The Spirit of The Dragon Part 1
Then I spoke about Caorthanach, the Dragon that St Patrick was supposed to have banished. With many images of Irish Dragons from the Book of Kells being projected onto a screen I managed to maintain the children’s attention and interest at a high level. Caorthanach means - the ram’s headed (spiral horned) serpent. For this bit I pointed a finger at each of my temples and moved my fingers in a spiral and said ‘make spirals’ to the children and as they made their spirals I also got them to say ‘Caorthanach’. I also told the story of St Columba who after being self-exiled from Ireland for causing the deaths of 20,000 soldiers in a battle near Sligo went to Scotland and because of this the first story of the Loch Ness monster was written telling us that Columba / Collumcille banished the Loch Ness monster. But hang on a bit – the ‘Cathach of Columba’ (a book called ‘Battle of Columba’) has a Dragon’s head as a capitol letter…
To get to grips with this confusing plot or propaganda spin around Finn McCoole fighting the Dragon Arach we have to look at the written history with very critical eyes. There is definitely something wrong with the idea of one who should be a protector of Dragons (because of his magical skills) being recorded as a battler or potential slayer of the very Dragon Energy he would have respected. St Patrick and Columba did not kill the big Dragons they had problems with either – they merely banished them, Patrick banished Caorthanach (fire breathing she devil monster) and Columba banished the Loch Ness monster (after stopping it eating a human). Brian Boru (self appointed high king of Ireland) fought with Sigurd Dragon Eye and his Dragon ships (aka Viking Longboats) telling us that the Viking invaders from Orkney had a live and current Dragon tradition in the 11th century. That’s an outline of a thousand years of the Dragon Spirit in the written records of Ireland.
Taking the example of these 4 Irishmen from 2000 to 1000 years ago; Finn, Patrick, Columba and Brian, all having their exploits with Dragons recorded by catholic scribes – I’m going to deconstruct the propaganda while searching for core truths that the scribes simply could not leave out of their stories. This may upset some who hold blind allegiance to the church of the lost religion because the catholick church has its own Dragon even today…
Let me take you deeper into the story. In the book called Lebor Gabala there is a story of the Sons of Mil (Iron Age) who invaded Ireland and fought with the Tuatha De Dannan (Bronze Age) on Tara for the control of Ireland. The Sons of Mil had a Serpent / Dragon wrapped around a staff / stick as their flag. This group was a Celtic Warrior dynasty that held the White Mare (Rhiannon in Wales, Epona in France, Eachtra in Eire) as their expression of the Goddess. Previous to them in the Irish Bronze Age, the White Cow was the Goddess symbol. The important thing here is that the Sons of Mil (Iron Age) who invaded Ireland and fought with the Tuatha De Dannan (Bronze Age) both had a Goddess consciousness. This ‘battle’ is only known today because the scribes of the catholic church recorded it long after it had happened. I suggest that the church adapted / re-wrote the story to suit their own ends but it also shows and proves reverence by the earlier inhabitants (ie pre-catholic) for the Divine Feminine. This battle on Tara is thought to have happened 3500 to 3000 years ago.
This ancient battle shows us that the Dragons presence has been in Ireland from at least 5,000 years ago. That pushes the timeline back a bit…
But, in 1796 the British built a prison called Kilmainham Goal and placed Dragons over the entrance door. It’s now a very popular museum. These Dragon are chained and have neck irons – this symbology shows that the imperial invaders sought control over the wild indigenous spirit of the Irish people.
The British Dragon comes from the Anglo Saxon (from north Germany) invasion of Britain in the Dark Ages – 1500 years ago. Theirs was a White Dragon that many today explain as a Comet. The Dragon of the catholick church is called Marduk and he has an agenda of world dominance.
So, who exactly is Marduk? We must allow for a range of spellings but Marduk was the patron deity of the city of Babylon. Marduk was a minor god that became the chief deity and national god of Babylon. The Babylonian Creation Epic had the God Marduk lead a rebellion of the gods against the Goddess Tiamat. Many see this as a legend about the overthrow of the Matriarchy. Tiamat is shown to us as a huge snake with curved horns and a lozenge or diamond hatched body, which as we know is very similar to the Celtic Dragon as shown in such books as the Book of Kells etc. Marduk has many super-weapons and he defeats Tiamat and cuts her body into two parts – the sky and the earth. Marduk creates humans from his own blood and bone.
Tiamat was the Sumerian primordial chaos goddess and goddess of the salt water seas. Marduk was a storm-weather god who was four-headed, four eared, huge, and very powerful. When Marduk was asked to stop Tiamat; he made a deal so that he would forever be venerated as the supreme god and king if he won.
