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The marovingian dynasty was a family of Frankish Kings who ruled over Dark Age Europe in the 5th Century.
They were also known as the long-haired Kings because of the tradition they had of keeping their hair long and flowing, like romance novel heroes or Elven Kings or, you know, like Legolas and Lord of the Rings.
Anyway, I digress.
If you’ve never heard of the Merovingians, you aren’t alone, though.
They played a major role in reshaping Europe after the collapse of the Roman Empire.
They disappeared after 250 years when they were usurped by the carolingian dynasty, whose most famous ruler was Charlemagne.
But the small role of the marovingians in global history isn’t the only reason you haven’t heard of them.
There are some rumors that powerful forces out there, including the Vatican, would prefer you never heard of these people.
This is because they identified themselves as the direct descendants of Jesus Christ.
According to the merovingians, they were the rightful Kings of the world.
They they believed that Jesus Christ escaped his crucifixion and fled to what is now modern France, previously the kingdom of Frankia.
But he didn’t Escape alone.
He went on the run with Mary Magdalene.
The two settled there, had children, and those descendants allegedly went on to become the powerful Merovingian Kings.
We, of course, have no proof that this is true.
We do have historical records of the various Frankish Kings who apparently shared the blood of Jesus and their veins, but 1 500 years later, it’s impossible for anyone to truly know the bloodline of the ancient Kings.
What do you think of this controversial claim, too close to The Da Vinci Code, or do you think it’s possible?
The dark history of Valentine’s Day.
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is widely regarded as the most romantic day of the year, but the history behind this candy and romance-fueled greeting card holiday is dark and foreboding.
Although nobody has been able to pinpoint the exact origin of Valentine’s Day, the very first time it was ever celebrated, we do know where it started.
From February 13th to February 15th, ancient Romans celebrated Lubercalia.
It wasn’t celebrated with giving chocolates to your partner or going to a romantic dinner.
That is the much more recent Victorian interpretation.
No, in ancient Rome it was a pagan holiday fueled by fires, passion, violence and animal sacrifice.
It started with the sacrifice of goats and a dog in honor of the Wolf Mother who nursed Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.
There were special priests who organized this Festival, known as Luperci, who would dip their knives in Blood and cut the skin off.
The animals then go about hitting women who wanted to have children, as it was believed that by the skin touching them during this Festival they would become more fertile.
According to religious studies, Professor Noah Lensky, the Romans were a bunch of depraved, intoxicated Maniacs.
But the fun didn’t stop there.
They also practiced a matchmaking Lottery, where the men pulled names of women from a vessel.
These couples would be matched up, regardless of if they wanted to or not, for the duration of the festival.
The name Valentine comes from the execution of a priest on February 14th and the 3rd Century.
This man was honored by the Catholic Church as a martyr, but there were several other Christian Martyrs also called Valentine.
In the 5th Century, when the Roman Empire was Christian, a pope ordered the Festival of Lupercalia to be banned and instead would be honored in a more somber, orderly way under the name of Saint Valentine’s Day, the buried city of Selenonte.
Something happened 2500 years ago in ancient Greece that you probably haven’t been taught in history class.
It was one of the greatest tragedies of ancient times and it happened in what is now Sicily.
Archaeologists recently dug up the buried city of Selenunde, where, they say, the local inhabitants were slaughtered and whoever survived was taken as a slave by Invaders from North Africa in the 5th Century Bc.
Historians have known about happened here for a long time, but it wasn’t until recently that archaeologists were able to see the evidence with their own eyes.
After the people of Selenund, they were slaughtered or taken away.
This city was largely abandoned.
It then became buried over thousands of years as sand covered the buildings and they slowly sank into the Earth.
The city was once prosperous and flourishing.
There was a nice Harbor and Industrial Zone and residential neighborhoods.
But that all changed when African troops from Carthage, what is now modern Tunisia, invaded the city and butchered 16 000 Greeks.
The attack was unannounced, unprompted and totally unnecessary.
Women and children were cut down in the streets.
An estimated 5 000 men were taken as slaves, with many thousands of women and children as well.
One day the city was bustling and vibrant, and the next day it was a ghost town, the Nephilim.
In the Book of Genesis it is described how God created heaven and earth, how Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit and how Noah survived the great flood with a boat full of animals.
It also tells about the fallen angels known as the Nephilim.
The Book of Genesis claims that when these angels fell from Heaven, they wandered the Earth as Giants.
The entire story is in just three verses and yet it has had such profound consequences throughout history.
People have always wondered where these Nephilim may have gone if they really did walk the earth.