Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hyperborean Origins of Merovich, Marcomir, Clodomir, Merovingians, Early Croatian Rulers, Pentagrams & Coats Of Arms

Does the above carved in marble Croatian royal dynasty symbology, which most are not acquainted with, represent a continuity of not only the early Croats and their royal dynasties, but of also much more? Were the early medieval Croatian Princes, Dukes and Kings also "lofty ones?", "powerful sorcerers" and "wizard-kings" in their own right? What is the symbology and what are the secret esoteric, symbolic and etymological clues that connect the above Croatian symbols to other European dynasties and other nations of Europe? The Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine VII in his Latin titled Greek written document "De Adminstrando Imperio", which includes information from the Eastern Roman imperial archives from even during the time of Heraclius, wrote that the Croats were the first northern Slavic languages speaking tribes to have migrated to and inhabited the lands in the early middle ages, in this official royal document he wrote ...."From the Croats who came to Dalmatia a part split off and possessed themselves of Illyricum and Pannonia..." Knowing this, did the early Croat tribes arrive bringing some kind of a priori knowledge and history? a history that reaches far back in antiquity? The facts presented throughout this post will not only answer these questions, but also show a linear connection to the Merovingian dynasty. How and why is it that the Merovingian dynasty was named after an enigmatic Frankish chieftain with such a strange, murky and magic laden origin?, even possessing an unfamiliar Frankish surname suffix not seen before or after him, yet a name suffix that connects to the early Croatian Princes, Dukes, Kings and royal classes. Could this incredible anomaly possibly even connect to the mystical ancient...Hyperboreans? and if so how?

".....Linear history is supported by a large amount of evidence which keeps growing every day. Cyclical history seems to have to struggle as more evidence for linear builds. First, they try to find reasons why the something stated or written is not authentic and all the evidences are false. Secondly, they must then try to prove that their theory of cyclical history is better although it has no real evidence whatsoever to support it. (The universe can not be put on hold, reverse, then go forward again in cycles. The universe, time and light is ever moving forward and stops for no one. Some who attempt to show cyclical history is in effect really nothing more than similarities that happen along the linear history scale, (like perhaps bell bottom jeans being back in style sometime in the future) Some examples are just plain self-delusion and crazy. See Here) Linear progression can be summed as..."this happened, and then that happened; then that happened because this happened first." This is in part a reflection of Western Thought's foundation of cause and effect. Cause and Effect are facts, knowledge, evidences seen from various previous actions. Different epochs found throughout history, (Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age etc) and civilizations appearing then disappearing to be replaced by more advanced, or at times even less advanced civilizations, are simply the ebb and flow of the always constant and linear progressive fluid ocean, a liquid ocean that is also a type of universe, a microcosm of the actual universe around us. This is why the ocean can not be stopped from moving it's natural course either, the ebb and flow are just brief interludes of the always present vast ocean and the combined effects of gravitational forces exerted by the Moon, Sun, and rotation of the Earth. These natural world forces can then lead to paradigm shifts, great erosions and even eruptions and other great movements which cause further linear continuities, even esoteric paradigm shifts become a part of the overall linear history, yet they are all part of one great linear momentum. As the reader, you will have to decide which one which to believe, or at times how to accept the facts presented. The decision you make will affect how you look at history and how you will feel about the future, which according to linear history, no one knows how it will turn out because it hasn't happened yet, the universe is ever expanding and no one knows what will be the final outcome...."...More information at Cyclical and Linear History.

 A detail from a painting from Dubrovnik where Croatian scientist, polymath, astronomer and historian Rudjer Bošković was was born and educated, a 17th century painting representing the coat of arms of the Triune Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia and the continuity of the lands of the medieval Kingdom of Croatia. Today the painting can be viewed at the Zagreb City Museum. It is less well known that the Croatian chequy coat of arms was seen on rare occasions incorporating blue, so rare (once in a blue moon), that it has been noted at times to perhaps represent the blue of the Adriatic sea, hence a reminder of the rightful inclusion of ancient Dalmatia as part of the Croatian lands since the first Croatian Princes, Dukes and Kings. (It was in these areas where the first Croatian states, principalities and duchies were founded, and where the first Croatian Princes, Dukes and Kings ruled from)...The chequy normally includes red such as familiar through the centuries and especially as seen today, (red represents the blood of the Croat nation) However, does this much more rare version of the Croatian chequy from the past tell us something more perhaps? Is there perhaps something more than meets the eye regarding this anomaly? After considering this and many other facts to follow, the linear chain of events will show that it could very well portray a connection between the Merovingian 'Sorcerer Kings' and early Croatian Royalty dynasties history..between Merovich, Marcomir, Chlodomir and Croatian surnames and much more. By the end of this investigative report about this topic and many other interconnected anomalies based on fact and verified sourced material and physical remains, we will see that it is in fact just one esoteric clue in a long line of similar occurrences and thus far unexplainable mysterious clues, that will take us further back in time to the very origins of recorded and known history. (or more accurately described as what numerous so-called experts thought they knew). Let's take a closer look at some little known facts from the past......

The overall view of the 17th century painting located at the Zagreb City Museum portrays the Croatian nobles and high officers seen with King Ladislaus in the late 11th century. Seen also is Croatian King Zvonimir''s widow Queen Jelena (Helen) just before her death as well. (Not to be confused with Jelena Slavna/Helen the Glorious, who was the wife of Croatian King Michael Krešimir II in the 10th century) The overall theme of the painting portrays the time just preceding the signing of the Pacta Conventa. (Agreed Accords) An agreement whereby the 12 Croatian noble families, who's history dates to the early 7th century, offered the Croatian crown to be joined in union with the Kingdom of Hungary near the end of the 11th century. This was after the death in battle of the last Croatian native King Petar Svačić and the accompanying succession to the throne crisis when many upheavals were threatening Croatia and even Europe. Five years of negotiations between Croatia's remaining noblemen and Coloman followed thereafter. Eventually around 1102, the historic Agreed Accords settlement was reached (Latin: Pacta Conventa) by which the noble representatives of the Croats agreed to form a union with the Hungarian crown in return for certain unalienable rights. In return Coloman promised to maintain the lands of the former Croatian Kingdom as a separate kingdom, not to settle Croatia with Hungarians nor evict or displace the Croats from their lands, to guarantee Croatia's self-governance under a Ban (Viceroy/Prince), and to respect all the rights, laws and privileges of the preceding Croatian Kingdom. Over the next few centuries until both Hungary and Croatia became a part of the Holy Roman Empire ruled by the Habsburg Monarchy, (House of Habsburg/Austria-Hungary), the Hungarian King would be King of Hungary and King of Croatia as well. Knowing this, and the long history leading up to this point which will be discussed in greater detail, could the blue checkered version of the central Croatian coat of arms be a clue regarding those times and this event? Could it be much more than that, and if so, how? These are just some of the questions and topics that will be discussed from this point. This blue chequy version will show up just a few more times in later Croatian history, but it was strangely seen only at times when some very inexplicable events unfolded, some very inexplicable events indeed. (Were the Clavitni (Latinized: Clavitnorum) analogous to the Witch of Endor who is also believed to be of Hyperborean origin by many scholars? Were they also a type of Abaris the Hyperborean that passed on to the Croatian Kings and later royal nobility mysteries, secrets and information as to which paths and choices to take? Choices and decisions, as you will see, that would affect the fate of European civilization and even Europe itself? Perhaps these glimpses of information were given to the Hungarian Kings in the 11th/12th centuries to begin with, various secrets and information) Yet the Croatian coat of arms continued normally using red through the centuries up to even today. We will look into some of these events and see where the blue checkered version coat of arms may have had a role to play, to see whether it signified or symbolized something mysterious, esoteric and archaic, even something supernatural, or a reminder of some long past magical common denominator. Some of the facts and events you will be privy to as you read on, seem to point to such events being anomalies that represent chapters within an epic history and an esoteric duality. Part of an ancient and even magical duality. Pour yourself a fresh snifter of your favourite liqueur based on wormwood, light the fireplace or candles and let's begin.....

Before the reader begins their travel throughout this investigative examination into mysterious places, people, symbols, signs and times that you have probably never heard of or seen before....a word of warning. Be wary all ye who enter here. If the reader is unaccustomed to secret knowledge and truths of the unknown, otherwordly primordial forces and the most ancient mystical powers, (or is just faint of heart or afraid of the dark and shadows)...then do not proceed from this point onward. Leave, leave right away and never come back to this place of mighty magical eternal truths. Leave while you still can if it's not too late, and pray that magical curses are not thrown your way to follow you for eternity because you dared but turned back in fright to realize true eternal sorcery, curses of truth and knowledge which can easily melt mountains or freeze the oceans in an instance, in the heartbeat of a bee or butterfly, and worse things if you take the real facts and most ancient powers for granted. (You'll have to go back to your lies, irrational contradictory stories, your flat earth and the words of babbling madmen lost in the desert, you'll have to believe in the great absurd carnival creation and hope that the desert marionettes will save you from the whispering serpent (who knows and has always known that) and then you'll have to lie to yourself some more, because lies beget lies and then you will become the damned marionette of your dreams as you hoped for. Your new found self-loathing will be a blessing because you chose to believe instead in the sound of desert bones which make no sounds because they're really just imaginary sand and dust, but it's your choice and I won't stop you from enjoying your mouthfuls and earfulls of sand and holy precious chatter echoing in your mind, (who's chatter is it really? are you so very sure?) I will instead raise my cup of wine and toast the truths and gaze upon a real moon, real pastures, real fields and real mountains on a real round earth knowing that...I will make a toast to your self-loathing and praise your marionette dancing, on your way then, dance your marionette dance and enjoy your new found epiphany, just don't look back lest your marionette strings entangle you and cause you to fall or turn into wormwood as you had secretly hoped for, because the magical curses thrown your way were really made by your own unbelief and self-made blindness. It's your own self-made demise that brought you here and it will readily welcome you back if you let it, the only irony being that you had the key within reach but couldn't find it in your pocket). Here you will learn information from a variety of sources, and not just agenda filled selective excerpts to fullfill someones nefarious causes, here there will be absolutely no preposterous confirmation bias, or the related counterfactual conditional trickery to lead the reader astray and become fooled by the foolish carnival fake histories miscreants. I will with the real chain of events and sourced material once and for all show that their poorly conceived and contradictory Merovingian Lucifer-fish alien illuminati boogyman is in fact nothing more than their own invented barber paradox and so nothing but rubbish. (their very own devised powerful barber then becomes just a pathetic fable for fools who beget more fools). The things you will learn here may change your life forever. If the reader takes these otherworldly secrets and princely magical powers for granted and makes mistakes, I won't be responsible for events that happen afterwards. You are putting your fate into your own hands by reading the following information that tens of thousands have perished for just to hear or see a glimpse of. However, if you have a steel heart and are able to withstand the truths and revelations, then you may proceed to be amazed. You will learn that you have been fed fables many times throughout your life, so sure yet not even knowing why, or you thought you were sure for the most obtuse and simpleton reasons. At times you may feel your mind bending and melting within your head, convinced that you will not able to endure the ancient truths any longer, ancient mystical revelations bombarding your senses, compelling you to look anew at everything you (or you thought you had) held as dear and true and impervious. You may feel your heart start to quicken as long forgotten spirits, atoms, molecules and ancient compelling moonlight and powers from those times long past materialize once again to whisper into your ear, telling you...(Whispers from the Hyperboreans on mighty ancient winds that they are still here...that things are not as you thought they appeared to be, that they are not going anywhere because they saw the very first full moon and sunset before your kind was born or even thought of...said the frog to the butterfly as the spider nodded in agreement, and the hare danced his victory dance)...There will also be no intentionally thrown in religious Gettier problems here to damn even more people to their own devised damnation. (What do I mean? or the better question may be what does the reader mean? Lucy looks at her clock on the table that reads two o’clock and she believes whole-heartedly that the time is two o’clock. And it is in fact two o'clock and she is absolutely right. However, Lucy doesn't know that the clock she’s looking at stopped twelve hours ago, Lucy then has just an accidentally true justified belief, she is mistaken but convinced she's right. I instead will give and show the correct time, date and the day) However, you will not be hypnotized or induced by way of mesmerism or trickery to see things that are not there, you will not be fed fallacies and a conjured fiction-history based solely on imaginative notions and puny addle-minded agendas and just personal opinions and schemes, nor offered absurd adynaton stories to hide real truths. (the Moon does show its face during the night...and during the day, only the Moon can do this and nothing can stop it) Many thousands have died for these words that you are about to read. I am just the messenger........

(Note - In this post, to be accurate I will be using the proper noun form of 'Croat/Croats' when referring to the nationality/ethnicity. 'Croat' is the Medieval Latin form of the older personal form of 'Horvat/Harvat/Hrvat', the personal self-designation Croatian autonym in the Croatian language and other Slavic languages. 'Croatian/Croatia' will be used when referring to the Croats as a whole or as an adjective, which is more common in the English language. After the Croat tribes arrived in the early middle ages from the northern Great/White Croatia, the first official name of the kingdom/country by foreign sources was also "Kingdom of the Croats" (Latin: Regnum Croatorum; Croatian: Kraljevstvo Hrvata, with a King of the Croats; Latin: Rex Croatorum) and before that officially as "Realm of the Croats" Latin: Regnum Croatorum, "Duke of the Croats" Latin: Dux Croator/Croatorum, etc. Just like the self-designation Hrvat, Croat is also properly pronounced using 2 syllables; similarly to "Cro-at")

......I decided to to start up this particular blog just the other day, it's not a topic I had ever planned on or was particularly an expert on.  I've only read a few paperback books and maybe some articles on the subject in the past, mainly as a teen. I have not taken university programs about the topics you will read about, I have not gone on archeological digs across Croatia and Europe or viewed mountains of manuscripts, statues, stone engravings, ancient jewelry, swords or ancient written material in museums in person. I personally don't know even one archeologist or history professor. I also am not proficient in the various languages involved. (I can say though, that in this age of the internet and computers, luckily I don't have to travel to all of these places, talk to various archeologists and learn the various languages and scripts. For the purpose of this short factual presentation, many of the images of pertinent items are easily accessible now with just a few taps on the keyboard, I can read reports and journals of archeologists if need be and most of the written material has already been translated for me, not all, but most)

On that note, the information presented, which I will try to condense and keep as short and to the point as possible, I think definitely should be expounded upon by people with an interest in these topics. Not to write mystery best selling novels or make similarly themed block buster films, but for what it is, and possibly could be. Some idiosyncrasies are just too interesting and intriguing to be ignored or dismissed as all just mere coincidence. This post also is not taking any kind of position or putting any ideas into your mind. I am not telling you what to believe, but rather examining facts, similarities, linear onymic markers and pertinent information to form a brief possible alternative and very possible history example based on those facts and information, and then just present it all for the benefit of the reader.

Much of the information has already been there to be examined and understood, however many historians were not aware of the facts which I will examine and discuss. Some of the information you will be privy to you may have to spend lifetimes in universities to learn, and even then you may not discover what you will find here. More recent writers and even religious pseudohistorians on this subject of the Merovingians have taken information out of context and have even gone on instead to invent all kinds of nonsense based fabricated stories and imaginary tales about fishes, Satans, Satanic fishes or squids from Hell, recent concoctions of evil unholy lineages of apocryphal nephilim, reptilians who travelled from the lands of Marduk and more bizarre tales based on all kinds of invented, factless and preposterous ideas. The Merovingians were deposed in the 8th century from amongst their own, by another Frankish noble dynasty, so they were not some holy or powerful unholy otherworldly lineage, yet so much enigmatic mystery revolving around the ultimate origins of the dynasties founder. So much esoteric symbology, and at times secrecy, involved with the appearance, name and ultimate origins of this historical anomaly that would one day have those who came after him being called 'Sons of Merovich' ie: The Merovingians. Their imprint in the following Carolingian dynasty was of extreme importance and that has never been deposed. New dynastic kings followed but many of their original laws and ways continued on. They appeared, by a route not known to most, yet their later history according to the linear chain of events in Europe and the onomastic and other clues they left behind show that they went back to their roots, from whence they came and coming around full circle, so to speak. Clues in the most least likely of places and times. (No Merovingian Illuminati bloodline for one and all or Merovingian NWO conspiracies to read about while your clothes are in the rinse cycle). So you won't be reading stories here about Illuminati lineages of alien reptilian Anti-Christ nobles who went on to eventually form some Merovingian inspired Luciferian New World Order, you won't be reading here about about hundreds of kings, queens, presidents. prime ministers and their cousin's nephew's neighbour's friend being a part of the great alien and infernal or holy Merovingian bloodline family, we'll leave that for those who make movies, entertaining novels and Youtube videos with epic sounding music to make it seem more epic. (You won't be reading here about the Dossiers Secrets and made up genealogies of Merovingian kings, a fictitious Priory of Sion, fantastical fiction excerpts from The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, no wasting your time about Merovingians from a briefly mentioned fictional and allegorical Atlantis island-continent, (when someone starts with their Atlantis fables they are simply playing you for a fool's fool, turn the channel or close the book immediately before they start wanting you to believe in talking serpents),  there will be no reptilians from outer space either, absolutely no quotes from any part of The Da Vinci Code movie, nor any other even more ludicrous theories and factless statements found infesting the internet. Any reference to the ancient Anunnaki will be solely in the historical context to the recorded plural Elohim/Shining Ones/Gods, (ie; those Chthonic Primordial Deities as shown in the original ancient sources, and not in any way connected to the intentionally mistranslated and fabricated ancient Anunnaki astronauts invented by Zecharia Sitchin, nor any of his imagined non-existent planet Nibiru psuedohistory and psuedoscience etc, there will be no talking donkies, flat earth Lucifer astronauts or tin foil hats to wear here) The facts and sourced material information you are about to read here will be astounding revelations to many, long hidden accounts and real glimpses about supernatural origins and unexplainable paranormal events that can rightlfully be compared to similar bold claims of the Book of Mormon, Christian Science's Science and Health, the Torah, Quran and the Bible.

Some "authors" have gone on to blame the Merovingians for all the worlds woes by ascribing false facts and histories, bizarre groundless theories, delusional psuedo-religious garbage and that they are practically behind everything except your clogged kitchen sink, you would be much better off believing the Keanu Code is truth than such preposterous absurdity and dross. [Tell me, did you really think Youtube was going to be your saviour and messiah, did you really? So many messiahs and saviours to follow now, but none of them can make a twig turn into a snake or a plate of pork roast and veggies, how pathetic and sad that you'll miss the fireworks and wine, can he make a good stir fry or kushikatsu at least?] Instead I will show with facts and written historical sources the resulting truths for all to see, truths that ludicrous fiction authors, pseudo-scholars and historians don't want you to know. (Many writers even today still go on about the age of Stonehenge and it's important allignments to the stars and sky and corresponding esoteric meanings, but the Stonehenge we see today isn't even 100 years old, I will instead show how the southward advancing Hyperboreans already around 13,000 BCE were inexplicably with a mysterious newfound fervor and skills building what shocked scholars and archeologists call "the temple that should not exist", because it defies previously held understandings about the developement of human societies, ie: esoteric Göbekli Tepe monuments to their Hyperborean deities during the last glacial period stone age 6,000 years before Stonehenge, predating ancient Sumeria by over 5,000 years and 7,000 years before the oldest of the first Pyramids. What's more, still buried layers over a large area are believed to be even much, much older) I will with a systematic linear order of facts and sourced historical material prove that you have been lied to for the sake of buying many books and popcorn/soft drink combos. The ultimate origins of the Merovingians has been kept secret for a reason, and they are not what today's fable purveyors and reptilian-alien satanic fish illuminati novel writers are making of them and their contemporaneous and origins history. But as all life on earth is threatened with extinction from various ways and agendas, that which has lain buried for millennia may yet prove to be the planet's only hope.

I will conclusively show that even still today there are direct descendants of magical ancient populations still walking the earth, travelling to and fro amongst the masses of other imposters and lineages, I will show that those who are attempting to hide these truths are the same types of charlatans that use imaginary fabricated fiction to fool the masses with hocus pocus mumbo jumbo fiction books and claims, some who even claim that the earth is/was flat and that man never landed on the moon or that a magical wish granting cosmic genie butler is behind everything. I will show you that the earth has always been round and that man did land on the moon which does verily exist, during the night and during the day. You will learn that the Moon was specifically and magically formed into existence for specific reasons billions of years ago from the very earth itself, by those primordial chthonic beings who still dwell among us and who specifically unblind only the few from the absurd carnival creation and their blithering gurus below for their master plan. (not just to make the oceans have tides or to look pretty hanging high on dark nights for your photographs). You will see that it is even the very light of the Moon's shadow which will expose them. (ie: the primordial magic inherent and found within the spreading and shapeshifting shadows, the very dark matter and dark energy from which everything we see and don't see came from and exists)

(For instance, most people are unaware, clueless and don't even understand what the word "Lucifer" implies and means when they speak the word and point at paintings in their Youtube video-films. You see, that's because the character of Jesus is also Lucifer according to the words Latin origins and actual meaning. That's right, you didn't just read a typo. It's not a name of any actual person or being and never was, it's an adjective and not a person, name or a personal name as you will soon find out. It's ridiculous that some of these Merovingian conspiracy people think they know the mysteries of Merovingian "Luciferian bloodlines" (even reptilian) ruling humanity from a 1980's paperback. When someone starts talking Luciferian bloodlines and Lucifer this and that, then it just tells you right off the bat that they don't know what they're talking about, because the ancient Hebrews wrote in Hebrew not in Latin or even Greek. Some people simply need to read more books instead of writing them)...just the facts, sources, onomastic, etymological and verifiable documented linear history for you, you can put a bookmark in your paperback or pause the movie and get back to it later)

(I remind the reader again, using sourced material, logic and linear evidences I will decimate fictions written by anyone ascribing ludicrously concocted and totally groundless imagined stories about some imaginary evil Luciferian infernal or reptilian dynasty to Merovich and the Merovingian dynasty, and show that these stories are the product of feeble and rotten minds. Those who go even further promoting ideas that the Merovingians are somehow diabolically even these days behind various world conspiracies, catastrophies, reptilian rulers, dictators, world business and political malefactors, and of course current societal hells, (including world media and banks, violence in the hood and closets and cartoons everywhere), you will know that they obviously don't know much about history or reality. Merovich and the dynasty named after him filled the void left by the crumbling Western Roman Empire, bringing order out of chaos, defending European civilization and contributing to it's growth, even the very nations of France and Germany arose from the founding of the Merovingian dynasty. How then, and better to ask why, would invented evil Merovingian lineages be working these days to instead work hard to tear down, bring chaos, destroy, pervert and pollute everything they strived for and accomplished? Were the Frankish tribes under King Merovich from the very start only conspiring to put their Luciferian infernal Illuminati symbology into company logos, gameshows and on tshirts and burger wrappers already in 5th century Francia? Then planning already the Federal Reserve, Walmart Black Friday sales and gospel-rap in the 6th century after the Battle of Tertry? WOW! That would be really something, then they truly were diabolical evil masquerading under medieval robes and crowns. The Merovingians had planned all along to eventually use elements from throughout the whole world to annihilate and destroy their very origo gentis, founding principles, customs and civilizational history just to force you to watch more television and to sell more sneakers and fast food? "This is highly improbable and unlikely, who told you to do such a thing? You'll never fly the mountain tops by doing that", said the butterfly to the beetle pushing his own dungball)

For those who read, and at times who are obsessed by this topic, (and there are plenty of them, adding more and more fiction and delusion into the mix), none of those writers have any idea about or at least never mention or discuss real life migration patterns of early central Europe, of the Veneti/Venedi/Venethi, of the Hyperboreans, of the Pythogoreans, of the true symbology and linear history of the Pentacle, of the mystical arcane Chequy and why it is found throughout medieval Europe at the locations where they are found, of the power and ancient meanings behind numbers and astrology which forms a linear continuity of real alchemy and science magic, nor do they discuss the onomastic, symbolical, topographical and etymological clues/information that has been there all along to guide them. None of those infernal fairy tale writers know any of the things that I will show you and explain here, with references and information showing in detail the linear chain of events. None of the bible pointers, chalkboard writers and erasers and purveyors of fantastical evil world conspiracy tales rooted from just a few kings long ago,, supporters of Lucifer or Jesus fish bloodlines and their various pamphlets, promises and packaged oils or salts have any idea about what you are about to read. However, their imagined fallacies just may be their modus operandi and precisely the reason for their ludicrous subterfuge in the first place, ie: mainly concocting fiction to hide the facts and real truths which you will behold here, preferring to believe conspiratorial fantasy precisely to muddy waters and then make people instead blind and believe in things that don't exist, then or now. In essence, making fish appear where there are no fish in any sources at any time whatsoever, and making bloodlines where the written sources and clues instead point towards something else entirely. The only thing I can be accused of being guilty of is bringing to light information that was already there, for looking under rocks that have been already sitting in front of you for many centuries. I'm just the messenger. I am taking no position or proposing to the reader that the facts presented amount to 100% documented historical fact about the origins of the Merovingians and therefore a new gospel, yet it is all the facts and information  I and other authors and historians have to work with. It's an examination of facts and similarities already out there and covering quite a few related topics and amazing idiosyncrasies for the benefit of the reader. Much of the background information for parts of this blog about the early Croatian history, can be viewed at croatsgothsslavs.blogspot.ca (or you can read the exact same text at croatareslavs.blogspot.ca  if you prefer).....just in case you are unfamiliar with or not sure about who or what I'm referring to. Now, let's begin and see with your own eyes..........

The location of Illyricum, Dalmatia, and Pannonia just prior to the Croat migrations towards the Adriatic sea in the 6th and 7th centuries....."From the Croats who came to Dalmatia a part split off and possessed themselves of Illyricum and Pannonia; they too had an independent prince, who used to maintain friendly contact, though through envoys only, with the prince of Croatia. For a number of years the Croats of Dalmatia also were subject to the Franks, as they had formerly been in their own country"...Source: translated chapters 29-36 of the 10th century De Administrando Imperio ( DAI) of Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos.The Eastern Roman Emperor makes it clear that the Croatian tribes were the first specifically named Slavic languages speaking populations to have settled in these areas (Dalmatia, Pannonia and Illyricum) "before" any others, including the later arrived Serbs to the east and other Slavic speaking tribes. 

As described in De Administrando Imperio by Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos and other contemporaneous sources, during the early centuries of the Croatian populated and ruled lands, our eastern neighbours were actually the Bulgarians and the First Bulgarian Empire. (Note how Belgrade was first founded and belonged to the Bulgarians, known at first as Alba Bulgarica and mentioned only later for the very first time as Belgrade while still Bulgarian)

I totally by chance came upon this topic when adding information about Croatian surname history at croatiansurnames.blogspot.ca and croatianmythology.blogspot.ca. Below is an excerpt of the text and links I added there, and which I will use as my starting point:

...".... *Before finishing this post, I thought I would add here a quick word about the interesting possibility that the suffix "-vich" etc, may even be related to and influenced, or even influenced the name of  Merovech/Merovich, (other spellings include Merwich, Latin: Meroveus or Merovius; German: Merowech; Spanish: Meroveo; French: Mérovée )... founder of the Merovingian dynasty of the Franks. The Franks for centuries were the most powerful kingdom in Europe and bordering Croatian lands. It's been well established that the early Croatian Dukes and their realms had to deal with them and at times even ruled as temporary vassals of the Franks. Frankish religion (Catholicism) and power under the Merovingian then Carolingian dynasties, influenced greatly in art, culture and their immense political power was pivotal in the formation of much of Europe, and likewise had to be dealt with in the later Croatian Kingdom. They attained their kingship with the approval of the Popes and eventually their realms were proclaimed as a kind of continuation of the Roman Empire. If this may seem to some readers as preposterous, outrageous or fanciful, let's recall that the very name of 'France' originates from the 'Franks', and everyone knows that the Franks were.......Germanic tribes. (More on that at croatianearlyhistory.blogspot.ca)  Or was it perhaps the other way around and a combination of factors, a result of previous meetings, contacts and alliances with Slavs that have been recorded since the times of Caesar, the Slavs as foederati already mixed in among them?  Tacitus, writing in AD 98 locates and mentions the early Slavs/Veneti (also Venedi/Venethi) among the peoples on the eastern fringe of Germania, just as previous Roman writers had alluded to over a century before him.

As already shown, even the Croatian words for "King"....."Kralj" as well as other variants Kraly/Kráľ/Kral/Král and the word "Knez" and variants Kniaz/Knyaz/Kníže, both derive from the name of Frankish King and Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne (742–814; Latin name Karolus Magnus)  and the early Germanic/Gothic word "Kuningaz" which also meant Duke/Prince/King in Croatian in the Middle Ages. Interestingly, Merovich traces his legacy from his predecessor, the East Frankish Duke Marcomer/Marcomir. Also, the great-grandson of Merovich was King Chlodomir. Could the names of Croatian Royalty, Dukes and Kings such as BranimirMuncimirTrpimirVojnomirKrešimirZvonimirSelimirGodemir etc, have some kind of connection to Duke Marcomir and King Chlodomir of the enigmatic Frankish wizard Kings? Here also some Gothic names mentioned by the 6th century Roman writer Jordanes: Telefus, Gradivus, FilimerTheudemirValamirVidemir and Vithimir. (perhaps even J. R. R. Tolkien's Boromir and Faramir were actually Croats). An onymic, yet also an esoteric continuity seems to be coming into view. Perhaps something even more?  More information about "Merovich", the enigmatic founder of the Frankish Merovingian dynasty at:

So, this is my starting point. This is where we begin.  This is not a blog post having anything to do with religion, Popes or horny sea creatures per se, but information must be included whatever it's source. This blog post is also not about any continuous blood connection to the Merovingians or insinuations that they they are/were Satanic this or that and a bunch of other crap written by wackos like Here and many, many other places with similar scenarios. (A Serb was upset at the possible connection between Merovich, the Merovingian wizard-kings and the early Croatian royal dynasties, so he went on to develop a pathetic nonsensical code that Merovich is a goat of earths goat race, but the truth must be told) If you came across this blog while searching, then Merovech/Merovich, Franks, Merovingians, Carolingians, Charlemagne etc are probably already familiar to you. (The names of various Merovingian rulers and kings as the reader is probably aware, have been translated in different ways, depending on which language is being used. Here at this blog I will mainly concern myself with the versions that caught my attention in the first place, and which directly led to the reason for this blog)  But here are a few things that the typical Merovingian history afficionado may not know.....

The history and origin of Croatian/Slavic surnames that contain the surname suffix "-vich" is for the most part explained.  (Based on various sources and findings by onymics researchers,  the word is inherited from Proto-Slavic "Větje" (veche), pronounced still very closely to the Croatian word for council/assembly even now: vijeće.  The assembly upper class initially used the word as a suffix to denote their elite positions in the local assembly/council, extending then to their own local assemblies/councils or estates.  [again, see croatiansurnames.blogspot.ca for fuller explanation and more information]  However, these early Frankish names that this blog is concerned with, come across as very, very similar to the surnames of early Croatian Dukes, Princes and Kings, not to mention later Croatian surnames and Russian patronyms. It is very interesting indeed that by the 16th and 17th centuries Moscow had restricted the use of the "-vich" suffix to only the highest dignitaries (i.e., boyars and high court officials.). There even was an expression, pisat'sia s vichem (the right "to have their names written with a "-vich"), to describe this honour, which was granted only by the Tsar himself. From whence and why would the surname suffix "-vich" be accorded such importance and honour for only the highest positions?  In the Croatian lands this practice had already been in effect for centuries, but.........pertaining to surnames.

The Croatian coat of arms from 1491. Located at the Senj Cathedral, this stone carved relief belonged to the Perovich family. We must ask the question again...Why 16th and 17th centuries Moscow had restricted the use of the "-vich" suffix to only the highest dignitaries and officials and only an honour granted by the Tsar himself?

At croatianearlyhistory.blogspot.ca I explain and show how the early Croatian realms and people (as well as some other Slavic nations) were intertwined with the fortunes and exploits of the early Goths and Germanic peoples. Early Roman and Greek writers had a hard time distinguishing one from the other, writing Croats as Slavs and as Goths and vice-versa, sometimes just clumping them together under the term 'barbarians', all speaking non-Greek and non-Roman 'barbarian' languages. (If you didn't speak Greek or Roman in those times you were considered  barbarian) The early Slavs/Veneti (also Venedi, Venethi, which also included the early Croats who went on to become the 'Harvati/Hrvati) already had contact with them around the start of the common era, at times joining together with them as feoderati to battle common enemies, or just as mercenaries for pay and/or land. This was especially the case in regards to the 4th century Hunnic invasions. It was around this time when the modern Croatian name came to be born, the birth of and then the onymic evolution to today's eventual final form of "Hrvatska", which is what Croatian's call Croatia in our own language. (See Here or endonym) It was from White Croatia where we migrated from to our present lands back in the 6th century, and most likely even earlier as middle ages written works suggest.....

So again, could the names of Croatian Royalty, Dukes and Kings such as Branimir, Muncimir, Trpimir, VojnomirKrešimir, ZvonimirSelimirGodemir etc, really be connected to the name of Duke Marcomir, King Clodomir and others, Croatian surnames to Merovech/Merovich?...and so be connected to the early Frankish 'sorcerer kings'? (The chronicle of Ivan Lučić Lucius gives an account of the arrival of the Croats where he wrote ...."The people called Croats…Many call them Goths, and likewise Slavs......".  Some Gothic names mentioned by the 6th century Roman writer Jordanes: Telefus, Gradivus, Filimer, TheudemirValamir, Videmir and Vithimir. Do not even these sound what today we call Slavic?)...Can the centuries old checkered Croatian coat of arms tell us anything about a possible connection? Anything at all?...Do those checkered patterns hold secrets, hints to secrets, hold histories and stories within that are meant to be told?  The following information is for the benefit of the reader, it is not a made up wild goose chase based on whimsical fiction, but on factual people, places and events. (Many have died so that you may read these words, be warned)...Let us proceed and find out more........

(More information on the above Croatian Dukes and Kings at croatianearlyhistory.blogspot.ca)

Some background information first. It is known that coats of arms from various middle ages Popes were perhaps connected to the checkered Croatian, as well as the early Czech coat of arms. (This is only the first deduction however, because there is also the possibility that it is just a case of all the parties involved starting to use checkered patterns in whole or in part, and in various design and colour combinations, at the same general time because of other factors or influences.)   It is also known, as you will see, that this was the case also in some other parts of Europe as well in regards to checkered designs.

Quoted source: caroluschess/da-vinci-code/checkered-church-stones

"....Old churches, cathedrals, abbeys and other christian buildings are full of symbols. But checkered stones can frequently be found. Especially in Italy after 800 and in the region Denmark, Germany, Poland after 1200. The most comfortable explanation is that those stones are mason marks......"

The above text taken from the source link may explain further and shed more light on this particular subject. Included in the above countries one can also add Russia, Sweden, Spain, France, Norway and other countries that have similar checkered designs on these early christian churches and buildings. (See link Here)  What does this mean? How is it that the Croatians eventually were to use a variation of the mystical checkered design as their national symbol? (Eventually to be found within a shield and of course found on the Croatian national flag even today)...to represent their very ethnonym and personal national symbol? (Are we just to believe that chess was a hugely popular past-time in the middle ages and that the checkered marks were just advertisements for chess tournaments, a middle ages version of bingo halls?) There are some theories that that they are at least partly connected even to the Knights Templar, which is another fact filled topic altogether which would require much conjecture and is not the purpose of this blog, besides the fact that Croatian checkered symbol predates its use by the Knights Templar.(More information on that Here if that is your thing)

Without getting too involved with topics of chess and religion or religious matters, only insofar as it concerns us, but mainly just following the linear history and symbolic clues, the above information does present an interesting scenario nonetheless. A good starting point to expound upon. Could the similarities in fact amount to it being some kind of esoteric symbol that is meant to protect? to portray a continuum of some kind? Perhaps for the viewer of said symbol to heed a warning of some kind? A symbol meant to represent an inclusion into some kind of secret distinguished class perhaps?  A representation that is something similar to, but that goes much further beyond the idea of simple mason marks or just a spur of the moment geometrical design. Afterall, various mason marks through the ages appear much more as very simple etchings of characters or letters, some are known characters, some are not. Mason marks could be the signature, so to speak, of the persons involved with the designing of the building, or possibly a benefactor who funded it's erection, but they are nowhere near the bold visual statement and immediately recongnizable appearance of the checkered symbols.

The checkered symbols seem to be trying to tell us something much more than that they are just simple personal etchings or signatures. Much more than "mason marks".  Instead we see a very bold visual statement whereby there can be no mistake about the intended purpose or message being shown, but the message is known only to those who understand the symbolic language it seems, there is never any writing found along with the checkered designs. (One can immediately recognize the geometric pattern of the chequy from afar, when at a certain distance. However, beyond that distance it disappears and blends into the rest of the stone building and becomes unnoticed)  Perhaps they are magically designed marks of arcane knowledge and authority, a kind of sorcery mark that portrays a continuum? A symbol of a continuity that induces. This could very well shed more light on the fact that an early variant of the Croatian coat of arms was found on the very church where only in the 19th century was discovered the famous and historical Baška tablet, that's 800 years after it's inclusion on the building, possibly the most important Croatian written in stone monument ever discovered. (It's symbolically called the 'birth certificate' of Croatian literary culture by historians, because for the first time we see written in stone the Croatian  ethnonym and the name of one of our important Kings in the Croatian language and in the Croatian lands using the first and oldest Slavic/Croatian "Glagolitic" script, as opposed to being written in a "lingua franca" Latin version up to that time. A historic great large diamond that was sitting there on the sidewalk for centuries unnoticed by the casual walkers by)

What are the chances? Coincidence?...a flukish historical anomaly of no significance or importance? Bad choice of location on the part of the stone cutters and designers. To some perhaps....Perhaps not....(Who's eyes were watching from the nearby forests and groves?... from the windows and walkways, ready for the call? Who were those strangers on horseback in the shadows yonder there a fortnight ago?...whispering amongst themselves and nodding in agreement during the last blue moon?..all arriving to the shore from their boats through the misty midnight fog?) Or was it perhaps put there in place for a much more specific reason than at first thought?...something much more important..namely, to protect what was found within?  A symbol that implied misfortune to any individuals, who through their own free will, would tamper with the unknown jewel found within and attempt to steal it or even destroy it?  A checked mark/symbol that could perhaps more accurately be described as a continuum of esoteric and ancient knowledge....."sorcery protection marks".  Perhaps historians and archeologists over the centuries overlooked these less well known connections and didn't comprehend the true power that could be unleashed from the purposely added geometrically placed patterns? Patterns as powerful and full of magic as any before or after. Do the other buildings that contain similar checkered designs also have jewels, so to speak, or secrets which are jewels, that they are protecting? (See the checkered designs from Germany, Italy, France, Sweden and Denmark especially Here)  Are they sort of like the pieces of bread dropped by Hansel and Gretel, clues and hints to somewhere or how to find their way back? Some authors in a few of the articles agree that the checkered symbols were used perhaps partly as signs to ward off evil and harm. Esoteric "protection marks", as the "cult of the dead" changed fundamentally in those times. Relics and important deceased people were located within or on the church grounds in graves, as opposed to the previous pagan practice of at times burning/cremating remains and the ashes being located in the forests and outlying villages) Are/Were the protected items in those buildings connected in any way to the Croatian locations?....Where will this linear history chess match lead us? What truly incredible revelations, truths, ancient histories, secrets, wonders and magic will we become privy too?.....

(Upon further investigation at the provided links regarding instances of checkered symbols being found on churches in other parts of  Europe, especially central and northern Europe, I have a hypothesis scenario of my own.  If you are familiar already and know that Croats arrived from the more northern "White Croatia", lands encompassing today's western Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and even Croats in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, (See Here)... then a few things could be possible and may help explain this pattern. It seems it was especially the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries when these new churches started to have these checkered designs put on them. However, they were always added afterwards, on corners, sometimes even in a diamond variation, but the most interesting ones are the stonework checkered design from older buildings being applied and incorporated into the newer building as a finishing touch. (Such as the Croatian case seen below)

It's difficult to date correctly just how much older the checkered stonework is however, nobody is able to correctly date the added checkered stonework, they just know that they are considerably older. The practice could possibly have been brought by the Croats themselves sometime in the past to their new realms, it was afterall in the previously mentioned areas where the original Croats arrived from.  I also noticed that the Croatia locations in relation to other central and northern locations seem to be generally in line to the European Amber Road and also the areas corresponding closely to the old recorded sources which mention the lands of Great or White Croatia. which was in the midst of the amber road. The peripheral areas of the former "White or Great Croatia" also coincide with areas where these checkered designs are found on the churches. Coincidence? (See Map)  How far in the past, nobody is sure. It seems to have been a very powerful and distinguished symbol with much meaning, and perhaps much power behind it. (The matrix of the various checkered designs may itself be a linear progression and portrayal of a larger and much more important and powerful matrix continuum)  It most likely was not used by the common early Croats, the people living their at times harsh daily lives fishing, hunting, tending crops, concerned more with putting food on the table and eking out their existence. (All over Europe in those times the commoners were many times unaware of anything outside of their home or local community, usually illiterate, very simple, living day to day and unconcerned with coats of arms, treaties, far off lands and empires and their rulers and customs. Winter was coming and the food supplies needed to be replenished, warmer clothes knitted and sewn etc. It was usually decided upon to elect a person to deal with such matters, someone who would deal directly or indirectly on their behalf with the higher echelon leaders and rulers outside of the immediate community. An elected spokesperson, eventually they went on to become nobles, and they would eventually bestow ultimate power and privileges to their growing in power Princes, Dukes and eventually Kings. The representative of them all and the supreme superordinate.)

Dr. Eberhard Boenisch is based in Germany and has been studying this topic for years. In his book he writes that especially in the 13th century, new churches were built to replace the former religious shrines of the indigenous Slavs, then the checkered designs, (some already cut into stone and part of older buildings as already shown)  were added to the new church, he found this was especially evident in his nearby  Pomerania. His book deals mainly with the phenomena being found also in Denmark, SwedenPoland and around the Baltics, and he does not delve too much into other areas of Europe, but this is also the case. The author believes that they are partly "protection marks" of some kind, but has a few other ideas about what else it could be and ultimately mean. Currently he and others are still investigating this phenomena. (You can hit the source links above for more information as a starting point) Whatever the case may be, Croats eventually extended the use of the symbol of the chequy to be their national ethnic symbol, in various evolving designs until we see it in the more familiar version of being found within a shield. Even though these chequy patterns are found on the walls of the buildings in all these example, which are mainly old churches, yet we know that it is not a religious symbol, especially not a Christian symbol or pattern of any sort. There is nothing related to any known scripture or religion when it comes to these checkered symbols, nothing religious whatsoever that can be hinted at in the checkered symbology. Unless....unless it is some sort of a religious, faith or belief system or some archaic esoteric symbology, representing a knowledge that predates the faiths that are connected to the buildings, ie; the churches in all the countries shown. Perhaps it is a much older faith or belief system or continuance of esoteric magic and knowledge that is expressed through the chequy symbology, something very important that deserved a prominent location on the building/church. Why the churches? Because it only made sense. Because during those medieval centuries those were the buildings that would survive the longest, many times they were the only buildings in the area that were made of stone or brick, thus guaranteeing permanence and ensuring a long posterity. This is an intriguing topic that involves many topics and subjects and deserves a blog of it's own, and more books, perhaps even a History Channel episode. Now back to this blog....)

 One must remember before proceeding, that churches in various parts of Europe during the middle ages were more than churches as we know them today, very different from the ones down the street from you. Many European royal dynastic lines, kings, dukes and nobles also used them in those times as meeting points, at pre-determined times, seasons and for various reasons. Meeting places to discuss with those concerned only things that they were to be privy too. Above we see an early representation of the Croatian coat of arms on the Church of St. Lucy Jurandvor near Baška on the island of Krk. The exact same church where after centuries and by accident, quite possibly the most important early Croatian carved in stone monument, the Baška tablet was discovered in 1851. (The tablet is called "the jewel of the Croatian language" and "the baptismal certificate" of Croatian literary culture. This is because the Baška tablet is the oldest carved in stone instance of a dialect of the Croatian language being written in the first ever Croatian-Slavic script, as opposed to Latin being used through the centuries up to that time. The references to Croatian King Zvonimir carved into the stone tablet within is like the most rich and delicious icing and strawberries on the cake, a diamond carved into stone) The church is dated to sometime in the 1080's to 1100,  yet the checkered design is thought to be substantially older, a remains of an older unknown church or building. (Historic tradition states it to be the arms of King Stephen Držislav in the 10th century) Is the current Croatian coat of arms then ultimately a representation of arcane knowledge and an esoteric magic continuity as well as the national representation of the Croatian people? Perhaps the early Croatian nobles and rulers did know about it's power, the ancient wisdom behind the chequy design, and for that reason decided upon it to be the Croatian national symbol. What knowledge did the early Croatian nobles and rulers have regarding this symbol? Why carved in stone in the first place, and not just painted on an already existing brick like many of the other examples discussed here?.....

A better look of the same older checkered stonework at the Croatian location of Baška. It was applied to the corner lastly, after the building was fully completed sometime in the 1080's to 1100. Intended for a very important purpose and in a very prominent and strategic location. As already mentioned, we know that it is not a religious symbol, especially not a Christian or Abrahamic religious symbol or pattern of any sort. There is nothing related to any known scripture or religion when it comes to these checkered symbols, nothing religious whatsoever that can be hinted at in the checkered symbology. Unless....unless it is some sort of a knowledge, faith, belief system or some archaic esoteric symbology, representing a knowledge that predates the faiths that are connected to the buildings, ie; the churches in all the countries shown. Perhaps it is a much older faith or belief system or continuance of esoteric magic and knowledge that is expressed through the chequy symbology, something very important that deserved a prominent location on the building/church. Ordered put there by the advisors, counsellors and the overseers, guarantors and guardians of the a priori order of things, events and knowledge, those who knew and remembered. No explanation, text or words, just the chequy symbology was all that was required. Why the churches? Because in those times those were the buildings that would survive the longest, many times they were the only buildings in the area that were made of stone or brick, thus guaranteeing permanence and ensuring a long posterity. Yet this one is not painted on like the majority of similar examples on the churches/buildings in the other countries, this Croatian example is instead carved in stone.

The Kingdom of Croatia in union with Hungary during the time of the Crusades, circa. 1225. (Click image for larger view)

State seal representing the Kingdom of Croatia is imprinted in the middle of the Cetingrad Charter in 1527, during the time of the historic Parliament on Cetin. A symbol representing the continuity of the preceding Croatian Kingdom, people and lands since before and at the time of union with Hungary in 1102. 

State seal representing the Kingdom of Croatia is imprinted in the middle of the Cetingrad Charter in 1527, during the time of the historic Parliament on Cetin. A symbol representing all of the Croatian Kingdom, people and lands since before and at the time of union with Hungary in 1102. Representing the continuity of the very medieval Kingdom of Croatia itself. The most perplexing and astounding fact about this though is, that as seen above, the exact same symbol is found on the above church of St. Lucy where the historical jewel of the Baška tablet was found within. The exact same version of the chequy. (BUT WAIT!...the Baška tablet was not discovered and deciphered and it's written contents known until.....THE 19th CENTURY!) What are the chances? The chances that THAT particular and specific chequy symbol was chosen, and that it was located precisely on the building that contained such an important piece of Croatian history. (Perhaps the most important, the first mention in the Croatian language of a Croatian king and written in stone using the first and oldest Croatian script) The text of the tablet was not known about or deciphered yet, the Croatian nobles did not know it contained King Zvonimir's historical decree and Croatian historical fingerprints....or did they? (Some scholars have alluded that this is a classic example of remote viewing) What are the chances of all these historical epoch elements falling into place perfectly? Of the linear history matrix meeting at that specific point in time? Just a surreal flukey coincidence? Just unbelievable fantastical chance? Or were there other mystical and unexplained factors involved? (Even St. Lucy herself, after whom the church was named, in some Slavic, Germanic and Scandinavian folklore traditions is partly considered to have been a strong witch, possessing witch-like attributes and sometimes becomes associated with a Pre-Christian Pagan deity, perhaps a living memory of a previous Hyperborean deity. More on this later)... Was there a wizardry and supernatural esoteric reason that was preordained and known by a select few all along? Did the Croatian King in question and mentioned in the stone tablet, Dmitar Zvonimir, perhaps affect circumstances with unseen hands from.....beyond the grave?  Did he perhaps appoint individuals to perform a secret continuum after his death, who's mission was for an important future appointed time, and which was eventually completed by the nobles? (The Croatian nobles would have to have possessed a time machine to be able to know in advance the importance and relevance of their actions in the 16th century, if they did not, then....?)

Why the sudden appearance in the 10th and 11th centuries of checky patterns being used as part of coats of arms? And especially afterwards, being found on buildings, and again as being the focal point of coats of arms, especially and mainly concerning Croatian history. Is there an underlying reason, are the various checky pattern coats of arms connected in some way? Do they mean something? Something more than what at first glance just seems like alternately coloured geometrical shapes? One thing we do know is that the checkered symbol was important, it was applied to very important buildings, not just any building or structure. It was applied only to the buildings that were made of stone and bricks in those times, which were the only only buildings constructed with any permanence, it had to last and last a long time. It seems that it was imperative that the chequey symbol be attached only to these permanent stone buildings which would ensure longetivity, permanence and thus ensure posterity.

Excerpt from croatianmythology.blogspot.ca partly explains and gives us some insight......"The legend of the origin of the Croatian coat of arms has been linked to Croatian King Stephen Držislav. Legend recalls that King Držislav fought a lot against the Venetians who wanted to conquer Croatia's Adriatic coast. It was during such a war, that the King was captured and fell into Venetian slavery and he was thrown into prison in Venice. After a while, the Venetian Doge Peter II Orseolo was told that King Držislav played chess very well and was known for never being beaten.. so the Venetian Doge sent him the challenge: If the King could win 3 consecutive games of chess, he would be released and could freely return to his country and his throne. King Držislav naturally accepted the challenge and won all three games against the Doge, who kept his word and the King was set free to return home. Then, to the memory of that moment, grateful Držislav took a chessboard as his own emblem and the coat of arms of his people, thus the chequey pattern has remained with us even up to this day."

To some, the checkerboard represents free will, and with that points to the alchemist or magician (who historically also had a kind of relationship with royalty and rulers). You have the freedom of choice (within the laws/rules of the chess match) to move within the framework (laws of nature) to create, choose, manifest, achieve etc......This is like directing your will to create the reality for better or worse (like directing the chess pieces on the black and white polarity of the chessboard) and it's up to you to choose according to the possibilities and the broad spectrum allowed through your free will..." 

According to the notes of Alfred the Great who included 4th century sources of Orosius, Croats were also to be found north of the middle ages "Great Moravia", which would be approximately around Silesia. On account of the difficulty of establishing precisely the north border of the then "Great Moravia", and taking into account other sources mentioning Croats in those times, it is generally accepted that those Croats were centered around the Vistula. This would correlate to a part of the recorded "Great Croatia, also called White" by Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus from where a part of the Croatian tribes migrated from.  

"Great Moravia" at its greatest extent in the 9th century during the reign of Svatopluk I. (Very pertinent and interesting information about the relationship and prestige of Svatopluk I and the Croatian Duke Branimir during this time will be examined later) Interestingly, the top right checkered eagle represents the modern day region of Moravia which is part of modern day Czech Republic and which is etymologically related to the Morava river. It is without a doubt thus connected with those Croats who remained and the Croatian coat of arms through the centuries and of today.

The chequy symbol has been a part of a number of Polish nobility coats of arms through the centuries also, these examples without a doubt also have connections with the Croat populations that remained behind in the early middle ages and were mentioned in later sources. Based on his thorough research, the esteemed Polish historian Henryk Łowmiański was also convinced that the various medieval sources trace the origin of the Croats in the early middle ages from in and around the Carpathians, centering at the Vistula river. (Also see The ancestors of the Slavs could have been in Europe 4000 years ago) It is interesting to note that the medieval Polans tribe is how and from where the later Poles/Poland name originated from, a word denoting "field", and that this same Old Slavic language word has the same meaning in the Croatian word "polje" (fields) which again is even used regarding the very red and white alternate "fields" in the modern day Croatian chequy COA seen below. (25 crvenih i bijelih poljaEven today the checkered symbology can be seen in the Polish Air Force ensign and on Polish Navy flags.

The centrality of the checkered shield coat of arms represents the Croat people and nation, the top crown of shields represent the historical regions of the Croatian lands through the centuries and up to today. (More information at www.croatianhistory.net)

Coat of Arms of Pope Benedikt VII (974-983) The power of the chequy and it's mystical, magical and ancient esoteric qualities was so important that even middle ages popes unexplainably incorporated it into their personal symbology, a symbology never seen or used before the arrival of the Croat tribes. What we see here is an ancient linear magic, knowledge, wizardry and power symbology that even the popes wanted to be privy to as well. 

 See also: sites.google.com/site/caroluschess/heraldy/croatia 

As well as the links to other similar checkered symbols on buildings found throughout various parts of central Europe and into Scandinavia, they are painted on and not exactly the same for the most part yet there they are to behold and ponder. Especially the ones that are dated after the Croatian example: sites.google.com/site/caroluschess/countries


Nors church, Hillerslev herred, Thisted amt, Denmark. One of the examples of chequy patterns found on churches in Denmark, similar to other painted and stonework examples in Norway, Sweden and throughout the Jutland peninsula. (As well as Poland, Germany and beyond) Known also as Skakbrætsten, the checkered patterns vary in the numbers of squares, sometimes perfect squares and other times within rectangles and they are for the most part painted on but also chiseled in stone, yet intriguingly they are found in these areas also. The exact age of the checkered patterns is difficult to date precisely, the oldest ones are estimated to be from sometime in the 13th century, again substantially after the Croatian chequy. It is also known that they hold no religious connotations from those centuries and are not Christian symbols or symbols related to any of the Abrahamic religions, rather a symbology that reaches back further to the times before the new religions. These various buildings were chosen as the locations because in most cases they were the only buildings made of stone or bricks and therefore would stand the longest. Through the centuries many theories had been proposed, yet nobody has sufficiently explained their presence during all that time and they remained a mystery for the most part. A mystery until now that is. Devoid of any writing, explanation or text they are the symbology that speaks for itself and harkens far back to before the common era, and you will see how. Image source and more information: thyrashm.blogspot.ca.

Above we see an example from a church in Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland. The three-aisled Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary was built in the 13th century in the Gothic style. The tower dates from the 15th century. This checkerboard stone is located inside the church, north aisle, left of the entrance, at the bottom. Never any description, explanation or text attached to the chequy, just the symbology itself was all that was required. Images: www.schachbrettsteine.de

As already discussed, the chequy pattern can be found on a number of medieval late Romanesque and early Gothic stone churches throughout central Europe. In Germany, Denmark, Sweden, the Baltic countries, Poland and even Italy and to France, a few examples HERE. The above French example particularly presents a very interesting case. It looks similar in style alignment and composition to the Croatian chequy example at Baška, but a few facts add even more intrigue in this case. This above chequy is located at Château de Amboise, more specifically within the Minimes Tower. However, the Minimes Tower was erected only in the XVth century by order of the French King Louis XI, it's purpose was to serve as an important access between the lower town and the royal fortress, a wide sloping walkway which runs from street level ideal for the King and Queen, nobles and if need be even for soldiers, carriages and horses in case of besieging forces. Yet this similar chequey example in this important tower was installed under orders of Loius XI well over 400 years after the Croatian chequey at Baška. If there are a few facts we learn from this and just the few other examples seen here and at the other provided links, it is that the chequy symbology gained momentum in the late medieval period, that it is not a religious symbology connected to the church or any of the Abrahamic religions but that it rather reaches much further back to the times long before the coming of the new religions, that the symbology didn't make an appearance anywhere in Europe, not even on any coats of arms, until the arrival and appearance of the Croats into the historical chapter of Terra Europa, and that the Croats are the only nation in Europe that legitimized the chequy symbology by incorporating it as the all encompassing symbology of the Croatian nation. Although checkered patterns, and almost any pattern you can think of, can be found going back far enough into history, these particular anomaly checkered symbols belong to a different epoch and tradition. Each of them are found specifically on the walls of the churches/buildings in all the instances and never on the floors or roofs, always near the entrance or a location where it would be immediately recognizable to the trained magicians eye like a magical beacon. (To give an example analogy using actual real fiction, if Batman sent his Bat-Signal from the top of the Prudential Tower it would not mean he was trying to buy or sell insurance, the Bat-Signal would have nothing to do with buying or selling any insurance policies whatsoever) This particular Frech chequy example which is over 400 years after the Croatian chequy is not an illusion or inducing you by way of mesmerism to see something that is not there. Some scholars have proposed that there is no other explanation other than, just as in the numerous other cases mentioned, that either the French King himself or his inner circle of nobles had knowledge and the symbology passed on to them somehow from the ancient Croatian lands, or perhaps by one or more of the traveling shamans/wizards from those areas. These various instances of checkered symbols on the buildings through the centuries form a kind of magical map, ie; checkered beacons on the most permanent buildings connecting a highly intricate network of magic, magicians, knowledge as well as a reminder of ancient histories that most are not aware of, a network emanating from the earliest Croatian lands in antiquity which were also called by the ancient Greek and Roman writers as "Hyperborea". You will also learn based on DNA and genetic evidences that this history extends back to before the times there even were any Slavic or German languages in Europe and where the earliest pre-migration Croatian tribes lived, aka the Unetice culture. Image: stephane0369.over-blog.com.

