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originally posted by: Wifibrains
a reply to: muzzleflash
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There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan (namely the Japanese dragon), Korea and other East Asian countries.
The two traditions may have evolved separately, but have influenced each other to a certain extent, particularly with the cross-cultural contact of recent centuries. The English word "dragon" derives from Greek δράκων (drákōn), "dragon, serpent of huge size, water-snake".
The iconography of their numismatics includes the motifs of heads with traditional Celtic torcs; a wolf with a star; a galloping horse; and the triskelion. Many coins show an eagle with the lunar crescent, with a serpent, or with a wheel with six or four spokes, or a pentagrammatic star, or beneath a hand holding a branch with berries, holly perhaps. The wheel with four spokes forms a cross within a circle, an almost universal image since Neolithic times. Sometimes the circle is a ring of granules. Among the Celts, the ring and spokes may represent the cycle of the year divided in its four seasons, rather than the sun, which is a common meaning among cultures. See Cross.
The alliance dates from the treaty signed by John Balliol and Philip IV of France in 1295 against Edward I of England. The terms of the treaty stipulated that if either country was attacked by England, the other country would invade English territory, as became evident at the Battle of Flodden Field, 1513.
The Knights Templar were formed in 1118 by Hugh de Payens in order to protect the road to Jerusalem from the Muslims and Jews. They were a combination of monk and soldier, similar to the Knights Hospitaller formed earlier to treat the sick from the crusades. Both orders spread quickly throughout Europe and it is probably in the reign of David I that both were endowed lands in Scotland. The Knights Templar were granted lands near Drumchapel:- Temple (hence the name, at Anniesland), Jordanhill (named after the middle-eastern land by the Templars) and the surrounding woodland that became known as Knightswood; parts of Knightswood are named North and South Templar. Both Sides of the burn states: 'Most of Knightswood estate was a detached portion of Jordanhill estate though much had an ancient and honourable history of its own. The name commemorates the Knights Templar who had been granted these lands and the wood for their services in the crusades.'
from wiki: The region was known for its timber resources and occasionally traded with the Roman province of Transalpine Gaul. Additionally, the Pictones traded with the British Isles from the harbor of Ratiatum (Rezé), which served as an important port linking Gaul and Roman Britain.
This book assumes that mainline Greek, Roman, Babylonian, Egyptian, Celtic, Norse and Arthurian mythology is the real history, but written in code, of a pagan/occult Semite peoples responsible for the gross exploitation of mankind and ultimately for Armageddon. In modern times, some of their numbers developed into secret societies: Rosicrucians, Templars, Zionists, and Illuminatii.
The Calydonian Boar (Greek: ὁ Καλυδώνιος κάπρος or ὁ Καλυδώνιος ὗς) is one of the monsters of Greek mythology that had to be overcome by heroes of the Olympian age. Sent by Artemis to ravage the region of Calydon in Aetolia because its king failed to honor her in his rites to the gods, it was killed in the Calydonian Hunt, in which many male heroes took part, but also a powerful woman, Atalanta, who won its hide by first wounding it with an arrow.
Here's what myth reveals. The Aeetes kingdom in Greece was that of Corinth. Aeetes had left that kingdom to Bunus, son of Hermes, and that appears as a variation of "Pan." Now "pig/swine" in Greek is "choiros," and per chance "Corinth" was named after a pig/boar. I read online that "Corinth" means "immoral" and "satiated," two words where "pig" can substitute. Thus it could be that the Hermes line in Corinth attacked the Calydonians upon their return.
Indeed, for Jason, upon that return with his new wife, Medea (daughter of Aeetes), settles with her in Corinth. Not surprising, since Corinthians at that time were as related to Medea as they were to her father. Jason decides that he wants to re-marry (i.e. form alliances) with the princess of Corinth, sometimes named Creusa, and Medea is forced to flee the city (the historical reason not decipherable), which she does do on a chariot belonging to Helios (her grandfather), a chariot pulled by winged dragons. That symbolism is crucial, for it came to be, and still is, the symbol of Wales.
And so the Calydonian descendants of Oeneus (perhaps Gypsies included) were scattered and had to remove elsewhere. The region south of the Po river (Italy), immediately to the south of the Veneti, was named "Romagna," evoking the Gypsies in their "Roma" designation." Next to (west of) Romagna, and likewise on the Po river, was the Duchy of Modena (also "Mutina"), and that term reflects "Modon," the variation of "Methoni."