Marduk’s defeat of Taimat is written on the fourth of the Sumerian tablets: Then joined issue Tiamat and Marduk, wisest of gods, They strove in single combat, locked in battle, The lord spread out his net to enfold her, The Evil Wind, which followed behind, he let loose in her face. When Tiamat opened her mouth to consume him, He drove in the Evil Wind that she close not her lips. As the fierce winds charged her belly, Her body was distended and her mouth was wide open. He released the arrow, it tore her belly, It cut through her insides, splitting the heart. Having thus subdued her, he extinguished her life. He cast down her carcass to stand upon it. Marduk dismembered Tiamat’s body and he created mountains from her head, and hills from her breasts, her nostrils he turned into reservoirs and he caused the Tigris and Euphrates rivers to flow from her eyes. Marduk also made the constellations and told the moon its phases… A powerful god!
Marduk also made Man – he was called “Lullu” a primeval savage who was made to do the mundane work and to so bear the drudgery of the gods. Marduk cared about humans who could communicate to him through prayers. As the male god of springtime and of renewal he established patriarchy to replace that of the “mother goddess.” Marduk set up order in his region and created stable government and Babylon. King Nebuchadnezzar I builder of the Hanging Gardens, humbly addresses Marduk in prayer:
Without thee, Lord, what could there be For the king thou lovest, and dost call his name? Thou shall bless his title as thou wilt, And unto him vouchsafe a path direct, I, the prince obeying thee, Am what they hands have made. Tis thou who art my creator, Entrusting me with the rule of hosts of men. According to thy mercy, Lord,… Turn into loving-kindness thy dread power, And make to spring up in my heart A reverence for thy divinity. Give as thou thinkest best.
Marduk even set out the star groups of the zodiac and made Nibiru his own star and made Jupiter into the overseer of the entire firmament. The signs of the Zodiac shown below are the originals of those we use today:
Nisan (Mar-Apr), The Labourer, The Ram;
Iyyar (Apr-May), Mulmula and the Bull of heaven, The Bull;
Sivan (May-June), The Faithful Shepherd of Heaven and the Great Twins, The Twins;
Tammuz (June-July), Allul or Nagar, The Crab;
Ab (July-Aug), The Lion (or dog), The Lion;
Elul (Aug-Sep), The Ear of corn(?), The ear of Corn (Virgo);
Tisri (Sep-Oct), The Scales, The Scales;
Marcheswan (Oct-Nov), The Scorpion, The Scorpion;
Chisleu (Nov-Dec), Pa-bil-sag, The Archer;
Tebet (Dec-Jan), ahar-mas, the Fish-kid, The Goat;
Sebat (Jan-Feb), Gula, The Water-bearer;
Adar (Feb-Mar), The Water Channel and the Tails, The Fishes.
In the Sumerian Creation Myth we are told that the gods called him by the fifty titles of all the other gods (i.e. he had all their powers) and we can see that this is how the Babylonian religion became monotheistic. This made him a very suitable mascot for the catholic church that Constantine the Great (a Pagan emperor of Rome) set up in 325 ad at Nicea.
But Tiamat was also called Gaia meaning Mother Earth and it was and is Marduks intention to make rules and to control everything. Marduk is the pet of the one god order and by association – the new world order too. This is why the church used / uses the Dragon slayer Marduk – to suppress knowledge of the Goddess Tiamat / Gaia / Nature.
Marduk is also known as Nibiru and is seen today as the twelfth planet in our Solar System. Nibiru/Marduk is in an extreme elliptical orbit of some 3600 years. This twelfth planet, Nibiru/Marduk, is now approaching Earth and its modern name is 2003 – UB – 313, but it has also been called: Nibiru, Marduk, Nemesis, Hercolubus, the Gods Planet, the Planet of the Empire, the Planet of the Cross or the Red Planet. The 12th planet is expected to pass between Mars and Jupiter (this is its nearest point to Earth during its return) during 2012 – 2014.
So now we can begin to see why the Irish Celtic Dragon had to be dominated by the churches Dragon – it was the goddess culture all over Europe that was being replaced by the one god culture –we can now see the religious apartheid and the so called ‘battle of the sexes’ from pre-history in the battle between the male and female Dragons. The female Dragon expresses wildness and chaos while the male Dragon expresses rules and order.
We will look at the lost 13th sign of the Zodiac – Serpens and why it was disappeared almost 2000 years ago. We will look at the lost planet and the lost star sign and hidden Dragon Goddesses all over Europe…
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