Some interesting and very intriguing related sidenote information regarding the above French location chequy example. As was common amongst the royalty of Europe in the middle ages, (and even these days), many kings married into other royal families and/or married off their daughters to other kings of Europe. Dmitar Zvonimir in 1063 married a Hungarian princess named Helen, also called Helen the Fair, ('Jelena Lijepa' in Croatian, not to be confused with Jelena Slavna, aka 'Helen the Glorious' already mentioned above), who was the sister of King Bela of Hungary. (She was also the granddaughter of Polish king Mieszko II Lambert, and a great-granddaughter of Tsar Samuel of Bulgaria)  Before he was crowned, Zvonimir was at first a Ban (Duke) of Slavonia under his cousin the Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV,  so Helen went on to become a queen consort of Croatia during her marriage with Zvonimir. (Through Helen, he was connected to the royal families of not only Hungary, but also Poland, Denmark, Bulgaria, and Byzantium) They had a son, prince Radovan who died in his late teens or early twenties preceding the deaths of Zvonimir and Helen. They also had two daughters, princesses Claudija and Vinica. According to the customs of those times it was only the male son heirs or relatives who were allowed to become kings and rulers, so Claudija and Vinica were already ineligible and instead went on to marry. Upon the death of Zvonimir in 1089, Stephen II (Stjepan II) and Petar Svačić went on to become the last native Croatian Kings before the Croatian Kingdom joined the Hungarian crown. Helen had already died around 1091 by this time. It is interesting information however that in the 'Historiae Chroaticae Periodum Antiquam' (Latin: 'Period of Croatian History in Antiquity', page and link below)...it is written that..... .....a) [CLAUDA . "Suinimirus rex" donated property to "cuidam nobili de genere Lapaç, Vonyça" with "quadam filia sua Clauda" by charter dated to [1076/87]...VONICK, of the family Lapčani.] b) [VINICA . "Suinimirus rex" donated "terram Carini" to "Michaeli Nelipçio ab Oršić et eiusdem coniuge filiæ…suæ Winicæ" by letters of Stefan Tvrtko dated 1390. m MIKHAEL Nelipči, son of ---.] c) RADOVAN (-after 1083). "Stephanus olim…dux Chroatorum" donated property to "monasterium sancti Stephani", in the presence of "Suinimiri regis domini mei, Lepe regine, Radouani filii regis", by charter dated 1078. "Suinimirus…rex Chroatorum atque Dalmatarum" donated property "in…loco…Radunam" to the church of St. Stjepan at Split by charter dated 1083 witnessed by "regina Lepa et Radouanus filius regis"

Excerpt from the 'Historiae Chroaticae Periodum Antiquam' (Period of Croatian History in Antiquity)

.....Amongst the various information related to charters documenting donations made by the Croatian King during those times, in the text of the events we are told that the daughters of King Zvonimir (Latin: Svinimirus Rex) went on to marry and that Lepa was the wife of Radovan. It continues that Claudija went on to become the wife of Vonick, a voivode (military governor) from the Lapčani noble line, a prince and descendent from one of the first 12 Croatian noble families of the middle ages. The other daughter Vinica became the wife of Michael Nelipić, another local Croatian noble prince. This is the last we hear of the daughters in this source. However, if they had children, (which they most probably did), it could very possibly be that there were direct descendents of King Dmitar Zvonimir continuing the Croatian royal line all along afterall, in other areas of Croatia and/or elsewhere through Claudija and Vinica.....Intriguingly, some scholars and historians have presented evidences that it was the offspring of Claudia and Vinica that during the middle ages had traveled to France, (among other European locations also) and that the royal Croatian line and direct descendants of King Zvonimir had brought with them the Croatian chequy seen above, among other endeavours and accomplishments, it has been suggested that they are alive even today in various places. We will return later to this topic.....

 A marble relief of a Pentagram with the round Croatian interlacing-ribbon pattern (Pleter), from Solin, Hollow Church, 11th century. The shields on the falcon wings are believed to be one of the first instances of the Croatian coat of arms carved within a shield and in marble, an early precursor to the later familiar symbology and used even today, furthermore represented along with the Croatian pentagram. Unlike other much more simplistic and many times graffiti-like pentagrams seen previously throughout history, never before was seen a pentagram stylized so intricately, surrounded by a 3 ribbon pleter which gives a complete pentacle effect, and even containing 3 separate chiseled rows within each line. Only centuries later would pentagrams of this nature with similar features be seen. In this instance also specifically attached to the Croatian identity. 

Kingdom of Croatia coat of arms (within Austria-Hungary) from the 19th century.

Flag of the lands of the Croatian Kingdom including the historical Croatian territories of Dalmatia and Slavonia. Used as a collective term for the historical Croatian lands after entering in union with the the Habsburg Empire. (used between 1848-1867)

 Coronation of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth of Austria as King and Queen of Hungary, on June 8th, 1867, in Budapest and the compromise creation of the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary. (This took place just two years after the American Civil War) Empress Elisabeth of Austria thus became Queen of Hungary and Queen consort of Croatia and Bohemia, the Croatian lands and chequy coat of arms can be conspicuously seen represented on the flag to the right, notice the overall shield/chequy symbology compared to the one seen at the beginning of this post and found simultaneously with the Croatian Pentagram and the stone carved relief of the Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV the Great. Painting is by Eduard von Engerth who was an eyewitness to the event and physically saw the ceremony and flag with his very own eyes.

Flag of the united lands of the Croatian Kingdom including the historical Croatian territories of Dalmatia and Slavonia, at the time still politically a part of the Habsburg Empire and at times referred to by the collective title Croatian Triune Kingdom. (used between 1868-1918)

Nikola Iločki (1410-1477) was Ban (Viceroy/Governor. Croatian pronunciation: Bahn) of various Croatian lands and jurisdictions, including Transylvania.  It is interesting that just like many kings and nobles of the time, he minted coins to be used in and around his estates. Coins with a symbol which bears a resemblance and elements to today's Croatian coat of arms. Image www.mso.hr

State flag and ensign of the Banovina Hrvatska (Banovina of Croatia from 1939-41)

It's less well known (yet very interesting and important to know) that during the 43 year history of the Socialist Republic of Croatia, all 6 Republics were forced to incorporate communist red stars as a part of their symbology and their Republic flags, this was due to enforced communist central party dictatorial decrees. (All the individual national Republics and their separate histories and cultures had to be discarded or replaced) However it is a fact that from 1947 until dissolution and the official independence again in 1990, that the centuries old and historic Croatian chequy symbology was still used as the official escutcheon (gules and argent) of the Socialist Republic of Croatia coat of arms all along. It should also be noted and made clear that a simple star as seen today in many flags, logos or as part of design motifs is not the same nor does it contain the same esoteric and magical principles as the underlying historicity of the pentagram that will be discussed more in detail here, the design and principles behind the real pentagram/pentacle importantly must also be drawn or carved in one unbroken line, which is always immediately identifiable. History and destiny went on to prove that only the ancient royal Croatian pentagram from Hyperborean antiquity can work in unison with the esoteric chequy symbology, and not any imposed foreign counterfeit/fraudulent imagery. (More about this as you read on)

After the already previously mentioned Cetingrad Charter of 1527, when the Croatian nobles at the Parliament on Cetin elected to join the Croatian lands to the Habsburg Monarchy, above we see the Croatian lands also included into the heraldic coats of arms of the Holy Roman Empire in 1605. Featuring the Imperial double-headed eagle from 1250, we see that also included within the circle of heraldic coats of arms are the administrative coats of arms of the Croatian lands. (Including of course the centuries old primary Croatian chequy in a shield signifying continuity from the Croatian Kingdom and Croatian people of the early middle ages. (One can also notice how the primary Austrian coat of arms as well as it's regional heraldic coats of arms are included also)

The only known surviving example of Georg Erlinger's map of Central Europe celebrating the coronation of Charles V as Holy Roman Emperor in 1519. To the right beyond the map border is Ottoman Empire ruled lands, Dar al Jihad  and the Sanjak of Smederevo. Map title translation: "The location of all German and the neighbouring countries, so that with the help of a compass one may with certainty travel from one place to another." Image: www.crouchrarebooks.com

In the upper left corner we again see the Croatian lands being represented with the central Croatian chequy shield coat of arms and the Croatian lands along with the Hungarian coat of arms also, from the 1765 personal coat of arms of Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor. (One can also see the Czech Moravian coat of arms to the right again also) Image: www.historickeprapory.cz

Later, after the Austro-Hungarian compromise of 1867 and the establishment of the dual monarchy, the Croatian lands and especially the Croatian chequy once again is clearly seen in the royal and official symbology. Taking on a prominent position (strategically symbolic also?) even within the official coat of arms of the dual monarchy coat of arms symbology of Austria-Hungary, almost like a protective shield within the matrix of coats of arms. Coincidentally and apropos the coats of arms symbology of the city of Rijeka and of Bosnia are also included as part of the Croatian lands symbology, this would correlate and refer to the times of and the linear connection to the original Croatian Kingdom of the early middle ages. (This geo-political arrangement in some regards can even be considered as a precursor to the later appearing European Union, ie; a multinational European geo-political entity with linear ties to the times of the old Roman Empire) This Croatian symbology can even be seen today at the very hypocenter of the city of Budapest known as the Zero Kilometre Stone.

Above are just a few examples and visual proof that from the early middle ages and then throughout the later centuries up to even today, that the Croatian chequy played an integral part in the geopolitical landscape of Europe and it's monarchies and never disappeared. A long undisturbed linear continuity that at times was connected with major and historically very important events, as you will soon see, and which will be a general starting point of the amazing journey you are about to take. Hit the attached links with the images for more information. You will also know that Croatians don't take credit for "inventing" the chequy design, because that would be story telling and fiction. Checkered symbology has been found on pottery dated to older than 3200 BCE in Old Europe, and probably other pottery a thousand years older. I am not implying that we invented the checkered symbol. As shown already, the geometrical lines and appearance of checkered designs is very old and seems to hint at an esoteric genesis and history, however an esotericism that is directly attached to the Croats. To try and take any sort of credit for it's first appearance would be like claiming to have invented the spoon or that Croats invented the milking of cows and how to make fire. One should also know, that until the Croatian checkered design in a shield became synonymous with Croatians and a national symbol, like other coats of arms, standardized features of checkered patterns, as well as whatever other images were included,  the designs were not as precise and set in stone like they are these days.

These days every minute detail is prescribed by law, images must be geometrically correct in relation to other features found within the coat of arms, the exact prescribed sizes and proportions, the proper colours and even hue of colours must be precise, exact specified order of images, exact number of stars, squares, animals, flowers, moons, rows etc and so on. Very, very particular guidelines, they even have committees these days who debate this topic concerning every minute detail. This was why even though for some quite time the Croatian checkered CoA pattern is prescribed as 5x5, through the centuries the Croatian checkered coat of arms could also be found displayed as a square 8x8 pattern, a 4x4 pattern and occasionally other variations. The shape of the shield where it was found within could be found in various styles. Today, and for over a century and a half, the Croatian design has been portrayed predominantly according to a 5x5 pattern, but the main thing was the form of a red and white chequy pattern. Interestingly, the Croatian noble House of Frankopan and the checkered coat of arms has ties with the Swedish King Erik of Pomerania extending back to 1420, and even up to now believe it or not. Dr. Peter Frankopan at Oxford University is also a descendent of the famous Croatian noble. (See also Ingrid Detter de Frankopan)

Coat of arms owned by the Swedish noble family Kristiernsson

The interesting connection between House of Frankopan and the Swedish King Erik of Pomerania is seen in the above pictured coat of arms  An excerpt from hrcak.srce.hr.pdf  helps explain...... "This paper attempts to explain the possible origin of the coat of arms owned by the Swedish noble family Kristiernsson from Östergötland in Sweden. This family served the Scandinavian king Erik VII of Pomerania and his governor in Östergötland, count Ivan Anž Frankopan (in Sweden known as Johan Franke) during the fifteenth century. The central part of Kristiernsson's coat of arms corresponds to the traditional chequered Croatian coat of arms, known since the eleventh century. During the travels of king Erik of Pomerania through Croatia on his way to the Holy Land, his followers and possibly Kristiernsson made a longer break in Frankopan's city of Senj. (Erik was actually born Boguslaw/Boguslav, the son of Polish Duke of Pomerania Wartislaw VII and Mary of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Erik of Pomerania could very well be a descendent of the "White Croats" who inhabited parts of modern day Poland in the middle ages, known then as "White Croatia") The coat of arms very similar to that of Kristtiernsson's, belonged to the noble family Perović (Perovich) from Senj. The author discusses the details concerning King Erik's visit to Senj and briefly describes the appearance of chequer in the Croatian and then the shown Scandinavian coat of arms."

Merovich, Marcomir, Chlodomir, Chlodovech and the Merovingian dynasty.  According to the seventh-century historian Fredegar, Merovech's mother went swimming in the sea one day and had an encounter with a sea beast called a 'Qunotaur'. From this union sprang the supernatural Merovingian dynasty. A bloodline that was part supernatural in origin. Gregory of Tours, who is the main contemporary source for early Merovingian history. wrote that they came from Pannonia, crossed the Rhine and marched through Thuringia. 

The Šopot inscription, near Benkovac, mentioning Prince Branimir, who was recognized by Pope John VIII in 879 as the Duke of the Croats (Latin: Dux Croatorum) and also an early independent Croatian state. The "-mir" suffix was very common among the early Croatian and Gothic names. More information about this topic at croatianearlyhistory.blogspot.ca

Stone remains from the Croatian town of Solin near Split, dated to between the 9th-11th century. Chequy design in stone with ornamental patterns exactly like the stone altar fence mentioning Croatian Duke/Knez Trpimir I.

In the early 9th century Croats successfully shook off the yoke of being divided and dominated by the Franks as well as Byzantium. They reorganized and solidified a part of their realms resulting in an early recognized Croatian Duchy. On the 4th of March in the year 852, Duke Trpimir, founder of the Croatian House of Trpimirović, issued a charter in Biaći (in loco Byaci dicitur) in the 'lingua franca' of the Latin language, confirming Mislav's donations to the Archbishopric in Split.  In this document regarding Trpimir it is written "Favored and by Divine Right, Duke of the Croats" (Latin: Dux Croatorum iuvatus munere divino) and his realm as the "Realm of the Croats" (Regnum CroatorumFrom this and later royal charters by Dukes/Princes Branimir and Muncimir, we see the similarities and a glimpse into the organization of the early Croatian court, which was also used by the Carolingian court. From around this time early Croatian churches, especially around Nin, we see them as centrally planned  buildings similar to in and around Ravenna, Aachen and other Carolingian structures. The Carolingian dynasty was the preeminent political and military power of Nostra Terra Europa. It is also very interesting and much more important than it may seem at first as you will see later, that the Latin text on the royal charter regarding Trpimir is written as "Favored and by Divine Right, Duke of the Croats" (Latin: Dux Croatorum iuvatus munere divino) How so is this much more important? That is because the Latin word "divino" as well as "deus" and "divas" mean "divine", ultimately from "celestial" and "shining",  the same as the Aeolic Greek Δεύς deus. And what's more, this Latin word "deus" came to be associated only much later with the modern day used word "God" these days which has various meanings, (more on the pagan origins of this word later), this Latin word "deus"consistently translates as Greek θεός theos in both the Vetus Latina and Jerome's Vulgate. In the Septuagint, Greek theos in turn renders Hebrew Elohim (אֱלוֹהִים, אלהים). Who and what are the mysterious Elohim? Prepare to be amazed as you read on and discover the nose on your face or air in front of your face, so to speak...


The Croatian lands between the Franks and Byzantium during the reign of Frankish king Charlemagne, circa 814. In the early 9th century, the powerful Franconian state of Charlemagne became the western neighbour of the Croats. According to the peace treaty concluded in Aachen in 812, the Franks and Constantinople divided among themselves the lands that were formerly the Roman province of Dalmatia. While the Croatian lands came under Franconian rule since the mid-9th century, the Croatian rulers became increasingly independent. Evading the Frankish overlordship as well as starting to deal with Byzantium more and more on their own terms, the emerging early independent recognized Croatian states and rulers set their own future course.

Europe shortly after the coronation of Charlemagne in 800 C.E. The superordinate Croatian dukes and princes during this time reinvoke their historical past and rights to assume and control their realms within the new continental European political landscape. 

Another view of the Croatian lands emerging into a dukedom, then an internationally recognized state and a soon to be officially recognized Croatian Kingdom. An amazing feature concerning this fact is that for the most part this national and political process of the Croatian royal dynasties was done without being in suzerainty to or as a tributory vassal state dependent on either the Byzantine empire or the Frankish Carolingian empire. In retrospect, considering more recent concoctions about Merovingian bloodlines and genealogy, (especially the recent fabrications about the Priory of Sion and other more recent hoaxes) it would seem very strange that this specific Frankish dynasty exerted so much effort in the pursuit of progress and culture, and being catalysts for the following Carolingian battles with Islamic armies invading from north Africa, among other endeavours, to only many centuries later have world leader descendants of theirs through their holy or unholy Illuminati NWO bloodline seeking to destroy their early work, culture and existence. All this by conspiring with modern day Islamic leaders and shady world organizations, this is the complete opposite of their origins. It is also highly improbable that the Merovingian descendants were of an Anti-Christ or Jesus lineage as numerous Merovingians served as bishops, founded and funded abbeys, monasteries and basilicas and even attained sainthood in the Catholic church, so facts tell us otherwise. From where and how did they receive their esoteric "right to rule"? Where did Merovich and the dynasty named after him ultimately receive their powers and name from? What are the clues left to us concerning the pagan roots of this specific Merovingian dynasty? (The specific origins and history for these future "Sons of Merovich") Where did his strange name and name suffix come from? Why so much mystery, esoteric history and unaccounted enigmas regarding his origins? What does it all mean? How do all the answers to these queries affect me, you and the view of history in relation to today? These are the questions that are important here. More about this as you read on.

Trpimir I (meaning Endure+Peace/Enduring Peace, Latin: Trepimero) was a Duke (knez) of Croatia in 845–864, and the founder of the Croatian House of Trpimirović. (See Charter of Trpimir above) The inscription on the gable of Croatian Duke Trpimir with his name on it says in Latin: PRO DUCE TREPIM[ERO] (For the Duke Trpimir..) On 4 March 852 Trpimir issued a charter in Biaći in the Latin language, confirming his predecessor Croatian Duke Mislav's donations. It is the oldest preserved manuscript pertaining to Croatian law, connected with early Croatian royalty and mentioning the Croatian name. In the royal charter is written in Latin: "Dux Croatorum iuvatus munere divino." ("Favored and by Divine Right/Mercy, Duke of all the Croats" ) The Saxon theologian Gottschalk of Orbais was at Trpimir's court between 846 and 848, and his work De Trina deitate is an important source for Trpimir's reign. He describes Trpimir's accomplishments and his victory over a Byzantine patricius in 846, (which Gottschalk connected with his theory of predestination)  Trpimir as Duke of the Croats was additionally proclaimed "rex Sclavorum" (King of Slavs) by Gottschalk as a token of admiration and respect regarding all Slavic peoples, which is also a sign of his independent rule and far reaching might extending to even the furthest reaches of the Slavic speaking peoples realms.

A baptismal font from the 11th century with carved in marble relief of the Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV the Great, (1058-1074/5) a courtier and a subject. It was located in nearby Hollow Church in Solin, near Split where Dmitar Zvonimir was also crowned Croatian King with Papal authority in 1076. It is now located in the city of Split, but that is not all......

...As we inspect further there are design motifs and patterns found as part of the overall stone monument stylization. We see various Croatian interlace knotwork patterns, a common theme and characteristic in numerous Croatian monuments for centuries, especially when connected to the early Croatian Princes and Kings and their royal dynastic rule. However, the various 3 ribboned interlace patterns, (called also Croatian pleter/troplet) are not the only stone carved elements to be seen...

...Left side of the same baptistery font portraying the previously shown pentagram and 3 falcons (sokol) with shields on their wings, dated from the time of Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV the Great (1058–1074/5). This 11th century Croatian knotted interlace/pleter symbology associated with the Croatian royal dynasties is also quite a few centuries before becoming much more commonplace since the 19th century and Victorian times especially. This Croatian pentagram also predates many later ones found in other parts of Europe, and it is also an extremely very rare "carved in marble" example, which was a common feature of many early Croatian interlace/pleter motif designs in stone and marble. A very rare medieval Croatian marble interlace carved relief with metaphysical associations and very historical meanings,  "order out of chaos" and "as above, so below" etc. (Some scholars have argued that it is connected to the times when early Croatian populations were referred to as "Hyperboreans" by ancient Greek and later Roman writers. Herodotus's Histories (Book IV, Chapters 32–36),[2] wrote about them circa 450 BC, as well as 7th century BC Greek poet Aristeas) Upon closer examination within this royal Croatian pentagram, a familiar looking design is found within the shields of the falcons, very familiar indeed. (Click onto image for larger view)

Upon closer examination as in the case of the chequy square design at the location of the Baška tablet, the previously from afar unseen or noticed symbol then clearly comes into view. The combination of a chequy within a shield and of the pentagram itself also portrays the "order out of chaos" and "as above, so below" theme during the dynastic rule of King Peter Krešimir IV the Great. This Croatian King is the only one who received the sobriquet "the Great" because he was able to unite a significant part of the Croatian lands. Under his rule the Croatian Kingdom reached it's peak territorially and was expanding right up to the time of his death, bringing "order out of chaos." However, as you will see, there are also other less well known reasons why he was given the sobriquet "the Great", esoteric and mystical reasons. Some scholars have argued that the 5 horns of Fredegars 'Quinotaur' are representative of the 5 points, or horns, of the mystical Croatian Pentacle. The magical pentagram later eventually even came to be included on buildings in the middle ages, usually as a symbol of epiphany. (An epiphany symbology regarding it's ancient linear historicity and true latent magical powers?)

The above painting "Zaruke kralja Zvonimira" (Betrothal of King Zvonimir, by Mato Celestin Medović, 1907) portrays the engagement of Croatian King Demetrius Zvonimir (Latin: Demetrius Sunimirio, Croatian: Dmitri Zvonimir) to Princess Jelena (Helen), the sister of Ladislaus I of Hungary. The royal marriage took place in 1063 and through Helen he became connected to the royal families of not only Hungary, but of also Poland, Denmark, Bulgaria, and Byzantium. King Zvonimir succeeded the Croatian throne after King Peter Krešimir IV the Great, so we see that the future and importance of the royal Croatian Pentagram would soon spread forth to other royal dynastic lines in Europe as well, along with it's esoteric magical traditions and ancient powers. Just as the Merovingians ("Sons of Merovich") dynasty eventually accommodated themselves within the later Carolingian royal dynastic power base and structure, according to the historical records here too we witness Croatian royal dynastic lineages (Trpimirović dynasty and Krešimirović and Svetoslavić wizard branches) likewise also acted as the source and conduit of ancient Hyperborean magic for the following coterminous royal power structure and governance of the lands. We know now that the Croatian chequy and Pentagram, in concert with later Croatian nobles and behind the scenes sorcerers with great foresight (clairvoyance? remote viewing? other ancient Hyperborean magical epiphanies?) did indeed perform magical feats in the coming epochs and in various places. (a coming great danger was approaching from far away southern deserts, a terrible storm on many hoofed steeds with their own new symbologies and creeds, now was the time to prepare....with powerful and ancient magic)

Another very interesting footnote to add is that about 55 years before the time of the previously mentioned King Zvonimir, the Croatian King Stephen I Krešimir (Stjepan I Krešimirović), for reasons unbeknownst to many and not fully explained, was recorded by the official Venetian chronicler (John the Deacon) as well as found in Croatian and other foreign sources, as having married Hicela (Joscella) Orseolo, the very daughter of the 26th Doge of Venice, Pietro II Orseolo. This mysterious and in hindsight extremely pivotal marriage and event took place shortly after the time of the 3rd and last of the Croatian-Bulgarian wars when the Croatian Kingdom was in a weakened state because of a succession crisis, and over 100 years after the rule of Croatia's first officially recognized King Tomislav. To add to the predicament it was at this time that the Hungarian kingdom was growing in the north as well as it being a time when Hicela's father the Doge of Venice simultaneously had aspirations to annex the Croatian coastal towns and areas as part of the overall Venetian maritime aims in the region. This recorded marriage then quite simply defies logic and protocol and it would have been not only contrary to the aims of Doge Pietro II Orseolo and the Venetian Republic, it would have hindered and actually worked against any plans or aspirations to expand the Venetian Republic ruled territories, (especially the Croatian coastal areas). Historians would agree that at that time it would have been more politically advantageous to the Venetian Republic for Hicela to instead have married into the Ottonian or Frankish dynasty Holy Roman Empire of the time, or quite possibly into Hungarian or Byzantine nobility to weaken Croatian rule further to expand trade colonies and thus eventually easily annex territories from Croatia. But this was not the case at all. Taking into consideration all the sources and facts, the marriage can then be viewed as a literal betrayal by Hicela against her father the Doge of Venice and the very Venetian Republic itself. To add even more intrigue and irony, it is also quite interesting that their son would grow up to become none other than Peter Krešimir IV the Great, the future famous Croatian King who ironically would expand the Croatian Kingdom to it's former glory and power and who united again the northern realms with the southern coastal Dalmatian areas under total and complete Croatian rule again. (Officially united again under the Croatian crown and recognized as such by the surrounding empires and kingdoms, including Byzantium and even at the expense and detriment of the Venetian Republic) Do we then see some form of unseen magic in the background of just even these anomaly events? A mysterious and magical guiding hand perhaps? Were the powers behind the royal Croatian chequy and pentagram at work behind the inexplicable decision of Hicela to take the hand of the Croatian King in marriage specifically at that time? Do these events show even more prestige regarding the Croatian Pentagram found on the carved in marble relief of Peter Krešimir IV which also includes the Croatian chequy? They certainly do and more. Many historians have come to the conclusion and agree that there is no other explanation other than that this is proof positive that the Croatian King was de facto and de jure part of a lineage of ancient sorcerers and wizards that Hicela was made privy to...ie; the true origo gentis of the Croats, a glimpse of their magical traditions, symbology and ancient secrets, their Hyperborean lineages and from whence they came to be and spread forth from. (More on the Hyperboean connection later) Hicela had then most assuredly fallen under some sort of spell and partook of a magical epiphany, involving perhaps also an incantation and evocation/conjuring, possibly also a prophecy in concert with one of the Croatian sorcerers/wizards. (Probably the esoteric wizard class "Clavitnorum" of Duke Branimir also were involved, prophesying the arrival and deeds of the future King Peter Krešimir IV) A spell who's power emanated from the ancient magical hypocenter that lies behind, binds and forms the Croatian chequy and pentagram, and the ancient truths, primordial magic and ways of the chthonic and celestial ancient spirits that they represent. (A situation similar to the Hyperborean Witch of Endor and Abaris the Hyperborean, to be discussed later) The series of events seem to point conclusively to this being the case, more about this later.

Pentagram - Perhaps the most well-known symbol of all times, has a history in Europe reaching back to even before the Bronze Age, it was an ideogram used to describe kings as "lofty ones" or "shining ones." The pentagram's association with magic derives from the fact that these kings were thought to possess magical powers; so it is both a symbol of their dynasty and their doctrine. The Pythagoreans saw in the pentagram a mathematical perfection, the five points of the pentagram to each represent one of the five elements that make up man: fire, water, air, earth, and psyche. (In mathematics, the pentagram map is a discrete dynamical system on the moduli space of polygons in the projective plane) Leonardo da Vinci centuries later saw in the pentagram a relationship to the Golden ratio, and included it in his famous drawing of "Vitruvian Man". It has been associated with magic, knowledge of mysteries and as a symbol of protection for thousands of years. Today it is also known as a witch star. Image: www.bibliotecapleyades.net

It is quite strange and astounding, (and very pertinent in regards to more information to follow) that the above pentagram image, when superimposed precisely in the middle of the areas where the ancient "Great and White Croatia" was located in the various oldest sources and even the centuries preceding the common era, (known by ancient Roman and Greek writers as Hyperborea) they fall in line precisely with the following locations....Rome Italy, Bordeaux France, Dublin Ireland, Shetland Islands, Stockholm Sweden, St. Petersburg Russia, Nizhniy Novgorod Russia, Kharkov Ukraine, Munich Germany, Bucharest Romania, Zagreb Croatia, Zurich Switzerland. (Is it mere coincidence that all these locations were also some of, if not the most historic population centres/locations of the 20th century? Power center locations that played important pivotal roles throughout history also? In the late 6th century, even Bordeaux was the seat of a county and an archdiocese within the Merovingian kingdom) And what is even more intriguing and even astounding, these lands from whence the Croats arrived from does not only coincide with "Great and White Croatia", but it also correlates precisely to the areas mentioned in pre-common era Greek and Roman sources as the famed Hyperborea, and the abode of the "Hyperboreans." Coincidence? The importance of these locations, names and the areas of where the pentagram lines traverse is shown to be extensions from the womb shaped and defensive pentagon hypocenter. This will be expounded upon later and the reader will become more aware of a number of things. (Click onto map image for larger view)

It is also interesting, that the tradition of rings with pentagrams was also present in the 10th and 11th century in Croatia. The pentagram did eventually make a more visible presence in other parts of Europe, however much later, at first as protection symbols seen on buildings and even churches and cathedrals in Sweden, Britain, Germany, Russia, Spain, Poland, Italy, Estonia, France (Notre-Dame) and other countries, however it's true Pre-Christian meaning and magic has always been hidden just behind a misty fog screen, visible in plain sight yet unseen or understood by the majority. This was also centuries after the above Croatian pentagram example. The pentagram didn't really make an appearance in Britain until the late 14th century. It is in the later medieval English chivalric romance and Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight where it is first introduced. The extensive description of Sir Gawain’s shield begins as he is about to commence his journey to seek out the Green Knight. As Sir Gawain dons his armor and red and gold shield in preparation for his journey. Interestingly, there is various interpretations of symbology in the story, but no other symbol in the whole poem receives as much attention or is described in such detail as when the pentagram on Sir Gawain's symbolic shield is introduced into the Aruthurian legend.

The esoteric and mystical Pentagram features again on the cover of a Latin text written book by Marko Marulić (18 August 1450 – 5 January 1524) who was a Croatian national poet and humanist, known as the Crown of the Croatian Medieval Age and the father of the Croatian Renaissance. He was also the first who defined and used the notion of psychology, which today is commonly used in the highest centres of learning. His masterpiece "Judith" (Judith) written in Croatian represents the Croat people defending against the Ottoman Empire invasions – Marulić remained the ineradicable center of Renaissance Croatian patriotism – of Croathood itself. That is why his stature as the father of Croatian literature is secure and unshakeable. Does the inclusion on the front cover of the pentagram have connotations with the pentagram of the Croatian King shown above on the Split baptistery? Does the intentional anomaly of a short abbreviated spelling of his name "Mar Ma" on the cover perhaps show other esoteric and magical connotations that most are not privy to or aware of? Perhaps the Marma runestone in Sweden should be re-examined for more possible and enlightening clues? The "OfæigR" carved onto the runic stone in Marma means "Not Doomed", this may be a relevant clue of esoteric communications and linear duality continuities in various forms, (Croat descendents in Sweden perhaps? since when and for how long? This will not sound strange after more less well known information is brought to the surface)

Above is an image of a 500 Croatian Kuna currency note issued in 1994 featuring Marko Marulić, and on the obverse side is the carved in marble relief of the Croatian King Peter Krešimir the Great as a relief. This is the same relief discussed earlier and found on the baptistery featuring the Croatian Pentagram also. Recall the already discussed Croatian checkered symbol found at Baška on the island of Krk, which was the resting place of the Baška tablet for centuries, and also the similar checkered designs found on early Christian churches in Poland, Denmark, Russia, Sweden, Spain, France, Norway and other countries as already discussed, as well as the fact that at the time of the writing of his book, the combined forces of the Ottoman Jihads into Europe were gathering more momentum than ever and approaching the Croatian lands and threatening all of Europe, threatening to annihilate European civilization....."Not Doomed")....secret oaths, strange powers and supernatural abilities, arcane powerful symbology from antiquity. Could the interesting inclusion of the cross pattée/cross formée styles found in both the runic stone and the Split baptistery be some sort of clue as well? It was also found in a number of Marko Marulić's written works also. (exampleThey may very well all be clues pointing towards Croat presence in those areas. Marko Marulić was very well acquainted with esotericism, alchemy, psychology, archeology, history, the pythagoreans as well as the words..."As Above, So Below" and "Order Out Of Chaos'. (He published "Psichiologia de Ratione Animae Humanae" containing the earliest known literary reference to psychology, the first to have defined the term and used the word) More on these interesting facts later.

A quick related mention before continuing on with the topic of the pentagram. Above is the front cover of the the work "Planine" (Fields) authored by Croatian poet and Renaissance writer Petar Zoranić. Written in 1538 and published shortly after his death in the year 1590, he was a contemporary of Marko Marulić. One thing on the cover of this printing that the reader will immediately notice is the strange placement of the Roman numerals for the year 1000, and the pointing men seated below. The Roman numeral "M" is of course the number for 1000, the highest Roman numeral that can be represented. However the placement of the "M" seems very strange, as well as even the "D". Roman numerals seen on published books, ancient written materials and especially in stone, are always evenly grouped together, yet here we see the first "M" Roman numeral visibly off to the left, more importantly centered on the page rather than all the numbers being grouped together evenly. The "D" also is similarly positioned along with the "M". And the men at the bottom of the book cover are even highlighting this anomaly, specifically pointing it out to the viewer. Could this also be an esoteric confirmation of some of the points presented here, and more information to come? There is no denying it, both are pointing specifically at the "M." Could it be esoteric confirmation that the poet was familiar with more than what is at first thought? Not just poetry, but esoteric meanings and numerology in conjunction with the ancient duality of Croatian/Hyperborean magic history. Could it be another instance of the "sons of Merovich", his origins from the Morava river, magical inherent qualities and powers passed on to his descendants the Merovingians was present in the Croatian lands also, and always has been? As you will see later, the "D" also could very well be signifying Diablos. ie; Latin accusative plural for the ones who "points out" truths, who accuses and slanders those who lie and lead astray. (analogous to the Lucifer who is the morning star and bringer of dawn, light and wisdom, also Lucifera, ie; Latin accusative plural for shining ones and enlightened ones/light-bringers) or perhaps Delos and Delphi and it's connection to the ancient Hyperboreans, perhaps to beyond the Danube from whence the Hyperboreans and migrating Croatian tribes arrived from. (In the late 6th century there was a Daurientus mentioned by Byzantine historian Menander Protector, although the very general term of Slavic prince was used by the Byzantine historian, Daurientus controlled an area known as Pannonia Prima which would be located in southwest present day Hungary. Austria and Croatia. This early Slavic speaking prince Daurientus would then most likely have been another early Croatian prince, because just as a few years later the Croatian tribes did, Daurientus' realms and people were also in conflict with and refused Avar rule) Of course not to be discounted is the obvious and proven connection of the early common era Croats to the Veneti, (also Venedi/Venethi), ie: those temporally contiguous pre-migaration Croatian populations and tribes living in the northern areas that correspond precisely to parts of ancient Hyperborea and mentioned by Greek and Roman historians in the early common era. These and other written works took place at a time when the Ottoman Jihads and their Serb allies were threatening to overtake all of Europe, masses of Islamic soldiers steadily approaching Croatian doors and realms to conquer and extinguish the European Renaissance and civilization. More information to follow later will elaborate more on this anomaly theme. There are even more instances of incredible secret symbolic idiosyncrasies and perplexing anomalies being studied by manuscript scholars, historians and these days even by paranormal investigators, however I am not at liberty at this time to point them all out and thoroughly examine them all here.

Bronze coin of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great from Trier, Gaul (in present-day Germany), dated to the year 317. Constantine is wearing a laurel wreath in his hair and draped wearing a large cloak, or paludamentum). The obverse legend, "IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG," translates into "Imperator Constantine Augustus," which means "Constantine, Emperor and Commander in Chief," while the reverse legend, "SOLI INVICTO COMITI," translates into "To the invincible Sun [God], companion of the Emperor." The TR (where the R inexplicably is made to look like an H, is quite possibly an esoteric affirmation regarding the Hyperborean derivation discussed here, connected and similar to the stone inscribed H anomaly pertaining to Croatian King Stephen Držislav circa. 969 and the other examples to be discussed later)...in the mint mark in the reverse exergue underneath Sol indicates that this coin is from Trier, with the leading A indicating a particular officina or mint workshop. The T/F on either side of Sol likely means "TEMPORVM FELICITAS" or "The happiness of the age."

Another bronze coin of Constantine the Great discovered in Siscia, Pannonia (in present-day Croatia), dated to the year 317. Here again we see Constantine and Sol. A star appears in the reverse left field. The obverse legend, "IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG," compared to that on the previous coin, has an extra P and F, which are short for "PIUS" and "FELIX." Though some might translate the former as dutiful and the latter as happy, these Latin words probably best translate into pious and successful. The full meaning of the obverse legend, then, would be "Constantine, Emperor and Commander in Chief, Pious and Successful." The reverse legend, "SOLI INVICTO COMITI," is the same as with the previous coin and the most frequently seen on this series. 

To help show the utter importance and power of the pentagram, I will touch upon just a few facts here as supplementary information for the benefit of the reader. Without going into great detail about religious matters and history, I will just touch upon a few facts that are probably not known by many or to show that many people are simply misinformed and wrong. For instance, many people today think or spread the fable that Constantine I, seen in the coins above, was the first Christian Emperor of the Roman Empire, but this is a great twisting of facts, omitting of facts and wishful thinking for the most part. Some churches have gone even so far as to have named him "Saint Constantine the Great, Equal-to-the-Apostles." (I could be wrong, but I don't think any biblical apostles were known for executing their wife and child, minting coins, medals, erecting stone reliefs, statues of and paying homage to Apollo the Hyperborean and pagan symbology even decades after their supposed miraculous conversion and changed ways). However, it is a known fact that Emperor Constantine throughout his life was polytheistic and worshipped and embraced various pagan religious ideals and deities throughout his entire life. Only an unproven and unverified legend written well after his death has it that he converted only near the end of his life, as in literally baptized only on his deathbed when he had ample decades to have done so previously. Interestingly, the major positions in the Eastern Church and throughout his empire during his rule and even after were actually held by Arians or Arian sympathizers, and none other than a relative Arian bishop Eusebius of Nicomedia is credited with baptizing him on his deathbed, so much for his thoughts on the Nicene Creed and Trinity dogmas from 12 years previously it seems, or even the whole Cristian religion. (It was actually Roman Emperor Theodosius I in 380 who first made Nicene Christianity the "authorized state religion of the empire", it definitely was NOT Constantine) The following Roman Emperors Constantius II (337–361) and Valens (364–378) were also Arians, as was the Germanic soldier who became the first King of Italy, Odoacer (433–493), and the Lombards also till the 7th century). However, the other popularly repeated legend regarding him, repeated over the centuries and complete with more fanciful fictitious events added centuries later, goes that at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312 against Maximus for rulership of the Roman empire, that he was victorious because of a miraculous vision before the battle. A vision that he should put a sign on the shields of his soldiers, the sign of the cross and that he would then be victorious. A popular mythological legend that fits together very nicely like an entertaining adventure fantasy movie, but is completely wrong and based on fiction. 

Firstly, crosses were used in pagan symbology by various already existing pagan cults of the time. The ancient Greek goddess Diana is pictured with a cross over her head, in much the same way the "Virgin Mary" is represented by many medieval artists. Bacchus, the Greek god of wine, is often pictured wearing a headdress adorned with crosses. Different types of crosses were used in Mexico centuries before the Spaniards arrived. The Egyptians used cross symbols in abundance, as did the Hindus, used as simple decorations for pendants and clothes just like today. The original Greek words which were eventually mistranslated into "cross" originally meant a "plank" and "stake". (knowing this, the character of Jesus most assuredly would not have been crucified on a modern day looking cross, but it is known and has been proven that instead it would have been simply an upright pole/stake/plank that many thousands of other subversives and criminals were likewise crucified on). The actual real sign used on the shields of the soldiers of Constantine, according to known facts, would instead have been the Greek letters chi-rho, or most probably and sensical simply put on a single Labarum, if it even happened at all which is most unlikely as you will see. A hypothetical good public relations policy to gather more support from all religions because history readily records that Constantine was a sun-worshiper and follower of Apollo and numerous pagan deities. He was making a political statement that would include the new growing religion, but only on his terms. (weeks of bickering between the bishop supporters of various sects and theologies was leading to nowhere, heated exchanges, excommunications and accusations of blasphemy resulting in no unanimous agreement about what they all believe in the first place, then Constantine gave a ultimatum and forwarded the whole Trinity concept as the solution whether they all liked it or not) The above fantastical conversion/vision story comes from the "Life of Constantine" written by Eusebius of Caesarea after Constantine was already dead and whom he hardly spoke with or knew, (his first written telling of the battle story mentions no miraculous vision/sign or conversion whatsoever before the battle, why would this be?), and scholars hold it mixes legend with fact, distortion of facts and completely fabricated material so much that it makes the text wholly unreliable. (eg; Eusebius starts "Life of Constantine" with the declaration that Constantine is immortal, he likens Constantine to Moses and even Christ-like, he constantly omits accounts and information to portray Constantine in the most favorable holy light and as god-sent)

However, we know that the original vision story was in fact just a dream reported some years later after the battle by Constantine to his secretary Lactantius. The fable was only later embellished by the newly appeared "minister of propaganda" mentioned earlier...Bishop Eusebius in his "Life of Constantine", who emulating the tradition of Hebrew Old Testament vision fables did the same. (just less the multi-headed and human-animal faced beasts with bronze legs, creatures with hooves and wings and floating wheels with eyes in the sky etc, as well as there being no commands like Jewish and Muslim orders to destroy whole towns, villages and slaughter the old, young, women and children). Any ‘good luck emblem" or "lucky charm symbol" from that time would most likely have been the Chi-Rho - coincidentally the first two letters of the Greek word Christos, but coincidentally also of Chronos, the eternal God of Time responsible for the first generation of gods and ultimate creator of the cosmos, and who was already during that era at times a popular embodiment of Mithras. It seems Constantine did not need to be a Christian, just invoking various symbols was good enough for divine approval.

Constantine's official coinage continued to bear images of Sol until 325/6. A solidus of Constantine as well as a gold medallion from his reign depict the Emperor's bust in profile twinned (jugate) with Sol Invictus, with the legend INVICTUS CONSTANTINUS. In one decree he declared, "On the venerable Day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed" (dies Solis - March 7, 321). He made this decree in honor of the sun after his "supposed conversion" to Christianity and made Sunday the day of rest! (ie: Roman day of the sun, today's "Sunday"). Constantine, even after his "supposed conversion," still remained a pagan the facts and sources show. Emperor Constantine who was later called "an equal of the Apostles" in some churches, in 326 he had his eldest son Crispus seized and put to death and later had his own wife Fausta killed in an over-heated bath. (there are various theories for the reasons behind the executions but the fact still remains, as well as that he never remarried, one leading explanation is that they may have been a risk to expose his true Hyperborean identity and origins, or perhaps they already did in some way such as defy/complain against Constantine's decisions to still mint coins and erect monuments and statues to pagan gods and especially of Apollo, and so thus they sealed their own fate as this would be considered treason and a severe crime against the Roman state, people and ultimately the Emperor himself who represented both and so thus deserving the severest penalty). Their names were also wiped from the face of many inscriptions and their lives in the literary record were erased (Damnatio memoriae), and this even 15 years after his supposed conversion in 312. It is apparent from even just this series of events that it is the primordial Old Ones/Elohim that must be listened to and obeyed, and not the invented fables and stories coming forth from the mouths of self-loathing mere mortals babbling nonsense to and fro across the lands. Perhaps he was saintly equal to apostles in some alternate universe where the opposite is correct? and where the winning Super Bowl team is the one that scores the lesser amount of points? (Constantine's triumphal arch was carefully positioned in Rome in 315 to align with the colossal statue of Sol by the Colosseum, so that Sol formed the dominant backdrop when seen from the direction of the main approach towards the arch, the triumphal arch was erected 3 years after his "supposed conversion" and includes carved motiffs and symbology connected to pagan deities and the cult of Mithraism, however there's not even a 1 Christian symbology, mention or any presence anywhere at all on the triumphal arch. At the time of its dedication, sacrifices to gods like Apollo, Diana, and Hercules were made and completely absent from the Arch are any depictions of Christian symbolism). Constantine sought to unite his empire's Pagan and Christian worshipers, in order to promote stability and ensure that his empire lasted. He just simply continued the legalization of Christianity policy in 313...because it was already legalized in 311 by Galerius as a political decision to strengthen the empire, so that they would pray to their god/gods for safety and protection of the empire and Emperor also instead of working against them, Constantine only continued the political policy of allowing it just like any other pagan relions but he never made Pagan religions illegal or personally stopped being involved with them or their symbology as shown. These are the facts, it was only after the Council of Nicea in 325 during Constantine's reign and over the next century when the bible started being constructed. Just as in the case of the previous Hebrew bible and Jewish scriptures, and the later Muslim koran and their writings, it is only after 325 when Nicene Christianity and it's history and fables likewise started being invented and compiled, competing Christian sects were stamped out for the most part, and then the newly devised fictions, definitions and mythologies were presented as historical facts. He knew the earth was not flat and the easiest way for Constantine to bring harmony to the empire and it's numerous competing Christian and Pagan sects would be to blend sun worship, pagan symbology and Christianity, especially and perhaps solely for the main reason of pacifying and ensuring the loyalty from soldiers of the Roman Empire who held different religious views by that time. ie: the whole reason may have been only to gain the loyalty of all his soldiers. History shows that the Church of Rome did not object either; indeed it had been engaging in the practice for nearly two centuries, even as Constantine built Roman Catholic basilicas and other buildings in Rome, to have objected would have surely meant the complete destruction of their buildings and even of all the Christian religion sects.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica states, “Constantine himself presided, actively guiding the discussions, and personally proposed ... the crucial formula expressing the relation of Christ to God in the creed issued by the council ... Overawed by the emperor, the bishops, with two exceptions only, signed the creed, many of them much against their inclination.” - (1971 edition, Vol. 6, “Constantine,” p. 386), just as part of his overall inclusion policy to solidify his command of the imperial armies, the pagan Constantine likewise forwarded the whole Trinity concept and threatened banishment or worse for those bishops of the various sects that did not sign, but he himself personally remained a committed devotee of Apollo the Hyperborean and kept the pagan gods and holidays throughout his whole life. (it's ironic that many of today's televangelists, preachers, so-called religious experts and even the Illuminati Merovingian Lucifer-fish reptilian bloodline psuedo-historians mentioned at the beginning, preach against the truths shown here and even Constantine himself at times, but all the while using the very philosophical ideals that he envisioned for them but which were meant only to make his own imperial rule easier and efficient in the 4th century and mainly oriented towards his imperial armies, in effect those types constantly burn their own fingers and tounges with matches that Constantine gave them and they don't even thank him, they don't even thank Constantine for the newly invented Christmas holiday that he chose to be celebrated during the date of the Winter Solstice/Sol invictus with pagan customs, (do you know hard it would be to find the Christmas holiday gift wrapping paper, candles, wine, desserts, trees, decorations as well as making a snowman and sleigh riding etc, in the spring or summer season rather than the winter solstice time?), so they're really just cursing their very own existences and expert muddled minds without even knowing it, just living the lie as if Constantine never existed and had no part to play in the words in their very own scriptures which they failingly attempt to use against him, a futile attempt which just shows how misguided and fictitious their accusations and proclamations are. Is Apollo the Hyperborean perhaps then laughing at today's desert carnival show beggars on television and the Youtube/radio messiahs and their oblivious self-loathing servile followers somewhere in the vast beyond? even while drinking wine from his goblet or reading Better Homes and Gardens and National Geographic magazine? This very well could be the case). It can then be said without a doubt based on the written sources, that Emperor Constantine was not any sort of "Christian" whatsoever and that he was about as equal to any supposed apostles characters as any typical modern day politician picked at random, no more and no less. His program was not to become any sort of Christian as the facts show, but instead to rule more efficiently and with even more newfound divine power and authority. This certainly was the case during the time that he was alive, however many of his introduced Hyperborean mysteries and corresponding magic was changed or entirely ommitted by writers as time went on, proving disasterous in later centuries and especially for his newly founded namesake city. (But as the facts and history conclusively shows, the Hyperborean mysteries and magic did not entirely fade or dissappear, it still remained alive on the continent and protected by a select group and soon appearing new class of wizards, magicians and future Princes, Dukes and Kings. A newly arriving Hyperborean mist would again soon rise and show it's mighty esoteric power and appear on the horizon as foretold, they would soon be coming from their northern abodes beyond the Danube and the Harvaða-Carpathian mountains and they will carry the Hyperborean torch to the next chapter)

The fact that Constantine's ultimate family origins are not Roman but obscure and originally traced from somewhere near and around the Danube river, then Emperor Constantine may indeed be considered a prophet who was symbologically foretelling the coming of the future Hyperborean classes and wizards as well of course the "Sons of Merovich"...ie: the Merovingians. (his name derived from the Latin name Constantinus, meaning "constant, steadfast" in Latin) To prove this, even the very Trinity concept he most assuredly transferred from the ancient deity "Triglav", knowledge that only one with an ancient Hyperborean descent and lineage could have been privy to. Long in the Hyperborean past there were numerous deities each possessing different qualities and powers, over the seasons, nature and the cosmos as well. As we shall later see, this is simply the continuation of beliefs already brought down by the southward traveling Hyperboreans many centuries previously. The earliest extant source from 450 BCE to mention Hyperborea in detail is Herodotus's Histories (Book IV, Chapters 32-36).....Herodotus wrote..."Thus they say that these sacred offerings come to Delos; but at first, they say, the Hyperboreans sent two maidens bearing the sacred offerings, whose names, say the Delians, were Hyperoche and Laodike, and with them for their protection the Hyperboreans sent five men of their nation to attend them...". Pindar, Simonides of Ceos and Hellanicus of Lesbos were contemporaries of Herodotus in the 5th century BCE, and each also described or referenced the Hyperboreans in their works. Pindar believed the Hyperboreans to have lived near the sources of the Danube river (Olympian 3.14). The Hyperboreans are considered by the Greek authors as a people with very pure mores, and with feelings of justice superior, for that epoch, to those of anybody else. Mela (III. c.5) calls the Hyperboreans “cultores justissimi” (Just Worshippers) and Hellanic calls them “people who practice justice” (Fragmenta Hist. grace. I. 58. fragm. 96). The Hyperboreans present in everything the character of later ancient Latin mores and beliefs). Triglav's heads were believed to represent sky, earth and the underworld, everything seen and unseen. It was believed that Triglav had three heads because he ruled these three kingdoms. (similar to Heimdallr of Norse mythology, whose very name means 'the one who illuminates the world'). Centuries later as the Hyperboreans eventually spread and came to be known as the Veneti (Venethi/Venedi, more about this later) and later still by other names (to be discussed later also and including the Croats who lived there during those times in antiquity, as you will see). Many nations of the later termed Slavic languages speaking world...Croats, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, nations of early Kievan Rus' etc, considered Triglav as a fusion of the different "Gods" into one person. (ie: plural, just like the Elohim). A number of temples dedicated to Triglav existed across Europe with a well documented one near present-day Szczecin, Poland. Toponyms can also be found today across Europe associated with the name of Triglav. (Aspects of some of the other deities will be examined later in regards to the horned Quinotaur described by Fredegar)

Even in the year 330, (18 years after his supposed great miraculous vision and conversion), his Column of Constantine was erected in his new imperial capital city superceding any church building, a city which he also named after himself (named Constantinople and not after any Christian or biblical character, place or name, today's Istanbul Turkey), and it was topped by a large statue of Constantine as Apollo. It was at the time the tallest most visible and important monument in the whole city and was used as a center for pagan rituals and services to Constantine and Apollo the Hyperborean, and it greatly upset the local bishops according to written sources from the time. It is surely a continuation of the symbol for "lofty ones" also, and a visual representation and continuation of their inherent magical and natural world powers from Hyperborea. Constantine used many pagan symbols side by side on his own personal seals and amulets throughout his reign and we know that a cross didn't become officially associated with Christianity until the 6th century. Could it be that Emperor Constantine was really not any sort of Christian at all nor was at at any time?...but instead a bringer of the Hyperborean mysteries, rituals and bestowed strengths and epiphanies for much higher and important purposes.

Constantine's triumphal arch in Rome, built in 315. (3 years after Constantine's supposed conversion, the much later written popular mythological legend but completely absent in all written records from his time and especially never recorded or mentioned by Constantine himself in any sources), yet the arch contains not even a 1 Christian symbology, character, motiff or any mention at all about even any vision or miraculous sign whatsoever. (Remember, it was actually Roman Emperor Theodosius I in 380 who first made Nicene Christianity the authorized state religion of the empire, NOT Constantine). But the arch does contain a carved relief scene of sacrifice to Apollo the Hyperborean, panels showing Constantine surrounded by Pagan gods and an inscription commemorating his victory over Maxentius due to being..."inspired by the divine, (instinctu divinitatis) and by the greatness of his mind"...there's absolutely no mention or any hint about any Christ, Christians or any miraculous vision/sign or story. There's no mention about the bible either because it wasn't invented yet of course and wouldn't be for quite some time. Coincidence? (Let's also not forget at this point the Latin text in the royal charter from 852 regarding Croatian Duke Trpimir that was discussed earlier, where it is written as "Favored and by Divine Right, Duke of the Croats" (Latin: Dux Croatorum iuvatus munere divino). Coincidence again? That is because as already shown and explained, the Latin word "divino" as well as "deus", "divas" and "divinitatis" mean "divine", ultimately from "celestial" and "shining", and the Latin word "deus"consistently translates as Greek θεός theos in both the Vetus Latina and Jerome's Vulgate. In the Septuagint, Greek theos in turn renders Hebrew Elohim ( אֱלוֹהִים, אלהים ). It is then none other than those original plural Gods/Elohim that both Trpimir and Constantine are each referring to, those first primordial plural Gods who created the universe and everything in it). The triumphal arch was in fact placed where it was specifically to line up with a colossal statue of the Roman god Sol/Helios that used to be located directly behind it. These facts may also partly explain why King Krešimir IV's Pentagram is so elaborately designed using the Croatian interlace/pleter stylization, made large and front and centered so as to be immediately seen and recognized and known. Carved in stone to last, and last it has even up to today, it has lasted much longer than even Constantinople and the Byzantine empire itself. Such a pronounced visual and intricate style never seen before him or for centuries to come. We see then a thousand Hyperborean points of light being shown, and even the Elohim/Shining Ones and the mighty Hyperborean Pentagram simultaneously all at once and in the least likely of places, yet also visible in plain sight all along. When the known facts are taken into consideration, less the later added mythologies and fables, and the fact that Constantine's ultimate family origins are not Roman but obscure and originally traced from somewhere near the Danube river, then Emperor Constantine may indeed be considered a prophet who was symbologically foretelling the coming of the future Hyperborean "Sons of Merovich"...ie: the Merovingians. (You won't learn these truths and historical facts from Creflo Dollar or Benny Hinn et al, because it won't sell many miracle water/oil vials and terrible books/dvds/music)

The most common silver coins of the Merovingian period are from Marseilles thanks to the discovery of a hoard of some 1200 pieces. The most common are attributed to the patrician Nemfidius and date to around the year 700. In English it is sometimes referred to as a silver penny. Its appearance represents the end of gold coinage as silver would be the basis for Frankish coinage going forward.

Another silver Merovingian coin featuring the pentagram as well as the cross pattée/cross formée stylization found on the Croatian crown and the other examples which will be shown, this one is from Touraine and dated circa. 740-750.

Map of the Croatian lands dedicated to Petar Zrinski, Ban (Viceroy/Prince) of Croatia during the times of union with Hungary. The map was created at the workshop of Joannes Blaeu in Amsterdam as an addition to the work by Croatian historian Ivan Lučić, (Latin: Johannes Lucius)"De Regno Dalmatiae et Croatiae libri sex", Amsterdam, 1666. (On the Kingdom of Dalmatia and Croatia in six books) Blaeu had included the map in Atlas Maior in 1667, and dedicated it to the Croatian Ban Petar Zrinski. At the bottom of the map in the middle it reads......

"To the most illustrious and noble Lord, Prince Peter of Zrin, the Ban of the united Kingdom of Dalmatia, Croatia and Slavonia, (Triune Kingdom) hereditary Ban of the Littoral, hereditary captain of the Legrad fortress and Medimurje peninsula, master and hereditary Prince of Lika, Odorje, Krbava, Omis, Klis, Skradin, Ostrovica, Bribir etc.., Master of Kostajnica and the sliver mine at Gvozdansko, councillor and chamberlain to his anointed imperial majesty, master Ioannes Blaeu dedicates this map"

The map highlights the Croatian lands including its regional divisions during the time of Peter Zrinksi. Made at a time when the the Ottoman empire was encroaching and attempting to reach Vienna and beyond, we see the Croatian chequy along with the regional coats of arms. The geographical area and used classical nomenclature refers to ancient  Illyricum, Pannonia and Dalmatia which is where the early Croatian tribes are recorded as arriving to and inhabiting in the early middle ages and eventually free under Croatian rule. However one very interesting feature is less well known or understood by many. To the bottom left is the compass rose, but a very different looking compass rose in comparison to other ones commonly used on maps during the 17th century, or at any time. What the casual observer may not notice is that within the compass rose is actually the pentagram also. You're eyes do not deceive you, the pentagram can easily be distinguished within the strategically placed concentric circles in a way that is not present in other compasses roses, ie; the concentric rings form the powerful magical pentagrams emanating from and behind the overall symbology and likewise the Croatian chequy is the strategically placed powerful symbological bulwark/protective shield against the Islamic invaders and their Serb allies. Click onto image for larger view. Image: obeliscus.hu.

