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originally posted by: AthlonSavage
The legend of St Germaine actually stems from an earlier legend of the the wandering jew.
Wikipedia describes The Wandering Jew is a mythical immortal man whose legend began to spread in Europe in the 13th century.
The original legend concerns a Jew who taunted Jesus on the way to the Crucifixion and was then cursed to walk the earth until the Second Coming. The exact nature of the wanderer's indiscretion varies in different versions of the tale, as do aspects of his character; sometimes he is said to be a shoemaker or other tradesman, while sometimes he is the doorman at Pontius Pilate's estate.
originally posted by: Whatthedoctorordered
Or could he have been Judas? Wasnt he cursed to wonder until christs return? (not talking about hoaky vamp movies) but real bible history (mythology whatever your flavor)
But then there's this www.amazon.com... an account of him at the French Court.
originally posted by: Maroboduus
a reply to: Ddrneville
Come on, now.
It's fun to imagine and all, but it is very clearly and very obviously a fantasy. I've read a good bit about him, and every single semi-credible source makes it glaringly obvious that it is complete and utter BS. The fact that people hundreds of years later claimed to be him means less than nothing. Anybody can claim that, it doesn't actually mean there is any credence. The original was a self-mythologizing charlatan, and everybody since then is a liar/fraud. I feel ridiculous for even having to type this out, it's so damn obvious.
originally posted by: oldcarpy
a reply to: dantanna
Are you referring to the Scottish case where the chap video'd his dog doing a Nazi salute whenever he shouted "Gas the Jews"?
Poor bastard? A joke? Hilarious.