MAGICAL PARADOX OF FLAMING RED HAIR
Betty Davis Eyes
Well the phrase “Betty Davis Eyes” is as popular as “Redheaded Step-child”, but throughout history, redheads have been feared and revered, loathed and adored, degraded and exalted. No other single human trait has provoked such a dichotomy of emotions in such a large number of fellow humans. It is as boiling is to freezing or despair is to hope. It is as hate is to love.
There are degrees of reddishness when referring to hair, including ginger, auburn (reddish brown), and strawberry blonde. Red hair is found most commonly at the western fringes of Europe. Leading the pack, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England have the most redheads. Scotland has the highest proportion with 13% having red hair and approximately 40% possessing the recessive redhead gene. Ireland is second highest with approximately 10% having it and 40% carrying the gene.
The U.S. can boast (or not) anywhere from two to six percent of the population having red tresses. A seemingly paltry figure, but with a massive population, this gives the good ole’ USA the largest number of redheads in the world with 6 to 18 million. Compare that to 650,000 in Scotland and 420,000 in Ireland.
Fear and Loathing
Historically, prejudice and suspicion has always greeted the redhead, along with the belief that they were fiery and hot-tempered. This image – wrong or not – most likely stems from the fact that the Scots, with their high percentage of red haired people, are descended from the Celts, notoriously violent warriors. It is this perception that spawned many strange and fantastical beliefs and ideas about red hair.
The myths do seem to permeate all cultures. The ancient Egyptians couldn’t make up their minds, typical of the super superstitious Egyptians of the time. They covered all their bases with a god for every purpose and situation. Sort of a god grab-bag. On the one hand, they believed that red haired animals and people were associated with the god ‘Set’, and many of their pharaohs had red hair. That included Ramses who was the most powerful of all the pharaohs. Conversely, they also regarded the color red as unlucky and many red haired maidens were burnt to death to wipe out the tint.
It’s All Greek To Me
The Greeks, not to be outdone, believed that redheads would turn into vampires following their death. Aristotle – philosopher, student of Plato, teacher of Alexander the Great, described redheads as being emotionally un-housebroken.
Roman historian Deo Cassius described British Warrior Queen Boudicca as ” tall and terrifying in appearance [with] a great mass of red hair.” Incidentally the ancient Romans also paid a premium for red haired slaves.
During the Spanish Inquisition flame colored hair was evidence that it’s owner had stolen the fire of hell and had to be burned as a witch. Apparently, stealing the fire of hell is a crime and crime doesn’t pay. In Corsica, if you pass a redhead in the street you are supposed to spit and turn around. It is unclear if that is supposed to bring good luck or because redheads leave a bad taste in your mouth. During the Middle Ages, red was seen as the color of the Devil, and it was thought that a child born with red hair was conceived during “that time of the month”.
Don’t Adjust the Color on Your Set
Russian tradition declares that red hair is both a sign of a fiery temper and craziness, and a proverb warns, “There was never a saint with red hair”. Indeed, red hair figures in the bible, the word Adam is supposedly the Hebrew word for ‘red’ or ‘ruddy’, and Judas – poster boy tor tratorious – is often portrayed with red hair as is Mary Magdalene. King David is thought to have been a redhead, and some even believe the ‘mark of cain’ to actually be red hair.
The association of red hair and untrustworthiness and ugliness somehow prevails in the modern age. The Nazi’s discussed whether red haired people should be allowed to wed, fearing their degenerate offspring. Red hair is often portrayed in less than flattering ways in films and on TV. An Irish judge in 2001 fined a man for disorderly conduct stating “I am a firm believer that hair coloring has an effect on temper and your coloring suggests you have a temper.”
Carriers of the Torch
Famous redheads of the past include Vincent van Gogh, William Shakespeare, but currently famous redheads include, the fantasy of the mermaid…”Ariel, the Little Mermaid” from Disney. Wonder why they made her a redhead? Elmo from Sesame Street? Woody Woodpecker, Raggedy Ann, Orphan Annie…Ginger-fever seems contagious. Many actors and actresses dye their hair red like Rhianna, Lucille Ball, Julia Roberts…seems to be a popular color! There are even museums featuring redheads of the past.
