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originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: Logarock
There's long been a link between Scotland and France, such as the Auld Alliance
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.
As far as the Templars, it goes back much further:
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.'
Knights Templar in Scotland
(Drumchapel etc are in Glasgow, just to the west).
This group are looking at the connections between France, the Templars, the Masons and of course, our beloved Rosslyn:
originally posted by: Logarock
Z rod alert! Z rod alert!
Found this while looking deep into the feminine lunar. Its Akkadian.
4th section over, moon slice, snake and Z.
Jee Zee Akkad
It dawned on me, therefore (thanks Lorri if I'm correct) that the Picts of Epirus, having been elusive thus far -- though they ought to be there along with Molossus (the mythical brother of Pictus) -- were among those that eventually named Albania. An hypothetical Alba tribe of Illyrians, that is.
Well, in doing a search I found that there was in fact an "Albanoi" tribe of Illyrians thought to have named Albania. Then, on an online navigational map of ancient Illyrium, I found "Albocensii! What excellent timing, Lorri!! I might not have found this so soon had she not led me to take another look at Albania. It reveals so very easily what had never entered my mind before, what I mentioned to Lorri just last night, that the Albi of France were rooted in Illyrians. Moreover, it verifies what I had come to suspect, that Cathars centered in the Albigenses cult were Cutha/Cati Hebrews from Epirus. (If map above is not available, see the same one here)
The Albocensii are at the top-left of the map, significantly north of the Albini tribe thought to have named Albania, however. As my mother is a Masci on one side, I will also point out the Mascianae tribe east of the Albocensii. One can see the Picensii tribe to the south-east of the Albocensii (my mother was born in the town of Picenze (Abruzzo, Italy). Further to the east are the Rhatacensii and the Caucoensii...who no doubt became the Rhaetians/Redones and the Ligurian Cygnus...the Rus side of the dragon bloodline! This was Python-Apollo, the swan and the wolf line, the Ladon eggs of Leto and Leda, that crashed the sun-god bloodline into mythical Eridanus (the Rhodanus = Rhone valley).
None of this proves that the Albanoi and/or Albigenses ancestors connect with the Picts, but it may only be a matter of time, for Lorri revealed that the Albanians were matrilinear, as were the Picts.
Albanopolis (Albanian: Albanopoli, Greek,"Ἀλβανόπολις") was a city in ancient Roman Macedon specifically in Epirus Nova, the city of the Albanoi, an Illyrian tribe. The editors of the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World locate Albanopolis at the modern-day village of Zgërdhesh, near Krujë, Albania. It is not certain if the ancient city corresponds with later mentions of it. The city appears at 150 AD almost 300 years after Roman conquest of the region.
Albocense (Albocensii) was a Dacian tribe that inhabited the area of Banat (Serbia, Romania) with the towns of Kovin (Contra Margum), Trans Tierna, Ad Medias II, Kladovo (Ad Pontes), Apu, Arcidava, Centum Putea, Ram (Lederata) and Praetorium I. They lived between the Timiş River (Tibiscus) and north of the Saldenses, south of the Biephi. It is believed that the tribe migrated to Spain in Roman times.
The Tricornenses of Tricornum (modern Ritopek) were a Romanized Thraco-Celtic artificially created community by the Romans that replaced the Celtic Celegeri. The inhabitants of Tricornum were Celtic and Thracian, attested by epigraphic sources. After 6 AD, the Tricornenses were one of the four units of Upper Moesia alongside the Dardani, Moesi and Picenses[/]