One of the earliest original printed copies of the above mentioned  "De regno Dalmatiae et Croatiae" (The Kingdom of Dalmatia and Croatia) which also includes the Pentagram compass rose found on Joannes Blaeu's map. This particular pentagram symbology and corresponding compass rose can be found in no other Joannes Blaeu maps. Another original Amsterdam printed edition of the book is today also located at the Trogir City Museum, Croatia.

 If you cut an apple transversally through its core, it reveals a pentagram. In ancient Greece it was the symbol of Demeter's daughter Kore, the Goddess of vegetation and the fruits of the field, because the apple contains a star composed of five seeds in its core. Even today gypsies/Romani people call the five-seeded pentacle in the apple "the Star of Knowledge." King Solomon wore a pentacle on his ring as a sign of his power to work magic. The apple is also still today a symbol of health. As already mentioned, the Pythagoreans held the pentacle sacred to Hygeia, the Goddess of health and hygeine, whose name (HGIEiA) was an anagram in Greek for the elements water, earth, spirit, fire, and air, they also recognized this from the apple pentacle which was why apples were considered special and worthy of as an offering, the Pythagoreans called it the "Pentalpha." Early Christians and Non-Christians wore the pentagram as an emblem, possibly as a connection to the Pythagorean mysteries or for even just protection. The pentagram that was brought down by the Hyperboreans, perhaps even by Apollo himself. Later, the pentacle was important to many doctrines of esoteric Medieval and Renaissance belief systems- alchemy, kabbalah, and Ceremonial Magic...

Original royal charters of Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV. Dated 8th of July 1071 at his residence in Biograd na Moru, they confirm his donations of land and the island of Maun to the local diocese and also confirm the Byzantine Empire recognition in 1069 of him as the supreme ruler of the Croatian Kingdom and that it rightfully included Dalmatia. King Krešimir's official royal seals used at the time are seen below the charters. Image: arhinet.arhiv.hr.

Here we see an analysis pertaining to the previously shown relief on the Split baptistry featuring the Croatian King and Pentagram. Calculated by Professor Emeritus of the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy/Academy of Fine Arts, art historian and author, Mladen Pejaković. (Old Croatian sacral Architecture (Zagreb/1982, Ratios and signs; Tours of old Croatian art/1997) Based on thorough  "calendar" interpretations, written sources and architectural physical remains, it was concluded that even the former 11th century coronation basilica of King Zvonimir, where he was crowned on October 8th, 1076 at Solin near Split, was likewise built and stylized in accordance with the Croatian Pentagram design, Duke Zvonimir was also the handpicked successor as King of Croatia by King Peter Krešimir IV. (Incredibly, the King Zvonimir's coronation basilica remains support the various historical accounts and it wasn't even unearthed and rediscovered by archeologists then seriously studied by scholars until the 1930's)

Dated to the time of his rule in 1069, a better close up view of one of the seals of the Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV the Great, which was used for official documents and royal charters. He is seen crowned and holding an apple (orb) in his left hand and a scepter (or most likely a sword) in his right. In Latin it reads "SIGILLUM REGIS CRESIMIR RI DALMAT(C)HROA(t)" meaning: "seal of King Krešimir, ruler of Dalmatia and Croatia." (Before the Croats migrated to the area in the early middle ages, the whole area was called the Roman province of Dalmatia, so these engraved words show that he is the rightful ruler of Croatia which was called Dalmatia before the Croats arrived,  especially noting the coastal areas of those times. The coastal region of Croatia is even today referred to as Dalmatia) However, just as in other instances of celestial anomalies being connected to the royal Croatian dynasties shown here, after his succession to the Croatian royal throne, he declared on a royal document written in the Latin lingua franca of those times, on July 7th in the year 1069..."nostram propriam insulam in nostro Dalmatico mari sitam, que vocatur Mauni), noting again that after donating the island of Maun..."it was our island which lies in our Dalmatia sea" (In 1069 the Byzantine Empire again officially recognized him as the supreme ruler of Dalmatia and that it rightfully belonged to the independent Croatian Kingdom. These above famous words of Croatian King Krešimir IV were written and coincided with the... Red Moon lunar eclipse of July 7th, 1069The apple/orb may very well be a representation of the same mystical Pentacle found on the marble carved interlace/pleter relief shown earlier, if so then it is the same as the one honoured by the Pythogoreans as symbolizing the mathematical perfection of the golden ratio in all of nature and yet another confirmation of the paradigm shift that has long been in effect, (a long historied paradigm shift that became a part of the linear history) that confirmation of the fait accompli of that mystical process that began when the Croats first arrived from the northern "Great and White Croatia." (order out of chaos/as above, so below/cosmic and chthonic) Just as his sword is his sceptre, so also the apple is his orb. The apple and the mystical pentagram found within, which contains the mysteries of the natural world, as well as the simultaneous and important esoteric paradigm shifts, is here offered unto him and he possesses it. (The Pentagram within the apple and the one found carved in marble. This may also be connected to the local legends of the famous words he uttered at his coronation, and known to us today as "Krešimir's Orb Prophecies") He is the one who holds the sword/sceptre of the rightful esoteric as well as temporal royal rule and the orb/apple of the eternal higher mysteries. (According to some sources, at times it was described as an "orbuculum", which could also have a meaning of something very similar to a round/spherical object used for scrying or even divination, very similar to what we today call a "magic crystal ball." This could correlate with some of the associative powers of clairvoyance, remote viewing and other paranormal anomalies which will be discussed in further detail later, the origins of this orbuculum may very well have travelled south with the Croatian tribes during their migrations in the early middle ages)

The pentagram was in ancient times known as a symbol for knowledge, and indeed the sign of those initiated into the wisdom of astronomy, astrology and more importantly the various powerful mysteries. It was used as the seal of ancient kings. Judging from archaeological evidence, even artists were drawing pentagrams long before and for a much longer time before they started drawing hexagrams. The pentagram was associated with Jerusalem long before the later hexagram. As mentioned, in the Testament of Solomon it is written that King Solomon wore a pentacle on his ring as a sign of his power to work magic, the ring with the pentacle was given to him by an angel/spirit who was the messenger. The Testament professes to be Solomon's very own account of certain experiences...Excerpt:  ”And he answered, I am able to remove mountains, to overthrow the oaths of kings. I wither trees and make their leaves to fall off.” And I said to him: “Canst thou raise this stone, and lay it for the beginning of this corner which exists in the fair plan of the Temple?” ..."[But] thou [Solomon must] wear this seal...this engraving of the seal of the ring sent thee is a...Pentalpha."

The simple fact of the matter is that this magical symbol and ring of course would have been given to him by the Elohim and not the later Hebrew Yahweh/Jehovah, we know this without a doubt because the first documented instances of pentagrams are from circa. 3500 BCE in ancient Mesopotamia, more than 2500 years before the time of Solomon, and before the appearance of any Yahweh in any Hebrew sources before the Babylonian exile. The later Shield or Seal of Solomon/hexagram as it became known, only became used in the later middle ages in the 14th century. The earliest Jewish usage of the symbol was inherited from medieval Arabic literature by Kabbalists for use in talismanic protective amulets (segulot) where it was known as a Seal of Solomon. Also because the later translations substitute Elohim with other terms, such as in the Septuagint. Pentagrams were used as symbols of imperial power even then, found also on pottery and in inscriptions. We also know that the symbology and future Mesopotamian script and civilization was brought there from the north, founded by the arriving civilization from the "Old Europe" Danube Valley civilizations who already lived there 8000 years ago, and who also are truly the bearers of the first scripts/writing system also. (More on that HERE and more information about the truth of the Elohim and El later, which will shed much more light on this wide ranging topic)

The Sworn Book of Honorius, or Liber Juratus (also Liber Sacer/Sacratus/Consecratus or Grimoire of Honorius) is a medieval grimoire purportedly written by Honorius of Thebes. (Honorius of Thebes is also claimed to be the creator of the Theban alphabet, in Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa's De Occulta Philosophia (1531) and Johannes Trithemius's Polygraphia (1518). The book is one of the oldest existing medieval grimoires as well as one of the most influential. The prologue says the text was compiled to help preserve the core teachings of the sacred magic. Its date of composition is uncertain, but it is mentioned as Liber Sacer in the 13th century, apparently asserting a high medieval date. Johannes Hartlieb mentions it as one of the books used in necromancy. The oldest preserved manuscript dates to the 14th century, based largely on and translated from the Hebrew original "Testament of Solomon", which proclaims to have been written by Solomon himself. Below is an excerpt from the translated Latin text...

".....Then below those two circles in the uppermost part, which is called the southern angle, make a single cross, the leg of which may slightly enter the innermost circle. Then, from the right side of the cross, write .h. (the "exaltation"), then .t., then .o. then .e. x. o. r. a...[...]...and these letters may be made an equal distance apart, and may surround the circle. This then completed, in the middle of the circles, namely in the center, make a pentagram thus,"......

The 'Sworn Book of Honorius' is supposedly the product of a conference of magicians who decided to condense all their knowledge into one volume., including from the Testament of Solomon. In 93 chapters, it covers a large variety of topics, from how to save your soul from purgatory to the catching of thieves or finding of treasures. It has many instructions on how to conjure and command various spirits, to work other magical operations, and knowledge of what lies in the Heavens among other highly sought information. Like many grimoires, it has lengthy dissertations for proper operation and seals to be used. Using it one could summon or raise spirits and entities, one could learn to control them as well as to bind harmful and troublesome spirits. It is called a sworn book (liber iuratus) because the operator had to swear a series of oaths on it, ranging from an oath that the book must be secretly buried if the operator cannot find a suitable successor, to an oath that only three copies be made of the book.

An excerpt from an English translation of the Latin text 'Sworn Book of Honorius'. Interestingly, throughout the grimoire there is symbology very reminiscent to the previously mentioned Croatian recension glagolitic script, (which is the very first Croatian and Slavic alphabet and script and which also incorporates mystical arcane symbology from the Pre-Christian Slavic writing system/rune-like symbology) as well as instances of the cross pattée/cross formée symbology. More on this later.

As already noted, the Pentagram was used by the ancient Hebrews and was also called the seal of Solomon. More specifically, the Pentagram was even used as the seal of the City of Jerusalem. The image above shows a fragment of a 4th Century BC jar handle with a seal impression of the pentagram with the Hebrew letters YRSLM (Jerusalem). As already shown, the seal of Solomon that we see today, such as on the flag of Israel, was actually adopted only in the middle ages around the 14th century. The powerful Pentagram ring that was given to Solomon by way of an emissary from the Elohim, is the same magical symbol used by the Croatian dynasties and seen also on the Merovingian coins. The main importance is not that the true seal of Solomon was a Pentagram, for which we have archeological evidence for, but rather that it was the Elohim (gods/powers/spirits that created the world and everything in it) who graced them all permission to use the symbology and the incredible powers associated with it. (a number of researchers and archeologists from over the last century agree and have put forward evidences that the origins of the Israelites is from Canaanite origins. The culture of the earliest Israelite settlements in the land of Canaan and their cult-objects (and symbols) are clearly those of the Canaanite god El, more on this later) Although the Hebrew Torah is not as specific about the legendary powers attributed to the pentagram ring in the medieval accounts (of Solomon's magical accomplishments and mastery of the magic arts and ability to summon great magical powers), it does however record that Solomon formed a marriage alliance with the Pharaoh king of Egypt and married Pharaoh's daughter, in the process also acquiring the assistance of other heathen peoples (Non-Jews) to help build his first temple. The breaking apart of his kingdom shortly after his death is attributed to his starting to follow strange foreign gods, beliefs and customs near the end of his life (some sources say he was later induced to a life of gluttony and coerced into paying homage to a strange desert deity called the "Rock of the Night" which could very well be the Black Stone), after his accomplishments he took for granted the Pentagrams mighty power and so his united monarchy was broken in half by the Elohim and his newly built temple was then sacked by the Egyptians. The mighty Pentagram symbology and its inherent magical powers however carried onward to the next historical chapter. We next come across the Pentagram when closer to it's origins and where it originally came from, when reading recorded accounts pertaining to those who lived beyond Boreas, those called...Hyperboreans.

Lastly, as a final note about this particular subject and connection of the pentagram and Croatian royal dynastic rule, above we see a postal stamp celebrating the "International Year of Mathematics' in the year 2000. Again the combination of symbols, harmony, the golden ratio theme, the esoteric continuity between them represented by the pentagram and the inclusion of a checkered symbol, ("order out of chaos", "as above, so below") Various scholars argue that since the pentagram has an older presence in Europe than even in ancient Sumeria, that it may actually be a continuity from the earliest of modern European humans (EEMH) and so naturally was used as a symbol for warding of evils and protection, most probably and especially by their local shamans/rulers and "lofty ones." Pentagrams have been found numerous times to have been used in later medieval centuries on farms and in the countryside, carved or painted around doorways etc. Remember, Vitruvian Man was completely based upon these principles and related known truths of the pentagram. Natural laws and truths associated with the rule of Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV and also being portrayed even these days in the least likely of places. Lets move on to some more interesting information about the Croatian coat of arms and the checkered symbol.

Above is a short video promo of the Croatian Television (HRT) produced documentary series "Hrvatski Kraljevi" (Croatian Kings) The series was viewed by millions and broadcast to over 30 countries by the Swedish "History Channel" on the Viasat satellite television network. It is interesting that there are similar parallels between Merovich and later Merovingian Kings uniting  Frankish tribes and the Croatian King Tomislav, of the Trpimirović dynasty, and the following Croatian Kings, who also united Croatian tribes, princes, dukes and his forces into the Croatian Kingdom circa. 925. (Constantine VII recorded in De Administrando Imperio that Croatia at that time possessed military force composed of 100,000 infantry soldiers, 60,000 cavalry and had a sizable fleet of 80 galleys and 100 cutters. The galleys carried 40 men each, the cutters 20 each, and the smaller cutters 10 each) It was not long after that the famous Croatian-Bulgarian battle of 927 took place. The Croatian Kingdom at that time was the only obstacle to the ambitions of the growing Bulgarian empire. The Bulgarians had already made the Eastern Roman armies retreat back to Constantinople after military defeats on the continent, and they then easily annexed the Serbian lands, completely enslaving the Serbian population and carrying off their cheiftans and all of their old and young into Buglaria. Constantine VII also recorded that a few Serbs who were in panic managed to escape westwards to Croatia and then begged and pleaded for the Croats to save them from the swords of the advancing Bulgarians. (Porphyrogenitus, op. cit., Ch. 32, p. 159)  It was now only King Tomislav and the Croats who were prepared for a mighty battle in the eastern borderlands of the Croatian Kingdom, located in present day eastern Bosnia. The result however, was not just a Croatian victory and successful defence of the Croatian Kingdom, but it is recorded in many foreign sources that King Tomislav and the Croats completely destroyed the Bulgarian armies on the battle field, that every single one of them was slain leaving them all dead and scattered all across the landscape. Constantine wrote that this even enabled the Serbs to return back afterwards and that Croatia at that time was a great power. (De Administrando Imperio, chapters 29-36) What magical powers was the Croatian wizard-king privy to?, for the Croatian dynasties at that time were surely also sorcerer-kings to be able to win victory so convincingly. (The Croatian–Bulgarian Wars were actually a series of conflicts that erupted three times during the 9th and 10th centuries between the medieval realms of Croatia and Bulgaria, and each time Croatia was unconquerable) How was King Tomislav and the Croats able to completely annihilate the advancing combined armies of the mighty Bulgarian empire that caused even the Byzantine empire itself to tremble and retreat? King Tomislav was of the same House of Trpimirović dynasty as the later Peter Krešimir IV the Great discussed earlier. Was there a magical continuity that both were privy to? The governing of the Croatian Kingdom was centered in the same southern and coastal areas. Tomislav and Krešimir both ruled from the same towns and at times even the same buildings were used to convene assemblies and royal courts, to bestow rights to their nobles and to enact decrees, surely there must have also been a shared knowledge of mystical powers and a continuity of some kind of esoteric magic.

Already discussed here near the beginning, is the scenario of the Croatian checkered symbol being associated with the freedom of choice (within the laws/rules of the chess match) to move within the framework (laws of nature) to create, choose, manifest, achieve etc......Directing your will to create the reality for better or worse (like directing the chess pieces on the black and white polarity of the chessboard) and it's up to the individual to choose according to the possibilities and the broad spectrum allowed through their free will. Added to this possibility however, is the esoteric connotations to "reality", ie: physical reality and "shadow". ("shadow" being a the word to denote otherworldly planes, mystical ethereal and the untouchable realities...."shadow") After all, "shadow" does indeed exist and have form and is able to transform in various ways, whether you believe it or not...

 A recent scene in Zagreb, Croatia. After dusk has approached and the Moon hangs in the sky, shadows appear to change the shapes and colors of sidewalk stones and buildings. (Click image for larger view)

How so and why shadow also? Simply put, an unattended shadow or shade was thought by some cultures to be similar to that of a ghost, the visual representation of spirits, of entities from beyond, from another time and place, ghosts of ancestors. Shadows of mystical knowledge and awesome esoteric possibilities. (As you already know, shadow cast by the Earth on the Moon is a lunar eclipse. Conversely, a shadow cast by the Moon on the Earth is a solar eclipse, a magical time when the Moon blocks out the light and effects of the very Sun itself) The very squares themselves on the Croatian coat of arms may be representative of shadows as well, the shadows of those mighty gods and goddesses from times long, long in the past, and they may even allude to the shadows cast by the early Croats. If you recall, the ethnogenesis of whom was from the Veneti-Slavs and the Goths as well. (The Moon has also been associated with ancestor worship for many millennia) To help explain all this, take a look at this below checkerboard, specifically at square A and square B. "They are surely different shades of grey", you are probably thinking. No, they are actually the exact same color and shade. You may think the mere thought of it as absurd and not believe it, you may even think of it as folly and a waste of time, but it is true nonetheless.....

In the above scenario, it is the shadow (the old spirits and ghosts, the shadow and darkness cast by the Moon) that transforms easily recognizable square colored patterns and expectations to only "appear" to be different. The "darkness" of the Moon's shadow in this instance is actually bringing forth light. (Just as "dark energy" contributes 74% of the total mass and energy in the present-day observable universe, along with "dark matter" which comprises approximately 22% of the matter in the observable universe, this 96% "dark energy and dark matter" sum permeates all of space and accelerates the expansion of the universe. This "Dark energy" is what is expanding the universe at an accelerating rate and bringing forth life, stars, quasars and millions of new glaxies, it is this darkness that creates and this darkness is what truly has the energy and power behind the cosmos and without it nothing would exist. This also means that only around 4% of the universe consists of what we think of as "normal", everyday, atom-based matter such as stars, intergalactic gas, etc, ie: the vast majority of the power and magnificence of the universe is dark and unseen) The shadow, to those unfamiliar with the true series of events and reality, is the catalyst of what is being seen, or thought to be seen by the viewer. (In effect the Moon's shadow (dark energy) transfers it's essence upon the checkered board causing an alchemical process, to those who don't know, to them the square A and square B are different shades of grey) The checkered squares however are not changed during all this in any way, not in the least of ways, in it's composition, in size, shape or in color. Just as the Moon casts it's shadow of dark energy upon the earth, the checkered design will always be true and right, no matter what the ancient Moon spirits may appear to be doing to their colour, only to those unaware.

When the Moon is blue it is known as a Blue Moon, (that old saying may be quite apropos here.."Once in a Blue Moon)...when the Moon is red, the Earth, Moon and Sun are perfectly aligned in a syzygy, which is a celestial phenomena requiring an exact positioned triune, it is then known as a Lunar eclipse and a Full Moon. (It is also known as a "Blood Moon", just as the Croatian checkered coat of arms represents the Croatian people, the red squares represent the blood of the nation, their very essence...yet it is always and at all times the same moon in the same sky overhead) A lunar eclipse is much more widespread, far reaching and a more powerful celestial phenomena, unlike the solar eclipse which can be viewed in only a small area for only a few minutes, the lunar eclipse may be viewed for hours from anywhere on the night side of the Earth. The shadow of the Moon is then transferring new visions and possibilities, a new way of seeing and comprehending, yet without affecting the "outside reality", ie: the reality outside of that particular sphere, outside of the Moons "shadow." All the squares, their shades of grey are ultimately never changed, nor their shape or positions. The magical ability of the Moon to transform with it's darkness, to even change colour yet also to remain the same, is therefore extended to the checkerboard. The transformations, the overall essence of the checkerboard patterns are not and can never be changed either, they can not change just as the Moon does not change, they only appear to do so from time to time, at particular times for particular and special esoteric purposes, these are paradigm shifts of the same esoteric continuum. (The Moon has been an important part of Croatian legends, folklore and oral history for as far back as can be remembered, reaching back even to early antiquity)

 It is no coincidence that the very first and oldest known coat of arms and representation of Croatia, reaching back to the early middle ages well before there was any early Croatian state, and even well before the common era also, was the symbol of the Moon. That Moon is also included as part of the crown of the modern day Croatian Coat of Arms found on the Croatian flag and in official use even today. (A golden six-pointed star representing the morning star (Venus) over a silver crescent moon on a blue shield. As mentioned earlier, there are 13 "moons" in a calendar year, (A 13 Moon calendar is a harmonic timespace matrix) and it is also interesting that there are 13 red squares included within the Croatian coat of arms. Could this be more than just coincidence also? Is it also mere uncanny coincidence that the longest ruling and native Croatian royal Trpimirović dynasty had also produced......13 Kings? Besides all the information presented thus far, it also is no mere coincidence that the symbology on the Nebra sky disc from the already mentioned Unetice culture, the areas from whence the earliest Croatian tribes were located in antiquity, and also called Hyperborea by later Greek and Roman writers, also includes a moon...

...this crescent moon as seen on the Nebra sky disc is coincidentally also seen today within one of the shields that represent the Croatian lands through the ages, shields that comprise the crown over the primary official chequy Croatian coat of arms. This crescent moon symbology seen with the planet Venus/Daystar in the shield represents the earliest of associative Croatian symbology and is without a doubt connected to antiquity extending back to the Unetice culture, harkening back to long ago epochs and these lands from where the Croatian tribes later migrated from, and from where Merovich later migrated from also. (Remember, it is now proven scientifically that the ancestors of Slavs populated Europe before 4 thousand years ago which would connect with DNA and genetic evidences the earliest pre-migration Croatian tribes to the Unetice culture, these times and areas) The 3600 year old disc (It was created between 2100 and 1700 BCE and buried in approximately 1600 BCE, long before any Germanic or Slavic languages appeared, we don't even know what language it was that they used or whether it is connected to any modern languages that exist today)...was used to determine if and when a thirteenth month - (the so-called intercalary month) should be added to a lunar year to keep the lunar calendar in sync with the seasons. Showing the sun, moon, stars and the Pleiades constellation exactly as it appeared 3600 years ago, it is the oldest visual representation of the cosmos known to date. (There could very well be an underlying esoteric symbological connection between the seven stars of the Pleiades constellation stars and the seven who led the Croatian tribes during their later migrations recorded in De Administrando Imperio). Unlike the solar calendar, which indicates the position of the earth as it revolves around the sun, the lunar calendar is based on the phases of the moon. A lunar year is eleven days shorter than the solar year because 12 synodic months, or 12 returns of the moon to the new phase, take only 354 days. The sky disc of Nebra was used to determine if and when a thirteenth month - the so-called intercalary month - should be added to a lunar year to keep the lunar calendar in sync with the seasons. ie: the Thirteenth Moon - the functioning of this clock was probably known to a very small group of people.

The Sun is a stationary far off super hot star giving off light and tremendous heat who's effect if not regulated by the Earth's own orbit, and especially rotation and atmosphere, would burn and destroy all life on the planet in a short time, an impersonal stationary object that can even blind if you look at it long enough. However, as the Moon is a much closer coterminous extension and natural satellite of the Earth from the same origins and times billions of years ago, both gravities work on and for each other in unison and so the Moon can even be considered to be alive. Here as the Moon cycles through its phases as seen from the northern hemisphere, the apparent wobbling of the Moon is known as libration. The apparent change in size is due to the eccentricity of the lunar orbit and it is during these periods also when the Earth's ancient spirits/ghosts of ancestors in the form of "shadows" from the Moon choose where, when and how to communicate and reveal the ancient truths for those who understand and know what and when to ask. (Knowing this, our very own shadow in effect likewise becomes our very own personal Moon also, and for some the shadow can even become a guardian as well as a source of light and conduit of what we today term "magic") 

A number of ancient civilizations realized that the circles of the Moon affect the tides of the seas, and thus the Moon also strongly influenced the Waters of our World. They also realized that the gentle tides of the sea can crack a rock in half but they do not use much force, for this reason one of their tools of Magic is the..."Moon Water/Lunar Water", a water which is charged by the same powers of the waxing Moon which affects the sea tides and enormous oceans. ie: a New Moon moving towards the Full Moon. Those ancient civilizations many, many moons ago, (or more precisely the few magicians who knew), realized that if the Moon could affect the enormous size and weight of the seas and oceans then surely it could and did affect much, much smaller things. At that time they then proceeded to calculate calendars based on the repetitive cycles of the Moon in contrast to the Sun, calculating the changing seasons, when it would be hot or cold, when various flowers and fruits would blossom, the rising and falling tides, and in the process also discovering or given knowledge about the "13th Moon." Without knowing about and considering the 13th Moon, Lunar Calendars would continually fall out of synchronization with a Solar Calendar and so also out of synchronization with the "Real World" and "Real Time", dates drifting from one season into another. (the Muslim calendar is a 12 cycle pagan lunar calendar which doesn't take into consideration the 13th Moon cycle, and for this reason their holidays move 11 days per year, a major holiday celebrated in the summer within a  few years will eventually be celebrated in the winter etc) A number of Indian, Chinese, Japanese and other Asian 12 cycle lunar calendars also use this older first method for determining their religious festivals and holiday dates and have been for thousands of years already, but not for calculating precise time. (sometimes referred to as the "ancient pagan lunar calendar" before the 13th Moon was explained by the primordial "Shining Ones/Lucifers", aka called the Anunnaki at times) To correlate for precise time and dates the 13th month/Moon cycle must be included. Above we can see the reflection of the Moon in the water, but also another aspect of the Moon's very visible "shadow magic" at work within that very reflection, even though most are oblivious we can physically see life being brought forth upon the face of the waters. It's there as a celestial guardian during the night and during the day to see, and likewise can be a conduit for magic and other truth mysteries and not just give the oceans life. It's always there and performing it's magic even when it can't be seen. Do the waves ever stop or oceans become still?

According to the ancient Babylonian rule found in documents, a thirteenth month (13th Moon orbit cycle) should be added to the lunar calendar "only" when one sees the constellation of the Moon and the Pleiades constellation exactly as they appear on the Nebra sky disc. In effect, these European Bronze Age sky gazers, these Hyperborean shamans, mystics and magicians were the advisors, counsellors and the overseers, guarantors and guardians of the a priori order of things, events and knowledge, and they already knew what the Babylonians would describe only a thousand years later. (Coincidentally, the Pleiades are in the constellation of Taurus, ie: a Horned Bull. This will be important to remember as we continue to the topic of the Quinotaur) We should ask ourselves at this point one very simple question...What Abrahamic religion saint, devil or witch was ever so great as to be able to prophecy the 13th Moon that was there all along. Because they did they not know it perhaps? and what does that tells us?


For those who know the esoteric mysteries and magic of the "The Shadows", all is well and understood and as it should be. The colors of the checkered board only "appear" to seem different when affected by the shadow, only those unaware of the power of the "Ancient Shadows", are perturbed, not believing their own eyes. Who or what is "The Shadow" that makes this all possible? It may very well be the same shadow that affected Merovich and the later, (and earlier) Merovingian and  Croatian royal lines. It is only the checkered squares that works in unison with the Moon and "The Shadows", it's very own shadows and darkness. The Moon's shadow therefore is the power of the dark (dark to some, the dark unknown) ancient spirits, who guide from afar with unseen hands the realities for those who will know. The mysterious shadow affects from afar to make things "appear", as well as to illuminate and cause the viewer to know that the changes are actually a continuity, the same continuity even though it may not seem as such. It can't be touched or felt or put into a bottle and saved for another time. The Moon ghosts/shadows choose where, when and how to reveal ancient truth....but only in conjunction with the squares of the chequy, each is a catalyst for the other. There is no stopping this cycle no matter how hard you try. It is written in the laws of space, time and matter. This mystery can also easily be applied to the history of modern day Croatia and Croats vis-a-vis the previously mentioned areas of the northern White Croatia...."Great Croatia, also called White Croatia"" (One can also extend this phenomena to the topic of Cro-Magnon man and today's Modern Man. (EEMH) It is a manifest and recognizable truth)

 Simulation of the appearance of the moon just before, during and just after a total lunar eclipse (the lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 in this example) Notice how the "Blood Moon" transforms into red, yet remains the same during, before and after. As where a solar eclipse can cause permanent damage to the eyes and in some cases even blindness after a few moments, the lunar eclipse is safe to view anywhere on the dark side of the earth, and for a much longer time. Also, it is the Earth itself which causes the Moon to turn red, the Earth allows only a specific amount of sunlight to pass along its edges to cause the Moon to turn red. Could this be confirmation that it is the ancient spirits of ancestors, mystical powers and  ghosts are showing the fundamental continuity between the Moon and the Earth? The to and fro communications between the two orbital spheres using shadow and the catalyst of light/lack of light to convey ancient secrets, speaking to each other using the language of illuminating shadow. (Remember, the Moon originally used to be a part of the Earth, and even though the Sun rules the day and the Moon rules the night, it is only the Moon which can be viewed and seen at night AND during the day) Could the appearance of the red Moon again be another affirmation and reminder that not only is the red of the Croatian checkered shield connected to Croats, but also to ancient cosmic magic? In the Croatian language even the exact same word "mjesec" is used to denote both the Moon AND the word for month. (This is the case in other Slavic languages also, an ancient intentional definition signifying the always present but unseen lunar month/moon?) Image: wikipedia.org

As already shown, the Moon ghosts/shadows choose where, when and how to reveal ancient truths....but only in conjunction with the squares of the chequy, each is a catalyst for the other. The  ancient spirits of ancestors, mystical powers and ghosts which show the fundamental continuity between the Moon and the Earth are known, but not seen. Pay particular attention at the 5:00 minute mark in the above clip which shows what looks like a vortex popping into view near the Moon. It was filmed with two cameras and is not visible in the everyday visible light spectrum to the human eye. Where was it traveling to exactly and what do the ancient spirits/ghosts look like? What is their form and appearance? We don't know positively, however it is proof that the ancient spirits and ghosts of ancestors discussed earlier does indeed make contact at certain times and places on the earth, even if we don't see them.

A close up of the spinning orb-like vortex that cannot be seen by the naked eye from Earth. At times the orb-like object even takes on the appearance of a cube. Could these phenomena be connected to the ancient spirits and ghosts of ancestors discussed thus far? Could they also be connected to the Croatian chequy patterned coat of arms which would suggest the connection to the cosmic magic discussed earlier? More about this as you read on.

As mentioned above, just as the Sun is lord of the day, it is the Moon that is lord of the night, but it is ONLY THE MOON which can be seen during the day as well as at night. Image: LeonidasGR (flickr)

This below short footage helps explain how it is that the Moon's shadow (ancient ghosts, powerful forces and ancestor spirits) can affect change, reveal mystical transformations and elevate perception, yet the outside natural continuity and "reality" is left unaffected to carry on, to bring forth the next day and month. The person looking at the chequy squares is usually unaware of the magic (the power of the ancient ghosts, represented by the shadow from the Moon) that is, and can take place when the need arises. The Moon's shadow (ancient ghosts and esoteric ancestor spirits) therefore allows the viewer to perceive and know the real nature of things, while at the same time not affecting people and things outside of the "shadow sphere" on the checkerboard. The checkered pattern of the Croatian coat of arms, considering all this, is in unison with the Moon and it's many centuries of cycles, the Moon's mysteries and it's variations of colours going back many thousands of years. Whether red, blue or even appearing as the same or different shade of grey, the checkerboard is and remains constant and never changes, just as the Moon and the ghosts of it's shadow remains constant and never changing. The checkered and squared field it seems, is of much grander scope than most know or realize, reaching back  millennia and symbolizing many secrets, mysteries and truths. Brought through the centuries to the present from far back in antiquity, and making it's presence and magic known (through the Croats?) in numerous other places on Terra Europa. The linear continuum of the mystical chequy has been impervious through all that time, and because of it's relationship to the moon as well, it may very well be one of, if not the oldest specific ethnic nation/state symbols in Europe today, predating the Franks, Byzantium, Rome and the common era. The Moons shadow and it's ghosts seen below, magically, and in fact, brings forth light right before your very eyes, (you are not being induced by trickery osmosis or mesmerism to see things that are not there), the darkness literally illuminates like an otherworldly magical candle.....

Another example which helps explain the esoteric and mystical paradigm shift that is true, yet is not seen or understood by many. Always there, yet brought to the surface and the minds eye. The combined knowledge and effects of the moon's shadow, spirits and ghosts of ancestors as well as the previous centuries of linear cycles bring the paradigm shift more clearly into view.

1492 detail from Atlas Portolan, Jorge de Aguiar chart of the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Western Europe, showing the Croatian chequy and continuity from the medieval Croatian Kingdom. (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Yale, New Haven, USA)

Detail from the 1526 Battle of Mohács which took place along the bank of the Danube river near the Hungarian and Croatian border, as well as the Croats it also included the combined forces of western and central Europe against the invading Ottoman empire. Just one of numerous and more to come "battles of civilizations."

The following short addition is updated information since the original post. I can't tell my sources or the names of the persons who passed onto me the following information along with various factual historical examples, but now even I am of the same opinion as them also. It seems the already shown connotations and connections of the mystical chequey is indeed associated with arcane knowledge and mystical powers, including the already discussed phenomena of remote viewing and the association of the checkered symbol with the number of perfection, the smallest positive integer and so also the very first integer. ie: number six. The most understood and misunderstood numerical symbology at the same instance. I don't have the space here to explain in full detail, but you should get the basic gist of it.

When one looks at the checkered symbol, it is only one facet/face that you are looking at, the unaware person doesn't see the mighty magic that lies beneath and behind. This is where the perfect number of six comes into effect and may help better explain. What is seen when looking at the checkered symbol is not just the specific geometrically placed flat pattern before your eyes, but rather at the mystical principles and matrix of phenomenas that it is a part of, in the already shown examples, you are looking at just one facet of this numerously faceted and multi-dimensional magical symbol, what you don't see is this.......

As already shown, a cube is made up of six sides, and each square within the checkered symbol is likewise another six-sided cube, not just a one dimensional flat square pattern on the surface. The power of the six is all and everywhere, it is the perfect natural numerical number and a basis for time, space and much of nature, and so it is the basis of the chequey. Perhaps the most ideal symbol that can be included within a shield if there ever was, as it represents a two-fold symbology. Representing an historical and specific ethnonym/people/nation it is a very fitting symbology indeed. Microcosm and macrocosm in one instance simultaneously, an esoteric and mathematical natural world paradigm shift, many philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, shamans, sorcerers, wizards and conjurers have studied and known this for many centuries, if one is even a little familiar with history. (Is it perhaps uncanny coincidence again that this symbol was central during the defence of Europe and western civilization against the Ottoman incursions for centuries?, and even against the growing threat of the Bulgarian empire centuries before that as well? (See Croatian–Bulgarian wars for more background info) An actual invisible magical line of defence that bent but did never break and that has been impervious since the middle ages also) This is as far as I'm permitted to elaborate regarding this topic. I think the reader may now have a little better idea about the mysteries I am talking about, about the interlocking matrix of mathematical perfections and natural phenomenas that are combined into a symbol of personifying an ancient mystical lunar based science-magic and also a nation and people......


".....From the Croats who came to Dalmatia a part split off and possessed themselves of Illyricum and Pannonia; they too had an independent prince, who used to maintain friendly contact, though through envoys only, with the prince of Croatia......Great Croatia, also called 'White', is still unbaptized to this day....." - Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, De Administrando Imperio (DAI)

Some scholars have argued that the 5 horns of Fredegars 'Quinotaur', the mystical and symbolical creature associated with the origins of Merovich are representative of the 5 points, or horns, of the mystical Croatian Pentacle discussed up to now. Also, as briefly mentioned near the beginning, we know that the Latin word "Lucifer" does not represent or have any connotations with any kind of physical or non-physical individual person or being, because it is not a personal name but rather an adjective. (Anyone who tells you otherwise is greatly mistaken and they are probably too busy writing books when they should be reading books, because the ancient Hebrews wrote in Hebrew and not in Latin or Greek) The Latin language did not even exist yet. The word "Lucifer" comes from the Latin word  lūci- the stem of lux (genitive lucis) meaning "light" + ferre meaning "to bear", literally meaning "light-bringing." It has connotations with "the morning star", or, more precisely as the adjective, "light-bringer" which was normally applied to the Moon in antiquity." This can also extend to "bringer of dawn" or even the "bringer of light, knowledge and/or wisdom." Knowing this, the Croatian Royal Pentagram shown here then most assuredly represents "Luciferian" knowledge in the truest sense of the word, ie; bringing forth light and knowledge etc. (aka Order out of Chaos) It is then quite apropos that the earliest representation so far of the Croatian chequy carved in stone on the falcon wing is also associated with the Pentagram symbol in this instance. Together at the same point in time and location they represent the coming forth of light and knowledge, in effect a symbiosis of temporal earthly knowledge and esoteric cosmic magic also. (Could this also be why the Merovingians included the Pentagram symbol in their minted coins shown earlier?) In essence, "Luciferian" then means the process of the bringing forth of light, knowledge and the magical esoteric truths and mysteries, and is not a noun associated with any personal name or a person. Coincidentally, "Luciferian" can then even be correctly applied as "the shining ones."

The information presented above brings us to some interesting conclusions. Since we already know, and that it has been undeniably proven that both the characters of Jesus and the Devil in the oldest sources have been described as and are in fact..."Lucifer", ie; described in the texts as "the morning star" and Lucifer, ie; "bringers of light" and "shining ones", then we know that both of their Luciferian aspects are something that lies outside of both of them, it must be some kind of outward momentum source of knowledge, light and wisdom, each emanating from another (even different) source which is then brought forth by a medium, who may also likewise be and most probably is a sorcerer/magician. Also "Lucifera," ie; Latin accusative plural for shining ones and enlightened ones/light-bringers. For those not in the know, it is the Hebrew word שָּׂטָן that translates to Satan, meaning "adversary" or "the one who obstructs/opposes any coming misfortune, lies or calamity" etc, it is a title bestowed on a being/person, vis-a-vis the name of a being/person, ie; to be a Satan is to be an "opposer of" calamity, mistortune and confusion, or to be a protector. (example, between the 14th and 19th century the Croatian armies and nobles would have been the "Satans" protecting/guarding the Croatian and European lands from the Muslim jihadist armies and their Serb allies of the times, ("opposing") and we know they also did verily partake of wine, alcohol and pork meats just as the Merovingians (from Latin Merovingi, ie; "sons of Merovich") did also, so Satan is the equivalent to the Greek word διάβολος or diábolos which means one who "points out" truths and facts, "the rational one who points out errors", the one who accuses and slanders those who lie and lead astray with confusion, and this is where we get the modern word Devil. (The Luciferian source of the Hyperboreans Merovich and the Croatian royal dynasties then most assuredly is the original "Elohim/gods and powers", and the Luciferian source of the Jesus character would be the later appearing Yahweh/Jehovah, this is what the linear chain of events and facts will show)

Both of these words however have meanings completely different and are in no way connected to or from the etymology of Lucifer/Lucifereian. Just as todays modern word God doesn't mean Yahweh or vice versa as some book writers/preachers/ like to think or lead you to believe, because the ancient or Paleo-Hebrews worshipped El just as the Canaanites, Akkadians, Mesopotamians and other Semitic peoples thousands of years ago did. (Genesis 33:20 - Jacob builds an altar in the old cultic center of the north, Shechem, and dedicates it to "El, God of Israel” (’el ’elohe yišra’el ), as just one example, it is the same God of many of the other Semetic peoples and is the supreme God of the Canaanite religion. (even Moloch, Yahweh and Hadad and others are all called by the name "El" as it is a generic word that can be used for any God) It was only much later that the Hebrews invented Yahweh, yet who's origins are ultimately from many of the traditions of El. Actually, a number of researchers and archeologists from over the last century agree and have put forward evidences that the origins of the Israelites is from Canaanite origins. The culture of the earliest Israelite settlements in the land of Canaan and their cult-objects are clearly those of the Canaanite god El. (I repeat, El, and NOT Yahweh, was the original "God of Israel"– the very word "Israel" is based on the name El rather than Yah-Yahweh...yišra’el, the numerous oldest Hebrew names refer to "El"...Hana-el, Gabri-el, El-ishua, Dani-el, El-izabeth, Beth-el, Uri-el, just to name a few) In the oldest literary traditions of the Pentateuch, it is El who regularly appears and NOT Yahweh or Yahweh as El, or Jehovah either which is just a Latinization of Yahweh, aka at times as "the Great and Terrible God" of  Nehemiah and the Old Testament and even known as the monster of the Old Testament by many theologians and scholars and some religions through the centuries.Yahweh in numerous of the oldest Hebrew source examples is clearly envisioned as a storm god, something not true of El. Instead of Yahweh/Jehovah the jealous and wrathful God, it is generally agreed by scholars and theologians that El was a noun many times meaning the same as and was interchangeable with Elohim, which was a noun representng all the gods and powers/forces that created the universe and everything in it, and this Elohim in Biblcal/Hebrew sources is used in the plural having the meaning of "We" and "Our." (Let "US" create...in "OUR" image after "OUR" likeness", the phrase "bene elohim" translates to "sons of the Gods", etc) The whole Genesis creative narrative originally uses the Hebrew word "Elohim" implying plural gods and powers, it was the "Elohim" who gifted the magical pentagram ring to Solomon after all, not Yahweh/Jehova. And it was likewise the Elohim who were the Luciferian source of knowledge/wisdom/magic to the Hyperboreans and their lineage Merovich and the Croatian royal dynasties, and not the Luciferian source of the Jesus character known as Yahweh/Jehovah, who is also the same Abrahamic source in Islam. Verily, the Elohim are the precursors and most powerful of all since before the beginning of time, and it is their Luciferian magic, wisdom and knowledge that was passed on when descending from beyond the north winds in various forms and names. The Elohim are then the first "shining ones", Lucifers and "bringers of light."

(Panbabylonism also shows that the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Judaism to be directly derived from Mesopotamian (Babylonian) mythology) So it actually was/is "El" who was the first and orignal singular godhead of the Hebrews. Just as in the Canaanite religion deity pantheon, El is just one of the gods and powers that is included within the all-encompassing "Elohim." This noun Elohim was used to represent all the gods and powers including El. Coincidentally, or perhaps not coincidence at all, El was associated by the Paleo-Hebrews and the other Semitic peoples by the symbology of.....a Bull! (Tôru ‘Ēl  - "Bull Ēl" or "the bull god")

*Supplementary information: Knowing now even just these few facts mentioned above, I should quickly add that even the word "God" is a very ambiguous and at many times it is a contradictory word with various meanings, these days many times even having the opposite meaning when espoused by television preachers and gurus. Todays word "God" is from an etymology that is Gothic and Proto-Germanic from ǥuđán, originally meaning "pouring forth" as in libation, pouring forth a liquid as an offering to an idol or spirit or an invocation at a burial mound, first introduced into Wulfila's 4th century Gothic Bible. Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary says that the origin of the word ‘god’ comes from a Germanic word ‘gad,’ pronounced as “gohdt" and coming from an ancient Indo-European word simply meaning the "invoked one" and even "Lord Moon",  as in conjuring forth and summoning up spirits and powers (Elohim? Lucifers? Shining Ones?) also an incantation. The Babylonian Talmud of the 3rd to 5th century describes the word "god" to mean "fortune" or "luck"and states that the word is of the pagan origin, as in "Those that arrange a table to Gad." (Josiah 65). The 7th-century Origo Gentis Langobardorum, and Paul the Deacon's 8th-century Historia Langobardorum derive their pagan named god "Godan" of the Lombards from the Norse god "Odin", ie; Godan is their translation of the name Odin. God-an is Odin. So even the modern word God has an etymology that is purely of pagan origin with a meaning completely different from what people use it for today most of the time, and importantly a completely different meaning from the previously mentioned specific Yahweh/Jehovah. (Knowing this, the middle ages Ban/Duke of the Croatian King was Godemir, which may very well imply that besides being the Croatian King's Duke, that he was also privy to some a priori esoteric knowledge, perhaps even descended from an archaic lineage directly connected to the first Croatian wizards, sorcerers and shamans that arrived from Hyperborea, more on this later) The original meaning of the word "God" then is closer to the meaning of "El", the Paleo-Hebrew noun also representing a god of the Canaanite religion deity pantheon and others living in ancient Canaan, it is also closer to the interchangeable "Elohim" of which "El" is a part of. Elohim are the "plural gods" and powers/forces/spirits who created the universe in the Genesis narrative, (Later the story goes that it is Yahweh who appears and who gave many laws and rules to Moses, who told Noah to build an ark before the flood, who encouraged great misfortunes to test Job etc, according to the Yahwist/Jehovah priestly sources versions. However, the vast majority of Biblical scholars believe that the first 5 books of the the Hebrew Torah were not written by any Moses at all, but were a product of the Babylonian exilic period (c. 600 BCE) and that it was only at that time that Yahweh/Jehovah started to make an appearance and thrown in as a name sporadically. Yet most importantly for us, we know that long before that it was "El" who was the original Hebrew god and long before that it was the "Elohim" who "created the universe and everything in it")...and when all is considered and taken into account, the word meanings, their linear etymology and history, the original word "God" is of pagan origins and it is actually closest in meaning to the Latin word "Lucifer.") Genesis 1:1 is the first verse of the first chapter in the Book of Genesis, and the opening of the Genesis creation narrative. It was a tremendously important thing to know and information to pass on by the authors because it was written to let the reader know right from the start and not forget starting in the very first sentence. There is no doubt about it because in Hebrew script it reads: בהתחלה אלוהים ברא את השמים ואת הארץ. English transliteration: "In the beginning "Elohim" (the Gods) created the heavens and the earth." Only in the much, much later first Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament, known as the Septuagint, did "Elohim" get translated into the singular noun of "God", and even adding the new name Yahweh. In other instances in the Septuagint the scribes even decided to substitute the word "Elohim" by translating it as "angels" so now that's the version used in bibles even today.

The planet Venus was also known as Lucifer, ie; "Light Bringer," "the Morning Star," "Son of the Morning." (Latin lux “light” and ferre “to bear or bring) The symbology of the pentagram is inherent in the retrograde motion of the orbit of Venus. Only an a priori knowledge of even just these facts could account for the anomalies discussed here. Therefore we again know that it was the Elohim that gave the pentagram ring to Solomon, and so also the Merovingians and Croatian royal dynasties.

For those who are familiar with various concocted moon landing hoax and conspiracy theories over the last few decades, the above 1972 Apollo 16 moon landing image will be very familiar to you. Many absurd ideas have been suggested by a plethora of "moon landing hoax theorists" (who sometimes refer to themselves as "specialists" in uncovering ufo reptilians) including that a "C" was carved into the moon rock by aliens, or that the rock is a prop thus proving that the moon landing was faked on a film set and didn't happen, but this isn't the case or reality at all. We know that instead it was a hair that was strangely present during an official reproduction copy process initiated by NASA and that the image was even used on the official NASA Johnson Space Center Digital Image Collections website. (http://images.jsc.nasa.gov) The copy was made from the original image AS16-107-17446. But this is only a part of the mystery and anomaly. Firstly, the original and subsequent copies made from the original was performed by Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) which is a scientific research institute dedicated to study of the solar system, its formation, evolution, and current state. The Institute is part of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and is supported by the Science Mission Directorate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) How then could a piece of hair or fibre or dust be able to escape detection of numerous NASA photographic experts, engineers and scientists in the first place? This is as probable as believing an alien carved or painted it. Were they perhaps all temporarily blind? Surely the images before being used as official NASA photographs on official NASA websites and then sent out to other publishers around the world must have been inspected by numerous qualified experts, people who would have easily noticed the "C" long before the image was officially sent to world media locations, used in publishing and even on NASA's own website. (Any 6th grade student enlarging a photo in a basic dark room would also easily detect the "C" and quickly redo the enlargement/copy after making sure any contaminant foreign object was disposed of) Then we surely know that the "C" was intentionally put on the rock for a reason and with full knowledge of NASA and other powers that be. It was ordered by NASA or even more powerful people to intentionally place the "C" semi-elliptical marking on the rock for a specific reason, it was assuredly no accident or a sloppy reproduction process of an image.

It most definitely was not carved or painted onto the rock or a fake rock as proposed by some, rather instead it is a precisely placed hair or fibre that had the form of a "C" (or "made to appear" as just a simple and harmless looking hair/fibre) and it symbolized something much more than just a hair, perhaps even an esoteric confirmation. (Most definitely it's not any sort of subliminal message pertaining to any shampoos or hair conditioners or colouring products, and likewise not about promoting any fibre of material or awareness about house dust mites either) Interestingly and as shown earlier, Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV the Great uttered his famous words (Krešimir's Orb Prophecies/Latin; Cresimiri Orbi Prophetiae) precisely during the time that coincided with the Red Moon lunar eclipse of July 7th, 1069. What's more, the very name of Peter Krešimir when transcribed into Latin on numerous royal charters was "Petrus Cresimiri." Krešimir is the Croatian King who is simultaneously seen with the royal Croatian Pentagram as well as his sceptre/sword of rightful rule and orb/apple of esoteric mysteries. Quite simply, instead the pertinent question that really needs to be asked and answered is....A) was the hair (or what was made "to appear" as a hair/fibre) intentionally and precisely placed where it was before making a copy of the original photograph and by whom? or B) did something inexplicably cause the hair to fall on that exact spot at that exact time and then form a letter "C" and then later it even remained undetected by a myriad of NASA inspectors and photographic experts? (C..Hair..Rock..Moon, this could very well be evidence that falls in line with the topic of those persons connected with the ancient "vampiric essence" ie; that same ancient essence and aura that the age old wise ones, those chthonic Hyperborean deities who since time immemorial also possess and who are the very first wizards, this will be discussed later) There are other explanations (and "coincidences" such as that the very rocks used to build the supporting columns of the White House is limestone quarried in Croatia) also however, there are numerous "hoax theories" websites and uploaded Youtube videos by "theorists" with too much time on their hands, but mainly who's sole intent is devoted to spread deceit and fabricated fantasy as the truth, intent especially to hide the truths being shown here. It's not really the purpose of this post to prove to the reader what is already a known fact. You will have to decide for yourself whether the moon landings were a hoax or really happened. (Rest assured they did happen just as the moon can be seen during the night and during the day)

Even just the above example is a clear indication of the nefarious and fictitious ideas invented by people with agendas to hide the truths. (Don't pay attention to the meaning, just look for the reptilian or Lucifer fish holding the spotlight) People using hocus pocus twisted logic and personal whim stories to divert people from evidences that are plain to see and understand. Instances where people without even a basic understanding of the principles of photography, aperature, film speed and depth of field etc, are all of a sudden, in their own fantasy world, more knowledgeable about outer space, physics, light properties, photography and the moon than even experienced astrophysicists and thousands of scientists, some of them even deny that any man has ever travelled into space at any time whatsoever. As mentioned, even a 6th grade photography student can slaughter these fanciful untruths and charlatans posing as modern day truth messiahs. Likewise the truths of the Merovich, the Merovingians and the Croatian royal dynasties must also be told using all the sources and knowledge available, and not be diverted to invented reptilian fish lineages and holy or unholy ufo alien bloodlines. To them modern day space Hyperboreans don't exist and they don't even understand the true magic behind the real shadows that are cast every night, they simply don't understand the transformational power of "shadows" and how the hidden energies and forces within them came to be and exist, how it is "shadow" which preserves life and has kept this planet alive for billions of years. To them verified arcane magic is not understood, so they must instead concoct a web of fallacies to try to fool even the moon to stop spreading it's shadows upon the earth.

(Back to the topic at hand, even in biblical sources the Hebrew term "satan" describes an adversarial role, simply an adjective. It is NOT the name of a particular character or entity as used in later Christianity stories. English Satan, from Late Latin Satan (in Vulgate in Old Testament only), from Greek Satanas, from Hebrew satan "adversary", one who plots against another," from satan "to show enmity to, oppose, plot against, disagree with oppressors," from root s-t-n "one who opposes, obstructs, or acts as an adversary to tyrants." Although Hebrew storytellers as early as the sixth century B.C.E. occasionally introduced a supernatural character whom they called a satan, what they meant was any one of the angels sent by God for the specific purpose of blocking or obstructing human activity. It is NOT the proper name of any being whatsoever, so one can read that even angels and apostles are called satan also. According to the stories in the Books of Matthew and Mark, Jesus even calls his very own chief disciple Peter when he asked a question not by his name or by a new bestowed upon name, but instead refers to him as Satan. (According to the plot of the mythological story, Peter was merely stating a logical personal opinion and was then transformed into Satan by the Jesus character. This is not the same or connected in any way with the term Lucifer however)

The word Elohim occurs more than 2500 times in the Hebrew Bible, (2570 times!) Its great age may be shown from its general occurrence among all the Semitic peoples, with meanings ranging from "gods" in a general sense to specific gods to demons, seraphim, and other supernatural beings, and to the spirits of the dead. (In Slavic languages speaking nations the word "bog" means god and was also applied as a suffix to some of the gods names in their pagan deity pantheon, "bog" also ""buh","boh" has an etymology of earthly wealth/well-being/luck/noble, it even has an etymology with "Buga", who with her sister Tuga and 5 brothers Klukas, Lobel, Kosenc, Muhlo i Hrvat are recorded as leading the Croatian tribes into ancient Dalmatia, Pannonia and Illyricum in the early 7th century) Interestingly, in the Hebrew biblical story where Saul visits the Witch of Endor, it is recorded that she saw "elohim (gods) coming up out of the earth." (Intriguingly, many scholars are of the opinion that the Witch of Endor was most probably a foreign Hyperborean by birth and origin, just as Abaris the Hyperborean, the legendary sage, healer, philosopher, prophet and magician/miracle worker of Apollo and known to the Ancient Greeks) From even these few examples and information presented we then learn that it was NOT a single supreme "God" that created in Genesis at all as many are falsely led to believe, write and preach, but rather it was written as the generic plural form of "gods/powers"... of "Elohim." The truest sense of the words and their etymology then shows us a linear continuity and commonality of.....God = Elohim (plural gods and powers/spirts) = El (generic singular noun) = Lucifer (shining one/morning star/bringer of light/knowledge)

The historical sources, archeological remains, symbologies and linear chain of events conclusively show that medieval Croatian rulers and wizards, Princes, Dukes and Kings were instructed in Hyperborean sorcery and bestowed magical secrets by the chthonic and celestial primordial "Shining Ones/Elohim."  

And let's not forget, as mentioned briefly previously, in the Latin text charter from the year 852 regarding Croatian Duke Trpimir it is written as "Favored and by Divine Right/Mercy, Duke of all the Croats" (Latin: Dux Chroatorum iuvatus munere divino) This is tremendously important and illuminating also because the Latin word "divino" as well as "deus" and "divas" mean "divine", ultimately from "celestial" and "shining", the same as Aeolic Greek Δεύς deus. And what's more, this Latin word "deus" came to be used only much later as a word today commonly mistraslated as  "God." The Latin word deus consistently translates as Greek θεός theos in both the Vetus Latina and Jerome's Vulgate. In the Septuagint, Greek theos in turn again renders the Hebrew Elohim (אֱלוֹהִים, אלהים). If the Elohim are the basis of the text in Trpimir's royal charter, then this can only mean that it is the very Gods and Powers (plural) that created the universe and everything in it, that Trpimir is acknowleding the grace of, which is very different from the word thrown around as "God" in modern times in various ways. (Thank God they used real gravy. Thank God that the 7-11 is open and Mountain Dew is on sale, etc) So the Latin text  "Dux Chroatorum iuvatus munere divino" in the royal charter regarding Duke Trpimir more accurately translates as "Favored by the Elohim, Duke of all the Croats."  Again we see the linear commonality and underlying etymological connection of Deus = Theos = Divine = Celestial/Shining =  Lucifer = El = Elohim. Trpimir is then acknowledging the grace and favour/mercy of the "Elohim" for rightfully becoming "Duke of all the Croats." (ie; the "Shining Ones/Elohim" who existed before anyone or anything existed)

The information we learn from the above facts is actually doubly important and more amazing than it seems at first. The Croatian Duke Trpimir, (whom after the royal Trpimirović dynasty is named after), specifically made a point in this historic royal charter to note that he is not acknowledging for his rightful rule the favour of any prophet, not any Yahweh/Jehovah, no man, no woman, not the Frankish empire or Byzantium, no Pope, no Patriarch, no Emperor, King or any other nobles, princes or rulers who could have given him anything, Rather, he is thankful for the grace of his rightful rule... "iuvatus munere divino", acknowledging only the support of the very deus/theos/divine shining celestial morning stars, the Powers/Gods/Elohim who created the very universe. So the terms "shining/shining ones/morning star/lucifer/celestial/gods and powers/bringers of light/knowledge/wisdom" are the common denominators, the mystical glue that keeps the overall theme and continuity.