In the early 1600’s, at the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the belief of Pixies (aka fairies) emerged in southwest England. They were then and have since been strongly associated with red hair for their mischievousness and otherworldy talents.
Not long ago, newspapers and magazines reported that, by the end of the century, redheads (Hominis redheadis) would become extinct.
Stupid Is As Stupid Does
In modern-day United Kingdom, the terms “ginger” or “ginga” are used to derogatorily describe red-headed people, despite having one of the highest populations of redheads, or perhaps because of it. This has given rise to terms such as “gingerphobia (fear of redheads) or “gingerism” (prejudiced against). Redheads are sometimes disparaged with the monikers “carrot tops” and “carrot heads”. Red haired children have been branded as offspring of “unclean” sex , which has gotten them taunts like “red-knob” or “tampon tops”. This intolerant attitude has led to a rise in harassment that has caused families to relocate, and has even led to murder. A 23 year old redhead was stabbed in the back. Why? “For being ginger”, replied the miscreant that committed the foul deed.
There are some documented medical differences. We’ll skip the fair skin sensitivity to the sun melanoma stuff, but did you know that human adults have about 120,000 hairs on their heads? The bad news is redheads have fewer, blondes have more, and brunettes have the most. Researchers at the University of Louisville discovered that, on average, people born with red hair require about 20 percent more anesthesia to obtain satisfactory sedation.
British legend states that King Arthur had red hair, and that a red haired leader would come to lead the country in times of trouble. This archetype of the Fallen King who shall one day return, or the Kingdom that disappears, only to rise again in a new, Golden Age, is a very common one, and known to be integral to the Grail legend.
Enter Elizabeth I and Churchill, who were thought to be answers to this legend. The Merovingian of ancient Gaul were red headed and this was believed to give them magical powers.
Nephilim Sired Redheads
The Nephilim was banished to live beneath the earth, but before this they were said to have sired the Merovingian Race. Aleister Crowley’s design of the Chariot card in his Tarot Deck depicts a Knight (Templar?) holding a disk that represents the Grail. Anyone having read the Holy Blood and the Holy Grail would know that the Templar’s were Knights pledged to defend the Merovingian/Grail Bloodline. It should be noted that the Graal-Bearer (represented on the Tarot-card) is depicted in amber-colored armor. Amber or red is the color associated with the Merovingian bloodline.
The Frankish King Dagobert II, and the Merovingian dynasty from which he came, have been romantically mythologized in the annals of both local legend and modern mystical pseudo-history, but few have understood the true meaning and origins of their alluring mystery. The mystique that surrounds them includes attributions of saintliness, magical powers (derived from their long red hair), and even divine origin, stemming from their supposed descent from the one and only Jesus Christ.
All of the myths and symbolism that are associated with this dynasty can, in fact, be traced back to this earlier civilization. It is known, in some cultures, as Atlantis, although there are many names for it, and it is the birthplace of agriculture, astronomy, mathematics, metallurgy, navigation, architecture, language, writing, and religion. It was also the source of the first government on Earth – monarchy. And the first kings on Earth were the gods.
Their race was known by various names. In Greece, the Annodoti. In Sumeria, the Annunaki. In the Celtic lore, the Tuatha de Danaan. In the Semetic scriptures (Torah, Talmud, Old Testament, and other Apocryphal texts like the Book of Enoch), they are called The Nephilim, “The Sons of God,” or the Watchers. They are described as having attachments such as wings, horns, and even fish scales, but from the depictions it is clear that these are clothes or costumes worn for their symbolic value, for these symbols indicated divine power and royal blood.
Legend has it that these beings taught mankind their secrets, including the above-mentioned arts of civilization, as well as a secret spiritual doctrine that only certain elect humans (their blood descendants) would be allowed to possess. They created ritualistic mystery schools and secret societies to pass this doctrine down through the generations.
