I realise I am getting off on a tangent but I am following hunches and hoping to tie it all together so it has some semblance of at theory. I ask for
the op’s patience and hope that they can offer their educated opinion when they feel I am barking up the wrong tree with tenuous associations
My ultimate intention is to try and link the Merovingians with the Royal Scythians and the Sumerians and Enki I am not a scholar of these things but
even a cursory reading of these subjects shows in my opinion linkages between the legends of Arthur, the Merovingians, the Sarmatians, Sumerians and
Enki either through the idea of a bloodline or cultural leakage. Not sure how this might eventually tie in with the goddess but there are
possibilities with Avalon.
The Merovingian dynasty owes its name to the semi-legendary Merovech (Latinised as Meroveus or Merovius and in French as Merovée), leader of the
Salian Franks, and emerges into wider history with the victories of his son Childeric I (reigned c. 457–481) against the Visigoths, Saxons, and
Alemanni. Childeric's son Clovis I (481–511) went on to unite most of Gaul north of the Loire under his control around 486, when he defeated
Syagrius, the Roman ruler in those parts. He won the Battle of Tolbiac against the Alemanni in 496, at which time, according to Gregory of Tours,
Clovis adopted his wife Clotilda's Catholic (i.e. Nicene) Christian faith. He subsequently went on to decisively defeat the Visigothic kingdom of
Toulouse in the Battle of Vouillé in 507.
The Merovingian ruling family were sometimes referred to as the "long-haired kings" (Latin reges criniti) by contemporaries, as their long hair
distinguished them among the Franks, who commonly cut their hair short. The term "Merovingian" comes from medieval Latin Merovingi or Merohingi
("sons of Merovech"), an alteration of an unattested Old Dutch form, akin to their dynasty's Old English name Merewīowing,
The Merovingians derived their royal power from their long hair, which was thought to confer upon them martial prowess. Childeric III, the last
Merovingian king, was notable for his thick golden-red hair, which was said to reach to his lower back.
The Chronicle of Fredegar interpolated on this reference by Gregory by adding Merovech was the son of the queen, Chlodio's wife; but his father was a
sea-god, bistea Neptuni. Some researchers have noted that Merovech, the Frankish chieftain, may have been the namesake of a certain god or demigod
honored by the Franks prior to their conversion to Christianity.
It has been suggested Merovech refers to, or is reminiscent of, the Dutch river Merwede, Although this river was historically a main subsidiary of
the Rhine, in modern times it is a tribute of the Rhine-Meus-Scheldt delta; the area where, according to Roman historians, the Salian Franks once
Another theory considers this legend to be the creation of a mythological past needed to back up the fast-rising Frankish rule in Western
A certain ancient legend holds that Merovech was conceived under parnormal or divine circumstances. It is said that Pharamond's wife, while swimming,
encountered a Quinotauror sea monster, which presumably could change shapes. Though never stated, it is implied that she was impregnated by it. This
legend was related by Fredegar in the seventh century and may have been known earlier. The legend is probably a back-formation or folk etymology used
to explain the Salian Franks' origin as a coastal culture, and was thus based on the name itself.
The "Mero-" or "Mer-" element in the name suggests a sea or ocean (see Old English "mere," Latin "mare," or even the Modern English word
Now the Sarmatians seem to be associated with the Royal Scythians. When they made the treaty with the Romans they offered to supply auxiliaries
namely cavalry. Now I assume that the royal clan was known for its bravery and would have supplied aristocrats so as to be seen to lead by
These cavalry had mail armour that was designed like fishes scales they did not cut their hair and tied it in a Gordian knot. They painted their
bodies in spirals which I believe where representative of curled snakes. They also had a priestly caste that wore hats shaped exactly like a
magicians such as Merlin.
Now what got me thinking about this was something I found while researching the op’s original post so I am sorry if I am moving off topic but I will
post it next as I believe it shows a linkage with Enki even if tenuous.