Furthermore, it is interesting that according to recent archeological audit findings from the early 1980's (but not examined thoroughly, translated and dated until the early 1990's), found at the Begovača site in Biljani Donji near Zadar, that the name of the Duke Mislav, predecessor to Duke Trpimir, was written as part of a Pre-Romanesque dedication monument. The reconstructed inscription translated from the Latin into Croatian and then English reads: "...since the gifts of god [deus=elohim] and the ... ... at the time of Prince Mislav ... ... his wife ... ... to save your soul restored this temple. (Also, the original Latin world "templum" translates to "temple", and not a church, it wasn't written as the Latin word "fanum" or "delebrum" which could have better translated to meaning a "church", but rather it was written as templum/temple. This is another esoteric clue that it was the same "deus", the same "Elohim", the same gods/powers/lucifers/bright morning stars and shining ones that the later Duke Trpimir was also referring to. A Croatian temple of esoteric knowledge and ancient Hyperborean magic, a temple under jurisdiction of the Croatian sorcerers and wizard-kings also.

If so, then the same processes discussed above in regards to the Croatian dynasties and the Merovingians are likewise an outward light and knowledge momentum, a continuity that lies above and beyond the person or a noun or a supposed proper name and instead extends backwards on the linear scale to it's origins. (The Pentagram of Venus is another perfect example showing the connection to the Croatian royal pentagram, knowing that the Latin name for the planet Venus is Lucifer, bright morning star, etc) This is very important to know and stress again...It is far above and beyond any person, noun or name, the pentagram then takes on a whole new meaning, ie; it is not limited to simple games of switch the names, people and nouns to and fro or this way or that way to invent dogmas, it is above and beyond because it is an unwavering outward linear "essence", untouchable by mere mortals. (An essence that needs no tales or "suspension of disbelief") In our particular case, to the origins from which both the Merovingians and Croatian Kings had come from, both used the symbology of the Pentagram, so they continued the momentum of an a priori cosmic magic and "light bringing" esoteric truths. This may in fact partly better explain the symbology and meaning of the Quinotaur also, who most assuredly was not an actual physical creature, but was a symbology representing that a priori magical class and their knowledge and illuminating secrets, (Coincidentally the same bull symbology of the previously discussed "El") and as we shall see before the end of this historical examination, who and from where the Croatian Royal dynasties and the Merovingians ultimately originate from.

Before proceeding again, let's take a quick step back and take another look at the 11th century baptistery in Split. A look from afar at the overall pattern to see what else the symbols and patterns can tell us. Let's recall the words of Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus in his 10th century work "De Administrando Imperio"  (DAI).... ".....From the Croats who came to Dalmatia a part split off and possessed themselves of Illyricum and Pannonia; they too had an independent prince, who used to maintain friendly contact, though through envoys only, with the prince of Croatia......Great Croatia, also called 'White', is still unbaptized to this day....."...

Some historians have pondered as to why 3 of the 4 falcons have the checkered shields on their wings, but the remaining falcon does not. This would seem like a logical question to ask. The answer  is self-evident and interesting enough to show here. Firstly, the reader should know that the birds carved into the stone are falcons, in Croatian a falcon is a sokol. The sokol/falcon has been a very honored animal and bird throughout Croatian history. The birds are found throughout various parts of Croatia, and especially commonplace along the coast. Many sports, literary and other clubs and organizations through the centuries have used the "sokol" in their emblem and the sokol name as part of their name. (just one example: www.hrvatskisokol.hr)

Recall that it has been recorded in the 10th century work De Administrando Imperio ( DAI) of Byzantine emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos that Illyricum, Dalmatia, and Pannonia is where the arriving Croat tribes migrated to from at least the 7th century from their previous homeland of White Croatia. (..."....Great Croatia, also called 'White', is still unbaptized to this day"....DAI") The top 2 falcons who are supported on the pentagram, and the falcon underneath who is enclosed within the pentagram, represent those 3 areas where the Croats migrated to. The remaining falcon to the left who is without a shield, he represents the Croats who were left behind in the "Great/White Croatia", Croats who did not go on to form a kingdom but instead eventually assimilated into the nations around them. (Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus etc)

The falcons with the shields therefore are the Croats who battled the pillaging Avars and liberated those 3 lands, lands which are called by their more ancient classical names in De Administrando Imperio. The far left falcon without a shield looks on, just as the left behind "White Croats" are looking on, part of but not included within the new Croatian realms and kingdom of that time. Yet they are all located within the interlacing pleter circle. (Which coincidentally incorporates a 3 ribbon pattern characteristic) Circles commonly represent unity, wholeness, and infinity, without end, without sides or corners, the circle is also associated with the number one. Wholeness. Circles are often seen as protective symbols. Standing within a circle "shields" a person from supernatural dangers or influences outside of the circle. The pentagram has long been a symbol of magic. The pentagram has five spiked wards and a womb shaped defensive, protective pentagon at the centre. It commonly denotes five senses - sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. We perceive five stages or initiations in our lives - eg. birth, adolescence, coitus, parenthood and death, as well as the 5 elements from time immemorial...earth, fire, water, air and spirit.

Notice also the rose in the middle and to the right, the middle flower with 6 petals and the other with 7 petals. It has been well established that to the ancients and practitioners of arcane secret knowledge even up to today, that seven is a number associated with shamanism and that number six is the number of perfection. These 2 numbers add up to 13, and it is interesting that there are 13 lunar phases or "Moons" in a calendar year. (A 13 Moon calendar is a harmonic timespace matrix)  This also tells us it was clearly a place of ritual, of worship, an assembly – in effect, what today is called a church. (Yet, the modern day word 'church' derives incorrectly from an intentional mistranslation of the original Greek term ἐκκλησία, which is transliterated as "ecclesia", which simply means, and is correctly defined as 'assembly') A ‘church/assembly’ implies the inclusion of a priest-like leader, but not necessarily at all, it can also be.....a shaman. (Technically and truthfully, any time the Croatian Kings, Princes or Dukes convened assemblies, they were in effect calling their Bans, generals, knights, noblility and lesser subordinates to go to church)

These middle ages Croatian shamans were also the ‘magicians’ who conferred blessings, powers and kingship to the Croatian rulers and their realms. (This can likewise be applied to the Croatian kings themselves as well, as they held the power to confer, grant and enforce decrees and the laws)  Some scholars have come to the conclusion that the falcon/sokol without the shield, but still within the protective pleter circle, represents the ultimate royal head of the Croats, ie the King. This would seem quite valid also in retrospect. One notices that the falcon without the shield does not have his wings to his side as the others. His wings are instead lifted upwards and spread out, as if conjuring, guiding, looking inwards at them all and in agreement, setting them forth, conferring magic and allotting duties. The Croatian king is not in need of a protective shield afterall, as he is the one who guides his subordinates, princes, military and soldiers and people, and in turn protected by them all. Perhaps even a representation of the guiding hands/wings continuing from the earliest Gotho-Slavs, the people who centuries previously came to Dalmatia, Pannonia and Illyricum, ie: the Croats. It's apparent then that we see not just a spontaneously made pentagram symbol with flowers and birds with shields in a circle for aesthetic reasons only, or as a spur of the moment decision of the artist. They were carved to last a very long time and for a special and specific purpose, so we instead see being represented wizardry, supernatural gifts, esoteric continuity, arcane knowledge, rightful rule and magic being bestowed upon and even from the Croats in this stone representation. There are eagles that fly Croatian skies, however it seems that instead the falcon/sokol was the preferred choice of bird as a symbology. (Here's some interesting and amazing facts about the sokol/falcon that you may not have known...Falcons are the fastest member of the animal kingdom and so also the fastest bird in the world, able to reach recorded speeds over 250 mph/400 kmh. Falcons also have the the best binocular and stereoscopic vision among all the larger birds of prey, large eyes able to spot intruders that are a threat to their nest and inhabited areas, or prey such as rabbits, mice and especially pigeons and other birds, being able to see them up to an extraordinary 5 km away before using their pure high speed to intercept. When threatened by any other larger birds, including even eagles, the falcon's body is configured to make the sharpest turns at the highest speeds with it's sharp beak and claws extended to attack and kill their target. When soaring to lofty and dizzying heights and then diving sharply with pure hyperspeed, they actually shift their shape to slip through the air molecules, literally transforming into a silent missile that seems to come out of nowhere upon their target or prey. Falconry has a history in Europe that reaches back to at least 380 BC. Falcons also rate highest on the scale for innovative feeding habits and avian intelligence)

The falcon/sokol, and some other birds in Slavic, and even Germanic mythology, is seen as a symbol of a returning life and a spiritual guide. He is an intermediary between the earthly sphere and the otherwordly sphere of the beyond. The sokol is the speaker of great secrets which he brings with him after soaring the otherwordly heights, his eyes have tales to tell. (The always present and unseen 13th moon, only the moon can be seen at night and during the day....the sokol still flies to this day across Croatian skies)

Now, at this point you may be wondering what point am I getting at exactly. What have checkered coats of arms to do with the famous and legendary Frankish kings Merovich and Clodomir, with the Duke Marcomir and the mysterious Merovingian dynasty?  Funny that you should ask. Let's see where we are up to now based on the facts shown. Firstly, let me remind the reader that the modern nation of 'France' took their name from the 'Franks', and everyone knows that the 'Franks" were a confederation of .....'Germanic tribes', Germanic speaking anyway.  The modern nations of France and Germany both originate and were born from the Franks. According to numerous written accounts the precursors to the Merovingians appear to have been a migrating people who were actually separate from the main populations of Franks found around them.  Long before arriving to Gaul and coming to be called as the Salian Franks, they supposedly originally departed from near the Baltic sea and previous to that possibly from the Black sea. Some sources read that they arrived with names strangely not usual among the Franks. (Yet not at all unusual to the Ostrogoths and Croats from White Croatia. Some Gothic names mentioned by 6th century Roman historian Jordanes that sound remarkably.....Slavic: Telefus, Gradivus, Filimer, TheudemirValamir, Videmir and Vithimir among others, related perhaps to Branimir? Muncimir? Trpimir? Krešimir? ZvonimirSelimir? Godemir? etc)  Did perhaps the founders of the Merovingian line originally travel as a part of the mixed Germanic Goth/Slavic-Veneti tribes and populations?  During the Goths early expansions and travels in the early 2nd century, they occupied large parts of Southern Russia and Ukraine along the northern shore of the Black sea for at least 200 years. We know that at that time Slavic foederati were also within their ranks. (also the Veneti-Slavs) Could the Merovingian line be directly descended from these Gotho-Slavs?  the ones who went on to specifically become the Croats also, and mentioned by the later chroniclers? ...

It is indeed interesting, and relevant here, that at the beginning of the 9th century and the rise, reorganization and rule of the first recorded Croatian Princes and Dukes, formerly held Frankish possessions in Pannonia became part of early Slavic speaking Croatian duchies and realms, well before the Hungarians arrived also. (Even before the Magyars overran Bavaria, no trace is left of the Frankish rule in Croatian Pannonia, instead we soon find the Croatian Pannonia in close cooperation with Dalmatian Croatia, both of which will within a century form a united Croatian Kingdom) Although the Croats were vassals of the Franks no more now, justice was still administered by the common law of the native Slavic tribe, we see the early Croat realms fashioned in part after the Salian law of the Franks, the cities for a time still followed the Roman tradition as codified in the edicts and Pandects of Justinian, ( promulgated in April of 529 by the C. "Summa")...but regardless of the administrative laws situation in question, it was at this time that Trpimir I arose as the next Croatian monarch after Mislav , becoming the superordinate mediator of the Slavic language speaking Croats who arrived centuries previously from the recorded White Croatia, and he rightfully assumed the royal title: "Favored and by Divine Right, Duke of all the Croats" (Latin: dux Chroatorum invatus munere divino) and his realm as the "Realm of the Croats" (Latin: Regnum Chroatorum) Thus bringing into the middle ages European historical chapter the first organized and recognized permanent Croatian realms and Duchy. (Inheriting also the right as to how to govern and which laws to enact, ie: monarch and also superordinate mediator of his people regarding laws)  The law code has had a formative influence on the tradition of statute law that has extended to modern times, especially in Central and South-Central Europe, which included the Croatian realms. The Croatians of Dalmatia were protected by the authority of Lothair (840-855), who was emperor of the West (Emperor of the Romans) and king of Italy and Bavaria, thus the Venetians at first avoided conflict with the Croatians. This form of the extension of Salian Law contributed not only to the later Carolingian dynasties, but also to the early Croatian dynasties, justice system and the formation of the early Croatian royal courts, eventually even to administering the whole Croatian Kingdom independently from the Franks and Byzantium. The original edition of the Salian Law code was commissioned by the first king of all the Franks, Clovis I (c. 466–511, Latin: Chlodovechus; reconstructed Frankish Chlodowig) who as you know was the grandson of Merovich.


Demetrius Zvonimir (Latin: Demetrius Sunimirio; Croatian: Dmitar Zvonimir) crowned as "King of Croatia" (Latin: Rex Croatorum) in 976 by Papal legate representatives of Pope Gregory VII and portrayed with an old heraldic oath sign. According to Vatican documents from the time of Zvonimir, upon being crowned he was also given the right to 'the standard.' Could the oath sign in fact be a representation of the magical triune? Of the 3 Croatian realms associated with the early arriving Croatian tribes? (ie; ancient Dalmatia, Pannonia and Illyricum as recorded by Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus in De Administrando Imperio and found in other sources) Of the triune symbiosis of the early Croatian Veneti-Gotho-Slav ethnogenesis of the Croats, also found in old written sources. Of the checkerboard, the Moon, Earth and the Sun triune mentioned previously as the lunar eclipse. (That celestial phenomena which when it occurs brings forth magic and the ghosts of ancient ancestors and spirits upon the checkerboard by osmosis from the Moon's shadow, making things "appear" and seem different yet all are parts of the sum which coheres and stays the same as the Hyperborean Trinity, Peace, Unity and Freedom. Also postulated by some is that it is connected to the three parts of the wisdom trinity...alchemy, astrology and theurgy, ie; Hermes Trismegistus, the age old pagan prophet "thrice-greatest Hermes" who is believed also to have been a travelling magician of the mystical and ancient Hyperborean origins) The Croatian version of his name is Dmitar, from the Greek root Demetrius, the Greek root is taken from the Greek goddess Demeter. (Demeter's daughter Kore, was the Goddess of vegetation and the fruits of the field, because the apple contains the Pentacle, a star composed of five seeds in its core and a worthy offering for the gods to eat) Painting by Kristian Kreković.


Some interesting related sidenote information. As was common amongst the royalty of Europe in the middle ages, (and even these days), many kings married into other royal families and/or married off their daughters who were princesses off to to other kings of Europe. Dmitar Zvonimir in 1063 married a Hungarian princess named Helen, also called Helen the Fair, ('Jelena Lijepa' in Croatian, not to be confused with Jelena Slavna, aka 'Helen the Glorious' already mentioned above), who was the sister of King Bela of Hungary. (she was also the granddaughter of Polish king Mieszko II Lambert, and a great-granddaughter of Tsar Samuel of Bulgaria)  Before he was crowned, Zvonimir was at first a Ban (Duke) of Slavonia under his cousin the Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV the Great,  (who also was survived only by a daughter named Neda), so Helen went on to become a queen consort of Croatia during her marriage with Zvonimir. (Through Helen, he was connected to the royal families of not only Hungary, but also Poland, Denmark, Bulgaria, and Byzantium) They had a son, prince Radovan who died in his late teens or early twenties preceding the deaths of Zvonimir and Helen. They also had two daughters, princesses Claudija and Vinica. According to the customs of those times it was only the male son heirs who were allowed to become kings and rulers, so Claudija and Vinica were already ineligible and instead went on to marry. Upon the death of Zvonimir in 1089, Stephen II (Stjepan II) and Petar Svačić went on to become the last native Croatian King before the Croatian Kingdom joined the Hungarian crown. Helen had already died around 1091 by this time. It is interesting information however that in the 'Historiae Chroaticae Periodum Antiquam' (Latin: 'Period of Croatian History in Antiquity', page and link below)...it is written that.....

.....a) [CLAUDA . "Suinimirus rex" donated property to "cuidam nobili de genere Lapaç, Vonyça" with "quadam filia sua Clauda" by charter dated to [1076/87]...VONICK, of the family Lapčani.] b) [VINICA . "Suinimirus rex" donated "terram Carini" to "Michaeli Nelipçio ab Oršić et eiusdem coniuge filiæ…suæ Winicæ" by letters of Stefan Tvrtko dated 1390. m MIKHAEL Nelipči, son of ---.] c) RADOVAN (-after 1083). "Stephanus olim…dux Chroatorum" donated property to "monasterium sancti Stephani", in the presence of "Suinimiri regis domini mei, Lepe regine, Radouani filii regis", by charter dated 1078. "Suinimirus…rex Chroatorum atque Dalmatarum" donated property "in…loco…Radunam" to the church of St. Stjepan at Split by charter dated 1083 witnessed by "regina Lepa et Radouanus filius regis"

Excerpt from the 'Historiae Chroaticae Periodum Antiquam' (Period of Croatian History in Antiquity)

.....Amongst the various information related to charters documenting donations made by the Croatian King during those times, in the text of the events we are told that the daughters of King Zvonimir (Latin: Svinimirus Rex) went on to marry and that Zvonimir's wife Jelena (Helen) bore him a son named Radovan who died while still young. It continues that Claudija went on to become the wife of Vonick, a voivode (military governor) from the Lapčani noble line, a prince and descendent from one of the first 12 Croatian noble families of the middle ages. The other daughter Vinica became the wife of Michael Nelipić, another local Croatian noble prince. This is the last we hear of the daughters in this source. We also are not sure what happened to Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV's daughter Neda, who likewise also was not eligible for the royal crown according to the customs from those times. However, if even just these daughters had children, (which they most probably did), could it possibly be that there were direct descendents of King Dmitar Zvonimir and King Peter Krešimir IV the Great continuing the Croatian royal line all along after all?, in other areas of Croatia through Claudija, Vinica? Neda? and perhaps even other daughters...Perhaps the royal Croatian line and direct descendents of King Zvonimir and King Peter Krešimir IV are even alive today?.......

As already discussed, we know that the Croatian King Michael Krešimir II had lineal descendants through his wife Jelena (Helen of Zadar) who went on to become future Croatian Kings also, likewise the aforementioned King Dmitar Zvonimir also had daughters through his wife Jelena (the princess Helen) who went on to marry local Croatian nobility. Records show that Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV also had a daughter named Neda. However, no records that have been passed on to us positively state that they did not have children. This is the case also with some of the Croatian Kings. No surviving records so far found categorically state that they did not have children, in these particular and specific cases we simply don't know if or how many children could have went on and continued the Croatian royal dynastic lines through the daughters. Could the Croatian chequy have a part to play and continuity meanings concerning this also? (Perhaps they too were privy to some of the esoteric knowledge, eternal cosmic truths and circle of magic that their fathers-kings were a part of also?)

Before moving on, another very interesting anomaly which defies military and political logic and seems to point towards another instance of some kind of sorcery or esoteric knowledge. The Annales Carinthiæ and Chronica Hungarorum record that King Zvonimir eventually also invaded Carinthia in 1079/83. King Dmitri Zvonimir also took a hard line against the Byzantine Empire and was even an ally of the Normans, with whom he joined in wars against Byzantium. When Robert Guiscard, the Norman Count of Apulia and Calabria (1057–1059), and then Duke of Apulia and Calabria and Duke of Sicily (1059–1085), invaded the western provinces of Byzantium in 1084, Zvonimir sent troops to his aid. How is it that the Norman leader Robert Giscard, who was already Duke over large parts of southern Italy and all of Sicily, and a serious threat to even the Byzantine empire, made no move against or attempt a military conquest of the Croatian Kingdom under Zvonimir? Remarkably, instead we see King Zvonimir send Croatian troops to assist him. This is a mystery which has confounded historians for centuries even to this day, If the Norman conquerer and his armies were already ruling 1/2 of Italy, and was preparing to even invade Byzantine ruled areas why would he ask King Zvonimir for aid and not instead just invade there first, after all, the Croatian Kingdom at that time was one of the more wealthier and strategic realms in Europe, a prized jewel for the taking and much closer. Was there some kind of underlying understanding on the part of the Normans that the Croatian Kingdom and realms were not to be invaded or even interfered with? The answer to this wizardry may become a little more clearer when it is recalled that the Normans, and even the Angevins, had bloodlines by way of...yes, that's right....the Merovingians! The Angevins married into Hungarian aristocracy by way of Italian principalities controlled by the Normans, and so in the 15th century the Capetian House of Anjou were kings of Croatia, as well as Hungary, Poland, Naples and Sicily and even parts of Greece. Very simply, it seems that the Norman Duke Guiscard and King Zvonimir were most likely of the same Merovingian esoteric and mystical circle with common goals. (The circle that surrounds the Croatian pentacle as an analogy, privy to it's powerful esoteric meanings, knowledge and possibilities) After all, what need would there be to invade a monarch and his kingdom (Zvonimir and the Croatian Kingdom) if they were already privy to and a part of the same magical process and esoteric class reaching back to antiquity? We know that the Croatian Kingdom in those times, among other western continental European civilizational processes, formation of it's legal order and royal hereditary, criminal and inheritance laws, was a kingdom also administered according to the Merovingian inspired.....Salic lawactually the only Slavic kingdom in that part of Europe to do so. (To add more suspense and intrigue regarding this, Salic law became the basis for the early medieval European common law. The Croatian Kingdom at that time also formulated laws according to this Salian based European common law, but also according to their own traditional systems as well, and when propitious for formulating royal charters including even from the more ancient Roman laws. This shows a very rare high degree of independence and autonomy in the ruling and decision making process when formulating laws on the part of the Croatian Kings and their decrees, royal courts and assemblies. See HERE) However one looks at it, there was absolutely no hint of a repeat of the Battle of Hastings whatsoever, such as during the Norman conquest of England) The Norman Duke Robert Guiscard most likely knew very well and understood precisely and exactly who King Dmitri Zvonimir really was, his power and prestige. (Also remember, it was none other than the earlier discussed Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV the Great himself who promoted Zvonimir to the position of Ban in the first place, his 2nd in command Duke knowing full well that he would eventually wear the Croatian crown after him. Was Guiscard possibly also aware of the legends attributed to King Peter Krešimir IV and the famous words he uttered during his coronation? aka "Krešimir's orb prophecies." We know that those lands that the Normans intended to invade were under Byzantine political jurisdiction at that time, however we also know that those lands were at first populated by Croats. Writing around the year 950 the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos in his De Administrando Imperio ( DAI) wrote that it was DalmatiaPannonia and Illyricum where the arriving Croat tribes migrated to, from at least the 7th century from their previous homeland of White Croatia, this even well "before" Serbs arrived to anywhere near that part of Europe. Both King Zvonimir and the Normans under Robert Guiscard had this alliance to retake lands from the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos and to bring those Croats back to the fold of the Croatian Kingdom and European common and Salian law. (Bohemond the son of Guiscard also continued this policy and played a major role during the First Crusade) This all may have something to do with why Zvonimir would assist the Normans with Croatian soldiers, a common civilizational goal and military campaign towards freeing those Croats who were against their will eventually absorbed into the Byzantine political sphere, this being just the forerunner until eventually taking Constantinople. However even though not ultimately successful in defeating Byzantium at that time, in retrospect and more importantly, the alliance and military campaigns ensured that the Croatian Kingdom at that time still remained under European common law and within it's civilizational process, which was incongruous with other civilizational processes. Within a generation after King Zvonimir's and Robert Guiscard's death, the Croatian Kingdom would join into a union with the Hungarian crown, yet this fact of the continuation of European common law and Merovingian inspired Salian law civilizational process would become a major important factor centuries later during the Ottoman campaigns into Europe. More on this later....)

An interesting excerpt from www.olinrevelation.org:

".....The suffix -ovic and related suffixes appears to also be a variant of the -orix root. Note that the letters v and r are formed with similar handstrokes and have similar Olin meanings. It appears likely that names ending with -oric evolved into names ending with -ovic or vice versa. Examples of such names include Merovich (also spelled Merovech) and Chlodovech...... There are several variants of ovic. One variant is ovich or ovech, as seen in Merovech and Chlodovech .......The name Morovic or Merovic could also possibly be seen to translate as "invader(s) from the sea".....(The word 'more' in Croatian means 'sea',and is pronounced "mor-eh")

From the 13th century work regarding the early Croats in modern day Croatian lands, the chronicle of Historia Salonitana reads:............"From the Polish territories called Lingonia seven or eight tribal clans arrived under Totilo. When they saw that the Croatian land would be suitable for habitation because in it there were few Roman colonies, they sought and obtained for their Duke...The people called Croats...Many call them Goths, and likewise Slavs, according to the particular name of those who arrived from Poland and Bohemia. (The chronicle of H.S. is of course writing about the mid 6th century, around the year 540, and so this is an anachronism, as those nations did not exist yet. Much more on this particular topic at croatsgothsslavs.blogspot.ca)

As well as the Chronicle of the Priest of Duklja from the 14th century, this Croat = Goth and Slav connection, was first published into Latin by Ivan Lučić Lucius where he wrote also the same. Some Gothic names mentioned by the 6th century Roman writer Jordanes: Telefus, Gradivus, Filimer, TheudemirValamir, Videmir and Vithimir. Do these not even sound Slavic? They certainly do, your eyes nor ears deceive you and you are not under some spell or affected by typing trickery or linguistic mesmerism. Compare again to Branimir, Muncimir, Trpimir, VojnomirKrešimir, Zvonimir, SelimirGodemir...(Duke Marcomir, King Clodomir)

In the year 879 Croatian Duke Branimir made the early organized Croatian realms internationally recognized, retaining sovereignty from both Frankish and Byzantine rule. This de jure and de facto recognition of the independence of part of the Croatian lands was the fruition of military might, diplomacy and as in the cases of later Croatian rulers, royalty and kings, their inherent and divine "Right to Rule".

It is interesting that the Croatian Duke Branimir (Latin: Dux Cruatorvm/Duke of the Croats) received about fifteen official registered letters and documents of which the majority belong to the time of Pope John VIII (872-882) Also during this same time the legendary Moravian Duke Svatopluk also received letters from the Roman Pontiff. The Croatian realms of Branimir's Croatian Duchy and the territories of Svatopluk's Great Moravia were also considered by Rome as a mighty and formidable "Realm of Slavs." (Latin: terra Sclavorum), as the Croats and Moravians were speakers of the Slavic languages as well. The two most powerful and important Slavic speaking rulers of central Europe at that time. (See also: The Making of Christian Moravia) However there is more here than meets the eye, because neither Branimir or Svatopluk were actually regarded as particularly religious or considered themselves devout Christians or even religious, yes they understood the power, prestige,  and official epithets of being addressed by the Pope as glorious and highly esteemed Princes and Dukes of their people, (during those times it was the popes who bequeathed rightful rule and official recognition of kingdoms, states, duchies and realms), just like the early Merovingians dynasty centuries previously. Of more central importance to them was the official recognition of them as the inherent and rightful monarchs of their people at the time, along with the Franks on their borders, ie: equals as highly esteemed rulers of officially recognized people and their territories. (Branimir and his wife Mariosa appear in records as making an official escorted royal tour to Cividale to prove their allegiance in being a part of the new continental order terra nostra Europa. (This topic will be discussed later in more detail) Branimir and later Croatian dynastic rulers were uninterested in forming a national church or being officially limited and guided to new religious precepts by church hierarchy outside of the terra Europa of that time and their realms, but rather they were concerned and focused on the ruling of their realms in the most efficient, organized and propitious ways possible, harkening back to even ancient Rome. For this reason they oriented towards being a part of the re-emerging Roman centered terra Europa power base. Branimir and new the emerging and growing Croatian realms needed and desired wise leadership and progressive policies, efficient armies, royal courts, assemblies, nobles and education, and not to get involved with the idea of a national Christian church with new dogmas which would be a hindrance and be run mainly by a small exclusive circle of self-obsessed dogmatists with no power or actual real authority. The Croatian dynastic rulers looked towards the beyond preferring to effect, affect and be included within the future political frameworks in their realms and within Europe, not giving assent to new Christos gurus who would claim to be new messiahs, apostles and national guru holymen. ie: The benefits of more powerful, enlightened  and progressive Croatian realms and rulers outweighed the need for more national Christos gurus and messiahs barefooted in the national desert praying for a new national Job or Abraham to guide them and hand down new entangling ideologies from foreign desert lands. Sword, strength, nation and civilizational/cultural/dynastic progress over being the head of and ruling a few limited and local national Christos gurus was of the prime importance. No amount of words or monasteries can defeat enemies) The Roman Holy See understood this also, as well as the Carolingian Franks, Longobards in Italy and many others. ie: Branimir's and Svatopluk's power and prestige set them apart from other Slavic speaking rulers of the time, they were a higher echelon of royalty and nations among the Slavic languages speaking peoples at that time. (Boris I of Bulgaria had also received some official correspondences from the Pontiff, as he was the ruler of the Bulgarians who were situated at the eastern borders of Croatia and ruling from Alba Bulgarica. The inclusion of Branimir's and Svatopluk's realms into the western and central European sphere as allies of the Roman Carolingian fold power base was understood by them to be the correct and the best political decision also, why?... being a part of the western civilizational dynamic and dynastic process and political-military status quo was also a trump card against any invaders not of that emerging fold power base, and even those who were also a part of it. They were now officially sanctioned superordinates with future possibilities. Not even foreign induced proxy wars could permeate their civilizational continuity and authority. (This was the case for both Branimir and Svatopluk vis-a-vis the Bulgarians and the later arriving Hungarians) In Branimir's case it prevented Frankish domination and control as well as also ensuring that the Bulgarians remained peacefully on Croatia's eastern border and did not invade, as well as of course Byzantium. In the Croatian case, the needs of the Croatian people, nation and rulers very simply superseded any need for a national league of Christos gurus that would perpetually be in conflict with and be an alien symptom/religio-cultural process vis-a-vis the realities of the terra nostra Europa political/dynastic power bases and cultural/organizational/civilizational status quo. As already shown, the Pentagram's association with magic derives from the fact that rulers, Princes, Dukes and Kings were thought to possess magical powers; so it is both a symbol of their dynasty and their doctrine. The mysteries of the Pythagoreans discussed earlier, who saw in the pentagram a mathematical perfection, the five points of the pentagram each representing one of the five elements that make up man: fire, water, air, earth, and psyche, as well as the esoteric Hyperborean secrets brought down by the early Croats would have no basis, no hypocenter to expand from to other contact points if the Pentagram was excluded and replaced with new gurus, the esoteric abilities of the following Croatian rulers and their realms would have been stifled and severely retarded examining itself perpetually with foreign creeds made into new national dogma vacuums. Branimir et al, did not want to expend energy on such tasks, such actions would retard mystical expansion and the paranormal connection required to elevate, to remote viewing, to perform mystical anomalies for their people and Kingdom, etc. The previous mystical abilities brought by the Croats from White/Great Croatia would then have been snapped and broken and dust before even being known. The power of the chequey, of the pentacle, of the lunar eclipses, the Blood/Red Moon, the Blue Moon and of the celestial shadows of ancient ancestors and spirits would then have been broken and lost. There would then be no "As above, so below" any longer, but rather just below and only within, within only the new Christos gurus and everything beyond would have become just a great dark and strange void, surely a dangerous recipe for future calamities and risk of being overtaken by alien theistic hordes in the future. Words of the new national Christos gurus who would personify the nation's mightiest force, power and weapons to defend does not match as well as steel, blood, ancient spirits of ancestors and the eternal mystical powers of the celestial phenomenas, seen and unseen, above and below, cosmic and chthonic. Without remote viewing and the power of knowledge of the past then decisions for the future are doomed to become mistakes, however with remote viewing, with the mystical connections to celestial phenomena and blessings by way of the sacred symbology of the ancient past, then even mistakes will in the end become just anomalies leading to glorious victories to ponder over with awe. Already for centuries after having arrived to ancient Dalmatia, Pannonia and Illyricum from their northern realms called "Great and White Croatia", the Croatian tribes were still overwhelmingly and strictly pagans, even being called by other names by the writers from the surrounding empires, many times by names based on topography or even by classical geographical names. Branimir understood this well and continued the traditions of those before him, understanding that now was the time to complete the esoteric and divine real world paradigm shift. Only by their own name and in their own realms will they and future Kings be addressed by henceforth, their name that they brought down with them will again become known as prophecized. And the new order of things will also bring forth a new high name, the paradigm shift of the terra Europa will also henceforth come to know them officially as "Croats."(Latinized; Croatorum...Nomen Est Omen) Therefore no need for a chanting national Noah and boat to escape the coming waters, with the knowledge of the ancient past and celestial magic which sees the future, only a few words will be required to smash mountains, to bend steel and make waters dry up and be swallowed by the ground and even clouds themselves. (Did not even the Croat's ancestors the Hyperboreans also travel south, east and west also as a flood? or as moon beams across the lands? Herodotus verily wrote that they did) 

Croatian royal dynasties would actually continue on for over another 200 years, surprisingly even well after Svatopluk and Great Moravia ceased to exist. This was also partially because, Branimir and the Croatian rulers and kings after him, by entering the western/central European fold power base, had guaranteed the inclusion of previous areas of the Roman Empire into the Croatian Kingdom and realms as promised and prophecized. Branimir and Croatian Kings after him had de facto and de jure assured the continuation of the previous Latin speaking coastal areas into the Croatian lands. Becoming the Croatian realms as foretold and promised, the lands of the previous Ostrogoths and the western Latin speaking remnants before them. (When writing about these times before even King Peter Krešimir IV, Croatia was recorded by the Eastern Roman Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII in his historical work De Administrando Imperio as having a vast military force composed of 100,000 infantrymen, 60,000 horsemen and a sizable fleet of 80 large ships and 100 smaller vessels. (Branimir's name in Latin was written at times also as "Brannimero." Is there perhaps a continuity between Branni"-mero" and "Mero"-vich? It is interesting that the Latin etymology of "mero" is "merus" which is from the older word "mer"(very likely connected to the language of the Hyperboreans), which means  “to sparkle, glimmer, gleam” ie: lofty, undiluted. The Merovingians, which is Latin for descendants of Merovich, were already for centuries no longer the pre-eminent royal Frankish dynasty, yet they too were known as the "lofty ones." More on these very interesting anomalies and related information later) The above are also just some of the reasons why the Croatian orthography and alphabet continuity, and of the other nations of that political, cultural and civilizational process also, since the middle ages went on to use and include Latin script for their primary literary standard, ie: the natural extension of their early Latin lingua franca world civilizational/cultural experience and history. Recall again, and this will probably be a surprise to the average casual history reader, this early independent and officially recognized Croatian Duchy and Croatian dynastic rule occurred well before the formation of any Serb recognized political realm as they were under subjugation and a part of the Bulgarian empire during those times, it also occurred before even any specific Czech, Slovak, Polish or even any Ukrainian, Belarusian or Russian political entity existed also, including of course the preceding Kievan Rus', thus showing a continuity of the same people, nation and name up up to even today. (This is no fanciful fiction or a case of hocus pocus histrionics with me putting words into emperors' mouths, just a historical fact, only the Bulgarians have a longer history of continuity as a recognized sovereign state being named specifically after themselves) This emerging officially recognized realm of the Croats would come to be known from that time forward not only as a realm of any general Slavic languages speakers or just a royal Slavic speaking dynasty, but also more specifically and rightfully as the realms and Kingdom of the "Hrvati" and "Hrvatska." (Latinized; Croatorum) Being the first to have arrived to ancient Dalmatia, Pannonia and Illyricum before others from their previous dwelling place of Great and White Croatia, as prophecized the pagan Croats now joined the European power base as rightful co-equals and heirs of their Hyperborean descent and ancient ancestral lineage. We then see and know that what was of most paramount importance to Duke Branimir and later Croatian royalty was always and at all times the continuation of the Hyperborean magic from antiquity, Croatian Pentagram and chequy symbology, of the mighty sorcery, magic and eternal truths bequeathed to them and connecting them and their people to times long past. Image above is of a Duke Branimir monument in the coastal town of Nin where Branimir was known to have ruled from a number of times. 

 Branimir...Duke of Croats (Latin: Branimiro com... dux Cruatorum) dated to the time of his rule (879-892)

Besides surviving charters, the recorded official correspondences and letters to and from Papal Rome, and mentions by foreign contemporaneous sources, we also have today the important stone inscriptions from the time of the Croatian Duke Branimir. There have been 5 discovered since the late 19th century so far, actually an impressive number of stone inscriptions with a specific rulers name on them dating from early middle ages, very rare any European ruler from that time. In three of these inscriptions he is additionally described as being the leader of his people. As detailed by historians, in one Branimir called himself the "dux Cruatorum" in the Latin lingua franca of the time, this meaning the Croatian people. (This one is known as the Branimir iinscription seen above and we already know that the name for "Croat" is the Latin version etymologically derived from the much older "Hrvat" which is the Croatian/Slavic version of our name. (and the other recorded versions: Horvat, Hrovat, Harvat etc) The 10th century Croatian King Stjepan Držislav inscription also clearly shows this etymological continuity) He was at times also called "dux Slcavorum" by foreign writers such as Theudebert. Being that Croats and the larger generic term Slavs are synonyms of the Slavic speaking Croats to the larger foreign audiences, this is not unusual or surprising and was also applied to the previously mentioned Moravian Duke Svatopluk and other later Dukes and Kings. That surviving stone inscription in Latin is still with us today. 

The 3rd stone inscription of him being named as leader of others is one that is more unusual and an anomaly in regards to all other historical sources, and it was also first discovered only in the late 19th century. In this one he is also called "dux Clavitnorum." This inscription was ordered by one of his župans (counts/nobles) named Priština, the stone carved monument text also stating that he and his wife promise to also build a future church or building for Duke Branimir. (That part of the inscription is damaged) At first when discovered in the late 19th century some scholars immediately assumed "dux Clavitnorum" was possibly a corrupted rendering of "dux Sclavorum" (or rather "Sclavinorum/Slavs, spelling mistakes being not unusual during the early middle ages), but it would be highly improbable if not impossible that Duke Branimir's very own handpicked župan/high noble would make such a spelling error for a stone monument and building that he was going to build for Branimir as an honorific gift . Adding more mystery to this, the name "Clavitnorum" was never heard of before or after this one inscribed stone example was created and discovered only in the late 19th century, nowhere in any sources whatsoever before, during, or after and disappearing as quickly as it was known or appeared. No historical sources anywhere mentioning any Clavitni tribes arriving with the Croats during their southern migrations and no such named people already living there in the area either, a mysterious name/title that just mysteriously appeared and vanished just as quickly. Yet there it is once recorded that he was also "Duke of the "Clavitnorum." This then had lead scholars to wonder who or what exactly the Clavitnorum were? what happened to them? how many of them were there? (not many obviously if this is the only instance of existence in all of recorded history), why are they mentioned only once in this stone example and never heard of again? Why would the Croatian Duke Branimir be their Duke also? Scholars then understood and it made perfect sense to deduce that this was most likely the Croatian Duke Branimir's clan. In early and even late medieval ages, (and even today is some nations) although they are all part of the same ethnic stock and larger common society and tribes of their nation, there existed smaller clans, not necessarily always families but possessing some kind of common kinship, interests or aims, sometimes even connected to geography. The name Clavitni is unknown from any other historical sources and totally absent from history altogether, therefore it is only possible to make the logical argument that the Clavitni were the power-base or clan of Branimir. However, what is the ultimate meaning behind the name Clavitni is something that may illuminate further, and possibly amaze even more. I present further onomastic clues...

As already discussed earlier while elaborating about the magical grimoire "Sworn Book of Horonius',   the early middle ages lingua franca was Latin in most of Europe, especially those who followed the European common law and Salian law of the Merovingians. (This Merovingian Salic law had a formative influence on the tradition of statute law that extended to not only Croatian lands and most of Europe, but even to modern times among nations emerging from that same civilizational world. The original edition of the code was commissioned by Clovis I (Latin: Chlodovechus), the first official Merovingian king, and Clovis I was most likely handed down the newly appearing code as he was the grandson of none other than Merovich himself. Around 798 amendments were made, this edition calls itself the Lex Salica Emendata or the Lex Reformata or the Lex Emendata, and is clearly the result of the law code reform by Charlemagne, the founder of the Carolingian empire. A number of Merovingian monasteries appeared during the times that the Merovingian dynasties ruled, and just like the later Croatian armies fought the Islamic Ottoman jihads from the east, the Merovingians fought the Islamic conquests into Europe from North Africa, eventually this evolving Salic law through amendments made by Charlemagne became law not only in the Holy Roman Empire but adopted in most of Europe as well instead of the Byzantine secular and ecclesiastical laws, but most importantly through Charlemagne and later European kings, royalty and nobility it also had a major part to play with the later appearance of European Humanism, Arts and the various facets of the Renaissance) All official correspondences, royal charters, decrees, and stone inscriptions would be in Latin and/or Latinized form, this being the case even from the times of Merovich and the Merovingian dynasties. This then brings us to the 14th century work "Clavicula Salomonis" (aka "Key of Solomon"), a famous and important grimoire or Handbooks of Magic. The onomastic root word for Clavicula in the title being the Latin word for "key." This is very illuminating and interesting indeed, it also apparently forms a linear pattern...this may be the "Clavis Aurea" (Golden Key) which will unlock this mystery of the "Clavitnorum." The root word of the name Clavitnorum is then obviously the Latin word for "key", but what keys? keys for what purpose or intent? Very simply, Duke Branimir was "Duke of the Croats" as well as "Duke of Slavs", both referring to the Croats who spoke a Slavic language, but the Clavitni could then be much more than just the Croatian Duke Branimir's clan. Based on the evidence shown here and the linear chain of events, the Clavitnorum were then most likely a small select group of magicians/sorcerers who possessed the esoteric "keys" to locking and unlocking and understanding the great esoteric mysteries, it was their title. An inner circle of Croatian shamans and wizards who like the already discussed Pyathogoreans, Hyperborean mystics or other superordinate class of magicians in antiquity, were knowledgeable and understood the underlying natural and supernatural truths, in effect using their "keys" to unlock doorways to the eternal magic of the cosmos and of the earth itself, keeping up the momentum of a previous magic continuity. They were the advisors, counsellors and the overseers, guarantors and guardians of the a priori order of things, events and knowledge. Although symbolically attributed to the legend of the Solomon character and becoming known only during Renaissance times, the information within harkens back to Greco-Roman magic of Late Antiquity, but it also extends even further back incorporating knowledge and magic from the dawn of recorded civilization. Below is a page from Clavicula Salominis, notice the pentagrams also, similar overall to the symbology of the Sigillum Dei, and this quite a few centuries after the pentagram that is carved in the monument of Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV the Great shown earlier...

They were then quite simply the secret "Magical Keyholders", "Protectors/Guardians of the Doorways" and their very name shows this. It is a Latin based name found nowhere at any time before or after except in this one instance. Therefore not just simply a Croatan clan/power base of Duke Branimir, but rather a select higher echelon of alchemists who knew the secrets and comprehended the mysteries around them, and so they would remain secret behind the scenes, and the Croatian Duke Branimir was also their Duke as well. Those who possessed ancestral clairvoyant memory, power to recall the histories and experiences of the early Croats over thousands of years and who gave magical assent to future Croatian Dukes and Kings.

The various historical sources handed down to us also point towards the 10th century Croatian Ban/Viceroy Pribina (ruled 930-969, pronounced as "Bahn"), as well as Ban/Viceroy Godemir and others mentioned before and after, as most very likely being members of this wizardly class of Clavitnorum as well as being the Croatian King's 2nd in command and official Viceroy/Ban. In the sources passed down to us Pribina especially is known to have taken charge and deposed Croatian King Miroslav by force in the year 949 directly resulting in Miroslav's death as well as loss of Kingship, Pribina then replaced him with King Michael Krešimir II who was also King Miroslav's brother. According to the sources the reasons for the forceful change being that King Miroslav's rule had become lethargic, spoiled, performing his official duties at the royal courts and residences but neglecting to command the Croatian military and lead rightful rule throughout the entire Croatian Kingdom lands, and especially protecting from Byzantine aspirations from the east and along the coastal towns. (ie; not performing all the assigned royal duties and rights entrusted to him by inheritance) Ban Pribina therefore could only have been a member of that archaic lineage directly connected to the first Croatian wizards, sorcerers and shamans that migrated from Hyperborea as part of the Croatian tribes to be able to accomplish this feat. It is then precisely for this reason that King Petar Krešimir IV. (ruled 1059-1075) in an official Latin written royal charter had named Pribina (as well as Godemir) as being a "Potens Banus", which translated means..."Powerful Ban."...(translated excerpt from Krešimir's official royal charter; "...then so this donated property [in Zadar] has remained intact for the owners during his reign [Michael Krešimir II] and of his son [future king] Držislav and their "Powerful Governors" [Bans] Pribina and Godemir; as well as also during the reign of [Croatian King] Svetoslav and his brothers Krešimir III and Gojslav, and of his own son Stephen who was my father, and they all likewise ruled with the full consent of their most excellent Bans [Viceroys/Governors] who during their time were Gvarda, Božetjeh and Stjepan Praska...") Miroslav then was killed by either Pribina's very own hand and sword, or by some sort of magical powers and sorcery as some scholars and paranormal investigators suggest... 

...Just as in the case of Duke Branimir previously in the year 879, it could only be a powerful and gifted wizard, with divine assent and magical powers from the Shining Ones/Elohim, that could if required "rightfully depose and install" the next Croatian King for the good of the realm and importantly in accordance with the divine plan and entrusted bestowed ancient powers, otherwordly knowledge, rituals and symbologies... 

...History then conclusively shows that Ban Pribina's revolt and installation of King Michael Krešimir II instead was indeed pivotal, correct, pre-ordained and with the aid of the primordial Shining Ones/Elohim...magic laden, as the Croatian Kingdom almost immediately reached it's former glory and expanded into a formidable and mighty royal Croatian realm again. (ie; perform duties not only against foreign dangers and threats coming from outside the borders of the realm, but also rightfully perform propitious and salubrious duties within also if required) Pribina could very well then represent that ancient class of Hyperborean sorcerers that are secretly in the background overseeing the events taking place in the mortal world, being the magical foundational bulwark power behind the might of the Croatian Kings and rulers. (Performing his "Gods-Given Right" in the truest sense of the phrase meaning and without a doubt directly descended from their forefather wizards in antiquity, the times of the Nebra sky disc and those coterminous Hyperborean populations connected to it that were discussed earlier) This is of course ultimately the higher duty over mere earthly protocol when ancient oaths, ancestral clairvoyant memory and a predestined divine mission from the Elohim/Shining Ones is in question. Are then Pribina, Godemir and the other Croatian Bans walking amongst us and the unaware even today? Do they perhaps possess some kind of gifted primordial "essence" even today? More about this topic this later. 

As an analogy, just as the night time moon beams of ancient ancestors discussed earlier, just as the unseen yet always present 13th Moon, just as the inevitable coming Red/Blood Moon stood behind the Croatian rulers and unlocked esoteric and mystical doorways when needed, so too did these "holders of the keys" stand behind Branimir and other Croatian rulers after them. Bestowing certain and specific knowledge when the need arose, perhaps assisting the Croatian dynasties and later nobles with the already discussed instances of remote viewing, of the continued incorporation and of the chequy symbology in Croatian history, and much more of which only a few examples I have shown here. (This may very well be analogous to the previously mentioned Witch of Endor or Abaris the Hyperborean scenario. ie; the relaying of secret knowledge to the Croatian nobles to seek a propitious agreement with the Hungarian king rather than prepare for an all out war, a propitious agreement foreseen by prophetic remote viewing and beneficial for all the parties involved and which was proven to be of extreme importance for the fate of Europe and it's civilization, as you will soon see) Always present and there yet unseen, just as the Moon hangs high in the night sky visible to all, yet it also hangs high in the day sky but is unseen and unnoticed by most. Echoes of a mysterious Croatian sorcerer class that was not discovered and revealed until almost a thousand years after their first and only historical mention, yet which in retrospect explained much. Assuredly their presence would account for many epic and even unexplainable moments of Croatian history. Where could their descendants be now? Do they even now still hold the keys that make great and magical events unfold? Let's see what else there is to learn from the past.....

At this point, after knowing what we know and the various facts presented, it may be an apropos time for a very short one question quiz. A question which will confirm that many people have indeed been brainwashed, preconditioned to still accept fallacies and also trained to become blind to these truths presented here. In effect, the true series of events have intentionally been hidden or clouded from most people's eyes. How so? I present a very simple question which will confirm this, just one question which will prove what I'm saying and I only ask the reader to reply with the first answer that comes into mind. (a question you can later ask someone else to confirm the results again) Ready? Let us proceed then. Question:....."Who was the first to discover the New World/America?".....Now then, probably many of you answered "Columbus" right away, but we all know that answer is wrong, it's been known to be wrong for quite some time. A number of you may also have answered one of or just simply said "the Vikings" instead, yet that answer is also wrong, it's more accurate and closer to the truth but it's still wrong. However, many or most who answered "the Vikings" probably still had "Columbus" pop into their mind first, and they then quickly changed their answer before speaking. And why would that be?.....exactly, and my point is proven. Because many have been trained not to think but instead just conditioned to follow without given the true facts and series of events, just fed lies or at the very least leaving large gaps and chunks of the essential primary truth out of consideration. Because we all know that the various Native American populations were the first to discover the New World before Columbus and even well before the Vikings, we know without a doubt that they didn't grow out of the ground one fine day along with the trees, shrubs and dandelions, rather they travelled by foot to discover the New World many, many thousands of years ago but from the opposite direction. It's a completely different worldview to arrive at the fundamental truth you see, because there's absolutely no ships or ocean in the equation at all to arrive at the correct answer. Discovered not by ship across the Atlantic but by foot and from the opposite direction, as in already there all along. Now that is a microcosm of many of the facts presented here so far. A clearer view and clue to the ancient Croatian tribes, their Veneti-Hyperborean past and the origo gentis of their magic and symbologies found in various places also. (originating and gifted from the "Old Ones", those ageless primordial original deities known at times as the Elohim/Shining Ones etc, who were long before anything existed) Yet these days many people will still continue to have "Columbus" erroneously come to mind first when asked this very simple question with a clearly simple and obvious answer, it would be wise to remember this brief interlude exercise as we continue on.....

The arcane Croatian chequy then is not only the symbology of the Croatian nation, but also a symbology for their sorcerers/magicians who possessed ancestral clairvoyant memory and power to recall the histories and experiences of the early Croats over thousands of years, those who also gave magical assent to future Croatian Dukes and Kings and nobility. Extending back to when they were called Hyperboreans by writers of the ancient European empires, and even other names by them before that. Below we see the Croatian chequy forming a part of and probably being the catalyst for the symbology of the ancient Pre-Slavic Przeworsk culture which was found on urns and other artifacts unearthed near modern day Poland, dated to at least the 3rd-4th century BC. (The lands and areas known previously as Harvataka zemlje and Great and White Croatia before the Croat tribes migrations southward) According to the British archeologist and historian Malcolm Todd, the Przeworsk culture lay to the northwest of the Chernyakov zone, and extended from the Dniester to the Tisza valley and northward to the Vistula and Oder rivers, and it arose considerably earlier than the Chernyakov culture. During the early 20th century, Slavic, and in particular Polish archaeologists have argued that the Przeworsk culture represented the material remains of the Venethi (Veneti/Venedi) who were the proto-Slavic speaking tribes that formed a part of the early ethnogenesis of the Croats. The keys or hands which are also the keys, included in the pattern and overall symbology then goes much further back to even before recorded history, how far back we are only now beginning to discover. (This particular symbology then most assuredly forms a direct linear continuity also to the ancient Hyperboreans!)


Recall, that the very first attestation of the early Slavs, (before they came be known and called as such only after the 6th century by foreigners, even later by the Slavs themselves), was of them being called the 'Veneti'.  Historians also largely agree that the Veneti were geographically and temporally contiguous to the Germanic and Slavic peoples and they were eventually assimilated by both groups, perhaps even more decisively by Slavs, who later settled in the territory which erstwhile belonged to the Veneti. (Segments of the most western Slavs would still be referred to as Veneti/Vendi/Wends for quite some time even centuries after the arrival of the general ethnoterm and language 'Slavic' was introduced after the 6th century, even today) If this is the case, then we know that those who went on to become the early Croats (Hrvati), also most likely were assimilated by both groups, as the 'Veneti' were a part of the early Croatian historical chapter centuries before anyone even had heard of  'Slavs' or 'Slavic peoples' or a 'Slavic language'. Modern day Croats/Hrvati, who were centered in and around the Carpathians in the early common era (..."und Harvaða fjöllum" in the epic Norse sagas...), then are today's Slavic speaking descendants, yet it would also mean that there are also early Croats/Hrvati who went on to become assimilated into the Germanic Franks. (The geographical areas where Croats lived before migrating south, could have been populated by the ancestors of todays Croats as far back as 2000 BC, this would undoubtedly mean that the Veneti were the early Croats also. See The ancestors of the Slavs could have been in Europe 4000 years ago, which would connect with DNA and genetic evidences the earliest pre-migration Croatian tribes to the Unetice culture, long before there even were any Slavic or Germanic languages) It is then much more easier to understand now and clearly see where and through whom the conduit existed for the fluid and natural continuum, and how an early form of the '-vich' suffix could have been introduced to the Franks, specifically the anomaly known as 'Merovich'. If as scholars and historians tell us, that the Veneti contributed to both Slavdom and Germanic peoples, then it is quite obvious that the early Croats did also, the same people but distinguished through the later centuries by the languages they spoke. Some became Germans speaking Germanic language, some became eventually today's modern Croats who spoke a Slavic language. The 'Veneti', (Venedi/Venethi) it is believed, were the early Slavs under a different name, a name used by the early Germans and Roman writers. Only from the 6th to 10th century did 'Slav' become used and continue to be the most referred group language name/term. This short examination then clearly shows us that not only 'H(a)rvati', but also 'Veneti' is a part of the early Croatian historical chapter and that both precede by centuries the later used general group ethnonym of  'Slavs' in the European  middle ages era history, and a term starting to be used by Roman and Greek writers only after the 6th century especially. Slavic in essence described many times only 'the language of the people' and not always a specific and pure race of  Slavs as we have known for quite some time.

(Listen and watch HERE as this strange and seemingly out of nowhere, enigmatic and recently arrived chieftan with strange otherwordly origins, an anomaly and never before or after heard or used name suffix, is introduced to the Germanic Franks and into Frankish history. In the process initiating a paradigm shift and transforming the previously loosely connected and still roaming Frankish tribes (Latin: Franci or gens Francorum) eventually into a new and organized formidable power in ancient Gaul and Europe, even becoming the catalyst for a future namesake royal dynasty...the "sons of Merovich" ie; the Merovingians)

(It is interesting information that a Czech version middle ages legend involving two brothers is also known in the Czech Republic even these days. As described by Alois Jirásek in Staré pověsti české, (old Czech legends) two brothers came to Central Europe from the east: Čech and Lech. As in the Polish version, Čech is identified as the founder of the Czech nation (Češi pl.) and Lech as the founder of the Polish nation. Čech climbed up the mountain Říp, looked around the landscape and settled with a tribe in the area, whereas Lech continued to the lowlands of the north. The two brothers who founded the early Czech and Polish nations lived in Charvátská země (Pronounced the same and meaning Harvatska country, ie: the early White Croatia/Hrvatska) Alois Jirásek believed that this was the original homeland of the Slavs - north of the Tatra Mountains and the basin of the Vistula. The first chapter of the Old Czech Legends begins: In the Tatras, in the plains of the river Vistula, stretched "from time immemorial" Charvátská country, part of an initial large Slavic country. Probably this is the territory of the White Croats (Bili Chorvati) that ranged from Ostrava to Lviv and also to Kievan Rus'. It is also known from old legends that Kiev was founded by the brothers Kije and Horivem (each on its hill) along with Šček (probably Forefather Čech) Some researchers believe that the Slavniks belonged to the White Croats...

It is interesting that many scholars consider that some of the Croats could also have been mentioned in the Old English and Nordic epic poems, another one which takes place precisely during the same time where the western advancing Huns would eventually encounter Merovich and his armies. The verse in the Old English poem Widsith (10th century), also using old sources that were passed on it reads: "Wulfhere sohte ic ond Wyrmhere; ful oft þær wig ne alæg, þonne Hræda here heardum sweordum, ymb Wistlawudu wergan sceoldon, ealdne eþelstol Ætlan leodum. (English translation:..."I visited Wulfhere and Wyrmhere; there battle often raged, when the Hræda with their sharp swords, in the Vistula woods had to defend, their ancestral seat against Attila's host."

...It is also interesting that Cosmas of Prague in his Chronica Boëmorum  (aka Chronicle of the Czechs) describes the territory of the Prague diocese in his time with these words: "...The border of which towards the West are as following: Tuhošť, which stretch from the middle of Chamb River, Sedlčané, Lučané, Děčané, Litoměřici, Lemuzi, until the forest which the Bohemian border is. Next, the northern borders, are: Pšované, Croatians and other Croatians, Silesians, Trzebowianie, Bobrzanie, Dziadoszanie, up to the middle of the forest which the Milceni are surrounded. From there to the East the rivers of Styr and Bug are its borders, together with Cracow and its land name which is Wag and all the lands belonging to the mentioned Cracow. Then it stretches along the Hungarian marches up to the mountains which are called Tatras. Next, in the part which stretches towards the South, when joined with Moravian lands, it reaches the Wag river and then Mure, being the name of the forest and the river bordering Bavaria."...