DRAGONS & UFO’S
It should be noted that no prince of Wales in history has had the RED DRAGON as the official flag and symbol of Wales until the current reign of Prince Charles, for it was officially made the Welsh flag in the 1950’s. Why choose that design and color? We should also take note that the Merovingian Crest also had THREE FROGS, but they were changed to THREE LILIES “the fleur de lis”
Revelation 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
There is some evidence that there was an occasional “rain of toads” or frogs in the region near Stenay (anciently associated with the Merovingian)…
Here’s a legend about how/why Clovis chose to change the emblem to fleur de lys:
“One explanation touches on the legend of Clovis who had three toads for his arms. When he had to resist an invasion of the Goths, Clovis promised to his wife Clothilde to convert to Christianity at last if the victory were his. When he gave a battle across the Rhine, at last he found a place on the river bank where he could use the ford, indicated by bunches of the yellow iris –these grow not in a very deep water indeed — and after a reconnaissance, this was the place chosen for his army to cross that crushed the enemy. Clovis understood this divine sign and decided to replace the toads for three yellow lilies.”
Frogs are anciently associated with fertility/regeneration and frogs/toads bones were found in early European graves (perhaps as a sign of “rebirth” or “eternal life”?) Then, I found this: the frog evolves from a tadpole, and is the alchemical reference of transformation. Similar to that of the butterfly for transformation and rebirth.
The carving is composed of a typical family crest design with one frog on top and two on the bottom forming a triangle. The frogs are carved so they appear as if you are looking down on them as they stand at rest the way frogs do; they all face in the same direction (toward the top of the crest).
Then, after much musing, I realized that frogs come from water onto land…
The coat of arms attributed to Satan is Gules a fess Or between three frogs proper, which appears painted in the folio of a mediæval manuscript known as the Douce Apocalypse, created in England c. A.D. 1270.
We see here that this bloodline even made its way to the United States, not surprising!
Coat of Arms as provided by Jack Overend of Virginia, United States of America.
Argent on a chevron, go between three pheons, as many frogs.
Translation is “Silver shield, red chevron with three gold frogs between three black arrow heads.
“Meroveus” derives from the French words “mer” meaning “sea” and “vere” meaning “werewolf” or “dragon.” The book of Revelation informs us the dragon is “the Devil, and Satan”:
This site connects the Danaan’s to frogs, Atlantis, Phoenicians, etc…Called, “FROGS FROM THE DRAGON’S THROAT” [link]
Amazing how time and time again, we see the connection of these legends to King Arthur and the Round Table of Knights! Also the lies of how these bloodlines come from Jesus Christ! [link]
We should also note here that the colors amber and orange are associated with UFO sightings!
Crowley, in his Book of Thoth, writes; “The Charioteer is clothed in the amber-coloured armor appropriate to the sign. He is throned in the chariot rather than conducting it, because the whole system of progression is perfectly balanced. His only function is to bear the Holy Grail.”
Kenneth Grant writes, “The bearer of the Graal [Knight Templar?] depicted on Atu VII [the Tarot card] may therefore be identified with the bringer to earth of the Sangraal, or blood royal, the blood which flows in the veins of the Kingly Man extolled by Crowley, although not understood by him in the sense of trans-human Intelligence. Crowley’s design for the Graal resembles as closely as may be, for a pre-1947 representation, a shape frequently described in connection with particular types of UFO.” Pre-1947 because, as Grant says, that year was the modern explosion of accounts of UFO “sightings” around the world. I am not partial to the literal belief in UFO’s. I believe, as Dr. Carl Jung believed, that these UFO sightings are a product of our unconscious veiling of an ancient human experience. Enough said. This “bringing to earth” of the Sangraal by UFO’s is the modern day equivalent of the Nephilim, the Outer Ones, or the Elohim earthling “knowledge” and siring a new race of “kingly” beings for this world. Kingly i.e., the Merovingians. The Merovingian blood is the blood of kings, the kings or gods from ancient Sumeria and beyond.
AMBER- EZRA 1:4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
my article on this subject [link]
Revelation 13:1 And I stood on the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads the name of blasphemy.
Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like to a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Revelation 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
Revelation 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power to the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like to the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Revelation 13:5 And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months.
Revelation 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Revelation 13:7 And it was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Revelation 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Revelation 13:10 He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.
Revelation 13:12 And he excercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
Revelation 13:13 And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
Revelation 13:14 And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Revelation 13:15 And he had power to give life to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Revelation 13:16 And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Revelation 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred three score and six.