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Blood Royale: The Holy Dynasty of the Merovingians.

The Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau.
Priory of Sion and the Knights Templar: OLE's Historic Predecessors.
The Merovingians: Fruit of the Davidic Vine.
Blood Royale: The Holy Dynasty of the Merovingians.
King Dagobert II - Mascot of the OLE.
Lapsit Exillis - The Stone That Fell From Heaven.
Cain: The Forgotten Father.
The Cross of Lorraine - By This Sign You Shall Conquer.
The Eternal Symbol of the Holy Grail.
The Arcadian Mystique: Rebirth of the Golden Age.

It is not known when the Merovingian dynasty began, for their rule over the Frankish kingdom seems to have already been well-established by the time of Meroveus - the source of the line’s name and the first king of that line to have made his way onto the historical record. Before this there is no other line of Frankish kings whom the Merovingians would have usurped: they simply had always been the royal family as far back as anyone could remember. The life of Meroveus does, however, reveal him as being worthy of being called the progenitor of the dynasty, for his conception was in no way natural. Meroveus was, according to the legend, the spawn of two fathers: one, the Frankish King Clodio, the other, a mysterious horned sea-bull called The Quinotaur , who raped his mother, already pregnant, as she was swimming in the ocean, and managed to magically inject his own seed into the developing fetus, co-mingling his own inhuman blood with that of the Frankish kings. This is why Meroveus' name bore within it the French word for sea , and why his descendants, the Merovingian kings, were believed to possess magical, super-human powers. As Holy Blood, Holy Grail states:

According to tradition Merovingian monarchs were occult adepts, initiates in arcane sciences, practitioners is esoteric arts - worthy rivals of Merlin, their fabulous near-contemporary. They were often called the sorcerer kings or thaumaturge kings. By virtue of some miraculous property in their blood, they could allegedly heal by the laying on of hands; and according to one account the tassels on the fringes of their robes were deemed to possess miraculous curative powers. They were said to be capable of clairvoyant or telepathic communication with beasts and with the natural world around them, and to wear powerful magical necklaces. They were said to possess an arcane spell that protected them and granted them phenomenal longevity - which history, incidentally, does not seem to confirm.

Other rumors about the Merovingians were very specific. For starters, each bore a birthmark that consisted of a red equilateral cross, either above the heart or between the shoulder blades. They were called the long-haired kings , because they refused to cut their hair, which was either blonde or, according to most accounts, red, and contained the essence of their magical powers. At death, it would appear that they partook of the ancient ritual of trepanation, allowing the soul to escape to the afterlife through a hole drilled in the deceased’s skull. They were also ritually entombed with strange, occult artifacts, much like the Egyptian Pharaohs. In the tomb of Merovee’s son, King Childeric, there was interred a severed horse’s head, a golden bull’s head, a crystal ball, and three-hundred golden bees - a symbol of the Merovingian line. (These bees were later attached to the coronation robe of Napoleon Bonaparte, who had married a Merovingian princess, in order to connect himself symbolically with the ancient kingly line.) There was another similarity between the Merovingians and the Egyptian Pharaohs: both were considered to be priest-kings, and living incarnations of the divine. This was seen by the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail as evidence for a Merovingian descent from Christ, and a long-standing local tradition does indeed link them with said blood, making them, by definition, a Grail family.

The knowledge of this remarkable ancestry was purportedly the impetus behind the pact made between Meroveus' grandson, king Clovis I, and the Roman Catholic Church in the year 469, bestowing upon him the title New Constantine , and control over a vast kingdom which provided the prototype for the Holy Roman Empire. This title was, according to the pact, to be passed down to his descendants from that moment on, in exchange for his conversion to the faith. (Yes, the presumed children of Christ were themselves , until that time, not Christians.) The idea, according to Holy Blood, Holy Grail, was that by employing the Merovingians and allowing them to spread their empire, they could keep the priest-kings under their thumb , so to speak, and silent about their divine lineage, which could be devastating for the hegemony of the Roman faith. For several generations, this agreement was observed, and the baptism of Clovis was a fondly remembered event, commonly depicted in ancient seals with the king being submerged in a Grail-like cup. But in the year 679, the Church broke their very own past, in the most devastating of ways.