...As well as the words of Wincenty Kadłubek who in the Polish Chronicle (book II, chapter 12), describes the deeds of Bolesław I the Brave (Chrobry) who "conquered Selencja, Pomerania, Prussia, Rus', Moravia, Bohemia, which he has left his successors as fiefdoms. The city of Prague was called the second capital of his kingdom. He ruled many tribes of Huns, Hungarians, Croatians and Mards." The above words in Chronicle Boëmorum and the Polish Chronicle show that remnant Croat tribes were still to be found in the areas of the former "White and Great Croatia" with at least some degree of autonomy even in the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries.)

Many historians have believed that the Croats are an amalgam of the later called Slavs and Ostrogoths, ie: the previous multitudinous Veneti (Venethi/Venedi), as the Ostrogoths certainly were present in Dalmatia before any later Slavs arrived. (They were even already ruling Italy by 493 under Theoderich) The text of Historia Salonitana makes it clear that the Croats, who were already described as Goths and Slavs, were indigenous for some time before the later arrival of more Goths and Slavs under Totilo, their kin also from Poland and Bohemia where they had come from previously, arriving some time after Theoderich had conqured Italy. This also is partial proof that one of the three legends in DAI about the arrival of the Croats to the Adriatic is referring to their very first 6th century arrival, (circa. 549) and that the describing of the early 7th century Croat arrival is actually the 2nd migration of Croats to Dalmatia. The names of the Croatian rulers, especially those found on stone inscriptions, frequently have these (Gothic, Croat) suffixes: -mer (-mereis). The existence of Gothic names and meanings in a comparatively great number of Glagolitic letters shows that this alphabet was devised with some Gothic elements, again bringing it closer to the early Croatian ethnonym and ethnogenesis, as well as help explaining the references in Historia Salonitana of the Glagolitic alphabet being called quite a few times as the Gothic alphabet.

Another interesting fact worth quickly noting and which is directly related to the information presented thus far and information to follow. Genetically, on the Y chromosome line, a majority (87%) of Croats belong to one of the three major European Y-DNA haplogroups -- Haplogroup I (38%), Haplogroup R1a (35%) and Haplogroup R1b (16%). All three of these groups appeared in Europe during the upper paleolithic around 30,000-20,000 BC. Furthermore, the dominant presence of Haplogroup I-M170 is rather interesting, as it is considered the oldest and only native European haplogroup and is found nowhere else. The Haplogroup I-M170 exists only in Europe and is fairly widespread, but in relatively smaller percentages extending westward and eastward. Its frequency in the Croatian lands and among Croats is high, but the only populations that have similar levels of the I Haplogroup are the Scandinavians. Haplogroup I-M170 has been shown to have weathered the last glacial maximum in the lands corresponding to modern day Croatia and surrounding area in central Europe and then migrated north as the ice sheets retreated. Also, by these statistics we can clearly see that the strongest Haplogroup in Croatians is Haplogroup I-M170, thus when combined with much later middle ages historical written records about Croats mentioned here, we see that the early common era Croat history as being Gothic and Slavic descendants is absolutely correct and supported scientifically. We share subclades of Haplogroup I-M170 with Scandinavians more than anyone else in Europe, so the early European populations that went on to become Scandinavians also went on to become Croatians. These scientific evidences prove that the ancient origins of Croatian tribes before recorded history, that they were already present in large parts of central Europe since time immemorial. (ie: the early Croats never arrived as tribes from the east or the west, on the contrary the facts prove that only later did they spread west and east, and north and south, from their ancient hypocenter). It is then not surprising that the early arriving Croats in those middle ages sources are described as being Goths as well as Slavs and before that as the Veneti/Venethi/Venedi. Territorially and demographically speaking, one can see this also affected many other areas inhabited by later Slavic languages speaking communities and even others. We see that the early Croats and their ancient Croatian-Hyperborean Haplogroup I-M170  is not just the only native European Haplogroup, but it also went on to become the ancient Veneti, Germans, Swedes, Poles, Czechs, Romanians, French, the nations that made up the old Kievan Rus', the Baltic nations, Finns, Norwegians and other nations also... 

...Although Croats belong to the 3 major European Y-DNA Haplogroups as shown previously, this map explains further. (The shaded borders and my added red oval areas are not exact borders or limits of course, just guidelines to show where the subclades of M-170 are predominantly located and most concentrated) We know that the Vikings during the middle ages played an important part in introducing and spreading Haplogroup R1a to western Europe, but that both are derived from Haplogroup R. (It's most prevalent in areas coinciding to old Kievan Rus', eastward from there however it diminishes greatly but extends to past Germany and reaching Croatia averaging 36% ) Likewise the red circled areas around the Croatian lands and large parts of Sweden are also both subclades of the Haplogroup I-M170. As already shown, the subclades of Haplogroup I-M170 is the oldest and only native European Haplogroup that exists and is found nowhere else. We know that it appeared over 30,000 years ago during the European Ice Age and slowly spread as the ice sheets retreated about 13,000 years ago, eventually centering in high percentages again in todays Sweden and surrounding areas. (Later high levels are also common in the middle shaded areas in large and varyng degrees as the ice sheets retreated, and again these areas are centered in and around the "Carpathian" mountains geographically,"Harvaða" in the old epic legendary sagas, also Harvatska zemlje, as a linear midway hypocenter that would also later be called the lands of the Veneti/Hyperboreans by historians in antiquity) Importantly also, since subclades of this Haplogroup I-M170 is today predominant and concentrated highest only among Swedes and Croatians, it would then not be incorrect to say that the Croatian nation also have a history going back to at least 13,000-30,000 years ago in Europe. (and are also found well outside our present day borders) This is what the facts and science shows.

More interesting information which illustrates and will buttress some previously made points. Taking a step back to the Bronze Age (3300-1200 BCE) for the purpose of showing the linear continuity that most are not aware of, above we see the origins and spread of the Proto-Slavic languages from early Balto-Slavic. (again the shaded areas are generalized and concerned with languages group) Notice how the spread of early Slavic languages and populations falls in line again with the later recorded Veneti (Venedi/Venethi) populations, as well as with border areas that correspond to Celtic and Germanic speakers. Amazingly again, these areas again are centered in and around the "Carpathian" mountains, ("Harvaða" in the old epic legendary sagas, also Harvatska zemlje)... the areas where according to his (and by other historians) oldest imperial archive sources and recorded by Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine VII in De Administrando Imperio, as the lands where the southern migrating Croats had arrived from in the early middle ages...Great Croatia, also called White Croatia. It is then clear and easy to see that the early Croats were temporally contiguous with Slav, Veneti, Celtic and Germanic speakers reaching very far back in history. (For more see The ancestors of the Slavs could have been in Europe 4000 years ago, which would connect with DNA and genetic evidences the earliest pre-migration Croatian tribes southward to the Bronze Age Unetice culture, which was long before there even were any Slavic or Germanic languages that we know of) It is then not surprising again as to why today there are many archaic Germanic loanwords in Croatian and other Slavic languages and other words which are rooted in and reach far back to even these Balto-Slavic/Proto-Slavic times. These are the lands from which some Frankish tribes and most probably Merovich also had originated from during the early common era. There was and simply is no imaginary evil lineage of reptilian devil nephilim or satanic goat/fish people from a Lucifer UFO in Atlantis, but rather the facts above show the real chain of events and migratory/population/onomastic and etymology patterns.

Supplementary information - Not particularly important regarding this historical examination, but even though Slavic languages names were rarely recorded and are very rare from before the 7th century, we still do have some that were listed. Pertaining to the Croats, some names from the time the Croatian tribes arrived to the Adriatic. Depending on which language stylization is used, De Administrando Imperio lists the 5 brothers  Klukas, Lobel, Kosjenc, (also Kosentz) Muhlo, Hrvat (also Horvat, Hrovat) and the 2 sisters Tuga and Buga as leading the Croatian tribes into ancient Dalmatia in the early 7th century. Interestingly and pertinent here, Kosjenc is etymologically connected to a Croatian word for "hair", (kosa) much like the later mythological fairy "Kosjenka." This connection of his name with the word "hair/kosa" being the cognate may very well be another clue and connection to the Merovingian tradition for keeping longer hair. (Kosjenc/Kosentz would then simply mean hairy/with long hair, etc, even though it would have been common among all the arriving pagan Croats, this particular name meaning is then specifically attached to this trait) There were no recognizable Slavic sounding names that are familiar to us today, with prefixes and suffixes such as -mir, -slav, etc, until about the 9th century and the introduction of Christianity. However, these and some other earliest recorded Slavic language names many times bear a resemblance to Germanic names (and vice versa) or come from a common etymology/root word. Some 9th century Rus' names that are listed in the 12th century work of Nestor's Primary Chronicle besides Rurik and his brothers Sineus and Truvor, also bear some common features with these early recorded Croatian names. Before having to deal with the empires of the time on their borders, larger scale introduction of Christianity in the 9th century and the beginning of writing, the early and still pagan Croats, and others, would have had little reason to specifically accentuate or incorporate the word "-slav" into their names.

At croatiansurnames.blogspot.ca I have discussed and shown reliable sources for the origin of the Croatian surname suffix '-vich', which amounts to being a part of a particular assembly/council, and then belonging to or of. (The name suffix '-mir' simply means 'peace', even to this day)  We know that the Frankish tribes arrived into Gaul originally from somewhere more east, could it have been from near the northern coast of the Black sea as suggested by historians. His very name, the "Mero-" or "Mer-" element of his name suggests Latinized version of a sea or ocean (see Old English "mere," Latin "mare)  Could it be that his name suffix somehow means part of a larger assembly or council, or more probably an association of some type?  ...the "Mero-vich" simply meaning belonging to the assembly of or by the sea? (Even the Croatian word for 'sea' is a similarly sounding 'more', in Croatian pronounced like 'mor-eh'. This would suggest a possible Slavic element in his and the names of other Merovingian nobles. There were similar and shared pagan deities, would it be inconceivable to show instances of an introduced naming suffix as well?   (How so? Let's recall and keep in mind the meaning of the word "continuity" and "linear markers." Napoleon was of Italian descent from the island of Corsica afterall, so the ideas presented here are not new or groundbreaking)

The above historical model  is just one perspective, because he was the only one to have had this name suffix. We  don't find any instances ever of any kind of "Merovich" tribe. Although we really don't know without a doubt as to which sea could be referred to in the later legends and written works as well, (later writers never give the sea a specific name)..it would still be of profound significance if proven to be correct, which seems very plausible, or at the very least something worth investigating.  It would also largely explain the 'mir' and 'mer' name suffix being recorded by historians among the Slavs and the Goths located more east, where the early Croats were. Could the '-vich' surname suffix of  Merovich ultimately have the same source and etymological meaning as the '-vich' of the early Croats and Slavs. The eventual later used Croat surnames and Russian patronyms?  Is there some kind of osmosis we see happening? It seems clear that his name stresses the fact of his origins being connected to the sea...in some way.  In what way?  The times of the Germanic Goths and Slavs in the early 2nd century when they were living at the northern shores of the Black sea could tell us something about all this. (Is it a possibility that the early early Merovingian history is directly related to Slavic elements that were within their ranks? Gregory of Tours, the first and main source for the early Frank history, at least some of them, in his Historia Francorum ("History of the Franks") wrote that they came from Pannonia, crossed the Rhine and marched through Thuringia. This may not seem as strange as one may think at first glance. Could the Vikings really have arrived to the new world before Columbus after all?) We will return to this particular topic with more relevant and illuminating information shortly.......

That being said, to explain further and elaborate on these points, instead of using imaginary cyclical history, Let's go backwards (and forwards again if need be) and learn a few things along the linear history scale......

After the Merovingian dynasty in 751 was deprived of their right to rule the Franks, the next in line was the Carolingian dynasty. This dynasty was to become famous for the rule of Charlemagne.  Centuries later descendents of Merovich were to be found in Vermandois. (See full genealogy Here)  Some went on to become dukes and counts. Eventually they also around the 13th century incorporated the use of a checkered design into a coat of arms for their dynastic line. Their checkered coat of arms however was designed as alternating blue and gold. Coats of arms of those time came to symbolize bonds forged between the ranks of aristocratic society and eventually to be emblems of common and continuous lineage. This was the case with coats of arms throughout Europe, both family and national CoA's. Below is an image of the eventual blue and gold version checkered coat of arms of the counts of Vermandois....

This version coat of arms was also used by John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey, called also the Arms of Warenne. 

Below we see the seal of Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick, as appended to the Barons' Letter in the year 1301. A number of coats of arms in the 14th century Baron' Letter incorporated elements of the chequy in this blue and gold version. Another similar blue checkered example can be connected to Robert de Clifford,, 1st Baron de Clifford and others. (Keep in mind the example shown previously of the checkered pattern where it only seems like the squares are of a different colour, all these chequy versions shown here could then be compared to pixels that make up an overall image, or in this case a common lineage from antiquity. A lineage that burst forth from a common hypocenter and source long ago in the past. From where and when?... the words of the ancient writers and historians will soon tell us)

Now, the fact that these counts who were purportedly descendants of Merovich had started to incorporate checkered designs into a coat of arms in the late middle ages is not ultimately what is particularly important here. By that time in the 13th and 14th centuries they were already French, speaking French and living in their French estates and realms. The English baron examples likewise were English, speaking English and not French. What is interesting here however is, could these blue versions of CoA's  be connected to the blue version of the Croatian CoA found at the top of this post?  If so, does it also portray a connection to Merovich somehow? And if so, how? Perhaps a symbology going back to the ultimate origo gentis from which Merovich also came from?  From where or how did they also decide upon a chequey within a shield? Is there some kind of linear connection or pattern we see here within the pattern? (Keep in mind the example shown previously of the checkered pattern where it only seems like the squares are of a different colour, all these chequy versions shown here could be compared to pixels that make up an overall image, or in this case a common lineage from antiquity. A lineage that burst forth from a common hypocenter and source long ago in the past, most notably in the early middle ages. From where and when the words of the ancient historians and writers and physical clues will soon tell us) If so, what could the connection be? The reader at this point my start to understand one of my points. We are told that the above 7x8 blue and gold patterned coat of arms was started to be used around the 14th century by the counts of Vermandois. (Example)

If anything we come to the conclusion that the symbol of the chequey is by no means just a simple geometric design, not in the least, just as Au or H2O being the elemental codes for gold and water are not just letters and numbers. It is not some simple designed pattern meant to just look appealing, just lines and squares amounting to just geometric patterns. We see that it was associated with very powerful people, rulers, dukes. counts, movements and on and in important buildings and even churches throughout the centuries. It seems that the various chequy examples could portray a long past common lineage, that may very well connect to Merovich and his ultimate origins. No matter what the colours used may be over time and at different places, the symbology could very well portray something much more important and magical, a colour combination used for a specific reason at specific times. The checkered shield found on the stone inscribed monument of Croatian King Peter Krešimir the Great, shown earlier in this post, then may be much more important and magic laden than meets the eye at first, a catalyst for a symbology of superordinates. There we see an early instance where it is incredibly and fortuitously combined with the elaborately carved Croatian Pentagram at the same moment in time also. Is the blue version Croatian coat of arms seen thus far just an anomaly then? just a flukish singular happenstance? Are all the checkered patterns discussed here and found later at various European locations also just flukish anomalies with no meanings whatsoever? (They are indeed meaningless for those who don't know, just as many are unaware of the moon when it hangs in the daytime sky over their heads) Are we to believe they are all just a trendy and strange added motif that just happened to be put on buildings for no reason?  just all a coincidence and to be labeled as just mason marks, or just put there by bored illiterate farmers for something to do? (Perhaps they were put there by just countryside farmers, simple farmers who just happened to also be nobles, kings, dukes and princes and their network of royal emissaries and representatives from a distant a priori lineage from antiquity, a lineage that burst forth from a hypocenter long ago, a lineage that didn't sew crops however, but rather those who sewed.....magic)

The arcane Croatian chequy and Pentagram then is not only the symbology of the Croatian nation, but also a symbology for their sorcerers/magicians who possessed ancestral clairvoyant memory and power to recall the histories and experiences of the early Croatian tribes over thousands of years, those who also gave magical assent to future Croatian Dukes and Kings and nobility. Extending back to when they were called Hyperboreans by writers of the ancient European empires, and even other names by them before that.

Updated image of one other version of the Croatian chequey in a blue version that I came across after initially finishing this post. Like the example found at the top of this page, here it is again found as part of the representation of the Croatian Triune Kingdom, which at that time represented the Croatian lands extending back to the medieval Croatian Kingdom. This one I found at the Croatian History Museum and is from the year 1832,  It is from the personal and official flag/banner of the Croatian noble and Ban (Governor/Prime Minister)..Franjo Vlašić.  Interestingly, Vlašić was instrumental in preserving the Croatian language in the Croatian lands within Austria-Hungary after speaking with Ferdinand I to overturn proposed language law enactments. What exactly he said to Ferdinand I is not precisely known. What dealings he did or words he spoke he spoke to Emperor are not precisely known. Was there perhaps some kind of illuminating 'sorcery' on the part of Croatian Ban Franjo Vlašić in correspondences with the highest echelons of imperial powers? What magical words were exchanged that the previous proposed language policy was surprisingly and unexpectedly aborted by Ferdinand I? Does the coat of arms seen here perhaps give us some insight and clues also about this topic? Perhaps.

Before moving on with this post, here is another instance that almost parallels the above situation. A situation where Croatian interests, unforeseen and quite unusually, were granted favours by or decisions were made by a much larger and powerful ruler or institution that benefited Croatian language and history immensely.  Decisions which were very much out of the ordinary rules of the time. The Croatian Glagolitic alphabet has a long and interesting history of well over a thousand years. However, the Croats using the Glagolitic alphabet were the only nation in Europe who were given a special permission by Pope Innocent IV (in 1248) to use their own language and this first Slavic/Croatian script in liturgy. More precisely, this permission had formally been given to the bishop Philip of Senj. However, special care accorded by the Vatican to the Glagolitic liturgy in subsequent centuries (even by publishing several Glagolitic missals in Rome), shows that this privilege applied to all Croatian lands using the Glagolitic liturgy, mostly along the coast. As is well known, Latin had been the privileged and "mandatory" language in religious ceremonies in all of the Catholic Church and this privilege was not given to other nations and their languages until the 2nd Vatican Synod held in 1962-1965.  (That's over 700 years later!) Some sort of magical wizardry and unforeseen hands?...an official assent or accentuation symbolizing a historical right perhaps? Very unusual and...interesting. Moving on....

We know that some popes used checkered pattens as part of their coat of arms as well, especially in the 10th and 11th centuries, although usually found within the design of a falcon or eagle, or as trim. We know that during the time of Marcomir, Merovich, Chlodomir et al, that the Popes had a special relationship with the Merovingians, bestowing upon them great honours and recognitions. Merovich leading the Franks along with eastern Gothic king Theoderic, were largely responsible for saving Rome and Europe from Attila and his pillaging hordes of Huns. We know there were various Slavic tribes that fought alongside with them as foederati. (the Croats included, even during the times of Caesar around 60 B.C. Located outside the eastern fringes of Germanica, some of these mixed foederati of paid for hire soldiers and people  were called the "Harudes", adjective "Haruske" (Harudske in the fuller form)..by Latin writers, the precursor and early forming ethnogenesis of today's "Hrvati. Beyond the boundaries of the Roman Empire in the early common era also known as the Veneti, later during the Gothic wars against the Huns they came to be known by from the areas they inhabited. That being in an around the Carpathian mountains, Harvaða fjöllum in the Gothic epics and White Croatia in Roman, Greek and other sources. (See The whole works of King Alfred the Great) We also know that it was in the early common era centuries that the Pope gave international recognition and legitimacy to rulers and their lands.

It is interesting that many scholars consider that Croats could also have been mentioned in the Old English and Nordic epic poems, the verse in the Old English poem Widsith (10th century) reads: "Wulfhere sohte ic ond Wyrmhere; ful oft þær wig ne alæg, þonne Hræda here heardum sweordum, ymb Wistlawudu wergan sceoldon, ealdne eþelstol Ætlan leodum. (English translation:..."I visited Wulfhere and Wyrmhere; there battle often raged, when the Hræda with their sharp swords, in the Vistula woods had to defend, their ancestral seat against Attila's host.")

The 9th century Duke of Croatia, Branimir is another example of early Croatian "right to rule" approval also being given by the pope. To this can be added the coronation of the Croatian King Demetrius Zvonimir occurring in 1076 at the basilica of St. Peter in Solin, as well as every Croat ruler and king in between those times. At this time also an allegiance with the Pope was made by King Zvonimir. A document about this is kept in the Vatican Library, the document also refers to the standard that Zvonimir was given. However, we don't know exactly how it looked. It is thought to possibly include a checkered standard of some sort, which may actually be connected to the already shown baptistery of King Zvonimir which incorporates the 3 falcons bearing checkered shields.  We know that "-vich" and "-mir" are common Croatian surname suffixes as well, and that they reach far back into history. We also know that these same suffixes are actually very rare or non-existent in Germanic or French names over the centuries, rare even during the times of the Franks, being used only by a select few from the early Merovingian dynasty.  It was much more common among the Ostrogoths and the early Croats/Hrvati.  We know that the later Carolingian presence (successors to the Merovingian dynasty).. in the Croatian lands has determined the eventual course and the religion as well as the life philosophy, literacy, arts and culture in general that have resulted from it. (See croatsgothsslavs.blogspot.ca)

Early recorded Frankish names are mainly dithematic, much like early Croatian and Slavic names. First elements included:

Adal- (noble)
Am- or Amal- (active)
Bald- (bold)
Bert- (bright)
Child- (fight)
Chlod- (celebrated)
Sigi- (victory)
Theud- (folk)

Second elements included:

-ger (lance)
-man (man)
-mund (protection)
-ric (powerful)
-sind (road)

Perhaps the chequey is somehow related to Charlemagne?...who was afterall the Holy Roman Emperor and mightiest ruler of the at that time "Europa Nostra". It is interesting that the previously discussed checkered patterns are found throughout the lands that were once the domain of and influenced by the Carolingian dynasty. This is just a sidenote scenario however and another topic.

When one also considers and inquires about the names of the early Frankish rulers though, one comes to the realization that the '-mir' suffix is not very common at all actually, and that the  '-vich' sounding suffixes are extremely rare. So rare in fact, that Mero-'vich' is actually the only one from a long list of Frankish kings to have contained the '-vich' type suffix at all.  The only one among all of them. How could that be?  (The only exception may be the grandson of Merovich... Clovis I, (Latinized) who coincidentally is credited as being the first king of the Franks to unite all of the Frankish tribes under one supreme ruler, and even more interesting is that his mother Basina Queen of Thuringia (not her husband Childeric) named her son Chlodovech) Yet this Frankish king Merovich who comes supposedly partly from supernatural origins, his very name is the catalyst and origin for the name of the dynasty. His name and exploits became renown among the Franks, how so that no Frankish king or duke after him emulated or at least attempted to symbolically connect to his name?  His namesake royal dynastic line eventually coming down to us through the Latinized version of  'Merovingians'. How strange that no other Frankish kings or dukes contained that name suffix. How odd that even commoners or lesser nobles did not incorporate it into their names. What else is there to learn about all this?..........


A member of the House of Trpimirović dynasty, Croatian King Tomislav was crowned in Duvno in 925. About 173 years after the demise of the Merovingian dynasty, the Pope summoned a synod in Split and in a letter sent to Tomislav, recognized his kingdom and him as the first King of the Croats. (Latin: Rex Croatorum) At the peak of his reign, according to Byzantine emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitos' in his written work from around 950, De Administrando Imperio, Tomislav could raise a vast military force composed out of 100,000 infantrymen and 60,000 horsemen and a sizable fleet of 80 large ships and 100 smaller vessels. During Tomislav's reign he protected the Croatian kingdom during the Croatian-Bulgarian battle of 927, thus making the Croatian, Bulgarian and Moravian kingdom the first and only Slavic speaking kingdoms of the time. More on this battle at www.studiacroatica.org

Tomislav's 'Kingdom of Croatia' and in orange nearby allied independent local rulers of lands populated also by Croats/Hrvati. King Tomislav, like the Merovingians, like his predecessors before him and many contemporaneous and other later Catholic Kings of Europe, was not interested in ruling a church, administrating or being the head of a church. He left religious matters to those who took religious vows, nuns and those already in authority in that sphere. Tomislav instead focused on the governing, strengthening and protection of his and the Croatian realms. Numerous European Kings also used this same influential and powerful ally and their religious orders as an aid for peaceful and progressive rule.

Like I previously mentioned, throughout it's history, the Croatian coat of arms went through various stages in regards to the number of rows and squares. However, one thing is certain, and that is that the colours of the chequy design was always red and white/silver, red always being the foremost recognizable and predominant colour, especially since the 15th century. This brings us to the question, (or the possible answer) as to why the Croatian coat of arms found at the top of this page was coloured in a blue and white version, as well as in a 6x7 pattern. This 6x7 pattern is rare for the Croatian CoA, so rare that I haven't ever come across another example of it or a blue and white version Croatian coat of arms anywhere, except the examples I've already shown.


As noted at the very beginning of this post, How and why is it that the Merovingian dynasty was named after this enigmatic Frankish chieftain with such a strange, murky and magic laden origin? How and why did he possess an unfamiliar Frankish surname suffix not seen before or after him? yet remarkably a name suffix that connects to the early Croatian royal classes, princes and kings. The very name of the dynasty was named after this enigmatic and strange figure and name of Merovech (Latin: Meroveus or Merovius), yet not after the more familiar sounding Chlodio his supposed father or Chlodio's father Theodemer. Not even Childeric his son or Clovis his grandson who was the first to unite all the Frankish tribes under himself as King. The fact remains that to this day the Merovingian dynstasty was named after Merovich/Merovech for reasons that pertain to some extraordinary genesis attributed to him. An origin that according to the written sources seems foreign yet is endued with a magic, esoteric symbolism and a mystical foundation. It seems that for the later continuing namesake Merovingian dynasty this was of much more importance than to be connected to any preceding or later Frankish rulers.

Numerous historians believe Merovich/Merovech (Latin: Meroveus or Merovius) was actually fathered by a member of a Hyperborean-Croat noble and magical class, with origins coming from the same hypocenter that would later result in the first Croatian royal dynasty. His very name being a visible reminder of this fact. If we are to disect and look deeper into the meaning of the Quinotaur, therein will like the answer or at least clues leading to the answer. Who or what did the Quinotaur really represent and mean? As mentioned at the beginning of this post, we need to disregard recently invented fiction and Merovingian genealogies such as found in the Dossiers Secrets and in The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, we need to skip over Priory of Sion fantasy talk, novels and films such as the Da Vinci Code. All the fantasy based on made up Jesus character and fish lineages, Atlantis and alien reptilian lineages will not bring us any closer to any truth whatsoever. We instead need to look at the people, beliefs, migrations and realities that were taking place during those times and then recorded in various sources, as well as the linear clues they left behind through the centuries. These are the things which will bring us closer to who and what the Quinotaur was, and ultimately to the origins and meaning of Merovich.

The painted scene "Arrival of the Croats to the Adriatic Sea" by Oton Iveković. The scene is based on the Imperial Roman archive and government sources and the recorded words of the Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine VII in "De Administrando Imperio." In the text he wrote that the Croatian tribes arrived from the northern "Great Croatia, also called the White Croatia"and that they settled in ancient DalmatiaPannonia and throughout Illyricum, after being encouraged by the Emperor Heraclius to free the lands of pillaging barbarians, and then to possess the lands afterwards and settle there. (In the same source of "De Administrando Imperio" Serb tribes are actually recorded as instead migrating "some time later" and being given lands by Heraclius in an area of modern day Greece around Servia in Thessaloniki)...

..."But the Croats at that time were dwelling beyond Bavaria, where the White Croats are now. From them split off a family of five brothers, Klukas, Lobelos, Kosentzis, Muhlo and Chrobatos, and two sisters, Tuga and Buga, who came with their folk to Dalmatia and found the Avars in possession of that land. After they had fought one another for some years, the Croats prevailed...'Great Croatia, also called the 'White', is still unbaptized to this day...From the Croats who came to Dalmatia a part split off and possessed themselves of Illyricum and Pannonia...And so from that time this land was possessed by the Croats." Chapter 30, De Administrando Imperio translated from the original Greek.

I decided to add this 1903 painting by Celestin Medović for a few interesting reasons. This "Dolazak Hrvata" (Arrival of the Croats) painting is a less traditional romanticized version of some of the same events recorded in De Administrando Imperio, yet it's also accurate on a number of related points as well as the text from DAI. Almost like a William Blake painting, it incorporates and blends darkness and light and several moods and themes simultaneously. This painting is not so much themed and centered this time around only the 5 brothers Klukas, Lobel, Kosenc, Muhlo and Hrvat, and their two sisters Tuga and Buga, who led the Croatian tribes towards ancient Dalmatia, Pannonia and throughout Illyricum to the Adriatic, but still staying true to the recorded series of events written in DAI, it portrays the events preceding and the overall scene and moment when victory was finally accomplished. A reminder that behind the Croat brothers and sisters leading, there were many and that there was also the less romantic realities that took place. (A reminder that it was definitely no serene and uneventful camping trip, before the glory there was much to be done) As mentioned previously, one can see longer hair on the Croatian frontline warriors, which according to sources was a common trait of the pagan Croats and even other Slavic speaking nations during those times, and some of the styles even resemble cossack hairstyles which are still seen even these days. (aka Ukrainian chupryna, this is not known without a doubt or even important, but it would not be out of place or strange at all if these frontline advancing Croat warriors/shock troops had similar identification customs of some sort also, be it hair, markings, symbology on shields etc) We can see in the foreground and throughout most of the scene, the rejoicing and victorious Croat warriors after defeating the marauding and nomadic hordes of barbarians that were destroying, killing and pillaging the entire area and especially terrorizing the coastal inhabitants. These then would be the advance Croat warriors, including the recce warriors, those who would have been the first to take on the enemy face to face, the ones who would have spearheaded the initial charge and been involved in most of the brutal tasks required and involved in the fiercest and heaviest fighting and hand to hand combat, all this before the remainder of the Croatian tribes, especially women and children, would have arrived. We see some of the warriors dressed in fur pelts in this painting, this is not specifically recorded in any of the sources regarding this specific event yet it would not be strange even if some of them did. (Centuries later Norse warriors, aka berserkers, would go into battle mostly bare without armour and dressed in bear fur and wolf pelts, fine tunics and robes were not ideal when dealing with blood, sinew and mounted mercenaries after all, before this the barbarian Goth soldiers were likewise described as wearing wolf and sheepskins and particularly notorious for wearing them into battle. The still present Croatian folk custom of the Zvončari (Bell ringers) has roots in the early Croatian traditions and history also, which very well may derive from those times also) We see them also laying their weapons, swords, spears and shields down on the ground and giving homage to the setting sun, moon and the land and sea, their new lands and sea, and most likely whichever particular pagan deities they worshipped at that time or were thankful to. (This theme is very evident in the painting, that they all arrived as a cohesive pagan nation, a sea of newcomers from the north with a mission, arriving from beyond the borders of the Roman empire into Dalmatia, Pannonia and across Illyricum to bring freedom) 

One can see a dark cloaked man pointing towards the horizon also, this most likely would have been one of the early Croatian wizards/shamans arriving from Hyperborea also, one of the early pagan Croats' own magicians and mediators between them and the infinite world around them, the keepers and bringers of the secrets, mysteries, symbology and esoteric truths. They were the advisors, counsellors and the overseers, guarantors and guardians of the a priori order of things, events and knowledge. One can also see a woman behind him gazing towards the sky, arriving after one of the major battles along with the other women and children, a woman is also seen to the far left, they may represent the sisters Tuga or Buga. (More on them later) In the background behind them all, we see the mounted higher echelon superordinate Croat military commanders and princes, but most probably one or more of the Croatian brothers mentioned in the text of De Administrando Imperio. (This would be directly analogous to Merovich battling against the Huns under Attila on the Catalaunian fields in Gaul) A truly epic moment in time captured on canvas and portraying the harsher reality of events in those times. We know that the battles that raged after the long arduous journey must have been quite violent, bloody and extremely difficult, (The nomadic barbarian Avars we are told in DAI and many other sources, were experienced cut-throat mounted warriors, fast moving death dealers capable of fast attacks and using the most violent means to bring death and acquire goods. Nobody including historians are sure exactly what language they spoke or exactly who they were, all that is known is that they arrived from the east somewhere, a wave of formidable mounted merceneries that brought fear and dread to the hearts of the populace and even the Roman Empire itself, they would not be completely defeated on the European continent in central Europe until a century later), so much so that not even the Roman armies were able to defeat the barbarian forces or at least even put a stop to them, likewise the Franks also could not put an end to their pillaging at that time we are told. A painted scene of the most battle hardened and elite Croat warriors, (They came down and spread across the lands, arriving from the north to pierce skulls like a descending whisper of death, yet also as a Hyperborean breeze bringing freedom and the beginning of a new epoch, they are victorious and in awe looking at a part of their new permanent homeland. If not for these advancing Croat warriors, if they had instead been defeated and slaughtered themselves, no Croatia would have sprung forth into history from that point in time forward nor at any time ever, you would not be reading this text, they all would have only quickly become heaps of nameless dry dusty bones as a reward and fate, so the earliest founders of the later Croatian realms, states and kingdom can likewise be attributed to these early pagan Croat warriors, their leader princes and shamans. If they did not arrive and fight to victory to accomplish the holy mission, then what other horrors could have shown their face in time across the horizons? Saracens could have then easily invaded during later centuries as well, among other later invaders) The mounted Croat brother princes, the images of their sisters Tuga and Buga, and of the Croatian pagan wizard all adds to the painting a mood of victorious magic, but also the real sombre aftermath of the inevitable death, blood and war. An image of the coming serenity, peace and future wonders, gazing upon a sunset ushering in a new millennium. These were truly times of great perilous high adventure and magic. Over time and the following centuries their weapons, customs, hair and clothes changed and evolved within newer appearing civilizational processes along with newer weapons and ways, but underneath still beats the Hyperborean blood of those from that epoch who gazed upon the sea and waves with their very own eyes for the very first time. The Croat tribes arriving to stay and dwell in their new homes to build new futures. Just as recorded in the text of DAI by Emperor Constantine VII and other sources, where even the imperial Roman legions failed, these newly arriving Croat tribes from White and Great Croatia and the preceding called Hyperborea, surely did accomplish what was foretold.

"Coronation of King Tomislav" painted scene by Oton Iveković is based upon the Council of Split in 925, Vatican records and letters, foreign contemporaneous source records, Croatian royal charters and inscriptions. King Tomislav was from the longest ruling Croatian Trpimirović dynasty.

Do these idiosyncrasies and coincidences presented so far point to something? You will have to decide. You will have to take it from here and investigate further. I'm presenting numerous facts, dates, people and places  and you will have to dissect, inquire and connect more dots. I'm not telling you what to believe or not to believe, you have the power to make up your own mind based on empirical evidence and onomastic markers and written material. The later writers describing the early genesis and history of Merovich and the Merovingian dynasty didn't leave us an exact and precise history. The information is sparse, they wrote of his genealogy and the very origins of the Franks based on the information they knew and what was handed down to them. They have even been written about as originating from the Trojans according to some Frankish legends. A written work from 727 called Liber Historiae Francorum states that following the fall of Troy, 12,000 Trojans led by chiefs Priam and Antenor moved to the Tanais (Don) river, settled in Pannonia near the Sea of Azov and founded a city called "Sicambria". In just two generations (Priam and his son Frankish duke Marcomer) from the fall of Troy (by modern scholars dated in the late Bronze Age) they arrive in the late 4th century A.D. at the Rhine. An earlier variation of this story can be read in Fredegar. In Fredegar's version an early king named Francio serves as namegiver for the Francs, just as Romulus has lent his name to Rome. From the early common era and early middle ages, exact and precise information about many peoples and events is very rare and in some cases even non-existent.

All the previous presented information leads us now to another chapter that should be mentioned. Another for the most part unknown chapter about certain events that foretold much of future events that came to pass. There are sources which speak of the times just prior to the migration of the Croat tribes south from Hyperborea, as it was also called in times long past. Information which paints a clearer picture of quite a number of why's and where's and how's and certain events that took place unknown to most and just prior to Croat tribes arriving into the more recent historical chapter of Europe permanently. For this particular addition, I can't state or show my sources for a variety of reasons, and actually was told that I must not, for reasons which would put in jeopardy many people. But it will suffice for now to at least mention some noteworthy points of these long ago written down words.

In summary and condensing the events as briefly as possible.....It was 3 years after the coronation of the Eastern Roman Emperor Heraclius in the year 610 that the sources claim he had a vision, the very same Heraclius recorded in De Administrando Imperio. It was a strange and ominous vision which sent fear and dread through his heart and every fibre of his being. In this terrible vision the Byzantine Emperor was told by a spirit, (the spirit doesn't give its name or tell who sent it, but it seemed to have spoken as though the wind itself had a voice) that a very grave danger was approaching, a portend telling of future calamaties and a horrific danger that was being born in the southern deserts even as the spirit was telling him this....Heraclius was ordered by the spirit to summon his generals and some emissaries to travel to Dalmatia, and that once there they would find some wise wizards, a noble class of magicians who arrived from the north many years previously, and then stayed....The vision explained that these noble magicians were privy to much, they were seers who knew and understood the many mysteries and the causes thereof, sorcerers knowledgeable in the unknown and even said to be able to look into the future, truly gifted conjurers from times long past...Heraclius did as he was told, and when his own generals and emissaries finally arrived back to his throne in Constaninople, they told him some ominous and also fortuitous things. "These magicians and nobles are called Croats" they told Heraclius, "they and some of their folk arrived in the days of Totila, some of them were also foederati soldiers, and thereafter they decided to stay and make homes, families and till the lands, they arrived from the northern Hyperborean regions spoken of by the writers in times past, a land that they who still live there call "Great and White Croatia," it lies far and wide and the mountains there hold many secrets. Some of them also travelled westwards previously and became kings. " This, it turned out, is exactly what the spirit had foretold Heraclius in his vision beforehand.

Heraclius then summoned his generals and emissaries again and told them. "Gather your men and horses and go tell these Croats that a terrible danger is fermenting in the south deserts beyond the borders of my Empire, the beginnings of a future storm that will stop at nothing to attain victory and everything and everyones submission. A terrible future great war of civilizations will be at hand. Tell these Croat wise men to gather their kin in their northern homelands and to come back with them to settle the lands again, tell them to come and free up and take over Dalmatia, Pannonia and even unto Illyricum, tell their high magus that there is troubles and violence there now, but in the future there will be much worse woes and calamities to contend with. The very existence of many will be in peril, the coming storm and their dogmas will burn tongues, eyes and limbs alike, they will come to snatch you away as slaves, they will even come to crush souls into the abyss. The spirit that came to me in a vision told me that these Croats and their people must come down, on foot, on horses and wagons and swords in hand."

In summary, Heraclius was informed through the vision that the terrible danger that was being born at that exact same time, was that a certain Muhamud had also seen a vision of his own soon after the coronation of Heraclius also in the year 610, a new creed and god born in a cave and that this Muhamud and his growing armies will gain momentum in the future,..."for centuries they will storm across the sands and leave a trail of blood, limbs and wailing, they will swallow up nations and they will come to even swallow up you." In his vision Heraclius was told by the spirit that the only hope for Europe's future and it's long past, would be to ask the Croats to take the lands, that they will be a future bulwark. The final words of this anonymous spirit in the vision to the Emperor Heraclius was..."These Croats have the knowledge of the ancient mysteries, all hopes will be rested upon their Hyperborean shield, their swords, their pentacle and their symbols will smite the coming void, the desert black stone will come come to crush but it will become as dust against their shield and they shall not be broken." One of the sources states that a group of these Croatian shamans, the magicians who arrived from the northern Croat lands, shortly thereafter buried at specific areas talismans and symbological relics that reach back to before antiquity, they brought down their symbols, relics, oaths and magical objects with them, and they buried them so that the lands and even the earth itself would know from that time forward. Their symbols shall conjure forth many ancient powers, the spirits of their own long dead shall rise from their resting places to do their bidding, they will conjure those who even come from the stars and moon, powers never before seen or heard of shall rise like a mighty mist enveloping the land. The new desert cave god that was born in the desert caves shall come as a multitudinous mighty wave, but it shall have no power over them, all approaching southern invaders shall be broken just as the branches of the the thorned thistle are broken in the mighty December winds, the Croat pentagram and their Hyperborean shield shall bring forth many wonders. Many will tremble and the coming void will try to subjugate them and even the world afterwards, other dogmas and armies shall try to do likewise, but it shall not pass." Some of these ancient Croat relics and powerful talismans have been unearthed through the centuries, then taken away to safety beyond the reach of those who would seek to destroy them, and a few have withstood the test of time and still stand today.

Below we see "The Bulgarian Martyresses," an 1877 painting by the Russian painter Konstantin Makovsky. It depicts the rape of Bulgarian women by Ottoman bashi-bazouks during the supression of the April Uprising a year earlier, it served to mobilize public support for the Russo-Turkish war (1877–1878) waged with the proclaimed aim of liberating the Bulgarians. As already shown, these are the kinds of barbarian armies and forces that the Croatian lands and armies and their political and military leadership had defended against for centuries. This would be analogous to the times of Merovich against Attila and his hordes and even right up to the time of Charles Martel at the Battle of Toulouse in 721 and the Battle of Tours in 732, where likewise Muslim armies tried to overtake Europe entering France through ancient Hispania from Africa. Without a doubt they are both connected events and civilizational saving epochs that show the linear magic and feats coterminous with the aforementioned mystical powers and wizardry. Many historians and scholars assert that if one or both had failed in their missions, then from Spain to the Ural mountains would have become one large pool for future slaves and sex slaves for the various caliphates. Then and even now the world would be a much more terrible place, their defeats would have meant peril and destruction of progress, civilization and even the future.

This fundamental importance of the esoteric Croatian chequy coat arms and it's connection is to not only the defence of Croatian lands, but also of Europe itself, which are just some of the facts already discussed here. Even many centuries after the Croatian dynastic royal rule had started in early the middle ages, the mystical Croatian chequy was again central during the Croatian-Ottoman wars and Muslim jihads between the 15th and 18th century, including the Battle of Sisak, Siege of Szigetvár, Battle of Knin, the numerous sieges of Knin Fortress, Battle of Sinj and numerous other conflicts and constant border battles. Croatian lands and these accompanying battles certainly were pivotal in helping to save western civilization for centuries. The Croatian realms from the time of the Croatian Kingdom were affected and today's Croatian border illustrates this point, however the core and backbone from the centuries of defensive warfare has remained up to even today. If not for these extremely strategically important Croatian victories on the battlefield which became renown throughout all of Europe, the political landscape of Europe could have turned out very different. It was from Dar Al Jihad (the Arabic name of modern day Belgrade for centuries during the Ottoman empire rule, and meaning "Door of War") that Muslim jihadic armies and cavalry along with their Serb allies could have eventually marched even beyond Austria, easily into Italy and then into Western Europe with much more momentum. (Any qualified historian will tell you the same, that if Croatian armies had fallen then the march towards the west would have been much easier accomplished and with a much better chance of success. It is well documented that the Turkish Ottoman armies were eventually forced to circumvent the Croatian defensive strongholds and instead travel through Hungary to lay their sieges against Vienna) These centuries of war were much more than just any battles of competing faiths or doctrines, primarily they were BATTLES OF CIVILIZATIONS. (Serb Sokollu Mehmed Pasha was during these times the Ottoman Grand Vizier and de facto ruler of the Ottoman empire. Being the catalyst in orchestrating numerous Ottoman jihads against the Croats and Europe, he and his armies fought in the hopes of crushing European civilization and supplanting it by means of jihads) It is also very ironic how it is today that the Croatian CoA can be seen on Croatian military equipment and vehicles, flags and uniforms in far off Muslim countries even today, helping to battle modern day Muslim armies, jihadists, extremists and terrorists. Is this mere coincidence? Are these historical anomalies of the Croatian realms and armies bending but never breaking for so many centuries be also attributed to the much more magical and mystical forces of the shield of the Croatian chequey discussed here so far? Did the power of the Croatian Pentagram and the ghosts and spirits of ancient ancestors ensure eventual victory and the continuity of the civilizational terra Europa, just as the words of Duke Trpimir, Branimir, King Tomislav, Peter Krešimir IV, et al, also likewise fortetold? Did they know perhaps that the checkered Croatian "shield" would become a literal civilizational saving shield also? (or did they know that from the start? Knowing by way of remote viewing that this was the reason that the early Croat tribes arrived to their new realms in the first place?) 

All the various facts and information  presented thus far is showing a clear linear chain of events and connective anomalies, a continuity that is symbologically interrelated and represented also, in more ways than pertaining to just the physical world or only the non-physical realms. The earlier examples of the blue version Croatian CoA were briefly examined, including the combined knowledge and effects of the moon's shadow, spirits and ghosts of ancestors which can at times make the squares in the chequy only "appear to be" different in color or shade, when in fact they are the exact same colour in the real time physical world. More information regarding this topic, facts which are part of the overall understanding of the royal Croatian Pentagram, and the topic of duality in various instances will be looked at again. (and it's association and with the overall Hyperborean Trinity equation) But this time with the aid of 20th century photography science and technology, which will show that we are indeed on the right track, that ancient knowledge, remote viewing, esoteric magic, precognitive abilities and much more is involved. Below we see side by side a version of the Croatian CoA chequy shield, and they are actually both the red chequy version. How so? The difference only being that the blue color chequy version on the left is in the form of a...photographic negative

The light blue negative version Croatian chequy can also be termed Cyan, and it is the natural complimentary color of red. (Its name is derived from the Ancient Greek κύανος, transliterated kyanos, meaning "dark blue" and was also known as "cyan blue.") It is today normally referred to as a vibrant hue of blue. Knowing this, it very well could be another clue and part of linear chain of events which proves that the esoteric truths discussed here do exist. For instance, even just this fact could not be known until the turn of the 20th century and the advent of color photography science and technology, that in fact the blue chequy is the red chequy, yet also the natural complimentary color of red. (analogous to the earlier example of the Moon's shadow transfering it's essence upon the checkered board causing an alchemical process, wherupon the square A and square B appear as different shades of grey), A secret esoteric, symbolic and etymological clue, very well the "Blue Moon" and "Red Moon" associated with the words and proclamations of the Croatian Kings and dynastic rulers discussed earlier, and the meaning behind them (order out of chaos/as above, so below/cosmic and chthonic etc), the duality directly associated with the ancient Hyperborean Trinity, (ie; the old sources describing the early Croats as “Gothi et nichilominus Sclavi” (Goths who are likewise Slavs) and "Gothi qui et Sclavi” equation which is part of the Hyperborean sum) with the "-mir" and ""-vich" suffixes and of course with the royal Croatian Pentagram which is the catalyst behind many of the paranormal mysteries and anomalies presented thus far.

Not until the 20th century could it be known (an anomaly that would be unknown without the aid of remote viewing and advanced precognitive knowledge of modern photography technology) that the blue version Croatian chequy can also be termed cyan, (aka dark blue and cyan blue) which makes it the natural complimentary color of red. Only in the 20th century could we finally know that the blue negative version chequy (shown in the earlier grey chequy examples) is in fact the film negative version of the Croatian CoA. Anomalies connected to the old sources describing the early Croats as “Gothi et nichilominus Sclavi” (Goths who are likewise Slavs) and "Gothi qui et Sclavi” equation which is part of the sum of the ancient Veneti Croats and the ancient Hyperboreans. (aka the Hyperborean Trinity to be discussed later)

As already mentioned, this post is not attempting to prove a direct blood relationship with the Merovingians, nor a continuity of Merovingian rule or living and walking Merovingian descendents in Croatia, because that would be ridiculous and fictionalized story telling. (Stating such things like that with no foundation or any related documented sources whatsoever would be like saying that it was aliens who came down to Croatia, and that was that just because I said so) However I found there does seem to be a number of interesting items that need to addressed. One of these being...Was the checkered coat of arms, whatever it"s variation or design, amount to officially being part of a special ancient  "class", a "higher echelon", or "an elite secret society" so to speak, that even eventually descendants of Merovich went on to incorporate it also?  Perhaps an initiation into something? Similar to being descendants of Merovich, Marcomir and Chlodomir as well in some degree?  If not actual physical relations, (although I have shown examples here that there is reason to believe that Merovich's  early origins are from the formerly known "Great and White Croatia", recall my earlier presented information regarding "Historiae Chroaticae Periodum Antiquam' [Period of Croatian History in Antiquity] and the very likely scenario of the direct descendants of King Dmitar Zvonimir continuing the Croatian royal line by way of Claudija and Vinica, as well as through King Peter Krešimir IV's daughter Neda), then at least symbolically through the chequy being one aspect. (Croatian: grb, šahovnica etc)  Approved rulers and realms that were bestowed with the right to the emblem of rightful rule (the esoteric and mystical chequey) and therefore a kind of lineage of "sorcerer kings" in their own right, in their own realms........

The Brethren of the Croatian Dragon (Croatian: Braća hrvatskoga zmaja) is a Croatian historical and cultural society established in 1905. In 1907, the Brethren claimed to have found the remains of Petar Zrinski and Fran Krsto Frankopan, and by 1919 those were moved to the Zagreb Cathedral. (See THE ORDER OF THE DRAGON AS REFLECTED IN HUNGARIAN AND CROATIAN HERALDRY .......

.......The Society of the" Brethren of the Croatian Dragon" is the legal successor of the Croatian variant of the Dragon Knights order "equestris Ordo Draconis" (Croatian: (Red Zmajskih Vitezova)  Croatian-Hungarian King and Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund of Luxemburg  founded the "Order of the Dragons" (Latin: Societas Draconistrarum, literally. "Society of the Dragonists") in the year 1408 with the primary aim of defending against the incursions of Islam and the Turkish Ottoman advances into Europe.....

 Croatian noble and Duke Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić (1350 – 1416)

.......The Croatian noble and Ban (Viceroy/Governor) Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić (seen above) was one of the early members of the order, other Croatian nobles later also became members. Coincidentally,  the "equestris Ordo Draconis" (Latin) also had the famous Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia within it's ranks. (Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia  is better known to us today as Vlad Ţepeş or Vlad III the Impaler and also known commonly by his patronymic Dracula) Interestingly, the Croatian noble family of the House of Novosel in turn is connected with the same famous family Ţepeş (House of Drăculeşti) and Count Dracula (Vlad Ţepeș) In the hall above the Stone Gate in Zagreb there is a large heraldic tree containing coats-of-arms of all the members between 1905 and 1940, with the arms of the knights of the original "Order of the Dragons" of 1408 at the bottom.

The  personal coat of arms of the Croatian noble and Duke Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić. 

The coat of arms of the Croatian noble House of Novosel.

Perhaps the scenario of the above "Order of the Dragon" can be presented as a similar example of an exclusive order that may have existed during the time of Merovich, an order who's members were privy to exclusive certain secrets, codes of conduct, symbols, signs, and initiation rites, perhaps even the esoteric powers that are attributed to them. Was there perhaps some sort of an  "Order of the -Vich's" that we see in the background of events? An "Eques Ordo Vich-orum"?  That would partly explain why it was not a common name feature with other Frankish nobles or rulers, practically non-existent actually. Perhaps only certain and specific kinds of people were to at first be charged with the privilege of carrying "the -vich"?  Only those within the exclusive "-vich" order? ("Nomen est omen"..."nostrum terra questris Ordo Vichorum")

"Rex Croatii, Croatorum et ordinum Vichenorum."

One must also recall, that the extension of the "-vich' suffix would have been exlussively tied to the Croatian realms and eastern realms of the Rus' Slavic tribes. Croatian populated lands extended up to, and even beyond Kievan Rus, lands which could have been the conduit of transference for the suffix. Long before the Cetinagrad Charter, during the early middle ages and the Croatian-Bulgarian wars across the lands of today's modern day Croatia and BiH, srbs were actually a non-factor and inconsequential according to written sources, only mentioned in passing when some of them escaped their Bulgarian overlords for a time to the Croatian realms, seeking protection from the Croatian rulers, realms and kingdom lest the Bulgarian forces completely annihalate them. At that time the people later to be called srbs, because of the emergence of the srb church, were initially for centuries under the yoke of and part of Bulgaria, affected in and most likely using their speech as well as naming system most likely. Afterall, Belgrade was first mentioned only when as a part of Bulgaria, and for the early centuries it was even actually originally called Alba Bulgarica. (At that time records state that the Croatian Kingdom and realms extended up to even past the Drina river. The Bulgarians had their border extend to the Drina river as well during the times of the  Bulgarian Empire) Only much later did they incorporate naming systems that were tied to the Croatian people and realms, and Croatians who are recorded in Nestor's Prmary Chroniclel as being connected to early Kievan Rus'. The srbs for the first 5 or 6 centuries of their existence in their Balkans do not have 1 written document attributed to them. (See www.studiacroatica.org for specifics about this above mentioned Croatian-Bulgarian war during the time of Croatian King Tomislav)  More on this a little later below....

 A stone Morović coat-of-arms under the roof of the tower at Valpovo Castle in Valpovo, Croatia.

The 16th century coat of arms from the House of Zrinski. Notable members of this family were Bans (viceroys) of Croatia, and are considered national heroes in Croatia and even in Hungary. (In Many cases the Dragons can also be called a Basilisk)

The 15th century coat of arms of the Kačić noble family, one of the influential Croatian "twelve noble tribes" described in the Pacta conventa and Supetar Cartulary. They can be traced to the Pacta Conventa of 1102 where they and other Croatian noble families made an agreement between the Croatian royal crown and the Hungarian king. According to the Supetar Cartulary, they were one of the six royal Croatian noble tribes which selected the Bans, who in turn elected a new King in the event the Croatian King died without leaving heirs. They are mentioned in records since the 11th century and a prominent branch of the family became Bans (Prime Minsters/Governors) of Croatia as well as later even becoming a part of the Hungarian nobility.

The coat of arms of Ivan Lenković, as a Habsburg Croatian army general and the leader of the Uskoks, he is noted for the construction of Fortress Nehaj and as a captain of the Senj area. He also contributed in organizing the Croatian Military Frontier, as well as participated in Nikola Šubić Zrinski's famous defence of Szigeth in 1556. Two years later he restored fortifications in the town of Senj and built Nehaj Fortress. Becoming eventually a Habsburg Croatian baron, he took part in many battles against the Ottoman Turkish invasions and even their Orthodox Serb allies. (During those very crucial centuries for the defence of Europe and the European civilizational processes, the main adversaries of these Croatian nobles Ivan Lenković and Nikola Šubić Zrinski  and their Croatian forces, and of even Europe itself, was the Islamic and Serb armies under the leadership of the Serb Sokollu Mehmed Pasha. he was the Ottoman Grand Vizier and de facto ruler of the Ottoman empire. Being the catalyst in orchestrating numerous Ottoman jihads against the Croats and Europe, he and his armies fought in the hopes of crushing European civilization and supplanting it by means of jihads. During his time Belgrade was called "dar al jihad."  (Arabic for "door of war") The hopes of Europe laid squarely on the Croats during these crucial times to rise and stop him and his philistine hordes

The aforementioned Croatian general, noble and leader of the Uskoks (aka "the Jumpers") as seen at the castle and fortress he built, Nehaj Castle in the coastal town of Senj. He was an extremely important figure in defending against Ottoman attacks.

The aforementioned Croatian nobleman, Ban (Prime Minister/Governor) and Habsburg general Nikola Šubić Zrinski preparing for the final battle, the famous hero during the defence of Szigeth.

Image of the Serb Ottoman Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmed Pasha (Serbian: Мехмед-паша Соколовић) and de facto ruler of the Islamic Ottoman empire armies and their Serb allies. For the aforementioned Croatian nobles and generals, and many others not discussed here, this man and the forces under his command were the epitome of evil and terror. He was the catalyst and architect of numerous jihads against the Croatian lands and other parts of Habsburg Europe, from Dar al-Jihad organizing Islamic conquests into many parts of Europe as a part of the battle of civilizations. (For centuries Serb princes even wed off their own daughters to Ottoman Sultans and military/political leaders with the sole aim of just preserving any remaining personal landowning rights and privileges, and they even helped by assembling Serb volunteers for the Ottoman armies. Because of this the Serbs are the only nation in all of Europe that openly conspired with and assisted the Muslim jihads towards free Europe)). By assisting and conspiring with the Ottoman empire, he and numerous other lesser Serb nobles and co-conspirators are directly responsible for expediting the Muslim terror and incursions into Europe, even waging wars against western civilization for centuries from their base Sanjak of Smederevo.

Shortly after the times of the Croatian-Habsburg army general and leader of the Uskoks (aka "The Jumpers) Ivan Lenković and the Croatian noble, Ban (Prime Minister/Governor) and the Croatian-Habsburg general Nikola Šubić Zrinski wars of defence against the Serb Ottoman Grand Vizier and de facto ruler of the attacking Ottoman jihadist armies, the Croatian nobleman and soldier Vuk Krsto Frankopan was born. It is not relevant so much in these particular subjects being discussed here, yet it is very interesting to note that in a sketch made of him when he was alive circa. 1625, one can see the symbolism of a skull at the bottom. This is interesting (and very rare) because the symbolism of using a skull of any sort for official paintings or a coat of arms was not to become known until it was used by various pirates in the 18th century, most common as variations of the so-called "Jolly Roger" and also as the German "Totenkopf" in the 19th century. The skull is also seen wearing a laurel wreath crown. Could the inclusion of the skull have some esoteric meaning also? We know that laurel wreaths were common in the Greco-Roman world amongst philosophers, artists, poets, emperors and even Napoleon himself is seen wearing one a number of times. The tradition is seen even these days at the Olympics as awards symbolizing a crown of victory. It could also be a type of Memento mori, or more precisely a Finis Coronat Opus, ie; "The end crowns the work." This could very well be the case, as the Ottoman empire advances into Europe at that time were at their strongest momentum. The Croatian lands at that time were in dire danger as they were taking on the full brunt of the Ottoman jihads and their Serb allies towards conquering Europe, the wall that must be broken and smashed towards the goal of conquering Budapest, Vienna, Rome and destroying the whole of European civilization. It would not be incorrect to say that the very existence of the Croatian realms and Europe was at stake. (See previous video) He is buried at Trsat Castle overlooking the city of Rijeka. 

