Oct 20, 2004
from DragonKeyPress Website
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
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.
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.
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.”
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
Often the waters are described as having come from inside the Earth.
The Earth began to rumble, and Atlantis, fair nation of the gods, sunk beneath the salty green waves.
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.
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 he writes:
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.
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 them 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
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.
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.
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
But they were
overpowered. After they lost the “war in Heaven”, they were cast
the Abyss (according to legend, now the realm of Satan), and
the Earth was flooded so as to rid it of their offspring.
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.
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 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.
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.
In a now famous poem by Charles Peguy, is it stated:
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.
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)
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.
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.
'Et in Arcadia Ego'
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
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,
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.
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
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
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.:
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.