The Grail Bloodline and the Descendants of Cain
by Boyd Rice
Conventional wisdom has it that the Grail bloodline is sacred because
it came from Christ, a man still considered by much of the world to be
the true son of God. And yet the dynasty of kings who descended from this
bloodline were known as sorcerer-kings, some of whom hinted or even stated
outright that they were in fact descendants of Lucifer. A number of authors
claim this thesis is true, but they are predominantly hardcore Christian
conspiracy theorists, and stop well short of explaining why they believe
this, or of giving any tangible details to substantiate their claims.
Says one: "In typical Gnostic fashion, descendants of the Merovingians
claim to have the blood of both Christ and Satan in their veins."
Given the fact that this theme (or a variation of it) recurs with some
regularity, and given that it would appear to be consistent with the sort
of dual vibe which permeated the saga of this bloodline, this author began
to wonder if there might not be some traditions from which such a notion
could have arisen. At length, several were discovered.
Firstly, lets remember that this bloodline descended from a figure
who equates with the Biblical Cain. In certain Rabbinic lore, we come
across the very interesting notion that Cain was not the son of Adam,
but of Samael. It was thought that when Samael appeared to Eve as a serpent,
he seduced her. The fruit of that union was Cain. Now Samael was a fallen
angel, essentially the Judaic Lucifer. If the Merovingians knew of this
version of the story (which they no doubt did), and believed it, it could
be the basis of their alleged assertion that they possessed the blood
of both Christ and Lucifer.
An alternate version of the Cain saga, equally Luciferian in its connotations,
says that he was the son of Adams first wife, Lillith. She had been
the consort of God before coming to Earth as a fallen angel. The full
details of her story are probably too well-known to bear repeating here,
but its interesting that of the two alternate traditions concerning
Cains parentage, both involve the Luciferian Nephilim bloodline.
Also of interest is the fact that the lily is known to have taken its
name from Lillith, and the heraldic device emblematic of this bloodline
is the fleur-de-lys (widely accepted as symbolic of the lily.) Could not
this symbol, viewed within this context, in fact be the Flower of Lillith?
The Lillith/Samael connection is also pertinent in regard to the Grail
saga insofar as the two have a son of their own who seems to play a recurring
role in the whole mythos: Asmodeus. Not only is Asmodeus the dominant
image (shown mirroring Christ) in Rennes-le-Chateau, he is said to have
played the central role in building the Temple of Solomon, the edifice
from which the Knights Templar took their name. The recurrence of this
strange figure in Grail lore has long perplexed observers, yet it would
appear that both he and the descendants of Cain may in fact have shared
a kindred ancestry. It is even said in some traditions that it was Asmodeus
whom Moses called upon to part the Red Sea, and not God. Though portrayed
as a demon or devil figure, his name reveals that he may not always have
been viewed as such, for Asmodeus translates simply to the Lord God (Ashma
= Lord, and Deus = God.)
Another possible genesis of the idea of a Luciferian bloodline may have
come from the Elohim, who in the Bible say: "Let us make man in our
image." Elohim is generally thought to be a plural of God, or to
be "the gods." But it is also widely believed to be the Nephilim,
the fallen angels known as the Watchers in the Book of Enoch. It
is believed that the word Elohim comes from the much more ancient Babylonian
word Ellu, which means "Shining Ones." This phrase has a distinctively
Luciferian connotation, because the name Lucifer literally means "lightbearer."
And the descendants of Cain, who were the deified kings of Sumeria, bore
the title of Ari, a term which also meant "Shining Ones."
The Sumerian pictogram for Ari (as noted in other articles this issue)
is an inverted pentagram, a symbol long associated with Lucifer. And the
phrase "Shining Ones" would be a very apt description for the
descendants of Enochs fallen angels, who were said to have hair
white as snow, pale eyes, and pale skin which seemed literally to glow
and fill the room with light. The Sumerian Ari are almost always depicted
as wearing crowns bearing horns, and some of their descendants were said
actually to have had horns. For instance, the most famous statue
of Moses (that of Michelangelo) depicts him with horns atop his forehead,
not wholly inappropriate for someone who may be a blood relation of Asmodeus.
Theologians protest that they are not horns, merely rays of light; but
even rays of light suggest a Luciferian subtext. Alexander the Great declared
himself the son of god, and he too was said to have horns. In fact, to
this very day, if you talk to people on the streets of Iran (who remember
his invasion as though it happened last week), they will tell you in all
solemnity that its a historical fact that Alexander had horns, which
he wore his hair long to cover up.
In closing, we note the fact that Cain seems to have engendered his own
tradition, as evidenced in a strange Gnostic sect called the Cainites.
Like the Carpocrateans, the Cainites believed that no one could be saved
except by "making the journey through everything." Epiphanius
describes them as a group "consecrating... lustful or illegal acts
to various heavenly beings" as a sort of sacrament. Interestingly,
many scholars compare them to... Satanists.
The extent to which the Merovingians knew of these alternate traditions
is uncertain. Whether or not they believed in them is more uncertain still,
yet it remains likely that they both knew about these traditions and took
them quite seriously. To this very day, the coat of arms of the capital
of the Merovingian empire, Stenay, bears an image of the devil. And the
original name of Stenay was "Satanicum."
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