests were all the same kind of people performing the same ritual function, arising from the same bifurcated cultural roots.

The first two aspects of Odin the "god" were Frey, who appeared during the early hunter-gatherer period and Thor, who found popularity at a transitional period between pastoralism and agriculture, something that the Celts were accomplished at, but their overlords the Danaan king tribe, the Scythian fairies, could never master.

 

Odinís particular areas of influence came to include the forces of Sorcery and War, which might have reflected a move towards the Raid or Trade practices common amongst earlier Scythian and later Scandinavian peoples.