Momentarily staying on the topic of skulls, there are numerous instances of stone carved skull and crossbones symbology examples found in Croatia, especially at cemeteries. This phenomena/tradition also extends to other central and western European countries. (Memento mori skulls and skull and bones imagery became known during the Black Death plague of the late middle ages when about 60% of the population perished, peaking in the years 1346–53) Here seen above are just a few examples of skull and crossbones in Croatia dating from the 17th to 19th century, long before their popular use in the 20th century... 

1 - Top one is located on a grave headstone in a cemetery near Dubrovnik. 
2 - Found on a cemetery entrance arch in the village of Žrnovo on the island of Korčula. 
3 - On a headstone located at St. George's cemetery (Jurjevsko groblje) in Zagreb, the older cemetery before the landmark Mirogoj cemetery was built in 1876. 
4 - In Trogir Cathedral in the town of Trogir, construction started in 1213 and completed during the 17th century. 
5 - Trogir Cathedral. 
6 - On an ancient tombstone in the town of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar.
7 - Burial plaque of Croatian noble family member Paul David von Vakanovich on Demetrova Street in Zagreb, 1818.
8 - From the early 19th century in a cemetery on the island of Brač near the city of Split. 
9 - Memento mori skull at Rennes-le-Château in southern France, long believed to have been a Merovingian sanctuary and hiding place for their treasures, as well as various secrets and mysteries.

Besides also being a type of Memento mori and a symbology representing a Finis Coronat Opus, the symbology probably also very well represents that linear historicity of the ancient Croats/Hyperboreans, ie; a visual reminder of their continuity in various locations and of their civilizational  progression and ascension through the preceding epochs. (Under the earth yet bones that resonate an a priori knowledge and existence before the more recent era) Representing the bones of valour, mystical esoteric knowledge and wisdom in the ancient arts and arcane magic, they are bones that have travelled time itself like stairs to the stars. If these representational skulls and bones could talk, they would tell the secrets and histories of those heroes of renown from antiquity, of the magical feats of the Hyperboreans and earliest of ancient Croats from even time immemorial.

Interestingly, even today we can see an example of cross pattée/cross formée stylization seen along with skull and crossbones in the Church of Our Lady of Health (aka Church with the 7 Altars) on the Croatian island of Murter. The church was built in 1722 and the island of Murter has an equally interesting history. During the Muslim conquests in various parts of Europe in the middle middle ages, Croatian soldiers and forces prevented the Moors, Saracens and Arabs navies from landing their ships on the mainland to carry off women and children into slavery and as concubines, so on their way back to their realms they briefly stopped at the island of Murter which had only a small population. There they set fire to any building or church they could find. but for some strange and unknown unexplainable reason however, the church that stood where todays Church of 7 Alters stands, it would not catch fire even after multiple attempts. The Islamic jihad navy ships then left to travel back to their realms and never came back. Later the skull and crossbones symbology became popular among pirates as their own memento mori mantra, and today as a warning of danger, usually in regard to poisonous substances. However, as shown the original symbology is of far greater significance and power. More about the cross pattée/cross formée and its symbological importance and connection to early Croatian Kings also later. (Click image for larger view)

(Supplementary information: It is interesting that there are events which apply to the times of the Mongol invasion of Europe and correlate with known legends attributed to instances of magic by Croatian nobles and princes in the 13th century. Magic involving celestial phenomena, symbology, the guiding hand of ancient traditions of ancestors which assured that the Mongols armies would be stopped by the Croats. The Mongols began attacking Europe in the 1220s. They conquered most of Russia and then headed west in the late 1230s. In almost every battle the Christian armies were destroyed and much of Hungary, Poland, Austria and the Balkans were laid waste. The Mongols' pursuit of the Hungarian king of Hungary-Croatia, Béla IV, continued even through Zagreb and eventually to Croatian Dalmatia. While in pursuit, the Mongols under the leadership of Kadan (Qadan) suffered a major defeat at the historic and former residence of Croatian Dukes and Kings, Klis Fortress in March 1242. The Mongols pursued Béla IV and his Hungarian army from town to town in the Dalmatian coastal areas, while at the same time Croatian nobility gathered their forces in the coastal Dalmatian towns such as Trogir and Rab and helped Béla IV to eventually escape. After their defeat against the Croatian soldiers, the Mongols retreated from the area. Some historians claim that the mountainous terrain of Croatian Dalmatia was fatal for the Mongols because of the great losses they suffered from Croat ambushes set up in mountain passes. Although much of Croatia was plundered and destroyed, long-term occupation was unsuccessful by the over 20,000 soldiers and cavalry under the Mongol leader Qadan, the grandson of Genghis Khan. (Some sources tell of strange orb-like objects appearing over Klis Fortress and circling above the Croatian soldiers, but this can not be confirmed) Yet another anomaly attributed to the Croatian nobles knowledge and being privy to some kind of mystical powers, paranormal events and mystical knowledge, happened around the same time. (Historical and esoteric paranormal instances just like 4 centuries previously under Duke Trpimir and later Croatian Kings Tomislav and Stephen Držislav) Arriving at Grobnik field near the city of Rijeka (Coincidentally not far from Baška and the at the time still yet to be discovered and deciphered for another 600 years Baška tablet, and the Croatian chequey on the church of St. Lucy discussed earlier), Mongol armies under the Tatars encountered a native Croatian army that tried to stop their advance and invasion, the last bulwark before reaching Italy, Austria and beyond. In the battle that followed, the Mongol Tatars were destroyed, losing an entire army of 30,000 people led by the notorious army leader Batu Khan. They were beaten by units gathered from all the corners of Croatia under the guidance of Croatian nobility and known as the Battle of Grobnik field, and so this ensured peace. It was one of the last battles of the Mongols in continental Europe, after which they retreated to their homeland in far east Asia. These are just a few examples of historical anomalies where Croatian nobility and soldiers, against all odds, were able to stop the advancing Mongol empire with aid from mystical knowledge. This would again be the case centuries later when performing similar feats in halting the advances of the Ottoman empire. In both cases, the Mongols and Ottomans were unable to completely defeat the Croats and eventually they were forced to retreat, thus saving Europe once again. In both cases residences of former Croatian rulers and kings, such as Kliss Fortress and other places, were part of the matrix of mystical power bases from and through which magical events unfolded)

...Back to Merovich/Merovech and his name...... according to both the leading French chronicler [Gregory of Tours] and subsequent tradition, Merovich was born of 2 fathers. When already pregnant by her husband, King Clodio. Merovech's mother supposedly went swimming in the sea ..... she is said to have been impregnated by an unidentified divine marine creature, a horned sea dragon from beyond the sea that could change shape and shift into various forms.  He is referred to as "bestea Neptuni Quinotauri similis" by Fredegar. (the beast of Neptune which resembles a Quinotaur) When Merovich was born, there allegedly flowed in his veins a coming of these 2 different bloods .....that of a Frankish ruler and also of a mysterious aquatic god-like creature .. a mingling of dynastic lines whereby the Franks became allied by mystical blood with ... a divine source from 'beyond the sea'. A blood that was considered supernatural because a part of it flowed also through a god. His very name is representative of this as already shown. The Quinotaur and it's description also very much resembles a basilisk, in this blog I will just simplify by writing "dragon."

The name 'Quinotaur' translates from original Latin as "bull with five horns." (bestea Neptuni Quinotauri similis) It is not known whether the legend merged the well known Neptune and the Minotaur-like bull with the 5 horns. The Latinization of the name does not indicate whether it is a translation of some genuine Frankish physical creature/being/deity or is a word coinage, symbolical. This description of the creature possessing "5 horns" seems very strange and out of place also. Some scholars have argued that the Quinotaurs 5 horns are representative of the 5 points/horns of the mystical Pentacle discussed earlier. If this symbolical connection is correct, then the power and prestige of the pentagram is held in even higher esteem, a truly royal symbol also, but only for some...the few.

Gregory of Tours only names him once as the father of Childeric I while putting doubt on his physical descent from Chlodio. Many admit today that this formulation finds its explanation in the legend reported by Fredegar. The Chronicle of Fredegar further commented on this this reference by Gregory by adding that Merovich was the son of the queen, Chlodio's wife; but his father was a sea-god, bistea Neptuni/Quinotaur. If the Quinotaur is is an allegory and symbolical, which seems to be the case, then also too the implied impregnation of his mother, whom we don't know the name of. This buttresses the belief that she was already pregnant with Merovich, and that the Quinotaur is somehow a representation of the esoteric class of sorcerers her particular roots were from. Perhaps it was a sorcerer from that unknown circle of adepts that was the true father. In both instances it points to this representational "Quinotaur', and not the king Chlodio being the father.

The dragons (or basilisks) that guard the grounds at Trsat Castle in the coastal city of Rijeka. The nearby Catholic church "Lady of Trsat" contains the bones and is the final resting place of the famous Croatian nobleman and soldier Vuk Krsto Frankopan as well as defender of Klis and captain of Senj, Knez (Duke) Petar Kružić. (Be Warned) Trsat Castle and the church were also regular stopping places for the Pope, kings of Napoli from the House of Anjou as well as members of the mysterious, wealthy and powerful Order of the Knights Templar.

The winged dragons found again nearby at Trsat Castle in the city of Rijeka.

 The  Štafilić (Statileo, Stanoševic) dating back to the 14th century in Kaštela and enlarged by the nobleman Stjepan Štafilić from nearby Trogir. The castle was very important in the defence of the town and surrounding area from the Islamic jihads and Ottoman empire incursions. The later added dragon coat of arms is dated to 1516.

Located over the main entrance doors to the Zagreb Old City Hall is seen the city of Zagreb coat of arms supported by two hybrid creatures composed of a lions head and serpent/dragons body. In heraldic traditions creatures with a fish, dragon or serpent-like amphibian body connects to the sea and so also the theme of transformation, being able to live in water and on land. A figuration of an ancient superordinate class of knowledge that has been impervious, and a duality extending back to antiquity.

In Italy and near the modern day Slovenian border lies the small town of Cividale del Friuli. In the early middle ages this area was a part of the Longobard Kingdom, which is also the origins of the modern day Italian region of Lombardy. The Lombards/Longobards were a Germanic people who settled in Italy in the 6th century after the Ostrogoths and ruled large parts of Italy until joining the Carolingian empire and Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire. Above we see a baptistery structure dating from the middle of the 8th century at Cividale de Friuli that is still there today. Inset is an image of a page from a codex called the Gospel of Cividale, parts of the codex are today located in Prague and Venice. The pages include over 1500 names of Slavic and Germanic origin, and particularly interesting the written names in the margins of the codex of some powerful rulers of Eastern Europe and the Alpine-Adriatic-Danube regions, distinguished rulers who visited there from between the 8th and end of the 10th century. In the margins of the codex pages can also be found the written names of early Croatian Dukes and Princes and even a King, such as Croatian King Krešimir I and the Dukes/Princes Branimir (and his wife Mariosa/Maruša), Duke Braslav and his wife, Duke Trpimir I and his son and Duke Muncimir/Mutimir, these also are so far the first documented examples of Croatian signature autographs in a Latin text. But that is not all, this is just the starting point. Also found written within the pages of the codex are the names of other powerful rulers such as Dukes...Rastislav of Moravia, Pribina, Kocelj, King Svatopluk of Moravia with his son Predslav, Carolingian Holy Roman Emperor Ludwig II of Italy and Charles III, Pabo, Richeri and Engilschalk who were significant leaders in the Eastern Prefecture at the same time and even Bulgarian Khan Boris I was present. *as the Bulgarians during the 1st Bulgarian Empire inhabited and ruled the city called "Alba Bulgarica" which they were to later name "Belgrade."* (See also www.enciklopedija.hrwww.mikovini.sktuptup23.blog.onet.plvirtualna.nsk.hr, www.hrleksikon.info) After giving this basic background information, what is most interesting concerning these facts is what events exactly happened when all these early Croatian and other rulers reached this location of Cividale? What was the ultimate purpose? What words were exactly spoken and to whom? The location definitely seems to play an important connection role in the Early Middle Ages, but what agreements, activities and exchanges of information took place during their recorded visits? Only their names are recorded in the pages of the codex as being present but no other information is supplied as to what precisely took place. Others can suppose, but numerous historians and scholars believe this location was a safe neutral location where various "secrets", esoteric information and "magical power" was exercised, transferred or passed on. A location where secret oaths and wizardry took place also, where certain important tasks or missions were discussed. Taking a cursory look at the baptistery we immediately see some carved motifs that are similar to early Croatian designs and stone carved monuments from those times, but here we definitely see no pentagram visible anywhere on the whole exterior of the structure. We do however see some strange beasts and animals carved into the baptistery, along with some birds and plant motifs. However, one symbology that particularly stands out is the stone carved relief image of a winged and horned griffin-like bull complete with a large halo aureola, known also as a nimbus. (A prominently placed and very visible combination halo/aureola/nimbus on animals and especially this particular horned and winged beast is a striking contrast to any religious artwork of those times and areas) However, there are no direct or obvious well known familiar religious symbologies to be found anywhere on the baptistery at all, there are no visible humans in the motif at all either, which at first seems very odd and strange. There is actually no associative imagery whatsoever to any of the Abrahamic religions or any religion known or practiced at that time. This is very odd and strange, yet knowing just some of the things that we now know, it's not very surprising or strange at all. Of course the winged creature immediately brings to mind the dragon and bull hybrid beast Quinotaur recorded and described by Fredegar, so this connection to Merovich must be a clue and indication of the proceedings and meanings, and again the discussed up to here topic of duality is self-evident. It is also evident that the creature represents some higher echelon of knowledge, magic and esoteric mysteries. (as well of course Ēl, who is called again and again Tôru ‘Ēl ("Bull Ēl" or "the bull god"), a member of those mighty Elohim/Anunnaki/Gods/Powers discussed earlier, ie; those original "Shining Ones"/Lucifers/Bringers of Light and Dawn who travelled from Hyperborea southward to ancient Sumeria and Egypt in antiquity to bestow magical knowledge, secrets and wisdom there also. (which has since been categorically proven by DNA evidences that the earliest Egyptian dynasties, people, pharaohs and their nobles/shamans arrived from north of the Black sea and Caucasus and near the Carpathians and Danube regions, then subsequently initiating the construction of the pyramids to intentionally point to true north from whence they came from) Those same powerful chthonic entities who also bestowed the Hyperborean Pentagram to Solomon before his betrayal and subsequent downfall, even Horus who was an early chthonic Hyperborean god who was proclaimed by early Egyptian priests/shamans as being earthly personified with and by the ruling pharaohs. ie; for the very early Egyptian dynasties the pharaoh actually was Horus dwelling among them in an earthly form. The Pharaoh was Horus on his earthly throne) This neutral location Cividale then likewise must have been another hypocenter of arcane secret knowledge and Hyperborean magic and wizardry, there simply are no other explanations for even just these anomalies. The very Croatian chequy symbology may very well also have transversed from here to the other later locations mentioned at the beginning of this post, all part of the great mission as the other rulers through osmosis passed on the secrets and sacred symbology into their realms also, likewise also becoming adepts. This location that attracted the attention of so many powerful early middle ages rulers then surely must have been a secret meeting place, a place where during those tumultuous times a wizard or wizards would bestow to those leaders glimpses of their ancient Hyperborean heritage and the associated hereditary powers. Ancestral clairvoyant memory of the Hyperborean shamans/wizards able to call upon and bestow the ancient truths and magic once again upon "those who enter here." Another hypocenter of sorcery emanating back to antiquity and a time before anyone had even known that there was indeed life and magic beyond Thrace and the Danube. Where next will (or did) the indomitable magical pentagram show its face to the world? Click onto image for a larger view. 

One of the evidences that these Hyperborean sorcerers and shaman magicians truly had ancient clairvoyant memory, being able to see through remote viewing far back into the past, as well as into the future, is that the Quinotaur described by Fredegar, and all the other various related dragons, serpents, basilisks and the previous griffin-hybrid horned beast at Cividale, are only today categorically proven in the fossil record. Since dinosaur fossils are only a very recent historical phenomena and only studied and discussed seriously by scholars since the 19th century, then only an a priori knowledge of beasts and creatures such as these could explain their descriptions and inclusion in artwork and literature in the first place. An example is the griffin illustration in the top left corner from Lykosthenes, rare book collection, c. 1557 at the American Museum of Natural History Library. Just one example of themes/creatures such as these that were described earlier and obviously portrayed in the Cividale baptistery for the visitors to see, as well as the other dragon examples shown above. 

The Croatian House of Drašković (Drashkovich) nobles coat of arms and shield also incorporates this symbology and can still be seen at Trakošćan Castle today. This Croatian noble line of families from the 15th century onwards were at times Bans (Viceroys/Governors) of Croatia within the Croato-Hungarian Kingdom and of the Croatian lands within the Habsburg Monarchy (Austria-Hungary), politicians, patrons of the arts and cultural figures, scholars, barons, counts and countesses as well as important military officers during many battles in defending the lands from the Turkish invasions. They were also connected with the very influential Croatian House of Keglević and other noble houses within Europe. Below is another example from the noble coat of arms at Castle Donji Miholjac in Croatia and in the middle of the noble Baltazar Vragović coat of arms at Maruševec Castle, a theme that is present in a number of Croatian houses of nobility since the Middle Ages.

However, since creatures such as these presented here did not physically exist during even Fredegar's time, nor were their bones and fossils unearthed yet, then surely his description of the Quinotaur is a symbological description pertaining to the powers attributed to the Hyperborean sorcerers, and not any biblical fish lineage or ufo Illuminati reptilians either.  ie; a representation of the arcane and esoteric magic and wisdom associated with Merovich and his lineage, a visual cut in stone or literary metonym of the wizard's magic at work. The contemporaneous Hyperborean sorcerer adepts experience he sprung forth from then is the origo gentis of the sorcery attributed to him and his namesake dynasty. The very descriptions of these various so-called "mythological creatures" then proves the linear historicity of this whole topic shown here. That we see that they are in fact NOT mythological, rather that the Hyperborean wizards were able to recall times, remember epochs and time periods long past, they were able to peer through the misty and ethereal curtain of time and see the "mythological" dinosaurs with their own eyes, their clairvoyant memory was able to see them and describe them many centuries before we in the modern age finally "discovered" them. Their descriptions were passed on through oral traditions as evidence of their knowledge, so even Fredegar was passing on what he heard but even he did not comprehend the symbological meanings behind itIt is a manifest truth, the descriptions and appearance of these creatures in literature and art simultaneously proves that their Hyperborean magical abilities existed and still exists, the mythological dinosaur bones on display in museums around the world verily proclaim their legendary feats and sorcery. The hybrid griffin horned beast at Cividale del Friuli is just another physical evidence of this fact. They saw and knew many things and even the truest of truths. Who or what would be able to pass on these powers and knowledge to those Hyperborean wizards? The answer is lucidly apparent, obvious and already shown also, only those (plural) who created them in the first place. ("Where I come from there is no higher authority but We, Behold oh Hyperborean wizard, see what We have made in times long past") What other incredible things, places and events could they see in the past, and also in the future? Click onto the image of the "mythological creatures" for a larger view.

On the left is an original official seal of Croatian Ban/Viceory Paul I Šubić of Bribir in 1272 featuring a wing argent on a shield (Latin; "Paulus de Breberio banus Croatorum D[omi]n[u]s et Bosnae") and to the right an image of Paul I Šubić of Bribir from a 14th century chest where today the original is still located in the city of Zadar. (Portrayed in a scene during the theft of the finger of a relic by the Queen consort Elizabeth) Another interesting fact which will probably shed even more light on this topic is the symbologies associated with the very old Croatian Šubić noble family. The Šubić were one of the first twelve tribes which constituted Croatian statehood in the Early Middle Ages; they held the county of Bribir (Latin: Varvaria) in inland Dalmatia, near the modern day town of Skradin. The Byzantine emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus wrote in the 10th century about the Croats and their tribes settling in Dalmatia in the 7th century, and described how they had organized their earliest country into eleven counties (zupanias), one of which was Breberi, centred on site of the old Varvaria, today called Bribir. During the reign of Dmitar Zvonimir (1075–1089), the golden age of the Kingdom of Croatia, the highest court offices of postelnik (comes camerarius) and tepizo (comes palatinus) were held by Budez and Dominicus who were both of this lineage. During the 13th and 14th centuries Bribirs were many times called to cover the post of count in the townships of Split, Trogir, Skradin and Omiš. In a number of documents, it is possible to identify six different branches of the Bribir clan. (Latin; Breberienses) The most illustrious of which is the one descended from "iupanus Miroslaus Brebriensis, filius Bogdanizi" (1184). His great-grandson Paul I Šubić of Bribir, seen above to the right from the 14th century chest still located in Zadar, reached the peak of power towards the end of the 13th century. He was Ban (Viceroy/Governor Duke) of Croatia and Dalmatia, and his rule extended to include Bosnia, and with his brothers he controlled the maritime cities of Dalmatia. He issued his own money and secured de facto independence. He reigned during the Árpád and Anjou struggles for the Hungarian crown which secured him power over the whole central part of Croatia. Paul I Šubić became one of the most powerful oligarchs in the Croato-Hungarian kingdom, who ruled de facto independently their dominions. He governed almost the whole Croatia once ruled by Croatian Kings including the Dalmatian cities independently of the central power, in 1293 he officially again proclaimed himself as "Ban of the Croats" (Latin: banus Croatorum) similarly to how Duke Branimir did over 400 years before him. The original coat of arms of this Croatian clan of nobles is a wing argent on a shield, seen above in his personal seal from 1272 which in Latin reads: "Paulus de Breberio banus Croatorum D[omi]n[u]s et Bosnae." It is interesting to note how common wings are, especially as a crest, in later Croatian heraldry also. This could be accounted by the numerous familiares of the powerful Zrins who kept the Breber device in their coat of arms also, (such as the 2 winged Šubići Bribirski symbology) a branch even went on to form the famous and historically important for Croatia and Hungary, the House of ZrinskiThis may very well have a part to play with the inclusion of wings seen above on the various horned and dragon-like creatures, with the shown instance of the Croatian chequy shield being found on the 'wing' of the falcon, the Croatian Pentagram and also likewise then with the 'Quinotaur' creature as well. We see then a visible linear connection that includes all these symbologies. Paul I Šubić of Bribir was a nearly sovereign monarch, who during the Croatian-Hungarian union reigned over most of territories that were originally under former Croatian Kings and he also issued his own coins. This then would mean that the wings were much more than just mere wings, or just a motif of no importance or just aesthetic, but rather also symbologies pertaining to the various winged creatures, dragons, beasts and griffins seen thus far. Ultimately, another manifest symbology pertaining also to their ancient clairvoyant memory and history of Hyperborean esoteric knowledge, sorcery and magic. As already shown in just a few examples, later the wing symbology would remain very relevant and become more commonplace among Croatian nobles, and even among other nobles and coats of arms in other parts of Europe.

Just a few of the gargoyles found as part of the neo-gothic architecture of Zagreb Cathedral. Just as they are found in many other gothic cathedrals all across Europe also, various esoteric magical meanings have been applied to them, however none of which satisfactorily explains their appearance, meanings and ultimate purpose. We know that many of them are used as a waterspout to carry water clear of a wall, thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar. Some are humanlike faces, but most appear with faces that resembles a creature, or are a strange beast which combines several different animals including dragon-like wings, known also as a chimera. It's not the purpose of this post to delve into this particular topic in depth, but one very interesting prevailing theory is that they are symbological  characteristics pertaining to supernatural protection, while some of them symbolize the repercussions of defying the Hyperborean historicity and rightful legitimate rights, more on this below. Click onto image for a larger view.

The importance of the mesolithic archeological site of Göbekli Tepe didn't even start to be examined and studied until 1995 and was only brought to the world's attention in 2008. It was originally thought to perhaps be just cemetary stone remains from the early middle ages, but today we know without a doubt that so far it is the site of the world's oldest permanent stone temple, and this already during the last glacial stone age period. Located in ancient Anatolia and erected by peoples unrelated to the people of modern day Turkey, (as the Turks didn't arrive there until the 12th century), since 2008 it has turned upside down previous conventional views by scholars about the rise and history of civilization and even the minds, capabilities and powers of ancient populations. Only the first current main temple at Göbekli Tepe has been thoroughly examined and studied and subsequently dated to be around 12,000 years old, yet other prehistoric temples and megaliths found within the larger complex and surrounding area (the size of about 12 football fields) have been dated to be 15,000 years old (13,000 BCE) after geophysical surveys and ground-penetrating radar (GPR). As mentioned previously, the raised esoteric Göbekli Tepe monuments to their Hyperborean deities during the last glacial period stone age was 6,000 years before Stonehenge, predating ancient Sumeria by over 5,000 years and 7,000 years before the oldest of the first Pyramids. What's more, still buried layers over a large area are believed to be even much, much older. (as well as 6,000 years more than there has been life on earth itself, according to the Abrahamic religions and biblical narrative timelines). It was built thousands of years before the appearance of agricultural farming, before non-stone age tools such as bronze, iron or any metal tools and long before the domestication of animals by hunter-gatherer populations near the end of the last ice-age period, an epoch previously thought to be a time of just simple nomadic cavemen with very rudimentary skills and before the appearance of even pottery or the wheel. Findings based on thorough research has led many archeologists and scientists to believe that populations travelling southward from north of the Black Sea and Europe "suddenly and out of nowhere" inexplicably decided to start building the temples and remaining complex with an unexplainable newfound foresight, skills and artistic capabilities. The temple complex quite simply defies logic and everything believed until recently, and many scholars support the view that the origins of later Sumerian and Egyptian gods and goddesses can be found here. (of course soon after news of the incredible discovery came out and even today, various psuedohistorians and armchair religious wannabe archeology/geology "experts" especially representatives of different Abrahamic based religions, laughably put forth ridiculous claims that Göbekli Tepe is connected to Moses, to the Garden of Eden, Tower of Babel or Noah's Ark etc. Puny-minded Youtube and book selling agenda theories that are as absurd as the Merovingian-Illuminati-Reptilian Lucifer Fish tin foil hat arguments mentioned at the beginning. Absurd because in this case also we are talking about subjects which fall outside of their fantasy logic reasoning sphere, ie: outside of the "real world", as in actual real people and their physically real stone megalith remains and artifacts that anyone can see, touch, feel and study in person today, they're not just spoken/typed words and invented fable stories from a living room or cave somewhere. No...we know these carved stone megaliths were erected by those southward traveling Hyperboreans many thousands of years before the very first Sumerian Adam & Eve made from clay in Eden was even thought of or imagined) The numerous stone megaliths, first known stone carved pictographs and even just the ability to organize such a large scale endeavor spontaneously and without evidence of any a priori custom or tradition of similar structures, skills or organizational capabilities, has also led experts and scholars to believe that these same populations without a doubt eventually went on to form the later Sumerian civilization also, and later still responsible for the formation of ancient Egypt including building the pyramids. Many experts now believe that these Göbekli Tepe populations are the offspring of the equally mysterious and enigmatic Cro-Magnon populations who also inexplicably and suddenly appeared out of nowhere in western Eurasia and Europe, descendents from the same people behind the mammoth ivory carving of a male head (which was originally the top of a staff) and after scientific analysis dated to at least approximately 26,000 years old. Discovered in Central Europe in 1891 near Dolní Věstonice in today's Czech Republic, that Cro-Magnon mammoth carving will be discussed in further detail later.

As well as being the oldest known instances of stone monoliths with pictographs ever discovered we also see what is the oldest known "stone carved representation of a human", most probably one of the Hyperborean sorcerers discussed thus far, seen in a pose whereby he is summoning the chthonic primordial (those later also known as the Elohim/Gods/Lucifers and bright shining bringers of light/magic) This could very well be the moment in time captured in stone for posterity before he transforms or when they are summoned to bring forth answers, prophecies or asked to perform tasks, similar to the Hyperborean Witch of Endor or Abaris the Hyperborean discussed previously.

This segment of southward advancing Hyperborean populations also carved many animals and creatures, moon and sun symbols as well as human and human-like depictions, onto many of the stone megaliths...birds, beasts, orb symbology and many other horned and non-horned animals are common motifs that are prevalent so far. Above are just two examples, yet these examples also show an uncanny similarity to the previously discussed gargoyles and birds found on and within the Croatian Pentagram carved motif discussed earlier. These remarkable motifs could very well be further clues of the linear continuity across the many millennia, that the same lineages of Hyperborean wizards/sorcerers and their kin who suddenly were granted the inexplicable knowledge by the chthonic deities to initiate such complexes and temples after migrating south from the ice-age Eureasia and Europe. The creatures and beasts that are similar to the gargoyles guardians and other beasts presented here may also represent the symbological characteristics pertaining to supernatural protection of their esoteric magics and supernatural abilities, a visual permanent representation of their ancient clairvoyant memory also. To this day the guardian gargoyles found in Zagreb, in Croatia and all across Europe, as well as the other beasts and creatures found carved in stone, have still not been satisfactorily explained and remain a perplexing enigma to mainstream scholars. However, now the truths of the recently discovered Hyperborean erected temple complexes and megaliths at Göbekli Tepe may be a part of the puzzle to the real answers and facts shown here. (Top right image of one of the Zagreb gargoyles)

Interestingly and unbeknownst to most, in the interior of Zagreb Cathedral can be found a keystone, (the wedge-shaped stone piece at the apex of a masonry vault or arch, which is the final piece placed during construction and locks all the stones into position, allowing the arch to bear weight) which bears the likeness of a man holding two dragons. It is located at the end of the long main nave and directly above the main altar and pulpit. Just as in the case of the various gargoyles mentioned above, this imagery and symbology has also been explained in various ways. The man is seen holding the tails of the dragons and holding power over them, a self-evident and manifest symbological truth of being in control and superordinate, again with absolutely no religious or any Christian connotations whatsoever. For a long time the symbology has puzzled many casual observers with no understanding of the topics and facts discussed here. This symbology clearly also falls in line with the instances of duality discussed thus far, in regards to Croats, Merovich and their common ancient historical genesis emanating from the same Hyperborean hypocenter in antiquity. (As above, so below, etc) It also symbolizes their common traits in regards to mystical knowledge, bearers of light/star of the morning/shining ones etc, ( lux - "light" (see light) + ferre "carry) transversing numerous millennia, during this life and the beyond. Observable is the sorcerer/magician who possesses the ancestral clairvoyant memory and power to recall the histories and experiences from thousands of years ago and then apply that magic in the here and now. Also postulated by many experts is the symbology of the  Royal Hyperborean Trinity, ie; in reference to the historical sources which equate the Croats as Goths as well as Slavs, the ancient components/constituents that are the genesis of the Hyperboreans, and so the Croatian dynasties and the Sons of Merovich also. (This would even be analogous to the historical record sources where Bolesław I of the Piast dynasty was likewise the first to be crowned King "Regnum Sclavorum, Gothorum sive Polonorum", ie; King of the Slavs, Goths or Poles. The dragon symbology of course also relates to the Quinotaur mentioned by Fredegar) The arches are then also physically brought together and connected solidly and impervious by the keystone, just as through the epochs, the honourable, majestic and magical chequy and pentagram sees all below as it has for centuries past and centuries still to come, offspring of those mighty and most powerful who were also known as the Elohim and Anunnaki and by other names as well in other areas. Here we see no mere wrestling with lions, bears, bulls or any other master of animals. What we are witnessing instead is confronting god and the devil simultaneously and having complete power over both("Where I come from there is no higher authority but We, Behold oh Hyperborean wizard, see what We have made in times long past") The very walls, ground and ceilings proclaim "HIC ES.....HYPERBOREI." The Hyperborean Trinity above all and for all to see and be made aware. The Hyperborean will and presence has never disappeared, for as it is also symbological of Venus the day star and the daytime Moon seeing all below, it is also even a sign and the representation of the very Hyperborean soul. Click onto image for a larger view.

But who or what is this dragon? This Quinotaur? Despite the carefully listed genealogies of his time, the heritage of Merovich was strangely obscured in the monastic annals. Although the rightful son of Chlodio, he was nonetheless said by the historian Priscus to have been sired by an arcane sea creature, this Bistea Neptunis… Some modern day writers just state that the Merovingians viewed themselves as divine because they descended from the fallen angels of Genesis 6, but they do not give any sources to fully explain this view using any sources, there is no written record attesting to this view by any Merovingian ruler and is just the product of personal views/agendas. (It would probably be much more plausible and correct to say it was from the "shining ones" and "bringers of light", of those also called the Elohim)

As already discussed above, the facts point to something else entirely. Just like the associative Pentagram and chequy symbologies, the descriptions of Fredegar's Quinotaur and the other dragon/griffin/serpent and other strange (to us) looking creatures, are shown to instead be a visual cut in stone and literary metonym of the wizard's magic at work, metonyms of that arcane clairvoyance and Hyperborean ancestral memory, associative magical powers and the ultimate origins of their powers. (e.g. the modern day Lacoste logo is not representing a brand or store that sells crocodiles, Lacoste sells clothing and the crocodile represents the company and all their clothing, colognes, shoes, their employees, stores, fashion shows etc. There are no crocodiles to purchase at any of their stores)

According to tradition, Merovingian monarchs were occult adepts, initiates in arcane sciences, practitioners of esoteric arts, able to cure the sick. They were said to bear distinctive birthmarks which distinguished them from other men and attested to their semidivine or sacred blood.  Their common practice of keeping long hair and their inherent clairvoyant abilities and supernatural and magical aura caused many to call them 'the long-haired kings' and 'the sorcerer-kings'. They were said to be capable of clairvoyant or telepathic communication with beasts and with the natural world around them, and to wear a powerful magical necklace. They were said to possess an arcane spell which protected them and granted them phenomenal longevity.

There is a belief by some that Merovich was a type of vampire, and that the Merovingian line passed on a recessive genetic trait of vampirism, this genetic trait would have been acquired from Merovich and his origo gentis. The descendants of the Merovingians eventually intermarried with the family of Charlemagne, founder of the Holy Roman Empire. There are numerous old legends and folklore traditions in Central and Eastern Europe, and in modern day Croatia included, that connect birthmarks with vampires, especially ones that appear over time as they are reminders of a previous life. Those looking for a historical "real" vampire often cite Romanian prince Vlad Tepes (1431-1476). The characterization of Tepes as a vampire, however, is a distinctly recent Western one; in Romania, he is viewed not as a blood-drinking sadist but as a national hero who defended his empire from the advancing Muslim Ottoman Turkish armies. There are no firmly established characteristics about vampires. (The modern word and terminology "vampire" comes from a common Slavic word obyri or obiri, also upirina in Croatian, up'r in old Russian, then later vapir/vepir/vampir, also known before as strigoi, štrigon or štrigun or nosferatu and other names. These first "vampires" differed considerably from the popular image of a creature that evolved in 20th century novels and movies, at times they take on the characteristics of what is also known as a werewolf. (Croatian: vukodlak, Polish wilkołak, Czech vlkodlak, Slovak vlkolak, Slovenian volkodlak, Bulgarian/Macedonian върколак (vrkolak), Belarusian ваўкалак (vaukalak), Ukrainian вовкулака (vovkulaka), all meaning "wolfs hair." (Lithuanian vilkolakis and vilkatas, Latvian vilkatis and vilkacis) In the romantic movement in Europe during the Enlightenment era, the vampire became a common theme and moved from country mythology into the elegant salons and castles. (Coincidentally, legend has it that in 1451 Vlad Țepeș, also known as Vlad Dracula, found temporary refuge at Ozalj Castle in north western Croatia for a time before returning back to Wallachia and Transylvania) However, vampire and werewolf stories and legends abound in Central and Eastern Europe from Croatia to Poland and from Germany to Russia and the Baltic nations. In the west vampires are a much more recent phenomena, becoming mostly known from 19th and 20th century literature and films, a more contrived version with characteristics much different from the original vampires. The vampire legends that were recorded extend back to the late middle ages in Europe, however vampire history extends much further back in time. One so-called "author" I came across was incredibly even of the opinion that Merovich was none other than actually the Devil himself. This "author" of the work Evildoer Added To Evildoer, aka John of the Gentiles, however is just another one of those demons and devils obsessed and mentally disturbed fantasy-fiction writers which I touched upon earlier. (There are many disturbed people infesting the internet and literary world with numerous absurd and deranged ideas and unsourced theories about these topics.If you believe that then you might as well believe his descent and lineage is from the Bubal tribe. We won't delve any further into that absurd realm and groundless talk here, we'll just throw it into the bin with African voodoo, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism and other new age/ufo cults and sects)

Birthmarks, or the vampire birth mark will appear on the body that was not there previously. This mark will not go away and it just appears. It is not an injury from something that happened in the physical world or present day. It is a mark that appears from a past life. Along with the birthmark comes psychic abilities- prior knowledge of future events, telepathic abilities- concerning elements, forces of nature and animals. Healing by touch- vampires can touch people and relieve/soothe pain and sometimes heal by touch. They can then speak to animals, vampires will have familiars and they can talk to them. Vampire familiars can be human, animal or a force of nature. Elevation of vampires usually happens during the awakening process, the vampire may have objects or even themselves float either while awake or in dreams. Vampires are immortal reincarnated souls born each lifetime into mortal families with immortal souls. Sometimes the vampire experience is so powerful that it pours over from past life regression. To realize one was a vampire in a past life, is a vampire in this life. If this is indeed connected to the distinctive birthmarks of the Merovingians, then we again know that the original lineage points to the earliest vampire folk legends of Central and Eastern Europe, the lands and times discussed here.

Another interesting fact put forth by scholars and paranormal investigators regarding this topic, is that just like vampires, the bones and final resting places of Merovich and the Croatian royal dynasty Trpimirović (Trpimirovich) dynasty were not precisely located nor do we know precisely where they are today. These are very common traits, anomalies and mysteries that surround vampire lore even to this very day. The existence of Merovich and his namesake dynasty are well documented, likewise the Croatian Trpimirović dynasty (as well as the Krešimirović and Svetoslavić cadet branches) are also well documented in contemporaneous foreign sources, charters, inscriptions, buildings and monuments they left behind. Their existence is irrefutable. There have been sources regarding both dynasties where it was recorded where they were buried at one time, but to this day their graves and bones have still not been found, some attribute this to their bones and any accompanying artifacts (crowns/swords/clothing/personal items etc) being moved to a secret and safer location. Final resting places of some of the Croatian Kings, and even Queens, were known up to the 12th century, but from that point forward they disappeared completely off the map, without a clue as to where they were moved to or what happened to them. However, how do we know that they are not in fact walking the earth even this very day? There are other remains and substantiated sources which provide information where they were laid to rest, but their skeletal remains and bones were not found. It could very well be that they were laid to rest but never fully passed on, instead being undead they continued on living through the centuries. This is not so unbelievable or strange if one is acquainted with this topic and the related legends, eyewitness accounts and passed on oral folklore from those times. ("Krešimir's Orb Prophecies" being just one example) They would not be "Vampires" in the modern day sense of the word, such as in sensationalized modern Hollywood movies and in the plots of 19th-20th century novels, but rather what could be more correctly described as "Vampire-ish" or possessing the "Ancient Vampiric Essence." (id est; that same ancient essence and aura that the age old wise ones, those primordial chthonic Hyperborean deities who since time immemorial have also possessed, the very first wizards and shapeshifting sorcerers) This would account for many of the later appearing anomalies, of which only a few were touched upon here, and would make perfect sense. The Croatian Trpimirović dynasty would then not be Merovingian of course (ie; Latinized "sons of Merovich") for the obvious reasons that they were not his sons, this has never been insinuated or implied. But rather the facts show that since they originated from the same origo gentis and coterminous hypocenter in antiquity, it would be more correct to call them "co-equals" and heirs of the same Hyperborean heritage and possessing the same associative magic and powers.

Many historians and scholars are in agreement that King Merovich and the Croatian Trpimirović royal dynasty et al, (Krešimirović and Svetoslavić cadet branches etc) are co-equals to the heritage of ancient Hyperborean magic and knowledge. Also, being that their graves and the final resting places of their bones have not been discovered, subsequent history shows that they could very well still be alive today, (ie; being gifted by the Hyperborean ancient wizards and through the centuries being undead and actual real vampires in the truest sense of the word, living and walking amongst unaware mortals) More about this below. 

However, it goes much further and much more is involved in this case than just mere names or suffixes, there are numerous linear anomalies which connect and complete cycles. After all, I remind the reader that Brunhilda (543–613) was a princess of the Spanish Visigoths and then married the Merovingian King Siebert, and that later Clothar II then accused Brunhilda of the death of ten kings of the Franks and had her executed in 613. (including her being accused of killing Merovich (Chilperic's son) and Merovich (Theuderic's son), which shows that the only 2 later examples of any Merovich/Merovech (or more precisely any "-vich" suffix at all) was only an attempt by later monarchs to connect their offspring by emulation to the prestige of the first and only real Merovich. (the suffix "-vich" wasn't added onto another root word but instead comes across as an attempt to appropriate the very name of Merovich, imposters or poor imitators to be exact)

We know conclusively where and how they died however according to the Liber Historiae Francorum, therefore they indeed did not partake of the same magical essence/aura and esoteric knowledge of the namesake dynasty belonging to the real and first Merovich) Also, this fits in precisely with the "vampire-ish" qualities discussed thus far, for Hyperborean sorcerers cannot die as mere mortal men. Some scholars and historians have even further argued that one of the Croatian Trpimirović dynasty kings are none other than Merovich himself, returning home back to those from whom he left long ago 'neath the mountains of Harvaða to travel westward, before he himself became an anomaly and simultaneously the catalyst of a Frankish tribes rise to power, and a dynasty to follow. Hence, real and historically proven including physical material remains, yet there have been no bones to dig up in these cases, the same case being with Merovich. They suggest that these bones cannot be dug up which have been and still are walking the earth, these kinds of bones do not rest or turn to dust. They may have resting places from time to time, reported to have been laid to rest here and there, but still they move amongst mortal men. (They can however be emulated and remembered by way of a Memento mori)

Many historians, and especially those who study these topics, are of the opinion that the 5 brothers and 2 sisters who led the Croatian tribes south during their 2nd much larger migrations, and already discussed earlier, in all likelihood also possessed this very same "Vampire-ish" essence and aura, as well as associative abilities, powers and knowledge. It is relevant here to note that according to Herodotus in the 5th century BCE there was a people living within the regions bound by the rivers Ister, (Danube) Tyras, (Dniester) Hypanis, (Bug river) and east to the Borysthenes, (Dnieper river), these are areas corresponding from the then Germanica to modern northern Ukraine, Eastern Poland and southern Belarus. Herodotus did not know much about them according to his sources and he also never personally travelled there, but some of them he called the "Neuri", he wrote that they performed various rituals, customs and that..."they seem to be magicians." He also reported information passed on to him by visitors there that once a year they turned into wolves for a few days, this is perhaps a reference to shamanism or possibly even instances of lycanthropy/werewolves, or even other beasts or creatures. (more on this later)

It's interesting that this strange and otherwise unknown horned 'Quinotaur' mentioned by Fredegar and the accompanying information lacks any of the more recently concocted stories about being part of any holy or unholy lineages, there is no mention about fantastical bloodlines connected to Jesus or Satan or UFO reptilian alien astronauts or anything put forth in fiction books over just that last few decades. (Can a reptilian astronaut perform magic, make things appear or disappear or travel through time like an earthly risen chthonic being can? Can an astronaut know more than a deity that was present before there even was an earth?) Even more interesting is that this creature described by Fredegar seems very out of place and strange in relation to the Germanic pagan deity pantheon. There is not one being or creature which seems to fit the Quinotaurs description. It's interesting to keep in mind that there actually isn't even one horned being in the Germanic deity pantheon at all whatsoever, however it seems to resemble very much the horned Slavic pagan god...... 'Veles'.

A representation with some features attributed to the Pagan god Veles, most notably in this instance with horns, which falls in line with the description of the Quinotaur. How can anyone mistake this and the description of Fredegars 'Quinotaur' to be some sort of fish representing an actual holy or unholy physical bloodline or an actual physical being/creature? The symbolic physical description of the Quinotaur represented a previous pagan and esoteric circle of arcane knowledge adepts and sorcerers, not of an actual physical being that some "authors" have argued as originally coming from space, an infernal Illuminati alien reptilian or goat race, offspring of fictional religious characters among other ridiculous things. Once we investigate further and have a deeper and clearer understanding of what the Quinotaur represented, therein will lie the answer or at the very least clues leading to the answer. "Who or what did the Quinotaur truly represent?" is the question that needs to be answered.

Veles (also Volos) as a God of the Underworld (ie; an eternal chthonic being) and Dragons in the Slavic speaking deity pantheon, as well as Lord of the Forests. After Christianization he became identified with the Devil. (This was the case with numerous pagan deities and beings, transference of qualities or abilities to one or the other)  To make it even more interesting, Veles in various Slavic legends was also able to actually transform into a serpent and dragon, being described and portrayed as possessing various kinds of horns numerous times, sometimes 2 horns and sometimes more. Even today there are many toponyms in Croatia etymologically connected with the name of Veles/Volos. Two deities, Perun and Veles/Volos, are mentioned in the text of the early 10th century Rus–Byzantine peace treaties between pagan rulers of East Slavs and Byzantine Emperors, and Veles was one of seven gods whose statues Vladimir I, Prince of Kiev had erected in his city while still a pagan ruler. (Coincidence? Again we must ask, where is any horned deity in the Germanic pantheon to be found? Nowhere actually, nowhere at all) He could even transform into various other animals and beings when the need arose according to sources, wolf, bear, bull, snake/serpents, dragon, etc. This seems to be very reminiscent of and much more resembling Fredegar's 'Quinotaur' than a fictional fish or infernal alien lineage. It is also interesting to note that in Nestor's Primary Chronicle of early Kievan Rus' history, when describing the still remaining Croatian tribes in the north eastern regions, that in 992 Russian prince Vladimir the Great during his south and western campaigns went against the Croats who still remained near the western border of modern day Ukraine and Belarus, as well as in the Polish marches and against other Slavic speaking peoples. This was specifically because those Croats were also still pagan at that time as Vladimir had just only very recently converted to Christianity. Likewise, in the Hypatian Codex which also includes the Primary Chronicle, Veles along with other pagan gods is named and described as part of the pantheon of deities worshipped by those Croats and other Slavic speaking tribes also. (A number of sources state that some of them had already travelled westwards reaching Cividale de Friuli during the times of the Longboard Kingdom. The more benevolent sides of Veles were eventually transformed to several Christian saints. See Veles)

As mentioned at the beginning of this post, no early sources mention or attribute to the Quinotaur the meaning of a fish, nowhere at any time in any sources whatsoever, until just very recently and along with made up Merovingian genealogies. Even more recent "theories" have gone on to turn the Quinotour all of a sudden into meaning a holy or unholy fish for novels and movies. Gregory of Tours, who is the main contemporary source for early Merovingian history. wrote that they came from Pannonia, crossed the Rhine and marched through Thuringia. (Coincidentally, this is very close to the coterminous areas that were later to be become part of the Croatian Kingdom, and before that as Harvaða in the epic recounting of the battles between the Goths and the Huns. ie; in and around the Carpathians) His most notable work was his Decem Libri Historiarum or Ten Books of Histories, better known as the Historia Francorum, and in it he makes no mention of a Quinotaur, Fredegar also makes no insinuation that his Quinotaur represents a fish or any Satanic or Jesus bloodline or a lineage from ufo reptilians. The Quinotaur was something else entirely according to Fredegar, it was not a physical flesh and blood being, but rather it was a symbology representing a secret circle of esoteric adepts and their ancient clairvoyant memory, those privy to arcane knowledge and magic from their paganism practiced while they still lived in and around Pannonia. A bestowed magic extending far back to antiquity.

(Could it be that Merovich and his name origins are then etymologically connected from the Morava river? This is just one possible scenario forwarded by some historians. Again, see the connection already mentioned previously between Moravia and it's coat of arms and the Croatian coat of arms. The river's name is derived from the early Slavic *mori*, "waters" (Latin: mare) It also was in and around these areas where the early and old Croats, (who were also called the Veneti in antiquity and the early common era) had lived. The 'H(a)rvati, those old Gotho-Veneti-Slavs from antiquity. [located in and around 'Harvaða' fjöllum/Carpathians in the epic sagas] Perhaps it was the Morava river where Merovich's mother went swimming. This history of Merovich and the Merovingian Franks, also mirrors very much the early Croatian history after already arriving to ancient Dalmatia, Illyricum and Pannonia. In the Croatian case also, early Croatian Dukes, Princes and then even Kings, (again, with names showing an amazing onomastic similarity) rose amid the chaos and turbulent political machinations, wedged and divided between the 2 and only major European powers at the time, that of the Frankish empire and the Byzantine empire, they asserted their historic rights and then reorganized, united and elevated their people and lands to statehood.

After examining these and other sources I haven't expounded upon here, the linear chain of events evidently points to the Quinotaur actually being symbolic of a bestowing of divine right to rule by an esoteric and magical class of adepts, or the circle of adepts who knew the age old truths. The Quinotaur would represent sorcerers or a singular sorcerer who were/was privy to various natural world magic and alchemy, but they were described using symbolic terms and the physical characteristics of Veles, or characteristics that Veles also possesses. The strange horned being Quinotaur could then be nothing else than a representation of the pagan deity that was most important to him and his immediate tribal populations, this would very much explain the deity incongruity and shows that the Quinotaur represents no holy or unholy fish and no mere physical earthly lineage, he was symbolic of something much more. Most likely the tale of his mother going swimming was yet just another symbology and also part of the drama, an analogy to becoming aware of some great mysteries from a Hyperborean adept of magic, becoming privy to unspecified estoteric knowledge and then passing this information onto her son. Merovich simply would have then been "born into" this magical class of sorcerers, or more correctly "born from", and then over time become a sorcerer himself in the process. The central catalyst for a later namesake royal dynasty)

Some interesting information I decided to add after originally doing this post, I will just touch upon it here briefly. Information which also falls in line with the facts presented up to here. A sizeable collection of swords from the 8th to 11th century show a pattern of weapons with early Merovingian accents being used in the Croatian lands during very crucial times. Carolingian sword designs found elsewhere also, and containing designs which also compliment/fall in line with the design and formation of the first early Croatian royal courts and organizational/civilizational systems. These swords from the times that the early Croatian principalities and dukedoms were being formed, even from the times of the first Croatian Kingdom, were considered as signs of rightful rule.  From the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, a brief excerpt regarding the areas of Croatia and other areas of Europe with a prevalence of Type K Carolingian swords in the early middle ages....

"Long double-edged swords are among the most important Carolingian finds from the territory of the early medieval Croatian principality and the neighbouring sclaviniae. Most of them – over half of the original number – are type K according to Petersen’s typology. Even though these swords have been examined many times both in the domestic and foreign literature, there is still much room of a new consideration of them. During the time that has elapsed since Z. Vinski published the last works on this topic, several major foreign works on early medieval swords appeared that were neglected in the domestic scholarly literature. Some important details on individual finds from Croatia also emerged which remain unknown in the foreign literature. This encompasses all previously published type K swords from the wider territory of medieval Croatia, and all foreign finds gathered on the basis of available sources. In addition to an overview of the research and a typological analysis based on sword hilts, there is also a consideration of blades and a discussion of the origin and role of swords, above all in early medieval Croatia....." ".....In the territory of the former Kingdom of Croatia (today’s Croatia and Bosnia- Herzegovina) the earlier Croatian principalities, Illyricum (which the Byzantines would also call sclavinia) and the neighbouring Southern Pannonia, 24 Carolingian swords have thus far been discovered, of which 13 belong to Petersen’s type K"......

Link to the whole pdf with much more detailed information and images can be viewed HERE in English and in Croatian. (Full pdf can also be viewed near the bottom of this post)

".....In Croatia, Carolingian swords were discovered already during the earliest Croatian archaeological excavations at the end of the nineteenth century, but the first significant analysis was only conducted by Vinski (1955) in the mid-twentieth century in his general work on early medieval swords. About ten years later, Vinski was the first in Croatia to use X-rays to examine swords, which revealed vital, and until then unknown, details (Vinski 1966). Over the next two decades, he published several more works on Carolingian swords from Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina often as syntheses. (Thus, out of the total of eight swords, two each are from Ireland and Norway, and one each from Croatia, France, Germany and the Netherlands) All of these swords have in common the ornamentation of the cross-guard and the fivelobed pommels with thickly inlaid thin silver wires. Grape vines, i.e. tendrils, among which there are racemes or trefoils, were engraved onto the lateral surfaces of the cross-guard and the pommel bases ornamented in the latter fashion. The upper side of the cross-guard, on both sides of the tang, normally had a personal named engraved into it (ibid. 137-145).....

Just a few of the K-type swords found throughout Croatia from the early middle ages which are part of a weaponsmith tradition continuity with the other mentioned European locations. More images and detailed information can be viewed HERE in English and in Croatian.

It would probably be good to remind the reader of another interesting related point.. Even today the Croatian word for "King" is Kralj. Kral/Kraly is used by some other Slavic languages, yet they all derive from the name of Frankish King and Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne (742–814; Latin name Karolus Magnus), the Croatian surname Knez, which means Duke/Prince as well as King in the early middle ages, is originally from the Proto-Germanic/Gothic word "Kunungaz" which had the same meaning, and the Croatian word for Knight is Vitez, from the word "Vitegil", that is, German vikings. Most words denoting rank in Croatian (and a number of other Slavs) derive from Germanic. Vitez is also a Croatian surname. However, in this instance and without a doubt we know that the Croatian word for "king" (kralj) and in the other Slavic languages versions, is derived from the name of Karolus Magnus the Carolingian king. (The term "Carolingian" comes from the French terms "Carolingien" and "Carlovingien", probably a blend of Carolus (Latin for Charles) and "Mérovingien")

 ".....Besides Croatia, a higher concentration of type K swords can be found in Norway (23), Germany (14) and Ireland (8) The difference lies in the fact that in Croatia, type K swords constitute slightly over half of the total number of Carolingian swords. Vinski (1981: 37, 53, n. 123) at first considered the Carolingian swords in Croatia possibly as gifts presented to the early Croatian ruling class or as precious trade goods. He also mentioned the existence of itinerant weapon smiths who followed the routes of earlier Frankish missionaries and then produced some of the swords on Croatian soil, along with earlier Merovingian accents according priority to type K for some reason. These types of Carolingian style swords constituted the types used by Croatian warriors and the elite ruling class, Dukes, Princes and Kings.

The sword from Podsused was associated by Vinski with those in Dalmatia, but he insisted that it probably ended up in the grave during the time of the early Croatian Duke Ljudevit Posavski or Ratimir, Slavic Princes who may have also used the same sword types. The sword from Cirkovljan is considered apart from the others, together with the sword designated as distinctive type 1 from Medvedička. Both examples are associated with Charlemagne’s campaign against the Avars at the end of the eighth century (Vinski 1981: 26, 32). Notable also is the belief of T. Aralica (2006: 66), who saw in the Podsused sword a reflection of Croatia’s expansion during the Croatian King Tomislav’s reign circa. 925. He also deemed that this sword, like the one from these swords types K or Mannheim, which are typologically linked, belonged to the same group, and were perhaps the “official swords” of the Frankish armies. At the time, individual Croatian warriors would be equipped with them also, as we know that they participated in the war against the Avars on the Frankish side in Pannonia for a time. (After that the Franks are heard of no more and Pannonia eventually became solely a part of the Croatian Kingdom)

Archeological excavations over the last century, and during the last few decades and years especially, have buttressed the words written in the earliest sources regarding early Croat history. Discoveries and remains from those times show and are showing that the development of early Croatian history was multi-faceted and multi-dimensional for many generations, like a diamond...or a cube, being multifaceted formed into a distinct nation and people, but yet still a whole with their own superordinate royal class, a nation and class which blossomed between the two major empires of the time. Croatian grave inventories include richly furnished male graves, equipped with weapons and equestrian equipment, women's graves with precious metal jewellery. These newly discovered evidences confirm earlier findings and written sources, recognizing the structural features of the surviving fragments and their artistic and epigraphic morphological characteristics. In these numerous graves and cemeteries across Croatia even these days, the swords, jewelry, stone monuments, written accounts and art being discovered further justifies the attributions of the earliest written sources and later passed on information presented here. Image: www.historiografija.hr

Type K swords rarely appear in several examples at the same site. They are found in Croatia in various locations, but the only sites with a larger concentration are Haithabu, (Hedeby) Wiskiauten, (Mokhovoye, Kaliningrad Oblast) Kilmainham (near Dublin Ireland) and Biskupija-Crkvina, which is 5 km south of Knin. At Crkvina, type-K swords were found in three of the ten known graves in coffins south of the Church of St. Mary.

A number of scholars believe that weapons were among the most important articles of trade, particularly Frankish weapons, which were traded even among the early Slavs in the north since Merovingian times. (Jankuhn 1976: 206;Steuer 1987: 155; Martens 2004: 136) This would correlate precisely to the wide expanse of areas in and around Harvaða and butressed again by the recorded "Great and White Croatia" of Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus. Most assuredly even the early Croats, as Slavic speaking foederati during the times of the 4th century Gothic-Hunnish wars had used them, as similar swords have been found in Central Europe from that era also. (ie: territories in and around the Carpathian/Harvaða mountains)

These swords served as a symbol of loyalty to a ruler, and also as a symbol of authority and fealty. The greatest importance here was accorded to the sword’s hilt, as it played a major role in swearing oaths. The existence of itinerant weaponsmiths, who may have followed the routes of earlier Frankish missionaries, and then produced some of the swords with Merovingian accents on Croatian soil, according priority to type K for some reason....".