By the time the Merovingian King Dagobert II was born, in 651, the power of the throne had already been weakened, with authority increasingly being usurped by court chancellors known as Mayors of the Palace. On the death of his father, the 5-year-old Dagobert was kidnapped by then Palace Mayor Grimoald, who tried to put his own son on the throne. Human compassion saved young Dagobert from death, and he was exiled to Ireland, only to return years later and reclaim the throne in 679. But the problems of the Mayors of the Palace continued. Apparently displeased with Dagobert’s lack of allegiance and devotion to the faith (a problem noted in previous Merovingian kings as well), the Roman church entered into a conspiracy with Mayor Pepin the Fat. On December 23, while on a hunting trip in the haunted/sacred wood called the Forest of Woevres , Dagobert was lanced through the eye by his own godson, supposedly on Pepin’s orders. With Roman Catholic endorsement, Pepin passed political power onto his son, Charles Martel, thus beginning the Carolingian dynasty that would later become so famous. After that, the Merovingian bloodline faded into obscurity. All subsequent Merovingian kings were essentially powerless, and they were officially thought to have died out with Dagobert’s grandson, Childeric III. 49 years later, Charles Martel’s grandson, Charlemagne was anointed Holy Roman Emperor. The church had finally washed its hands of the Merovingian problem, or so they thought.

For the next 75 years, the Merovingian dynasty continued to rule, but they were effectively powerless, and with the death of Childeric III in 754, the royal line was officially declared extinct. But according to the inside sources soon to be discussed, the Merovingian bloodline continued on in secret, via Sigisbert IV, son of Dagobert II and his second wife, Giselle de Razes. Historians have assumed Sigisbert to have been another casualty of his father’s assassination, but there is actually no record of this. The inside sources say that Sigisbert IV was taken by his sister after his father’s assassination and sent to the Languedoc, then ruled over by his mother. This occurred in the year 681, a possible explanation for the use of this number in one of the coded messages from Sauniere’s parchments. He also took on the name of Plantard , meaning ardent flowering shoot , a reference to the continuation of the Merovingian line, and took on his uncle’s titles Duke of Razes and Count of Rhedae. From this, the family names Plantard, Plantavelu, and Plantagenet, the name of one of Britain’s most famous royal lines can be traced. It is also likely that his descendants were the rulers of a independent kingdom encompassing the region of Razes and Rennes-le-Chateau that came into being in the 8th century. The rulers of this land included Theodoric, Guillem de Gellone (a famous figure of his time who was mentioned in Dante’s The Divine Comedy) and Prince Ursus, listed by the inside sources as Dagobert II’s grandson, Sigisbert VI. Somewhere around 879, he was declared King Ursus by his supporters, who attempted to usurp King Louis II and place Ursus on the French throne. Although the insurrection failed, Ursus married into the Breton ducal house, and his descendants took on the duchies of Brittany and Aquitaine. They also brought the bloodline to England, beginning the Planta family line tat eventually resulted in the Plantagenets. One member of this Planta line was Bera IV, also called The Architect. There is a possibility that he and his descendants may have been involved in the formation of Freemasonry.

Genetic descent was not the only was in which the Merovingians have passed on their heritage to future generations. The other was in the form of a cult - a cult which cherished Christ and, in particular, Mary Magdalen as the progenitors of the Merovingian Grail blood , which they deemed sacred. This cult also recognized another divine ancestor, represented by the Quinotaur, whose genetic essence was intermingled with that of the blood of Christ in the person of the Grail kings. Essentially, it was what we would call the cult of the Holy Grail. Certainly this cult was responsible for the way Dagobert II’s relics were treated after his death. While the Roman Catholic Church and the Carolingian hierarchy were attempting to excise Dagobert II and his heirs from the history books - so much so that any chronicle of French kings written before 1646 fails to even mention him – Dagobert’s body was exhumed in 872 from the royal chapel of Saint Remy in Stenay and moved to a new church, where it became the center for the worship of St. Dagobert , for he had been canonized by a local metropolitan conclave. (Holy Blood, Holy Grail) The relics were believed by the local cult to protect the town against intruders, and they began to observe a feast on every St. Dagobert’s Day - December 23, the anniversary of his martyrdom. The Pope later canonized Dagobert in 1159, not the last time the Church would mark for sainthood a person who had been martyred by the Church itself.