 (It should be noted that these specific K-type swords still fall within the general classification of "Carolingian type swords" which were also found in the early middle ages Croatian realms, (formerly called also sclavinia by the Byzantines) and in other European locations. These sword types differ significantly from Byzantine swords of the time of which the majority were also only one-sided swords)

Image from "The exhibition project Mediaeval gold and silver in the Archaeological museum in Zagreb".  Like the history of many other peoples in Europe, the Croatian archaeological heritage illustrates the partly visible, partly obscure, and at times completely hidden historical and material reality within which the Croatian cultural identity was formed and developed. We know that the Croatia of today was preceded by the arrival of the Croat tribes from "Great and White Croatia", ie: their Central European and Transcarpathian homeland and then culminating with their settling of their new regions in the 6th and 7th centuries. In their new homeland, the Croats spatial and temporal interaction again created a new, traditionally and culturally enriched complex, which left an inerasable trace on the monuments of history and artisanship that are "Croatian’. The linear paradigm shift of the early Croats occurred long before their arrival, and continued on afterwards.  By the end of the 8th or possibly, the beginning of the 9th century, the Croatian Principality, and later Kingdom, started to form in the backcountry of the northern and central Adriatic coast, it preserved its independence under the reign of the Trpimirović dynasty until the beginning of the 12th century, when it entered a personal union with Hungary. Important changes on the territory of today's Croatia occurred at this time. Conflicts between the Frankish state and Byzantine empire arose which resulted in the Croatian princes and elite class rising to defend and organize their realms. The Croatian coastal cities became their new hypocenter, extending to the Raša river in Istria and west to beyond the Drina river bordering the Byzantine empire, a magical foretold flowering was now at hand. According to many historians, recorded written sources, accompanying legends, linear etymology as well as the various physical evidences of recently discovered and unearthed remains, they all support the scenario that the origins of Merovich are also from this same linear paradigm shift in antiquity with it's hypocenter extending from the same nucleus. This mystical cosmic magic, the esoteric symbology and truths has been embedded in their very molecules for aeons, even since the times that Hyperborea was still yet a dream. The facts brought to the surface here are but just a few of the undeniable reliable revelations from the early middle ages. Image: haemus.org.mk.

When all is taken into account, we see that the early Slavic speaking Croatian rulers and realms during the medieval age of empires, and after a time of many political machinations and turbulent wars and battles since first arriving from the more northern "Great and White Croatia"", the Croats became privy to and connected again to some kind of previous mystical continuity. Privy to a long forgotten wizardry that only the stars and moon above knew about, perhaps also the mountains of Harvaða, from whence the Croatian (Hrvati) tribes had migrated from. When the magical and esoteric pentagram discussed earlier is superimposed and centered at the Carpathian mountains, (formerly called "White Croatia" and Harvaða) and we take into consideration also other similar Carolingian type swords not discussed in depth here, and then compare to the pentagram map already shown, then we again see it comes into view that the pentagram is performing it's magic. It's lines traverse as extensions from the womb shaped and defensive pentagon hypocenter once more. We see these old Merovingian inspired swords forming a pattern. We also see evidences that point to the early Croat rulers, Dukes, Princes and Kings as being part of an esoteric and interwoven magical class. It is very probable that the document seal of Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV the Great seen above earlier, is in all likelihood one of these K-type swords, as well as of the other preceding and later Croatian royalty. (Signifying the same civilizational process, just like other spheres such as the use of the early Latin lingua franca, laws, appearance and organization of the royal courts, assemblies, architecture etc)

It is shown that these superordinates of the Croat people expedited their growing organized realms by a divine intercession, Since first arriving to ancient Dalmatia and being under the rule of their superordinate wizard/sorcerer and magician Prince Porgas in the 7th century, the Croats then reasserted their place and their realms. Harkening back to the times when they lived more north in and around the Carpathians, asserting their original name from those times again in the new order of Europe that was being born around them. This truth was hauntingly echoed for posterity when Trpimir I himself uttered the famous words in Latin..."Dux Croatorum iuvatus munere divino." (Favored and by Divine Right, Duke of Croats)

(It was  uncannily only 5 days later, on the 9th of March in the year 852, that the first Lunar Eclipse of the year occurred, the esoteric Red/Blood Moon showed it's face exactly during the following week long royal feast and celebration!)

Trpimir I became one of the first of the Slavic speaking Croats to become a conduit for an emerging officially recognized nation and the now formidable Croatian superordinate royal class, and not as complete vassals of the Franks or Byzantium. The stars aligned propitiously as foretold, the seeds for the first Slavic Kingdom in that part of Europe after the Ostrogoths. (Some scientific scholars insist that their new etymologically related Latin "high name" of "Croats" (also known today as the English version) just as shown in some other examples throughout this post, is yet another instance of very propitious remote viewing and a magical chapter of incredible clairvoyance, a type of sorcery and wizardry also, connected to the 19th century discovery of the oldest remains of modern Europeans, ie; Cro-Magnons)

Cum nos exorior et ab inferis, orbis voluntas tremens.

The strange paranormal abilities of the Merovingians were said to have originated because of the blood from Merovich. Could it be that this '-vich' type name suffix was introduced by the supernatural and other worldly creature from the sea? (A god-like being very similar to ones that were familiar to the Slavs as well in their pagan beliefs, as already shown, however ultimately symbological of something much more and a metonym of truly great mysteries. Among others as an example: Hlaðguðr svanhvít vis-a-vis Svetovid/Svantevit, which has an obvious onymic connection, and which may also partly shed light on this topic) Waterways, lakes and the seas were very important to the early Slavic languages speakers also,  and they were inhabited by numerous water dwelling creatures and beings as well)  Meaning, perhaps this is the reason he is the only Frankish king to have contained this suffix in his name? The absolute only one, none before and none after. (The only exception may be Clovis I, who coincidentally is credited as being the first king of the Franks to unite all of the Frankish tribes under one supreme ruler, the 2 sons of Chilperic and Theuderic named Merovich shall also have to excluded, because as discussed earlier their names are not a linear continuity of the naming suffix using another root word, rather just an poor emulation attempt to share in the glory and powers of the very first and only Merovich) His mother had known that he would be destined for great things and so perhaps she named him according to the instructions of that great mysterious sea being?..or according to a predetermined agreement/oath or tradition. (But as already shown earlier, the sea creature Quinataur story that was eventually passed down, was in reality an esoteric symbolism, it was instead actually the representation of an initiation into some special class, an analogy about transformation to a higher plane and mystical knowledge. Merovich would be an example of being a conduit for transformation just as the 'sea creature' was able to transform himself at will into various likenesses. A type of alchemy if you will. With some special, esoteric and supernatural relationship being attached to his name to stress this fact, importantly to his name suffix....to the '-vich')

We have documented proofs that Tomislav became the first official Croatian King and that Croatia was elevated to a Kingdom in the year 925. However, some legends have survived from the medieval times of King Tomislav's reign and from the nearby areas of his kingship to even today, one of these being that it was specifically April 11th  of the year 925 that he was crowned. (Incredibly we only now know that April 11th of the year 925 was a Red/Blood Moon!) Image from the "Croatian Kings" documentary mini-series on DVD which was broadcast to over 30 countries on the Viasat History channel.

The portion of text from 'De Administrando Imperio' where the Byzantine and Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus himself states as another version name of the former 'White Croatia." Based on all his sources and the imperial archives the terms and lands from where the Croatian tribes arrived from was the "Χρωβάτοι/Βελο Χρωβάτοι", ie: the written in Greek endonym version of 'Hrvati/Velika Hrvatska (Croats/Great Croatia) which is how we call ourselves in our language and how all Slavic nations call us, and even Hungarians, Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians as well. Chapter 31. See also croatsnestorsprimarychronicle.blogspot.ca for more information.

This would probably be a good time to briefly touch upon some information solely for the benefit of the reader. As already noted, according to the text and official imperial archive sources of "De Administrando Imperio" written by the Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, the early Croatian tribes arrived before the Serbs not only to ancient Dalmatia, but also simultaneously to Pannonia and throughout Illyricum as well, freeing and populating the lands after arriving from their previous homeland of "Great Croatia also called White Croatia." (In the Greek written text 'De Administrando Imperio' the Croats are recorded in the Greek language and in the correct endonym version of '[Χρωβάτοι/Βελο Χρωβάτοι] ie: Hrvati-Croats/Velika Hrvatska/Great Croatia. This is similar to how Nestor's 'Primary Chronicle' of Kievan Rus' records the remaining north eastern Croats in Cyrillic as Хoървати/Horvati.  ie: both examples showing the way Croatians call ourselves in our language and how Slavic nations call us as well) However very interestingly also, the Byzantine Emperor in DAI also goes on to record and explain that the Serbs arrived to around modern day Belgrade after the Croats did and this only after Serbs spent years traveling around areas of Greece. It was during all this time of traveling when they received their name, especially after falling completely under Byzantine rule and then eventually Bulgarian rule. Below is the excerpt from "De Administrando Imperio", Chapter 32.

The linear and interesting history of Onymics explains much concerning migration patterns of peoples discussed here,  but combined with linear historical sources and written records the facts point to an ancient lineage of magicians, royal classes, secrets and mystical knowledge.

Recall again that historians and the earliest written sources tell us that the early early Goths and Slavs were to be found along the northern shores of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov.  Does this sound strange?  These are the same locations from where we are told that the early Franks had departed from, according to their own legends as already discussed.  (The Croats at the later time of Merovich were already entwined with the eastern Goths/Ostrogoths, just prior to controlling and inhabiting Dalmatia themselves, Croats were even recorded a being called Goths as well as Slavs upon first migrating to the Adriatic sea)  Some researchers who have studied this and related subjects for many years have noted that the name of Merovich, may have actually been the namesake of a certain god or demigod honored by the Franks prior to their conversion to Christianity, this could partly explain the Slavic sounding element to his name. Could this pagan deity of the Franks have been in any way similar or related to what the pagan Croats were worshiping?  (Like the previously mentioned horned Slavic pagan god 'Veles') This could correlate to the symbolism of the god-like sea being Quinotaur actually representing an initiation process of some kind, becoming an adept, gifted with esoteric knowledge or abilities, and so the name and suffix symbolizes this. Eventually approval from the Pope sanctioned Merovich's rule and so any pagan connection to his name would have been forgotten, however Merovich went on to become the first in a line of local rulers who received the stamp of approval from Rome. Time will travel forward and the world will continue to turn, but this name will and did remain.

On the other hand, some recent "authors" have confounded theories that the Merovingians are a Satanic line and that the sea dragon is somehow alluding to....well, all kinds of recent biblical interpretations, hellfire and brimstone, demonic blood and harlots riding 7 headed hybrid beasts, sulfuric salted candied corn in the forms of burning crickets falling from the sky, book eating diabolical and blasphemous hell-goats that would make the bear and wolf blush... and other scenarios. Evil unholy Lucifer sea dragon Anti-Christ of the infernal Illuminati bloodline. (It must be mentioned here that the early Slavs also had a number of water dwelling spirits and creatures in their pagan beliefs, some were akin to mermaids, some to mermen, some were able to transform into various dragons, lizard-like or scaly-like fish..... and some even into frogs or frog-like beings. In the oldest Slavic Pagan mythology sources and even these days, the frog or newt-like amphibian spirit of of the old Slavic waterways, in Croatian is called a vodanoj, or a vodenjak, which is also the same word for the astrological sign Aquarius. (Russian: водяно́й;, literally vodyanoy ie "watery", vodyanoi, Belarusian  вадзянік, Ukrainian vodianyk (водяник), Polish wodnik, Czech and Slovak vodník, Bulgarian and Macedonian vodnik (Bulgarian: водник), Slovene povodni mož. Amphibians are called vodozemci (vod/voda means "water") In Croatian these days a particular species of amphibian is called a Podunavski vodenjak) Also quite interesting is the fact that many later French coats of arms included images of dragon-like hybrid amphibian salamanders. We must remember at this point, that what we are witnessing is the important underlying linear and contiguous esoteric symbology which is just a part of the greater whole. Not understandable and strange at first to many which was the point, but much more meaningful and important than absurd Abrahamic religions and Old Testament vision fables of multi-headed and human-animal faced beasts with bronze legs, creatures with hooves and wings and floating wheels with eyes in the sky, and of course the talking serpents and donkeys and even many other absurdities. (See www.anoleannals.org

3 frogs appear on a statue of Clovis I (location : Innsbruck, Austria)

Located at the Château d'Amboise discussed near the beginning of this post, we see an amphibian dragon-like salamander in the antechamber above the fireplace. (larger image HERE) This is the same location where we find the stone carved chequy symbol that correlates to the earlier one found at Baška in Croatia. See again the many instances in later French coats of arms that include these amphibian serpents and represented at times as fire breathing salamanders. 

Here is another of many instances where these amphibian water dwelling creatures show themselves. This one is found on the grand culverin of the French king Francis I, with his personal emblem and motto. Image from the Musée de l'Armée in Paris. Another very interesting example of the fire breathing salamander found at Chateau Chenonceau. (Notice also a familiar looking symbol on a hotel in the village of Chateau Chenonceau) Frogs, dragons, amphibian dragon-like salamanders, serpents and the important chequy symbology seems to be interelated. ie; a linear continuity showing different aspects of the symbology of the horned Quinotaur, visual clues not of an actual and physical being, but rather the symbology of an a priori magical class in antiquity and so also of the ultimate origins of the facts discussed thus far. (ie; The spreading forth from a long in the past hypocenter, transformations, ascending superordinates in various places with access to ancient magic, mysteries and a commonality pertaining to the same ancient truths, secrets and mysteries in antiquity)

A closer look at the original crest of King Clovis I of the Franks, it is said that Clovis was baptized at the Cathedral of Rheims. (He was also recorded as Chlodovech, German Chlodwig, Latin Chlodovechus) ...He is a descendent and official founder of the Merovingian dynasty. He was the grandson of King Merovich and strangely his crest shows three frogs. (amphibious creatures) Frogs have been important creatures in the mythology of the Veneti (where the early modern Croatian ethnogenesis began in antiquity...White Croatia), during the early centuries of the common era, particularly around the Vistula and the Morava river. The frogs portrayed in Merovingian symbology do not represent the infernal Illuminati alien beings that came down to earth thousands of years ago as some "authors" have proposed. Frogs simply symbolized transformation to a higher plane and knowledge, from tadpoles to frogs symbolized elevation of the individual into a newly transformed being. The Frog had the power to live alike on land and in water - a mighty privilege, partaking of a spiritual essence that transforms  The frogs are then undoubtedly connected to the Morava river. The Morava River Floodplain is a region renown for various frog populations including the rare Tree Frog, the location where Merovichs mother was originally impregnated and where he was actually born. ie: the genealogical lineage and descendants, ie: "sons of Merovich" (Latin: Merovingians) It has been surmised by some scholars that the practice of keeping long hair was directly connected to Merovichs mother as a reminder of the true esoteric circle of sorcerers and origins that he was born from, the origins represented by the description of the Quinotuar, who is actually Veles, who again who is symbological of one aspect of that ancient Hyperborean ancestral clairvoyant memory and truths/magic .

A painting from the 19th century depicting Fredegars "Quinotaur."

Sketch of the Quinotaur by Francis Dashwood circa. 1700s.

Croatian Air Force insignia seen on aircraft in the 21st Fighter Squadron, 91st Air Force Base near Zagreb.

Another depiction of Veles.

Another variation of Veles, seen here taking a woman to safety in the forest from invading desert bushmen tribes and the cannibal congoloid demons. At times his horns can also be antlers as he was able to transform into various hybrid creatures. Fredgers name of "Quinotaur" when translated from the original Latin means "Bull with 5 horns." Could there be a connotation and relationship with the 5 arms that form the crown over todays Croatian coat of arms? Each of the arms in the crown represent historic Croatian regions/epochs through the centuries, (see image at very bottom of this post) yet they could also represent something more, the 5 horns of the mystical pentagram as well as the horns of the Quinotaur? Image: www.hrvatskiglas-berlin.com.

These more recent definitions of their pagan beliefs I'm really not interested in, afterall it's 2 completely different things. Imaginative interpretations like that are ridiculous because these legends are remnants from the times the Franks (and Slavs) were Pagans anyway, worshiping pagan deities and holding pagan ceremonies. The Franks at that time, just as the Slavs, didn't even know what the bible was, this was how the witch burnings started. To them an owl in a tree was probably just an owl in a tree, or just a mysterious bird able to catch bats, which made him mysterious and wise.  The Devil all of a sudden was under every rock, in every tree, every strange sounding animal, behind every bush or in the tall grass moving in the evening wind.. Connected to anything different or unknown. (Sort of like THIS as just one example, or wacky Sunday morning and even weekday early morning/late night televangelist type crap. Everything and everyone is a Satan these days it seems)  Actually, to me it's not even important whether it is or isn't being labelled as such and such. The main point and importance of this post is to show and expound upon something which seems like a connection, and at the very least, an onymic continuity between the early Merovingian Dukes and Kings, their names, the later coat of arms of their descendents, and on the other side of the spectrum, early Croatian Duke and King names and the Croatian national coat of arms and symbology.

Perhaps the early Croatian realms and it's Croatian rulers really were types of  'sorcerer kings' also? For nearly 300 years, situated between the 3 most powerful empires of the middle ages..the Frankish Empire under the rule of the Carolingian King Charlemagne, Byzantium and the Bulgarian Empire, as well as then Venice and of course the eventually approaching  Hungarians as well. (Not to mention the later centuries of defense against the subsequent encroachment into Europe of the Ottoman empire)  Against all odds when one takes into consideration all of the historical facts from those times.  From the seeds of the early Croatian states and their princes and dukes, growing through the emergence of Branimir, Muncimir, Trpimir, VojnomirKrešimir, Zvonimir, culminating into the first unified Croatian Kingdom in 925 under our first King Tomislav. Three centuries of continuity and growth in this whirlwind of early middle ages Europe.  How was this possible amidst such great competing powers and empires found all around them, surrounding them on all sides?...unless they really were something more than what they seemed. How is it that they were not just easily swallowed up before the Croat name had even started to be known in the lands? Before even the first Croatian prince?  Instead we see an emerging and growing in power line of Croatian royalty and the Croatian realms. The rising superordinates of the people and nation they represented.

The Carolingians were the only continental empire of early 9th century Europe, and their king Charlemagne was the new emperor of the Western Roman Empire. However we look at it though, there is no avoiding or denying the fact that the Carolingians all along wanted what the Merovingians had –  what they deemed as the sacred blood. The supernatural blood of the Merovich dynasty and his royal descendents.  This was unattainable however, a different dynasty now ruled the Franks. Only a supernaturally inspired and gifted line of so-called Croatian 'sorcerer kings' would be able to accomplish the things they did, especially explained if they actually in some way were connected to name of Merovich, or through a shared knowledge. Complete with their eventual emblem of rightful rule, there really would have been no stopping them, and history shows us that this was the case. They arose when the time called for it, when it was destined. The universe, light and time stops or changes for no one. Croatian royalty and kings did start a continuity of history that has eventually and ultimately brought us to where we are today. It would not be denied and so even the Carolingian empire and Charlemagne were unable to prevent it or destroy it.


".......The Goths are the first Germanic people who can be proved to have had intensive contacts with speakers of early-Slavic. (and Balto-Slavic in varying degrees)  Goths are believed to have reached the western shores of the Black Sea between the Danube and Dniester Rivers (an area covered by present day Ukraine and Romania) about 230 CE, so contact between them and Proto-Slavic speakers started in the preceding centuries. Contact between these two groups continued all the way to the early historical period. It is believed that the Gothic language was the intermediary for the entry of many terms of Greco-Roman cultural provenience into Proto-Slavic, (Here using OCS for Old Church Slavonic, the first Slavic written material)... for example:

  • PSl. *wīna, vine (OCS vino) < Goth. wein (< Lat. vīnum);
  • PSl. *akitu, vinegar (OCS ocьtъ) < Goth. akeit (< Lat. acētum);
  • PSl. *kajsārju, [Roman] emperor (OCS cěsarь) < Goth. kaisareis (< Lat. caesar). 

Here is a list of words which are generally held to be Germanic loanwords in Proto-Slavic:

  • PSl. *asilu, donkey (OCS osьlъ) < Goth. asil- (< Lat. asellus);
  • PSl. *bergu, hill (OCS brěgъ) < Germanic *bergaz (cf. German Berg);
  • PSl. *bjōda, bowl (OCS bljudo) < Goth. biuda;
  • PSl. *bōkū, letter (OCS buky) < Goth. bōkō;
  • PSl. *činda, child, infant (OCS čędo) < Germanic *kinda (cf. German Kind);
  • PSl. *gardu, enclosed space (OCS gradъ) < Goth. gards, court;
  • PSl. *gansi, goose (OCS gǫsь) < Germanic *gans- (cf. German Gans);
  • PSl. *ganeznantej, to grow healthy (OCS goneznǫti) < Goth. ganisan;
  • PSl. *kōpītej, to buy (OCS kupiti) < Goth. kaupjan (< Lat. caupo) (cf. German kaufen);
  • PSl. *kōsītej, to test, taste (OCS kusiti) < Goth. kausjan;
  • PSl. *kuningu, duke/prince/king (OCS kъnędzь/knez,kniaz,knyaz) < Proto-Germanic *kuningaz (cf. OE cyning, OHG chuning);
  • PSl. *lēku, cure (OCS lěkъ) < Germanic *lēka (cf. Gothic lēkareis, doctor);
  • PSl. *lōku, onion, leek (OCS lukъ) < Proto-Germanic *lauka- (cf. OHG lauh, OIcel. laukr);
  • PSl. *mastu, bridge (OCS mostъ) < Germanic *masta- (cf. OHG mast, OE mæst);
  • PSl. *nōta, cattle (OCS nuta) < Germanic *nauta;
  • PSl. *ōseringu, ear-ring (OESl. userjazъ) < Goth. ausihriggs;
  • PSl. *plākātej, to cry (OCS plakati) < Goth. flōkan, to mourn;
  • PSl. *pulku, folk (OCS plъkъ) < Germanic *fulkan (cf. OE, OHG folc);
  • PSl. *skulingu, small money (OCS skъlędzь) < Goth. skilling;
  • PSl. *skatu, cattle (OCS skotъ) < Germanic *skatta (cf. German Schatz, treasure);
  • PSl. *smakū, fig (OCS smoky) < Goth. smakka;
  • PSl. *šelmu, helmet (OCS šlěmъ) < Germanic *helma- (cf. OHG helm);
  • PSl. *tūnu, fence (OCS tynъ) < Germanic *tūnaz < Celtic *dūno, fortification (cf. OIr dún);
  • PSl. *xlaiwu, pigsty (OCS xlěvъ) < Germanic *hlaiwan;
  • PSl. *xlajbu, bread (OCS hleb) < Germanic *hlaibaz;  * Note- It is written in DAI that after the Croats arrived to the Adriatic, they began the country forming process early in the 7th century and.....".....divided into 11 ' županias', (counties/districts) viz., Hlebiana, Tzenzina, Imota, Pleba, Pesenta, Parathalassia, Breberi, Nona, Tnina, Sidraga, Nina; and their ban possesses Kribasa, Litza and Goutziska....."
  • PSl. *xulmu, hummock (OCS xъlmъ) < Germanic *hulma-;
  • PSl. *xūzu, xūsu, house (OCS xyzъ) < Germanic *hūsan, *hūzan;
  • PSl. *želdān, to compensate damage (OCS žlěsti) < Germanic *geldan, to buy out......"......

Croatian word for 'King' is 'Kralj'. In some other Slavic languages it is 'Kral/Kraly', it derives from the name of Frankish and Carolingian Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, the first European empire after the fall of Rome.  (742–814; Latin name Karolus Magnus, literally 'Charles the Great') One can also see the old Croatian word for duke/prince/king was knez. (kniaz/knyaz in some other Slavic variations) This word is directly from the old Germanic/Gothic word "kuningaz" as seen above also. Croatian word for knight is vitez, from the word "vitegil", that is, German vikings. Most words denoting rank in Croatian (and a number of other Slavs) derive from Germanic. These are just a few instances that buttress the fact that the Goths played a role in the formation of the Croats, and even other Slavs, as well as showing an early co-existence. Kralj, Knez and Vitez are also Croatian surnames...

Stender-Petersen (1927) assumes two layers of Germanic loanwords in Slavic (whether into Proto-Slavic or into Common Slavic): words from Proto-Germanic and words from Gothic. Gołąb (1992) suggests a more refined chronological layering:

  1. from Proto-Germanic, or Proto-East-Germanic;
  2. from Gothic, which have spread to all Slavic languages;
  3. from Southeast/Central Gothic, which were confined only to the Slavic South through the Croats.
  4. from Old High German.

One final look at the Europe, the Carolingian empire and the Croatian lands (in pink) during the time of Charlemagne, circa. 814.  It can be concluded with the utmost certainty, using linear onymic as well as geo-political examples, that if the Croatian "-vich" surname suffix did indeed form a continuity from king Merovich/Merovich, then it is without a doubt and proven once again in yet another scenario example, that it also would have been introduced through the Croats first and then afterwards it came into usage among other Slavic peoples.

Interestingly, and perhaps importantly relevant to us regarding the shown information up to here, is again the coming into view of a possible continuum. If we recall, centuries later during the writing of the "Primary Chronicle", it tells us that prince Oleg of Novgorod  proceeded to prepare a great attack on Byzantium and the Greeks around the years 904-907.

Nestor's " Primary Chronicle", which was written in the 11th and 12th centuries and explains the origin of the Russian lands and people, goes on to tell us that included within the ranks of prince Oleg's forces were the north eastern Croats. Those Croats who did not travel south to Dalmatia centuries previously, but still remained in those areas. (The northern Croats are mentioned in various chronicles and writings for still a few centuries after already arriving to the Adriatic sea and founding new realms there. These remaining Croats eventually assimilated into the nations around them..Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Czechs, Slovaks etc)

Some of the north eastern Croats are mentioned as living near the Sozh river which lies within Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, as well as the Oka river which is near modern day Moscow. These north eastern Croats eventually even helped found Oleg's new capital of Kievan Rus'.

The 10th century missionary and writer Bruno of Querfurt even stated that Red Croatia was neighbour to Kievan Rus' and White Croatia, as well as that Croats were found between the Bug and Dniester rivers.

The "Primary Chronicle" also mentions the Bulgarian attack on the Kingdom of Croatia which was under the rule of Tomislav. (Located in the area of modern day Croatia in 927) "Symeon attacked the Croats and was beaten by them. He then died, leaving Peter, his son, as Prince of the Bulgarians" (More on this battle Here) See (Russian Primary Chronicle)

 Hrvati/Croat tribes during their migrations south towards ancient Dalmatia, Pannonia and Illyricum. Since some of them arrived from the eastern Slavic lands, then most assuredly they already had some kinds of proto-veche organizational sytems functioning also.

In 992 Russian prince Vladimir the Great during his south and western campaigns went against the Croats who still remained near the western border of modern day Ukraine, as well as the Polish marches. Those Croats were still pagan as Vladimir had just recently converted to Christianity, and supposedly were privy to various ancient knowledge with long held customs (Writing in the middle of the 10th century, Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus in his work "De Administrando Imperio" refers to a part of these north-eastern Croat populations when he wrote: "Great Croatia", also called 'White', is still unbaptized to this day....". These and the other original northern Croats soon assimilated into the nations found around them, helping to even found those nations. (Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Czechs, Slovaks, Belarus etc)

Croats are listed among the first 5 Slavic people to be cited by their own names in Nestor's Primary Chronicle, as well as listed among the forces of Rus' Prince Oleg during his attack on Constantinople in the year circa. 904. Image from the documentary film "Croatian Kings" (Hrvatski Kraljevi)

Interestingly, some Slavic historians in the late 19th century had some doubts about the text of  "De Administrando Imperio" in regards to the existence of the "Great Croatia that is also called White" and their early migrations southward, so they then started developing other scenarios as to how and from where the Croats could possibly have arrived to ancient Dalmatia. They were to later get further confirmation however, that Croats did indeed arrive from beyond the Danube river, centering at the Vistula river and across the east and west stretches of the Carpathians, because it was only in 1908 that the outstanding Russian philologist Aleksey Shakhmatov published for the first time a pioneering textological analysis of Nestor's Chronicle narrative, the information being previously unavailable and unknown to the wider audience and the aforementioned historians. His seminal work again confirmed the migration accounts of the Croats in "De Administrando Imperio" that the "White Croats" were also found more northward and added information about their locations and roles before and during early Kievan Rus'.  (New later Arab sources were also discovered around this time,  mentioned notably by al-Mas'udi, a traveling Arab historian and geographer in the year 943. He wrote about the Slavs he knew of and wrote that the "H(o)rvatin" (White Croats) are still living in the middle and upper reaches of the Laba river, in the upper reaches of the Vistula river, and in the basin of the middle Danube. (This also correlates to the mention of Croats by King Alfred in his Anglo-Saxon translation of Orosius' 4th century work "History of the World", where he also locates some of the "White Croats" north of Great Moravia)

Could it be that the "vich" and the "mir" suffixes were transferred through and from the Croats to those areas?  How?..through the areas written by Emperor Constantine Porphyrogenitus in Greek in his 10th century work "De Administrando Imperio" as Βελοχρωβάτοι i Χρωβάτοι. (Great Croatia and White Croatia)  These onymic and naming features transferred back and forth through linear time, osmosis and the important and plain to see geographic continuum, including the various historical accounts, would then make the Merovingians truly "Sons of Merovich", ie; "Sons of Merovich the Croat/Hrvat."  Perhaps the lands which through the centuries was referred to and written about as Great or White Croatia? From the time of Merovich, where next do we come to here of this suffix? What people and lands could have have been the conduit through which it was introduced to other Slavs...or perhaps from the speakers of Slavic languages?

The arcane Croatian chequy and Pentagram then is not only the symbology of the Croatian nation, but also a symbology for their sorcerers/magicians who possessed ancestral clairvoyant memory and power to recall the histories and experiences of the early Croatian tribes over thousands of years, those who also gave magical assent to future Croatian Dukes and Kings and nobility. Extending back to when they were called Hyperboreans by writers of the ancient European empires, and even other names by them before that.

Since on the topic, although the later appearing 'Serbs' ethnicity played no part in these early Croatian historical chapters, the below comment from the Emperor Constantine brings to the surface an interesting revelation after he explains that "Croats in the Slav language means those who occupy much territory." (This would correlate to the already shown areas in and around the Carpathian mountains, that wide stretch of lands that was also known centuries previously as "Harvaða" in the epic sagas) During the times that the Serbs were subjugated, ruled and enslaved by the Bulgarian Empire, he went on to write the following words into his Latin titled Greek work "De Administrando Imperio", Chapter 32.

*Full text of Nestor's "Primary Chronicle" with references to these remaining north eastern Croats Here and croatsnestorsprimarychronicle.blogspot.ca (Pages 53, 56, 64, 72, 119)

Croatian Kingdom proper and a still existing remnant of "White Croatia" in Central Europe circa. 919-1125. The larger blue shaded area roughly corresponds to the 7th century 'Great Croatia, also called White' recorded by Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus in his work "De Administrando Imperio' and other sources. Considering that the early 'Hrvati/Croats' in the 4th century were already located within this blue shaded area (mentiond as Harvaða fjöllum in the legendary sagas) then we can logically deduce the route that the origins of Merovich, along with his name suffix, could have traveled through and been introduced from to the Salian Frankish tribe. It could be in these areas where his mother was impregnated by the Veles-like sea-god bistea Neptune/Quinotaur. The later "sons of Merovich/Merovech" would of course go on to become known by their medieval Latin version name..."Merovingians." Hear and see again Here.

Tacitus, writing in AD 98 did not refer to the Vistula river as a boundary, but simply locates the Veneti among the peoples on the eastern fringe of Germania. To buttress the above map, see this below excerpt from "The Cambridge Medieval History Series volumes 1-5" by J.B. Bury. Since 'H(a)rvati' is etymologically derived from the 'Harvaða fjöllum' in the legendary sagas, which are dated to pre-4th century, and since it was only the Veneti mentioned as inhabiting the area by Roman writers during those early common era centuries, then we know it was the early Croats (Hrvati) who inhabited in and around the Vistula and the Carpathian mountains. Amazingly, 'Hrvati' are the only Slavic nation and people who's name is directly connected to these specific areas and importantly and specifically during those times. (The introduction of the general ethnoterm 'Slavs' was still quite a few centuries in the future) The 'Hrvati' were contemporaneous to the times of the Gothic wars against the invading Huns circa. 380, and this would have been about 35 years before the birth of Merovich in the year 415. A time frame of 35 years would be plenty of time for a magical Veneti-Slavic family to travel the short distance and then blend in to their new surroundings. The early beginnings of the recorded lineage of Merovich are sparse and unclear, all we know is that Chlodio is purported to be his father and his mother is unknown. Some surmise Chlodio to be only his stepfather. The below reference therefore can only be the early H(a)rvati who were temporally contiguous to the Goths and early Slavs, just as the Veneti were.

The location of 'Great and White Croatia' as recorded by Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus in 'De Administrando Imperio' chapter 31, juxtaposed to the modern day named Carpathian mountains. (Extending from north beyond Bavaria in De Administrando Imperio and recorded by Nestor the Chronicler as formerly inhabiting and possessing lands east to including Kievan Rus') Called also the Harvaða/Harvathi mountains in the legendary sagas, (as well as Hyperborea by preceding Greek and Roman historians), these areas of those times precede any recorded mention of any later Slavic speaking tribes or even the appearance of the words Slavs or Slavic languages by centuries, hence the linear etymological genesis of Emperor Constantine VII's later called Horvati. (ie; todays Hrvati and "Croats" after entering the next historical chapter and the lost former Roman Empire territories) The very cradle of the origins of Merovich and his later namesake dynasty then is the same as the later recorded Croatian royal dynasties. As shown and discussed earlier, the pentagram lines traversed as extensions from the womb shaped and defensive pentagon hypocenter. From here is where the pentagram and it's hereditary ancient magic followed and was introduced by Merovich and the other Croatian royal dynasties...Trpimirović and the Krešimirović and Svetoslavić cadet branches. 

There are some interesting parallels and when one takes into the consideration all the facts presented thus far. The Franks before Merovich were numerous times in battle against even other Germanic tribes, on top of this they were also treated brutally by the Roman Empire. Many Frankish prisoners of war were taken to the circus at Trier by Emperor Constantine and then tortured and executed for the crowds. Eventually however, under Merovich and the Merovingians, the Salian Franks regrouped and became recognized by Rome, and eventually grew to become the Western Roman Empire. In the Croatian case, (who were known at that time instead as 'H(a)rvati', centering in and around the Carpathians mountains in the early common era of Europe. (called 'Harvaða fjöllum' in the legendary sagas, as well as being called 'Veneti'), the early Croats were temporally contiguous as Slavs and Goths. It is around the Carpathian mountains where the last stand of the Goths took place against the invading Huns around the year 380. Hence, it would not seem out of place for the travel westward of an early '-vich' to a safer abode, somewhere to regroup and reassemble a force, to unite a people and exact a revenge on the Huns. Gothic language at that time would have been not that far removed from the Germanic of the Franks also. An arriving '-vich' would have not have had any difficutly in learning the language of the Franks starting as a young child.

Also, a few centuries later, the Merovich example is a striking parallel of the early Croatian example after the Croat tribes migrated south towards ancient Dalmatia. In that situation however, it is the early Slavic language that was used. The Croats at that time were called Slavs, as that is the name given by writers for the language group they spoke. (Although the early Croats were an amalgam of Veneti-Slavs and Goths, they were categorized for the most part by the name of the language they spoke, with Slavic languages at that time in Europe being one and the same dialect for the most part) So just like the instance of Merovich the new Frankish chief regrouping the Salian Franks under one leader, so it was that the early Croats in ancient Dalmatia regrouped and strengthened under their early dukes and princes. They also likewise used diplomacy with the Romans and Western Europe (Frankish Empire) just like Merovich and the Merovingians did previously with the Roman Empire, and then eventually even ruled Gaul. A parallel can be drawn between Mero-vich and Duke Branimir, and the contemporaneous houses of the Domagoje-vich Trpimiro-vich royal dynasties. The result being the Croatian Kingdom becoming the very first kingdom to arise in ancient Dalmatia after the Ostrogoths.

A sketch of Childeric's golden bees before they were stolen in 1831.

As step back to the time of the son of Merovich, that being Childeric I. King Childeric's tomb was discovered in 1653 not far from the 12th-century church of Saint-Brice in Tournai, Belgium. Numerous precious objects were found, including jewels of gold and garnet cloisonné, gold coins, a gold bull's head, and a ring with the king's name inscribed. Some 300 golden bees were also found which had been placed on the king's cloak. Archduke Leopold William, governor of the Southern Netherlands (today's Belgium), had the find published in Latin. The treasure went first to the Habsburgs in Vienna, then as a gift to Louis XIV, who was not impressed with the treasure and stored it in the royal library, which became the Bibliothèque Nationale de France during the French Revolution. Napoleon was more impressed with Childeric's bees and when he was looking for a heraldic symbol to trump the Bourbon fleur-de-lys, he settled on Childeric's bees as symbols of the French Empire. On the night of November 5–6, 1831, the treasure of Childeric was among 80 kilos of treasure stolen from the Library and melted down for the gold. A few pieces were retrieved from where they had been hidden in the Seine, including two of the bees. The record of the treasure, however, now exists only in the fine engravings made at the time of its discovery and in some reproductions made for the Habsburgs.

This connection of bees with the Merovingians as a symbol of their reign is not unusually amazing or anything particularly new, as bees and symbols of a bee have been associated with rulers and dynasties and used for jewelry going back to antiquity. However, in these parts of Europe during those early common era centuries, it was not very common at all. The symbol of the bee and the related mythology during and preceding these times however was more common, also known and important to the early Croats before their migrations south. There are numerous legends and folklore associated with the bee...

The above excerpt is from the "Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend" By Mike Dixon-Kennedy. It's a little known fact that in the lands formerly known as the 'Great and White Croatia"and situated in and around the Carpathian mountains, (the already discussed mountains of Harvaða/Harvathi etc) that Zosim was a "god of bees" to the early Croats. These mythologies, legends and folk tales extend back to these times and areas well before there even was a Russia, Poland and Czech or Slovak lands yet. The bee was associated with honey of course, and later with the drink mead in the middle ages. (The Slavic word for "Bear" in Croatian is "Medvjed" and comes to mean "Honey eater".  "Med" being the old common Slavic word for  "honey" and "jed" meaning to eat.  Although the old Slavic word for honey is med, the combining form is medv- which becomes medu, a partitive genitive of med, so the literal meaning is “eater of honey.” Honey was a very important ingredient in making the honey and wine drink mead. The Slavic word "med" for honey being a cognate for the name of the drink, med/mead). There are legends that are still circulating even today in these lands formerly known as "White Croatia." Just a few examples: It was thought good luck to talk with the bees, perhaps in the hope that the bees will pass their concerns on to a higher power or take their worries away, that bees were the souls of ancient deceased descendants set free for a time, bees were the servants and messengers of the gods, that if a bee landed on a child's lips they would grow up to be a great poet or writer. But among the many other folk tales and legends that still persist, one that immediately stands out, particularly here, is that it was believed if a swarm of bees settled on a person that they would attain leadership or even kingship, hence the association of bees with magic also.

Childeric's grave was discovered in 1653, and most of its wealth is now lost. A plaster cast survives of his seal ring with his image, inscribed CHILDERICI REGIS. (Childeric King) He was the son of Merovich and the father of Clovis I, who would unite the Franks and found the Merovingian dynasty.

This leads us to a very old folk legend reaching back to the times of the 10th century Croatian King Tomislav. It was doing his rule that he was forced to assemble the Croats, those who arrived and lived in Dalmatia, Pannonia and Illyricum, as recorded by Emperor Constantine VII in De Administrando Imperio, and prepare them for an impending attack from the Bulgarian Empire, (known as the Croatian-Bulgarian battle of 926, the Bulgarian armies had already easily crushed the Serbs, killing and enslaving many, and now their sights were set on the Croatian Kingdom) According to the legend, King Tomislav had a dream on the very night before the great battle was to take place. In the dream a large bee had somehow managed to sting him under his cloaks and armour, yet it did not hurt. Perturbed as to how this was possible, the bee told King Tomislav that he was sent to sting him, and that if he didn't the next day in place of the sting it would instead be a real arrow from an enemy bow. The bee sting in his dream magically took the place of an arrow that was meant for him the next day while on his horse overseeing his armies, so the bee sting then actually saved his life and quite possibly the Croatian Kingdom. Soon after the battle a peace was agreed upon between King Tomislav and the Bulgarians with the border running along the Drina river. Coincidentally, as already mentioned, the bee was a popular emblem of the French Revolution, and later Napoleon revived the bees of Childeric as symbols of his French Empire. When Herodotus reported on the Hyperborean gift route, also included was the gift of honey made by...Hyperborean bees. (More on the Hyperborean-Croatian connection later)

The coat of arms of the municipality of Ražanac, Croatia.

This below map may shed light and help give an answer. The below Great/White Croatia map is not of a single Croatian ruled kingdom, but a map where old written material about them and archaeological traits left by White Croats from a White Croatia Duchy near Kievan Rus to White Croatia in Poland/Silesia/Bohemia is shown. This is why through the centuries White Croatia was written about and portrayed on different maps as being located in slightly different locations. Writing in the middle of the 10th century, Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus in his work "De Administrando Imperio" when referring the Croats who did not migrate south centuries previously, but still inhabited lands more north,  he wrote: "Great Croatia", also called 'White', is still unbaptized to this day....".  This special term signified numerous, covering a very large area and of an old and distinguished lineage.

The above "Great/White Croatia" map is not of a single Croatian ruled kingdom, but a map where old written material about them and archaeological traits left by White Croats from a White Croatia Duchy near Kievan Rus to White Croatia in Poland/Galicia/Silesia/Bohemia and into Germany (Bavaria) is shown. This is why through the centuries White Croatia was written about and portrayed on different maps as being located in slightly different locations. It was importantly also referred to as "Great Croatia" by Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos in "De Administrando Imperio" because this special term signified numerous, covering a very large area and of an old and distinguished lineage. Undoubtedly directly related to the areas and people recorded by historians from those times as the 'Veneti'. ie: Veneti-Slavs. (Also, based on the information shown here so far, and numerous other sources not discussed here, the presence of Croats actually extends to many other places not featured in the above map)

After the Battle of Tours in the 8th century, the Merovingian dynasty would make way for the Carolingian dynasty as rulers and kings of Francia and the Frankish tribes. However, within a generation the already southern migrated Croatian tribes who were still pagans in ancient Histria, Liburnia, Illyrum, Pannonia and Dalmatia, and who were instead speaking a Slavic language, coincidentally they too would soon bring forth Croatian royal dynasties. The "-vich" naming custom would now continue onward towards a new epoch and likewise also bring the rise of Croatian national rulers and sorcerers. As prophesized and as already shown, the Croatian Pentagram and the linear ancient Hyperborean chequy symbology and related anomalies would soon also make magic a part of Croatian dynastic rule.

Above we see the cover of a Merovingian sarcophagus with Christian IX monogram in Musée de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, in modern day northern France, or is it?...

The symbol on the Merovingian sarcophagus looks very similar to the ancient symbol of the Slavic god of thunder...Perun. Based on ancient sources, it is a symbol for thundermarks as well as for protection.

Perun also had another type of weapon in his arsenal, as destructive as his firestone arrows, but even more unusual: mythical golden apples. While this may not seem to be much of a weapon, in many Slavic folk accounts, the golden apple appears as a talisman of ultimate destruction. An example from a folk song from Croatia with strong mythical elements relates.....

... Te izvadi tri jabuke zlatne I baci ih nebu u visine... ...Tri munje od neba pukoše Jedna gađa dva djevera mlada, Druga gađa pašu na dorinu, Treća gađa svata šest stotina, Ne uteče oka za svjedoka, Ni da kaže, kako pogiboše.

"...He grabbed three golden apples
And threw them high into the sky...
...Three lightning bolts burst from the sky,
One struck at two young grooms,
Another struck at pasha on a horse,
The third one struck six hundred wedding guests,
Not an eyewitness left
Not even to say, how they died."

It is conjectured that mythical golden apples of Perun were symbols of a rare but notorious form of atmospheric discharge, ball lightning. The same is probably true for the thunder marks of East Slavic folklore. Could this partly explain how Merovich was able to beat back and claim victory over the much more numerous Hunnish hordes of Attila? Magical lightning was summoned and directed towards the invaders, assuring victory with Perun's assistance? Perun being an etymology of one of the Elohim, one of the superordinate "shining ones" and "light-bearers".

Metz near the German border has the only examples of Merovingian sculpture in all of France. Notice the stylization of the figure of the purported Jesus and the decorative motifs.

Another look at the baptistery from the 11th century with carved marble relief of the Croatian King, a courtier and a subject. It is dated to the time of Peter Krešimir IV the Great (1058–1074/5) and was located in nearby Hollow Church in Solin where Dmitar Zvonimir was crowned King with Papal authority in 1076. It is now located in the city of Split. Notice the stylization of the Croatian King and decorative motifs found in and on this marble sculpture and numerous other Croatian works of marble and stone.

Not clearly visible in the previous photo, however the 3 crosses on the Croatian Kings crown are of the cross pattée/cross formée style, very similar to the cross in the above previous Metz example. Even the cross in the Croatian Kings hand is of the cross pattée/cross formée style. Crosses in this style, and especially the Croatian crowns incorporating this style and design, are a feature of Croatian rulers in the middle ages. They were substantially different in design from various Byzantine style crowns from the same period because of this, as well as the longer sides. 

A reproduction of the Croatian crown from the middle ages that was made in July of 1935 in Zagreb. It is based on the previous and other recorded examples and material. This gives a more detailed view of how the Croatian crown would have looked during the time of the Croatian Kingdom and seen in the above stone sculpture.

The oldest original charter of the Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV  the Great which also used his official royal seal and coincided with the Red Moon lunar eclipse of July 7th, 1069. (Notice the inclusion of the cross pattée/cross formée stylization in the text which correlates to the examples within the Croatian crown and also the Merovingian sculpture from Metz. Notice also how all these stylized types of crosses, when their edge lines along their plane intersect they are perpendicular and form.....a square. See previous information about the symbology and meaning of this)

Fragment of a royal document written in Latin in Merovingian Chancery script, dating from the time of Charlemagne, with his personal insignia/signature at the bottom of the page in the form of a cross. Even after the more uniform and legible Carolingian script was introduced around 800, Merovingian Chancery continued to appear in some formal legal documents and proclamations. The elongated nature of of the script and the signature of the cross pattée/cross formée signature of Charlemagne are particularly interesting in relation to the previous Croatian document image also. Almost like small clues left behind not to be understood by all, but rather by the few.

At the Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon, a fragment of a marble sarcophagus from the Merovingian era dated to the 7th century. Notice again the cross pattée/cross formée stylization as found on the Croatian crown and the other examples shown here. 

Over top the doorway of the 9th century Pre-Romanesque Crkva svetog Križa (Church of the Holy Cross) in Nin. Significant rulers connected with the history of Nin include Prince Višeslav, Prince Branimir, King Tomislav, King Petar Krešimir IV the Great and King Zvonimir, the church is these days a museum. Notice again the cross pattée/cross formée stylization within the centre of the stone relief.

© Min­istère de la Cul­ture (France) Merovingian read­ing desk of Saint Radegund. Notice the stylization and position and posture of the birds feet to the ones seen below. 

The previous two images on the Croatian middle ages document are remarkable examples of some previous made points. The first image is of an official royal charter from the time of the the rule of Croatian King Petar Krešimir IV the Great. It is dated to the year 1071, and just like the many examples during the Merovingian dynasties, this particular royal decree mentions his deed of various donations of land for monasteries, in this particular instance on the islands of Pag, Illovik and Rab, it also mentions by name a number of his royal nobles so we have extra information regarding old Croatian names, and it also mentions inheritance issues as well as confirmation of all the coastal islands and the formerly known Dalmation region as rightfully belonging to the Croatian Kingdom, among other administrative issues. However, most importantly here and at the bottom of this royal document (enlarged above) we see a written symbology that correlates to the previously discussed symbology of the ancient Pre-Slavic Przeworsk culture which was found on urns and other artifacts unearthed near modern day Poland and dated to at least the 3rd-4th century BC(The lands and areas known previously as Harvataka zemlje and Great and White Croatia before the Croat migrations south) This uncanny similarity between the symbols is beyond coincidence and chance, especially considering that the urns and artifacts were not discovered yet and wouldn't be for almost another thousand years. Here we see the previously discussed topics of the earliest Slavic symbology found on the urns and other artifacts as well as the underlying symbology of arcane knowledge and magic within the cube chequy pattern symbiosis, and the cross pattée/cross formée stylization is also present in a more basic written form as part of the overall sign. (This particular symbology then most assuredly forms a direct linear continuity, and the various symbology evidence shown here between the early Croat dynasties and the Merovingians origins and legends does not link to an unholy or holy fish genealogy or evil reptilian bloodline, but rather to none other than the ancient Hyperboreans!) Image: arhinet.arhiv.hr

Briefly touched upon earlier, more in-depth information and images of the the various K-type Carolingian swords with Merovingian accents discovered in Croatian as well as other areas of Europe. You can also view it HERE. (In English and Croatian)

A rare ambo platform section from a Merovingian church in Echternach, Luxembourg. Dated to the 8th century, the ribbon motif stylization is reminiscent of the 3-ribboned interlace pleter motifs found common in numerous Croatian stone carved reliefs from the 8th to 12th century, particularly during the times of the Croatian dynastic rule. (Trpimirović and cadet branches Krešimirović and Svetoslavić etc.) Image: www.mnha.lu

Here again we take another look at the marble relief of a Pentagram with the common Croatian pre-romanesque round interlacing-ribbon pattern, from Solin, Hollow Church, 11th century. As previously shown, the shields on the falcons wings are believed to be one the first instances of the Croatian coat of arms within a shield and carved in marble. We see that this three ribbon interlace pleter pattern was very common on middle ages Croatian works of stone and sculptures. The Croatian interlace 'pleter' designs were popular designs on stone between the 9th to 12th century on early Croatian churches, especially around Nin which was an ecclesiastical center and at times seat of Croatian rulers. We see them included in centrally planned  buildings similar to in and around Ravenna, Aachen and other Carolingian structures. These similarities and other glimpses into the organization of the early Croatian court without a doubt show again that the early Croatian states were overwhelmingly politically tied to the western European sphere and culture, ie: to the Carolingians who were the successors of the Merovingians, known also as the medieval Holy Roman Empire. See more early Croatian marble and stone pleter/interlace examples at croatian-interlace-pleter-troplet.

How the historic Croatian pleter/troplet designs are incorporated into the official SOA emblem.  (Security and Intelligence Agency, Croatian; Sigurnosno-Obavještajna Agencija) It is interesting indeed how the 3-ribbon interlacing pleter that is found encircling the very Croatian Pentagram found in the Croatian Kings stone relief is used as part of the logo stylization of the SOA. The symbology and meanings is self-evident and the connotations to the a priori Hyperborean magic is also obvious. The manifest truth that the very same protective orb around the Royal Croatian Pentagram, which includes the falcon with the chequey shield, is then also protecting the central Croatian chequy in the logo as seen above. ie; Both chequy shields are in fact then also an extension of the same Croatian Pentagram. This again may be another instance of remote viewing and magical sorcery. Click images for larger view.

Hopefully, the reader will take into consideration the points presented and find other informative and intriguing similarities and facts. Based on the facts and images presented, one can shrug and just consider it all as just a mere coincidence, time to put the left over peas, corn, spuds and porkchops in the microwave and see what sit-com is on after the game, or they can consider the facts and idiosynchronicities and investigate further, ponder 'the what if's?' How can it be that....? Trying to find primary source facts/images of early common era Europe is like trying to find a $10 bill in the middle of the night, during a rainstorm, in a grassy field, then when you actually do find it, it’s muddy, hard to identify, and nearly ripped in half. Only through constant inquiring, searching, examining, exploring, asking, and piecing together puzzle pieces and finding the common linear threads can one get closer to the truth of those times. Material written in different languages, at different times and from different perspectives all contribute to the final view. Even these modern days more ancient sources and material are being uncovered previously thought lost to the dust of time.

After reading this short fact filled post one may think that the questions I raise are perhaps superfluous, questions like how is that the early Merovingian names and surnames had disappeared, not to be used afterwards even by the Carolingian dynasty? How it is that these early Merovingian names were so similar to early Croat names from around the same time and shortly afterwards? How is it that Merovingian descendents have similar symbols as the early Croatian checkered symbols? How is it that Fredegars 'Quinotaur' is a complete anomaly in the Germanic deity pantheon yet very similar to the Slavic 'Veles' deity etc?  Then I present the obverse scenario.  I ask the reader the question as to how it is that the mighty Franks and Carolingian empire under Charlemagne was unable to squash these early Croat rulers and kings from the start, erase the Croat name once and for all.  Were they perhaps afraid of the consequences?  Was there something in the very names of these early Croat Princes and Dukes that sent a shudder down their spine?..a hands off approach due to some kind of onymic and/or symbolic supernatural sorcery so to speak ? (Nomen Est Omen)  A collective memory on the part of Charlemagne and the mightiest empire in Europe that recalled the past and so left the early Croats and Croat rulers (the '-mir's'-, the '-vich's'...).. free to bargain their own agreements and pacts with Rome and Byzantium for themselves? The facts presented show that Merovich, may in fact be the first "-vich" to have arrived from the Veneti east and proto-Slavic lands of the old and early Croats.

An old map showing the location and abode of the ancient and legendary Hyperboreans circa. 450 BC. Who were the mystical Hyperboreans? Were the original Sjeverni Bijeli Hrvati/Northern White Croats actually the Hyperboreans lineage? Hyperborea was known for growing wheat and the Hyperborean populations are not included as part of the biblical mythological "table of nations" list nor are they included as a part of any genealogy belonging to any Noah character. Facts and even biblical mythology below will show that the Hyperboreans never experienced any cataclysmic flood but yet would still be descendants of other pre-flood populations.

Some final words as an interesting and very illuminating addendum, extra information that seems to fall in line with much of the information presented thus far, and which could take this historical examination into another epoch, an epoch of truly amazing revelations. Above is an image of an old map showing a part of the lands known as Hyperborea long in the past and according to numerous ancient Roman and Greek historians was populated by the famed Hyperboreans. Herodotus recorded three earlier sources that mentioned the Hyperboreans, including Hesiod and Homer, the latter having written of Hyperborea in his lost work Epigoni. Herodotus also wrote that the 7th century BC poet Aristeas in 450 BC also mentioned the Hyperboreans in a poem. The ancient Hyperboreans were thought to have been living north somewhere and well beyond the boundaries of Thrace and across the whole wide expanse of Europe and Western Eurasia, well beyond the boundaries of ancient Greece. Without getting into a long winded history lesson on the Hyperboreans and the various interpretations and sources, a few things seem to uncannily fall in line with information I've presented here, and should be expounded upon.

Notice in the above map the location of Hyperborea, all through those early mention up to the common era, it was never specifically located, and so the location of the Hyperboreans also. (Which is not surprising as we are talking about thousands of years ago, before modern communications and travel) The historians and sources knew they existed, but no exact specific geographic location is shown that precisely pinpoints where Hyperborea was. Depending on the earliest Greek sources to later Roman and Greek sources, Hyperborea existed from northern Eurasia, from west of the Ural Mountains and north of the Black Sea, extending to Central, Northern and even later Western Europe. However, to all of them it was without a doubt more north well beyond the borders of the then known world. Notice again how the location of Hyperboria from around 400 BC falls in line very much with the areas later recorded by Greek and Roman writers as being populated by the Veneti, who as you know by now are considered by many historians to be the first recorded mention of the early Slavs. Remember how the Veneti are especially believed to be the early Croats. Various medieval sources tell us that the Veneti were temporally contiguous to the Goths as well as Slavs. It was for these reasons that medieval sources also tell us that Croats were called Goths as well as Slavs, because the Croats also were temporally contiguous to and as Goths and Slavs also, just as the Veneti were. The medieval sources about the early history of Croats, the Chronicle of the Priest of Dioclea and the Historia Salonitana both used the same oldest sources to equate the arrived early Croats to ancient Dalmatia, Pannonia and Illyricum as being called Goths as well as Slavs. History Salonitana: "The people called Croats...Many call them Goths, and likewise Slavs..", Chronicle of the Priest of Dioclea: "Gothi qui et Sclavi" i.e.: Goths who are also Slavs. (These sources concerning the early Croats seem to also be supported indirectly from other sources. It is interesting to note that Bolesław I was the first King of Poland in the year 1025, and that his official realm was called "Regnum Sclavorum, Gothorum sive Polonorum", ie; Kingdom of Slavs, Goths or Poles)

The above map scenario extends to the times going back thousands of years and well before the common era, long before Croats were even called Croats, or at the very least known by that name. (after arriving to our present lands in the 6th-7th century from White Croatia which was situated in and around the Carpathians, called also by their own name "Hrvati" from Harvaða in the legendary sagas, and all this long before we also started even to be called or noted as Slavs in the 6th century) Yet notice how the map correlates the areas of Hyperborea and the Hyperboreans to the areas of White Croatia, of Harvaða, to the Carpathians, the Veneti and of the later called general ethno-term and language group of Slavs. It matches perfectly to all of them and most specifically to the early Croatian history and Great Croatia which is also called the White Croatia in De Administrando Imperio. Hyperborea was that great Terra incognita beyond the known mortal world of the Romans and Greeks. All just a coincidence? Remember, it is now proven scientifically that the ancestors of Slavs populated Europe before 4 thousand years ago which would connect with DNA and genetic evidences the earliest pre-migration Croatian tribes to the Unetice culture. (long before there even were any Slavic or Germanic languages)

The earliest extant source from 450 BCE to mention Hyperborea in detail is Herodotus's Histories (Book IV, Chapters 32-36).....Herodotus wrote..."Thus they say that these sacred offerings come to Delos; but at first, they say, the Hyperboreans sent two maidens bearing the sacred offerings, whose names, say the Delians, were Hyperoche and Laodike, and with them for their protection the Hyperboreans sent five men of their nation to attend them, those namely who are now called Perphereës and have great honours paid to them in Delos....." The Hyperborean maidens on their way down are recorded as travelling across the Dunube valley until they reached the Savus river, (Sava river in medieval and modern day Croatia), they then travelled up the valley as far as the Adriatic and land of the Iapydes in ancient Liburnia (also in medieval and modern day Croatia) and then proceeded south along the Adriatic (today's coastal Dalmatia region of Croatia) until reaching ancient Greece and towards Delos. (When Herodotus reported on the Hyperborean gift route, also included was the gift of honey made by Hyperborean bees) This route of the Hyperboreans corresponds almost exactly to the route taken by the Croatian tribes in De Administrando Imperio, when they are described as having arrived to ancient PannoniaDalmatia, and throughout Illyricum.

Pindar, Simonides of Ceos and Hellanicus of Lesbos were contemporaries of Herodotus in the 5th century BCE, and each also described or referenced the Hyperboreans in their works. Pindar believed the Hyperboreans to have lived near the sources of the Danube river (Olympian 3.14)  Pindar, Simonides and Hellanicus of Lesbos believed them near the Riphean Mountains. Homer also referenced in his Iliad (15. 171; 19. 358) that the Hyperboreans were believed to live beyond the snowy Riphean Mountains. The name of their language is never mentioned, only that it is different from Greek.  Authors of classical antiquity such as Apollonius of Rhodes, Aristotle, Hecataeus of Miletus, Hippocrates, Ptolemy, Plutarch, and others mention the Riphean Mountains. Many writers during those centuries, based on their consistent descriptions, alluded to the Carpathian Mountains being the Riphean Mountains. It has also been surmised that the Alps and even the Urals were the Riphean Mountains. The Riphean mountains of Pliny, as well as of Ptolemy, very evidently ran from east to west. Ptolemy and others clearly describe them as a forest with a chain of mountains running from east to west, no other chain of mountains in northern Europe can be described this way except the Carpathian Mountains. However, in this great wide terra incognito beyond the known mortal world of classical antiquity, it could very well be that the whole general linear line of these locations formed the borderlines of Hyperborea, which still neatly fits into this historical examination.

(The Hyperboreans are considered by the Greek authors as a people with very pure mores, and with feelings of justice superior, for that epoch, to those of anybody else. Mela (III. c.5) calls the Hyperboreans “cultores justissimi” (Just Worshippers) and Hellanic calls them “people who practice justice” (Fragmenta Hist. grace. I. 58. fragm. 96).The Hyperboreans present in everything the character of later ancient Latin mores and beliefs. They are kind and hospitable, religious, superstitious, loving predictions (oracles) and exorcisms. They play the flutes, the bagpipes and the “cobzas”, during the religious ceremonies honoring their gods (they also have a college of the “cobza” players for religious ceremonies, which corresponds to collegium tibicinum of the Romans – Mommsen, Rom.Gesch. I. 1856. p.159). The tunes they play are sweet and harmonious. At the hecatombs or feasts thrown in Apollo’s honor, they sing continuously, with pleasant voices, praises to the god (Pindar, Pyth. X. 30). And during the great holly days of this god (starting with the spring equinox to the middle of the month of May), they dance the “hora” (analogous to today's "circle dance" called a "kolo" in Croatian) until late at night (Mommsen, Rom. Gesch. I, 1856, p.159). They are wealthy in health and natural riches and lead a happy life. They cultivate also the sciences, especially theology, philosophy and poetry. They send to Greece their most cultured representatives)

Even the excerpts from Herodotus, Pindar, Simonides of Ceos and Hellanicus of Lesbos, and other writers in antiquity, they uncannily connect to the recorded words of the 10th century Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine VII. In Emperor Constantine's Latin work "De Administrando Imperio" (On the Governance of the Empire), he gives an account about the arrival of Croats to ancient Dalmatia, Pannonia and Illyricum in the early middle ages. He wrote that they arrived from the region that is now (roughly) Galicia and Silesia near Bavaria and areas of the Pannonian/Transcarpathian (which he referred to as "...Great Croatia also called the White Croatia") to the province of Dalmatia, Pannonia and Illyricum. De Administrando Imperio reports the long tradition that numerous Croats were led into the Roman province of Dalmatia by a group of five brothers, Klukas, Lobel, Kosenc, Muhlo and Hrvat, and their two sisters, Tuga and Buga. The hydronyms of the Tuga river in Poland and the Bug river in Poland, Belarus and Ukraine are most likely etymologically connected to the names of the sisters, perhaps also Tugumir the 10th century Prince of the Hevelli) All these locations and areas recorded as inhabited by Croats match up with the areas inhabited by the legendary and mystical Hyperboreans.

It should also be noted, that according to the mythological biblical Noah and flood story, Hyperborea would actually never have been flooded nor did the populations living there ever come to an end, as their descendants are still here today. (aka the Antediluvian world by biblical proponents) The Hyperboreans would not have suffered any cataclysmic flood nor were their lands affected by any flooding, and the reasons supporting this fact are quite simple and irrefutable. The dating of Noah's flood by biblical scholars using their very own biblical calculations is only to around 2300 BCE, and so any archaeological and material findings in large parts of Europe would then all have to have happened after the flood according to this timetable and belief/philosophy, believing that only populations that migrated there after Noah and the flood left behind artifacts. However this is absurd as any scientist and archeologist will tell and show you. Also, being that Hyperborea means "beyond Boreas", ie; beyond the north winds of the god Borea, who was believed to have lived beyond the Riphean mountains, then the Hyperboreans would also not be included in the mythological "Table of Nations" scenario either, which they aren't. (modern day fundamentalists and gurus will try to connect many modern nations as being descendants of and springing forth from a Noah character, but it's just fiction based on even more fiction stories, it makes for amusing movies but that's about it) Northern peoples important to the Late Roman, Greek and medieval world, such as the Celts, Slavs, Germans and Norse were not covered, nor were others of the world's peoples included as part of the descendants of Noah fable list. The later invented "table of nations" was concerned only with the "then known world" which was primarily concerned with and included only the Eastern Mediterranean and Levant areas, mainly the Semitic languages speaking peoples, the "then known world" to a few is hardly the whole earth and planet. The Hyperboreans quite simply are not descendants of any mythological Noah or his offspring and they didn't suffer a cataclysmic flood because Hyperborean history goes much further back in history (long before 2300 BCE, many 10's of thousands of years back) and is still here today. Physical and cultural remains and especially DNA evidences also prove that the Hyperboreans are completely absent from biblical history and genealogy accounts, because they were well beyond. We come to the conclusion then that truthfully even the bible's very own mythology history and timetable excludes Hyperboreans as being any Noah's descendants, and likewise their populations were never destroyed by any flood whatsoever.

(Supplementary information: the name of the sister Buga has already been explained etymologically, in Slavic languages speaking nations the word "bog" means god and was also applied as a suffix to some of the gods names in their pagan deity pantheon, "bog" also ""buh","boh" has an etymology of earthly wealth/well-being/luck/noble, hence the etymology with "Buga". Probably unknown to most however, the name of the sister Tuga has an etymology for the words "sorrow/grief/heartache" in Croatian, which to the unaware explains much. Her very name describes and is synonymous with the life threatening times and dangerous events unfolding during those times. Having already been living in those central and northern areas of Europe for many, many centuries and countless generations and surviving through much warfare, strife and invasions, the time had now come to leave their homes and lands permanently, leaving them forever and never to be seen again. (The sacred Oaks, Maples and Lime/Linden trees (Lipa) of their youth must be left behind, those cherished memories must now be a thing of the past, only to be remembered and never touched or smelled again, perhaps only just a few leaves or branches brought with them to recall their former homes, their farms and childhood memories on cold nights, strangers in a new and perilous land wrought with violence and cut throat warriors, they had been forewarned of the blood being spilled on the soil there and of what must be done. She knew they would be traveling to far off distant lands and have new empires to deal with all around them, there would be new peoples, new dangers, new strange foreign gods to deal with then, strange named gods, stories and ways, and their old familiar sacred trees, rivers and hilltops nowhere to be seen. Would the mounted and sword wielding Croats succeed in their endeavours?, or would they be no match for the various mounted and experienced warriors? What if they fail and are slaughtered themselves? Will they give rise to future Kings and Queens or be smitten to oblivion for all time, stricken from history forever?) On top of that, it was not a thousand kilometer joyous happy tourist vacation that the Croatian tribes were embarking upon, but rather the sources tell us it was a many hundreds kilometer march, traveling on horseback and in wagons, families, children and even babies still suckling from their mother's bosom, sojourning through forests, mountains, swamps, across creeks and rivers. No scenic train rides and no fast shortcut highways to a vacation in those early middle ages, no first class seating either. They would also have had to battle others at the same time on their way even before reaching the Adriatic sea, through Avar soldiers and their various armed allies and feoderati. Danger surrounding on all sides. It was definitely no carefree frolick through sublime pastures and fields of flowers to golden gates at the end of a rainbow. Also, once arriving to their destinations there was going to be no welcoming party with trumpets and celebrations and free land deeds either. No, then the real work must begin anew, more and much worse bloodier warfare and battles against the various barbarian peoples that were wreaking havoc in the lands. The words of Emperor Heraclius were no easy ticket.

"Arrival of the Croats at the Adriatic Sea" by Ferdinand Quiquerez. The painted scene portrays the sisters Tuga and Buga and the text in De Administrando Imperio describing the victorious Croats settling in their new homeland, only after defeating various nomadic pillaging warriors and their allied murderous hordes.

De Administrando Imperio tells us that after eventually surviving the long dangerous journey and arriving, they then had to defeat various marauding barbarians who were causing destruction, killing and pillaging the coastal cities and that whole area of the empire. Only after they were defeated could the Croats receive their reward and new permanent homes, their own new promised lands to make new memories and futures. Knowing this, it definitely was not a time of joy and happiness when the Croat tribes departed their original habitations and homes, they very well knew what was in store for them well before even taking their first step when leaving their homes, but leave they did. This name of the sister Tuga then is more symbolic and much more informative than meets the eye, her very name then describes perilous times, lifetimes and memories being left behind and the Croat tribes having to abandon their cherished homes forever in exchange for the hellish great march that would reclaim a new renown posterity. Verily, these were not joyous times nor easy tasks to commit to and succeed in, to leave the lands of their ancient Hyperborea, the lands of their ancestors, their Great and White Croatian lands and homes. These surely were the times of high perilous adventure, and yet also sorrow)

Interestingly, even the god Apollo in Greek sources is said to have been a Hyperborean, it was written that it was his true home and that his mother Leto was a Hyprerborean, just as the two Hyperborean maidens who came with the wheat offerings along with the 5 Hyperborean men of their nation. Even before this, numerous recorded Greek legends and stories connect the Hyperboreans with the founding of several important religious shrines in ancient Greece. According to the written sources, in the distant past this god-blessed race was said to have sent many holy prophets and pilgrims into Greece. They appear in the myths of the founding of the Olympic Games. (Pausanias, Description of Greece 5. 7. 6 - 9 :  "It is said to have been introduced into Greece by Herakles from the land of the Hyperboreans, men living beyond the home of Boreas (the North Wind). It was said that when Herakles (either the Daktylos or the son of Zeus) established the festival in honour of Zeus, he decided to adorn the grounds with holy trees, victors were crowned with their leaves. To this end he made a pilgrimage to Hyperborea to obtain sacred wild olives for the shrine. On Delos, one story told how the pregnant goddess Leto travelled south to the island from Hyperborea, accompanied by wolves, where she gave birth to Apollo. Artemis-Eileithyia was summoned from the northern realm to assist with the labour. Pausanias, Description of Greece 10. 5. 7 - 9 :" [On the founding of the very Delphic Oracle:] Boeo, a native woman who composed a hymn for the Delphians, said that the oracle was established for the god [Apollon] by comers from the Hyperboreans.

Croats can also take pride in something from their history that is very rare, so rare in fact that no other nation in Europe has them - that being an archive of monuments mentioning specific names of the Croatian rulers, their people, realms and most unique of all, they were written in stone. (In medieval Latin text as..."Croator/Croatorum/Regum Croatorum" etc) Of course sometimes also the general word "Slavs" was used because we speak a Slavic language, (Mieszko I and Bolesław I of Poland, Pribina, Mojmir I and Svatopluk I of Moravia being some other examples who did likewise), but more specifically and importantly we see written in stone our personal ethnonym of "Croats." The most famous ones are of the Princes and Dukes Trpimir I, (845) Branimir (879) and King Držislav (969) as well as his mother Queen Jelena (Helen/976). Like various records from other Slavic speaking nations in central Europe, these rare stone inscribed monuments also show the very beginnings of the Latin script heritage. However that is not all,  the above shown anomaly is even more rare, intriguing and mysterious than at first meets the eye. It is a little known anomaly that mysteriously connects and intertwines millenniums and epochs.

Above you see an an extremely rare and remarkable middle ages diamond when it comes to a nations and peoples cultural heritage and history, a jewel set in stone during the reign of the Croatian King Stephen Držislav (Croatian: Stjepan Držislav) found in the town of Knin from circa. 969. One can see the text and Croatian ethnonym written in the Latin lingua franca of the time, however most amazingly the Croat ethnoym is written closer to the Croatian pronunciation version instead of the Latinization rules in use up to that time on other Croatian royal inscriptions. Latin text of previous, and later Croatian Dukes and Kings (Dux/Rex) be it in stone or in documents was always officially written as "Croator/Croatorum" when written in medieval Latin. (aka known as the Latin version or todays Anglicized version of our personal ethnonym) It is then remarkable indeed that the official Latin text in this stone monument instead incorporated the sound rules used in Croatian and in other Slavic languages. Firstly, this 10th century example regarding the future Croatian King Stephen Držislav, clearly not only shows and proves again that the Croatian ethnonym in our language is "Hrvat", as shown in older sources also, (As well as being called the general language term "Slavs", we were also recorded as "Хoървати/Horvati" in Nestor's Primary Chronicle, Harvati/Harvathi, Horiti/Horithi according to Alfred the Great's translation (895) of the 4th century sources of Orosius, as well as  "Χρωβάτοι/Hrovatoi" in the medieval Greek of De Administrando Imperio by Emperor Constantine VII), and that when Latinized as seen on many other early and later stone inscriptions and documents it was always the official Latin orthography and more familiar Latin pronunciation versions of  "Croat." Knowing this, then the above amalgam example clearly proves and shows what we already know, that they are and refer to the same name/ethnonym. ie; "Croat" is etymologically a cognate derived from the much older "Hrvat". So from this and the many other sourced examples we know that the name "Croat" and this inscribed in stone word "Hroat" both ultimately are referring to and etymologically derive from "Hrvat". However, this incredible stone inscription anomaly still does not satisfactorily explain why, and even how? Knowing that the 3 versions are onomastically connected in meaning still does not bring this topic to a final conclusion however, not in the least. As mentioned, Latin sound and spelling rules were used at all times before and after, Latin text on Croatian inscriptions and documents at all times used standard Latinized orthography and spelling rules, there simply were no exceptions or even possibilities to invent a new word for an important royal stone inscription, yet inexplicably here we see that it was done and that today instead we see the "H" that was carved for posterity. How was this possible? (To help explain to those who still may be unfamiliar with what this information means ...the Latin letter and sound of "H" was not used to start words in medieval Latin when preceding a strong consonant, the "H" sound would be the equivalent of the voiceless velar fricative "X" which was not very commonly used in the medieval Latin language of those times, hence this is why the closest sounding Latin letter of "C" was normally used in the text instead, to make it easier for the Latin text reader to pronounce. In medieval Latin you will regularly see the word mihi (the word for "me") spelled as michi, but this does not mean that the "h" was being pronounced like the English sound "ch" or that it was being strongly aspirated (like "kh" in Russian, Belarusian or Ukrainian, which is also a voiceless velar fricative "X"/H sound). It just means that the medieval Latin writers wanted to make it clear that this "h" was really and truly supposed to be pronounced, so that mihi would remain a two-syllable word, Regarding this example seen above, it is for this reason that even today all Slavic languages, as well as Hungarians and even Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians call Croats/Croatia according to the Croatian way, ie; the way we have called ourselves in the Croatian language from the earliest of times and the only name by which we were known to them, as the version starting with the letter and sound of "H." All of the Slavic languages speaking countries of Europe including Hungarians, Estonians, Lithuanians and Latvians call us by this Croatian version name with the H sound also. (Estonian: Horvaat, Latvian: Horvāts, Lithuanian: the digraph version Chorvatas which is pronounced as Horvatas, Hungarian: Horvát) The way it was and how we were known before migrating south from in and around the Carpathians in the early middle ages.

Another close up view of the inscribed stone anomaly. It defies not only the official medieval Latin spelling rule, orthography and customs used up to this time and afterwards on any official stone monument or written document ever made, but also the laws of physics. There is absolutely no sign of tampering, recarving, no covered over previous Latin letter C (K sound) that can be seen, no evidence of any superimposition whatsoever. Some physicists have stated that to even attempt to duplicate this anomaly in laboratory conditions using modern day nanotechnology would be like attempting to make a modern space ship using neolithic stone age technology. Without a doubt it is verifiable proof of some type of arcane knowledge and medieval wizardry.

This above anomaly would also have seemed extremely strange to a person accustomed to reading and writing by strict medieval Latin spelling and orthography rules, an official visitor or emissary from Rome especially would have been very perplexed at first when viewing it not inscribed as the official Latinized version "Croat" instead, even though they both mean and refer to the same. For the person not familiar with medieval Latin or the facts brought forth here, they would probably see and read the text, or attempt to, or just see the letters and then move on to the next text to read or item without a second thought. (Just Latin letters and text on an old Croatian stone panel, just that only) But now that you know the facts and implications behind just this seemingly very simple royal stone inscription monument, the text then takes on a whole new level of astounding importance and mystical medieval magic. It would not be out of place or hubris to say that even just this stone inscription is more verified evidence and proof of the information shown here than there is verified evidence and proof of any biblical stories or characters. We see today proof positive of an a priori ancient secret knowledge and a royal stone inscription that defies the linear official and historical norms. Knowing what we know now, the discovery of this stone panel inscription regarding the future King Držislav can quite literally be classified as of greater significance than even if Jewish archeologists today discovered their original 10 Commandments stone tablets, or the actual silver pentagram ring worn by king Solomon. Without a doubt it can be considered more incredibly important and amazing than even if they found a stone inscription that was carved by the finger of Jesus himself or a stone monument text pertaining to Herod the Great or Caesar where somehow the H or C in their names inexplicablyy turned into another Latin letter after it was originally made. Regarding this anomaly event, the words of Herodotus ring true when writing in the 5th century BCE..."they seem to be magicians."

The arcane Croatian chequy and Pentagram then is not only the symbology of the Croatian nation, but also a symbology for their sorcerers/magicians who possessed ancestral clairvoyant memory and power to recall the histories and experiences of the early Croatian tribes over thousands of years, those who also gave magical assent to future Croatian Dukes and Kings and nobility. Extending back to when they were called Hyperboreans by writers of the ancient European empires, and even other names by them before that.

Some scholars and paranormal investigators have thoroughly examined this above monument and concluded that not only does this version clearly indeed connect the endonym/exonym versions of our national name in one instance as explained, but that it also somehow mysteriously "appeared" and completely replaced the Latin "C" that was carved even if etymologically they would both mean and refer to the same thing/people, it is in fact a prodigious and extraordinary blip (or in this case a "hlip" or "hcho" instead of an echo) on the linear matrix continuum without a doubt. No archeologists or scientists have found any tampering in or around the text, no hint of the "H" superimposed and carved over to replace a previous existing carved letter, there is absolutely no evidence of the inscription over top and replacing a previously carved letter. This perplexing anomaly has led a number of the scholars and paranormal investigators to conclude that the inscribed Latin "H" had at some time in the past, most likely shortly after it was originally made, inexplicably materialized itself into the text on the stone panels, in this case affecting only the medieval Latin word for "Croat." Their views conclude that there simply is no other explanation, or any medieval technology, that can account for or that was even capable of accomplishing this mysterious and mystical anomaly. (Some of them are of the opinion that this feat is without a doubt also connected to some sort of ancient Hyperborean magic or wizardry that was thought lost in antiquity or in the early common era). The simple fact remains that nowhere in the European history of using the Latin lingua franca in the middle ages is there a similar example of an exonym being recorded while also simultaneously replacing the first letter from the endonym of the nation/people, for whatever reason and especially not found in a royal stone inscribed monument. Some of the paranormal investigators are of the opinion that it was the powerful Ban/Duke of the future Croatian King Držislav that very well may have accomplished this feat, that being Duke Godemir. (similar to Godzimir) The reasoning for this and as explained earlier, we know that the origin of the word ‘god’ comes from a Germanic word ‘gad,’ pronounced as “gohdt" and coming from an Indo-European word simply meaning "invoked one" and also "Moon Lord", as in conjuring forth and summoning up spirits and powers, also an incantation and libation. (this would have been a number of centuries before this word entered the English language vocabulary and used today in various ways) Ban Godemir besides being Croatian King Držislav's Viceroy, (Duke was called Knez) then may also have been privy to some a priori esoteric knowledge, perhaps even descended from an archaic lineage directly connected to the first Croatian wizards, sorcerers and shamans that migrated from Hyperborea as part of the Croatian tribes. He inherited his position and title of Ban from his predecessor Pribina and may very well have then known how to accomplish this extraordinary feat of sorcery in the text on the stone panels. (According to 11th century sources (also explained at www.enciklopedija.hr) Godemir was referred to in Latin written documents and royal charters as "Potens Banus" (Powerful Ban) while serving under King Držislav in the 10th century, without a doubt this is alluding to the knowledge and ancient powers he was privy to also. ).....

*I should also quickly mention the name Gregory of Nin (Grgur Ninski). He was a former Croatian bishop during the time of King Tomislav in the year 925, but who eventually left the clergy and religious life altogether. He was an important historical figure in medieval Croatian language historiography and a strong proponent of Croatian political interests as well as of using the very first recorded Croatian script and alphabet, ie: the Croatian recension Glagolitic alphabet. Interestingly, some sources and various local legends have it that soon after leaving ecclesiastical life and the Abrahamic based theologies altogether, he endeavored on a new path, ie; the old path and became learned in the arcane magic and mysterious secret ways of the pagan Croatian tribes from many centuries previously, afterwards becoming a travelling wizard performing many great feats in the Croatian Kingdom. (re-learning the ancient old path truths and mysteries from the Clavitnorum perhaps?) Legend also has it that he was even associated with the later Croatian King Michael Krešimir II and his powerful Ban/Viceroy Pribina discussed earlier, even to the point of personally being asked for advice and guidance about various things. Could he perhaps even had a part to play in King Držislav's inscribed stone anomaly discussed earlier?

Based on the imperial archives, when referring to the Croatian tribes migrations south in the 6th-7th century, the Emperor of the Romans Constantine VII in his historical royal manual document De Administrando Imperio chapter 30 wrote: "...From the Croats who came to Dalmatia a part split off and possessed themselves of Illyricum and  Pannonia." 

"History Salonitana" describes how "...From the Polish territories called Lingonia seven or eight tribal clans arrived under Totilo. When they saw that the Croatian land would be suitable for habitation because in it there were few Roman colonies, they sought and obtained for their duke...The people called Croats...Many call them Goths, and likewise Slavs, according to the particular name of those who arrived from Poland and Bohemia......." (This text excerpt of course is referring to the Poland and Bohemia of the author's time in the 13th century so it is only an anachronism, because during the 6th century those states did not yet exist)

It is interesting that many scholars consider that Croats could have been mentioned in the Old English and Nordic epic poems. The verse in the Old English poem Widsith (10th century) reads: "Wulfhere sohte ic ond Wyrmhere; ful oft þær wig ne alæg, þonne Hræda here heardum sweordum, ymb Wistlawudu wergan sceoldon, ealdne eþelstol Ætlan leodum. (English translation:..."I visited Wulfhere and Wyrmhere; there battle often raged, when the Hræda with their sharp swords, in the Vistula woods had to defend, their ancestral seat against Attila's host)

Based on his thorough research, the esteemed Polish historian Henryk Łowmiański was also convinced that these sources trace the origin of the Croats in the early middle ages from in and around the Carpathians and centering at the Vistula river. Jakob Kelemina was a Slovenian literary historian, literary theorist, folklorist and professor at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, publisher of many books as well as receiving the Prešeren Award for lifetime acheivement in the field of literary studies in 1954. The central themes of his later research associated with traces of the Goths and the Lombards in southern Europe as well as early Slovenian history. During his research about the earliest history of Slovenians, he also delves into and discusses some of the points brought forward below. He investigated the various medieval sources, including De Administrando Imperio, and points out the that the earliest Croat migrations south to our present locations could very well have coincided with the times of Totila. He agreed with many of the connecting points that it was during the campaign into Italy by Totila circa. 550 that the earliest Croats simultaneously arrived to ancient Dalmatia as a foederati of Goths and Slavs. In one of his books published in Maribor in 1932, the section Popa Dukljanina „Libellus Gothorum" (I-VII) examines the medieval sources that also pertained to Selimir Harvoi, (Selimir the "Croat/Harvat") a legendary early Croatian King who would have ruled ancient Dalmatia at that time. After all the sources were taken into consideration and scrutinized it seemed to point to the arrival of the Croatian tribes recorded in De Administrando Imperio as actually talking about the 2nd larger migration of Croats (Hrvati/Harvati/Horvati).

Polish historian Aleksander Małecki writes about the possible Croatian origins of the founders of the Czech, Polish and Russian lands. He delves a little deeper into this Croat-Pole-Czech-Rus connection. (His written work on pdf at the link) Besides mentioning the Polish source of Ioannes Dlugossius (Jan Długosz, 1415-1480) who stated that the Poles original homeland was in the Croatian lands, he also finds a telling of events where Lech is the brother of Selimir Harvoi, (Latin for Hrvat/Croat) who was the early Gotho-Slav Croatian King. (Harvatski Kralj) He refers to the Dubrovnik historical work by 17th century (1551-1615) historian and noble family member, Jakov (Luccari) Lukarić also Lukarević, who according to his various sources AND from the mentioned "Book of the Goths" in the Dioclea chronicle, finds a connection. He also cites Pavao Skalić (English, Skalich, Scalich, Scaliger; in Latin, Scalichius or Scaligius) In those sources from his 1605 work "Annali di Rausa" (Annals of Ragusa) he notes that Selimir Harvoi was an early Croatian King around 550. The Kingdom was divided into White Croatia (Lower Dalmatia) and Red Croatia (Upper Dalmatia) ("Croatiam albam, quae et inferior Dalmatia dicitur... Croatiam Rubeam vocavit, quae et superior Dalmatia dicitur")  His realm is described as a Kingdom of the Goths as well as of the Slavs.(Goths who are likewise called Slavs...ie; Croats/Harvati) 

Excerpt from page 15 of the original Copioso Ristretto degli Annali di Rausa (Ragusa, modern day Dubrovnik) Click image for larger view.

Besides the mention of Selimir Harvoi (ie; Selimir the Croat/Hrvat) in a number of places within the written work, as him being an early Croatian King, as Ban (governor) before that and including as a brother to Lech the Slav, leader of the Lechites who founded Poland, as well as mentioning Croatian Kings Tomislav, Peter Krešimir IV,  Dmitar Zvonimir, Croatian Ban Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić and various other early and contemporaneous Croatian Bans (governors) and others up to his time and information which correlates with other proven historical sources, (commenting also on the later Venetian history, Byzantine empire history, the early Kievan Rus' history, the later bloody rampages of the 12th century Serb prince Nemanja and his slaughtering and plundering of all neighbouring Slavic tribes and then attacking Ragusa/Dubrovnik and the following successful defence of Dubrovnik by the Croats and inhabitants, the later also unsuccessful Ottoman and Saracen attacks on Dubrovnik, commentary on the Goths, Hungary, the early Bohemia, Moravia, Poland and even commenting on the exploits of Vlad Drăculea among other proven and reliable historical facts)...yet one also notices his mentioning of a Croatian King that ruled for a short time after Dmitar Zvonimir, a Croatian King however not found in any other sources or even a part of official 11th century Croatian historiography, and not only does he mention this enigmatic Croatian King after King Dimitri Zvonimir, not only does he also posses the "-mir" suffix which was commonplace among the Croats, but incredibly his name was recorded..."Marcomir." This is perhaps even more than incredible, but also surreal and even unexplainable, as this text was written in 1605, and that's over 400 years before the time of the writing of this text that you are reading now at this very moment. (I swear I did not travel back in time to tell him to write this or anything else to suit my blog better, make it more interesting or to amaze the reader with time travel magic and/or anomalies of Déjà vu, Déjà vécu and Déjà visité in one instance) Lukarevich (Luccari in Italian) used the same sources as other historians before him, but he also  used anonymous annals of the city as the source of history of the period up to the end of the 15th century. It is undeniable because we see it written with our very own eyes...Selimir Harvoi was an early Croatian King around 550 and "Marcomir re di Croatia" (Marcomir King of Croatia) for a time after King Dimitri Zvonimir. He then continues on with the history of the more well documented and accepted series of events from the 11th onwards by scholars and historians, including the early Croatian King Stephen II (Croatian: Stjepan II) who reigned after Dimitar Zvonimir and who was the last member of the Trpimirović dynasty and died in 1091. Is this all just another linear esoteric clue? or perhaps an instance of another person's...time travelling?...There are numerous instances in Europe of short reigning kings, royalty or little known about monarchs and dukes/princes being commented on by historians according to their sources, we even see this among the early Frankish history where there were several kings at the same time after Clovis I and his 4 sons become kings. we see this in Early Kievan Rus', French, Hungarian, Venetian, Polish and just about every other European history, this is nothing remarkable or new. However, here we see "Marcomir re di Croatia" reigned for a short time, was he a relative? was he perhaps referring to the southern "Red Croatia" commented on by other historians? did he have a part to play in the later "Pacta Conventa" between the Hungarian and Croatian Kingdoms? He doesn't say or elaborate but just continues on with the rest of the known history. (Remember, traditionally Marcomir is also known as Marcomir VI, a descendent of King Priam Podarces of Troy by Priam's son Helenus from whom the Kings of Cimmerian Bosporus descend. Gregory of Tours and the Chronicle of Fredegar tell us how the Franks migrated originally from Troy, then travelled to Pannonia and the Danube river, and then to Germania led by Marcomir, establishing themselves along the Rhine river. (A King Francio is then recorded as continuing westward towards the soon to be "Francia", and other branches remained) Even to this day scholars don't know exactly what language the Hyperboreans used, according to the series of events it would seem that those specific travelling Hyperborean populations and their elite went full circle, coming down towards the Levant and beyond in antiquity, later having a large role to play in early Troy and ancient Greece at Delos especially, then later northwards again back towards their Hyperborean homelands. And there are numerous ancient Greek sources telling us of the effect and history that the Hyperboreans eventually had in Troy well before this, long before the Franks would have left Troy. We are told the Hyperboreans even built the walls of Troy and left behind many traditions, only some of which have been discussed here) Knowing this, in this case, could the "-mir" name suffix then be just one of a myriad of esoteric clues/customs/traditions that those Hyperboreans spread where they found themselves and/or ruled? What other traditions and customs are there to be found that connects to those times, ones found even today. Is this a clue that again helps answer some of the topics discussed here thus far? analogous to even the previous points discussed about the Nebra sky disc. It seems to be just yet another anomaly that points toward an ancient wizardry and secret knowledge, brought forth from a hypocenter nucleus...from the Hyperboreans.

The above sources also correlate with the earliest material regarding the origins of the Czechs by founder forefather Čech. In "Staré pověsti české' transcribed by Alois Jirásek it reads: "Za Tatrami, v rovinách při řece Visle rozkládala se od nepaměti Charvátská země, část prvotní veliké vlasti slovanské." (translation: "Over the Tatras, in the plains of the river Vistula, stretched 'from time immemorial Charvátská country', part of the first great Slavic homeland.") The earliest Bohemia was included as a part of the wider Charvátská země and was pronounced as "Harvatska" in Czech, as "Harvatska zemlje in Croatian, ie; modern meaning and pronunciation Hrvatska zemlje/Croatian country/lands) It would be from in and around these areas and lands from where the Croatian tribes migrated from in the early middle ages.

In the chronicle "Historia Salonitana" the archdeacon and historian wrote in Latin when he described the history of the arriving Croats as  “Gothi et nichilominus Sclavi” (Goths who are likewise Slavs), this information also completely corresponds to the designation “Gothi qui et Sclavi” (Goths who are also Slavs) made by Presbyter Diocleas when he referred to the Croats. (Hrvati) Both of these sources are also extremely similar to the accounts of the migrating Croatian tribes to Dalmatia, Pannonia and Illyricum in De Administrando Imperio as already discussed, where their great long march from their northern realms was followed by them freeing the lands and then settling. (These old sources concerning the early Croats is also supported indirectly from other sources. It is very interesting and relevant to note that Bolesław I was the first King of Poland in the year 1025, and that his official royal realm was recorded as "Regnum Sclavorum, Gothorum sive Polonorum", ie; "Kingdom of Slavs, Goths or Poles." This would be well over 400 years after the Croatian tribes had already migrated south according to the various sources, especially the sources which correlate and describe the early migrating Croats being called Goths as well as Slavs also. And what's more, this again supports what has already been shown regarding pre-migration history. That the earliest Croatian tribes, just as in the Veneti example, were temporally contiguous and coterminous as Slavic and Germanic speakers for many centuries already in antiquity and in the early common era of central Europe, for this reason today one can even find Germans and Austrians who are actually of the Croatian-Hyperborean descent. How do we know this without a doubt and that it isn't just all fictions and coincidences? Because as already shown, only now in this modern era with the advent of DNA and genetics research and results, it is irrefutably proven to be the case. More on this as you read on)

Over 400 years after the Croatian tribes had already migrated south to ancient Dalmatia, Pannonia and Illyricum from their more northern realms called "Great and White Croatia" according to De Administrando Imperio, Bolesław I was coronated as the very first King of Poland in the year 1025, and his official royal realm was recorded as "Regnum Sclavorum, Gothorum sive Polonorum", ie; "Kingdom of Slavs, Goths or Poles." This information correlates to sources which speak of the early southern migrating Croatian tribes as also being called Goths as well as Slavs. These areas then are undeniably proven to have been a great wide expanse of territory where the early Croatian tribes lived and which were likewise also temporally contiguous and coterminous orbits and realms, the linear hypocenters of the same continuous populations from antiquity.

It is also interesting to note that the medieval Polans tribe is how and from where the later Poles/Poland name originated from, a word denoting "field", and that this same Old Slavic word has the same meaning in the Croatian word "polje" (fields) which again is even used regarding the very red and white alternate "fields" in the modern day Croatian chequy COA. (25 crvenih i bijelih polja) In about 850 CE a list of western Slavic speaking tribes was written down by an anonymous author in a text known today as the Bavarian Geographer. Although the Polans are absent in this anonymously written list (as well as the Pomeranians, Masovians and other tribes who were recorded later by Nestor the Chronicler in his Primary Chronicle and by others), soon the Poles would go on to become much more visible taking on a primary role in central Europe as well as becoming a powerful kingdom. This would seem to indicate that, very similar to and mirroring the Croatian example, the various tribes "shared a fundamentally common culture and language and were considerably more closely related to one another and the Polans tribe than to some other East, West or South Slavs and other peoples." This process is called ethnic consolidation, in which several ethnic communities of kindred and racial origin and cognate languages, merge into a single one larger and superordinate tribe who are all already within the same coterminous and temporally contiguous civilizational sphere and experience, ie; becoming a part of the foremost preeminate tribe and subsequently forming their societies, and organized lands/realms/kingdoms. Medieval sources recorded that this already took place among the Croatian tribes also, (aka the eastern White Croats [Bielo/Byelo Horvati] in sources, some eventually becoming Poles also as well as part of Kievan Rus' and elsewhere), who were located along the breadth of the Carpathians, and most noticeable in sources after the 9th century after their southern migrations. The even later most well known examples being the numerous Slavic languages speaking tribes (some Croats included again as already shown) that constituted early Kievan Rus' formation, and the various Turks, Arabs, Iranic and Levant peoples who became Serbs since the middle ages and during the centuries long Ottoman empire occupation especially.

What's more however, according to Herodotus in the 5th century BCE, there was a people living within the regions bound by the rivers Ister, (Danube) Tyras, (Dniester) Hypanis, (Bug river) and east to the Borysthenes, (Dnieper river), these are areas corresponding from the then Germanica to modern northern Ukraine, Eastern Poland and southern Belarus. Herodotus called them the Neuri and he wrote that they performed various rituals, customs and that....."they seem to be magicians".....

.....He also reported information passed on to him by visitors there that once a year they turned into wolves for a few days, this has been argued by some that it is perhaps just a reference to shamanism, however it seems to on the contrary point towards some kind of ancient magic and quite probably instances of lycanthropy/werewolves. It is interesting to note again that the reports state that they didn't just dress as or imitate wolves, but rather that they literally and physically transformed into wolves. (It must be assumed then that there were others nearby who likewise could also transform into various creatures and animals, there are various oral legends and sources from the early common era which support this view)

There have been a number of competing theories by historians especially since the 19th century, but the fact still remains that these lands and areas mentioned by Herodotus coincidentally correlate to where the eastern Croatian tribes lived, mentioned especially by Nestor the Chronicler and the Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine VII. In Croatian; wolf is "vuk, werewolf is "vukodlak" and even to this day there are annual festivals in various parts of Croatia with ancient and mysterious pagan roots that seem very amazingly similar to the descriptions of those that Herodotus called the Neuri, of course the famous Croatian Zvončari being the most well known and familiar.

As mentioned, the well known and locally famous traditions of the Zvončari are a regular feature of the annual International Rijeka Carnival. (Riječki Karneval). Yet their origins, customs and appearance harken back to antiquity and also the first appearance of the Croatian tribes in the regions, when they were recorded as pagans arriving from the north. Their appearance draws many parallels to Fredegar's horned and bull-like creature "Quinotaur" and they may very well be a visual representation of the same ancient magic and esoteric knowledge that transversed through Hyperborean sorcerers and wizards in antiquity, ie; a visual reminder of the same ancient clairvoyant memory that is still present today. Naturally today they are considered colourful characters who are just mere amiable mortals and part of ancient folklore and traditions, but just as in the case of other wizards, witches, powerful beings and creatures that are part of todays fairy tales, legends and even children's rhymes and songs, far in the past they truly did exist and performed incredible feats and were privy to and possessed fantastic magical knowledge. (Fairy tales and folklore of today come from a variety of sources, changing as they are told and retold. And it is known that some of these tales have been inspired by real historical figures long in the past, whose lives either formed the genesis of the story or altered it along the way) Today's Zvončari can then be considered a modern day reminder of times, magic and magicians long past. According to various legends attributed to them, then there surely must have been a time in antiquity when the adepts could also literally and magically transform into various beasts and creatures to become also "Guardians of the Hyperborean mysteries", such as the "Neuri" mentioned by Herodotus around 450 BCE.

Recall agin the Greek legend on Delos, how the pregnant goddess Leto travelled south to the island from Hyperborea,...accompanied by wolves, where she gave birth to Apollo. Procopius in the mid 6th century in his written work "Gothic Wars" (Latin: De Bello Gothico) described the belief of a Slavic speaking tribe who in only 2 days came down travelling south, (from these lands known as Hyperborea by the Latin and Greek writers up to that time and afterwards) and they then crossed the Danube river and imperial borders. According to Procopius, these Slavic language speakers worshipped a single deity who crafted lightning and thunder. (Though not named explicitly, it can be deduced this is a reference to the deity known as Perun in later historic sources, as in many Slavic languages today (Polish 'piorun' for example). Perun  meaning "thunder" or "lightning bolt". Procopius wrote that they worshipped rivers, trees, and various nymphs who would be connected to female supernatural beings known in later Slavic language traditions, such as the vila. (Perun and Veles are mentioned in the text of the early 10th century peace treaties between pagan rulers of East Slavic tribes and Byzantine Emperors according to Nestor's Primary Chronicle, a source which also specifically mentions the still present northern Croat tribes by our present personal version name.....5 times!, regarding times from well before there even was a Russia or Russian people) Procopius' "Gothic Wars" would of course also have a linear connection to the Gothic Wars of 376–382, where the revolting and displaced Goths are recorded as being joined by various other tribes as well and settling all along the Danube, although none of them are named in the sources, historians now know most assuredly they were these early Croats, ie: Harvati/Horvati etc) It is only the Croat tribes who have such widespread historical mentions and etymological/topographical evidence passed down to us in sources that correlate to these lands of Hyperborea, and precisely to all these areas from modern day Germany, along the width and breadth of the Carpathians, Danube and Vistuala rivers, Poland and to Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, and this even centuries before their migrations south and the formation of the medieval Croatian Kingdom. (These Hyperborean areas have also been shown to have been populated by the the ancestors of Slavs in Europe at least 4 thousand years ago, which would connect with DNA and genetic evidences the earliest pre-migration Croatian tribes to the Unetice culture, long before there even were any Slavic or Germanic languages, there simply is no denying now that the earliest Croatian tribes dwelled across northern and central Europe far in the past) Numerous historians and scholars now are of the opinion that the "H" carved into the above seen Latin stone inscription of the Croatian King was not just merely to show the etymology that Croats and the Hrvati are one and the same people, because this was already known, well known then and now. It also was not carved to show the cognate of the preceding "Great and White Croatia" as recorded by Emperor Constantine VII either, as "Hrvat" is the  etymological very self-evident continuum of the cognate Harvaða/Carpathians and where the northern Croat tribes were even still to be found and written about, even during the the times of the Croatian Kings. Rather this symbolic inscription contains even more astounding symbolical information, the discussed up to here importance of duality that was passed on to posterity. That being the very linear historical connection of the Croats to ancient Hyperborea and their Hyperborean ancestors and descent as well. It is from this ancient Croatian-Hyperborean hyopcenter that Merovich was also to later emerge from, becoming a catalyst in western Frankish areas just a few decades later. So as the trek west, so likewise the later trek east and eventually south.

After all the facts are taken into consideration, there is no denying them or the written words in these oldest Greek and Latin sources. Occam's Razor, Bayes' theorem, Inductive probability from prior to and during and early common era and middle ages, and now even genetics and DNA/haplotype distribution supports the words of the ancient historians also. (Or are we to believe that all these facts and sources are a mere coincidence? A long series of coincidental recorded connected anomalies of no significance whatsoever, that instead the proverbial haystack instead over time covered and surrounded the needle and that's how it found it's way to the bottom of the perfectly formed straw pile? Then we must also believe that the "H" in the Croatian royal inscription formed naturally over time by erosion and that it was pure luck and chance that it was an "H" at all instead of a K, L, V, M, R or any other letter, quite simply this unexplained anomaly is the only letter that connects and ties together all the various facts shown thus far) Herodotus is even considered to be the "Father of History for his all-encompassing then known world writings." We even see recorded words where both the Hyperboreans and early arriving Croats (Horvati/Hrvati) have in common the 2 maidens/2 sisters and the 5 brothers/5 men of their Hyperborean nation who accompany them. Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine VII in his Latin titled but Greek written work De Administrando Imperio would surely have known this, without a doubt he knew very well what his written words meant and implied. Of course he knew the Hyperborean legends and where they were to be found, The emperors Heraclius and Constantine VII would also have been very familiar indeed already with who the Croats (Horvati/Hrvati) ultimately and truly were, it was for this reason that he personally added the epithet "Great Croatia" as well as the north western "White Croatia" also. They are 2 important epithets when discussing the Croatian tribes and importantly he recorded us in medievall Greek according to our personal version name which starts with an "H" sound....Χρωβάτοι . All of the Slavic languages speaking countries of Europe including Hungarians, Estonians, Lithuanians and Latvians call us by this Croatian version name with the H sound also. (Estonian: Horvaat, Latvian: Horvāts, Lithuanian: the digraph version Chorvatas which is pronounced as Horvatas, Hungarian: Horvát. Why do they use this Croatian "H" sound version just like all the Slavic speaking nations do also? Quite simply one just has to go to the sources, it is in all these lands and where the sources tell us that Croats were found and where "White and Great" Croatia was. They naturally would call us by versions of our own name because this was the fist name they called us by before we migrated south and developed a Latin version name in the early middle ages also. One can even look at a modern day map of Europe and see that all these countries, particularly the ones north of modern day Croatia, coincide precisely to the areas where the sources speak of the lands where Croat tribes were to be found and also of "White and Great Croatia", to the times before we migrated and the later Latinized version of Croats/Croatia appeared. We couldn't be called in these languages something that wasn't used or appear in history yet. they just continued using our first original version name like Croatians do today. These areas also coincide to the lands of the former Hyperboreans. (This is no unfounded, baseless, sourceless and fallacy filled voodoo fiction history, I'm not turning fish into holy or unholy goats or vice versa, adjectives into nouns or gods or boogie men, I'm not telling you that erosion made stone monuments, that the Moon can't be seen during the day or that the 13 year Venusian orbits were caused by Hyperborean and early Croatian wizards. (Emperor of the Romans Constantine VII knew and spoke the truth of those days in antiquity, he had the royal imperial archives of his predecessors and he let it be known to future generations and posterity that the Hyperboreans have come down again and now dwell among us)

Discovered in 1891 near Dolní Věstonice in todays Czech Republic, was a mammoth ivory carving of a male head which was originally the top of a staff, and after scientific analysis dated to at least approximately 26,000 years ago. The eight centimetre high carved figure includes the characteristic of long hair extending well past the ears and down the neck. The oldest sources which speak of the southward migrating Croat tribes in the 6th-7th century, also coincidentally notes their long hair being customary, this common trait is not surprising being that they arrived as Pagans and would remain as such for quite some time, just as Merovich was also. Archeologists, palaeontologists and scientists agree that the ivory carving is most assuredly a Cro-Magnon representation from the last ice age. (We don't know who carved it or why, whether it was made by an older person, a younger person, a male or female or perhaps even by the subject himself as an autoportrait attempt. Was he a hunter or warrior and protector of his tribes? Was he an ice-age king?...perhaps a wizard and shaman/sorcerer and one of the very first lofty ones/shining ones? Perhaps he was one of the first lucifers/bright shining stars of the morning? What symbols could have been carved on the staff before it was detached?...Or do not in fact a number of uncanny and unexplainable anomalies reach across the time and space matrix, meeting and intersecting precisely at this carved mammoth ivory diamond. Do we see perhaps in the background a time-machine at work that coheres consistently and is proven through the much later nomenclature continuum? The very real checkerboard illusion which is not an illusion but reality, manifested once more? ) However, since the area where it was found uncannily coincides to within areas formerly called "Great and White Croatia" as already explained, (in and around the Carpathians/Harvaða according to the legendary sagas) and even preceding the Greek and Latin recorded mentions of the Veneti (Venedi/Venethi) as well as the Hyperboreans, then you surely are beholding none other than one of the oldest carved representations of one of the earliest Croats/Hrvati ever. We know that the Croatian personal ethnonym is connected to the Harvaða/Harvathi mountain areas, the lands in and around the Carpathians since at least the early common era. However if it was already used in the early centuries by those living there in their own vocabulary, and other similar cognate noun forms, then surely it was also used before, the etymological tradition could very well stretch back many centuries to the Bronze Age. It would not be a case of presumptive pseudo-science or inconceivable to even state that it is the result of the continuing oral traditions of those who first called the lands and themselves what we know today as a Hrvat. ie; the noun and it's various cognates being the original words used by the Cro-Magnon populations themselves from 10's of thousands of years ago then passed onward in oral traditions. (We already have evidence of words and especially artifacts/physical remains that likewise also show a continuity going back many thousands of years) As already briefly shown, DNA haplogroup and genetic evidence also unequivocally supports the fact that it is precisely from these areas and during these times where the ethnogenesis and earliest common descendants of Merovich, the Merovingians and of the Croatian royal dynasties ultimately began and spread outward from, the hypocenter of their migrations. (Later they would spread southward and create the mysterious temple complex and mesolithic archeological site of Göbekli Tepe about 13,000 BCE) The mammoth carving is then the earliest physical representation of the existence of both. Of the ancestors of those who were to become the early Croats and also of the mystical Hyperboreans according to the oldest and ancient Greek and Latin sources, and so of Merovich also. It may very well be that the primordial chthonic Hyperborean deities had commanded or guided this ancient Cro-Magnon artist/wizard/sorcerer king to make the mammoth statue for posterity.

According to his ancient sources from the imperial archives, the Emperor would have been very familiar with the oldest Greek legends of Apollo, of the Hyperboreans, of the 2 Hyperborean maidens and the accompanying 5 men of their nation. He was also learned in Greek history and language after all. It then seems very evident that his recorded words concerning the migration of the Croat tribes in the early middle ages to be an undeniable assent, a royal confirmation to future audiences of his chronicle that those Croats, their descendants and early Croatian royal dynasties...are none other than those ancient and mystical "lofty ones", the "wizard-warrior kings from the north and their people, those who were spoken of by Herodotus a thousand years before Constantine's time, those who came down again.......


This brief post I think has raised some very intriguing questions pertaining to early Croat history and it's relationship to Carolingian history, to Frankish history, European history, to the Merovingians, to the Croatian coat of arms, to Croatian names and surnames and even a continuity to the ancient mystical Hyperboreans. The facts and sources have been shown, perhaps you have been enlightened and learned a few things, or perhaps not. Some of the presented information, or perhaps most, is probably new and amazing to you. Some of the information may seem very improbable and strange, but remember just a few simple basic facts which most are not even aware of, remember that the Franks passed on their name to the nation of France, and that the Franks were a Germanic tribe, keep in mind the many other similar instances of cognate/etymology continuity, just a few of which have been shown and discussed here. (Rus', Lombards, Etruscans/Tuscany, Boii, Normans etc) We must ask ourselves again, as noted at the very beginning of this post, How and why is it that the Merovingian dynasty was named after this enigmatic Frankish chieftain with such a strange, murky and magic laden origin? How and why did he possess an unfamiliar Frankish surname suffix not seen before or after him? yet remarkably a name suffix that connects to the early Croatian royal classes, princes and kings. The very name of the dynasty was named after this enigmatic and strange figure and name of Merovech (Latin: Meroveus or Merovius), yet not after the more familiar sounding Chlodio his supposed father or Chlodio's father Theodemer. Not even Childeric his son or Clovis his grandson who was the first to unite all the Frankish tribes under himself as King. The fact remains that to this day the Merovingian dynstasty was named after Merovich for reasons that pertain to some extraordinary genesis attributed to him. An origin that according to the written sources seems foreign yet is endued with a magic, esoteric symbolism and a mystical foundation. It seems that for the later continuing namesake Merovingian dynasty this was of much more importance than to be connected to any preceding or later Frankish rulers.

Many of the things you learned here you would have to spend lifetimes in universities and still would not discover. These facts are here for you to read again and again. Even the fact of Croatian royalty, kings and kingdoms reaching back to the early middle ages may be news to some. As mentioned at the beginning of this post, all the presented facts and information is solely for the benefit of the reader. The facts and sourced information has been presented and it is up to the reader to decide what to do with it. You're a smart person, aren't you? You know how to read, you can see the images, maps and quoted sources, you can investigate all the sources further. You know that 1 +1 = 2...2 +3 = 5..etc and so on...you know that π cannot be represented as a simple fraction and that no one knows what the final outcome number of π is or ever will be. The last thing you need is some person telling you all sorts of fables and voodoo fiction stories. Even if you don't believe a word of the sourced material and the words written by ancient historians, philosophers, kings, emperors and their handed down archived material, then Occam's Razor, Bayes' theorem, Inductive probability from the early common era and middle ages, and now even genetics and DNA/haplotype distribution still overwhelmingly supports the words of the ancient historians also. (Sure some other blogs and written material out there in internet land may have a lot more text to read along with many more colourful photographs and images of reptilians, UFOs, Satan and Devils, goblets, strange headed beasts, goat snakes, Atlantis, lots of Anti-Christ blood and skeletons etc, but that doest mean any kind of proof or prove anything. Even fake made up lineages simply can't explain topics you see on the news today, nor do medieval rulers have any part to play in the chaos and anarchy mess taking place all around you, because to rule properly means to have order, progressive and esoteric knowledge and to be attuned to ancient magic, and not by feeding rotten disease infected carcasses and poisoned ale to your subjects) Actually, not even once have I pulled the proverbial rabbit out of a magic hat to try to impress, mislead, imply or invent histories and events. I'm not attempting to implant someone else's Déjà senti into your mind that really has nothing to do with you in any way whatsoever and never has, nor am I trying to implant a feeling of Déjà vu, Déjà vécu, Déjà visité or Jamais vu, why would I? I'm not looking to make a movie-film, or make you believe a frog is a spider just because they're both floating on the water. Many readers are probably already under the spell of a mass Fregoli delusion induced by those who want to destroy you and your identity/history/origins using various nefarious means and fable stories only under the guise of being benign. On the contrary, I have clearly shown and proven through sourced dialectics that the hat was on the ground all along and that the rabbit simply walked into it. Here I pick up the hat and truthfully pull out the rabbit that walked into the hat a very long time ago. (It's not my hat of trickery and deceit, and the rabbit is most definitely not a goat, fish or reptilian) Here numerous known and other less well known sources to the average reader were used to enlighten, and not just agenda filled selective excerpts to fullfill someones nefarious causes, Here there was no preposterous confirmation bias used to lead the reader astray and become fooled by the foolish psuedo-historian charlatans, just to sell books or invent plots for movies and Youtube videos.

Confirmation bias: also called confirmatory bias or myside bias, is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs or biased hypotheses, while giving disproportionately less consideration to alternative possibilities and facts. People display this bias when they gather or remember information selectively, or when they interpret it in a biased way. The effect is stronger for emotionally charged issues and for deeply entrenched personal beliefs, with the person usually focusing on only one possibility for an agenda and ignoring alternative contradictory evidences.

Here common sense, facts and sourced material takes precedence. You know that there can be a very long distance between point A and point B and that many things can happen within that space and that π would still be expanding whether you believe it or not. You know flying supersonic speeds and into deep space relies on more than just fractions, afterall, space travel can not rely on just fractions...on 1/4, 3/8 or 3/4 to get to where you want to go or to land on the moon. What are you going to land on? Where will your spacecraft land?....on only fractions and pieces of the moon?  Let's get real, fractions of anything do not represent nor can they equate to the whole. (Pars pro toto can be applied in non-scientific areas at times, but there is no room for it in our historical examination here, here is where reality and historical facts must take precedence, using "Pars pro toto" during a trip to the moon will only get you evaporated into nothingness as you veer and approach the surface of the sun, or frozen and turned into just a nameless and odd looking high velocity meteorite that eventually hits deep space towards another solar system. We can't just go around making unfounded and unproven statements without carefully taking into consideration all the sources and information available, this is not the time or place to put into practice Epimenides paradox scenarios either, for obvious reasons) Yet during all this time π will still be expanding back on earth while you are out in deep space, whether you believe it or not, it will still be expanding long after you and your descendents are gone. I'm not telling you that erosion made stone monuments, that the Moon can't be seen during the day or that the 13 year Venusian orbits were caused by Hyperborean and early Croatian wizards. I'm not one of those charlatans that use imaginary fabricated fiction to deny that man landed on the moon. The Ancient Aliens Debunked commentator guy would have no problem at all proving that ancient alien astronauts and technology had no part to play in this investigative history examination, but can he even just partly explain some of the idiosyncrasies, unexplained matrix patterns, magical linear paradigm shifts and questions posed here to ponder? Can even he partly explain just the instance where we see that even just the 11th century and 15th century is in dire need of a time machine to suffice an explanation? Can even he explain the nowhere else seen anomaly of a Latin stone carving, (circa. 969 during the rule of Croatian King Stephen Držislav) that is incredibly a hybrid of Latin sound rules and spelling with Croatian (Hrvatski) sound rules that connects not only "Croats" to our personal ethnonym "Hrvat", but clearly also to the ancient Hyperboreans, can even he explain how the planet Venus (the morning star/lucifer/shining one), needs to change it's orbits to make the Croatian royal dynasties, and so Merovich and the Merovingians also, into not who we clearly see they really were? The arcane Croatian chequy and Pentagram then is not only the symbology of the Croatian nation, but also a symbology for their sorcerers/magicians who possessed ancestral clairvoyant memory and power to recall the histories and experiences of the early Croatian tribes over thousands of years, those who also gave magical assent to future Croatian Dukes and Kings and nobility. Extending back to when they were called Hyperboreans by writers of the ancient European empires, and even other names by them before that. Feel free to post a comment and I will answer every question. You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming, information sessions and infomercials.

Non curamus, sic sequitur quod prius.