extracted from 'The
Origin of The Dragon Lords of the Rings'
The Red Cap of the Gnome and the Pixy is the pointed cap associated
with witchcraft and shamanism, examples of it can be found in
Babylonian stone bas-relief depictions of the gods, in burial sites
in Takla Makan and elsewhere in the Celtic world.
In relation to the
Gnome or the Pixy, this headdress is of Phrygian origin, where it
was once worn with the point folded towards the front of the head.
portrait of Liberty leading the French Revolution depicts her
wearing this same Phrygian Cap.
The Phrygians migrated from Thrace, the original home of
to lands adjacent to Galatia in central Anatolia around 500
were probably descended from the same stock as those earlier
Scythians who migrated to Thrace from Ireland.
Returning there they became the Fir Bolg and the Phrygians revered a
Goddess Queen of the same Dragon Pantheon from which the
Fir Boig of
the Tuatha de Danaan were descended. This deity - Cybele - was a
native of mountains and forests. Originally known to the Greeks as
Rhea, the Titaness and mother of Zeus by Cronos, she can be
identified as the Sumerian Antu, wife of Anu, from whence the
derive their name - Tuadha díAnu.
The Phrygians also worshipped Mithras who was the Persian god often
identified with Mazda. Mithras is often depicted as slaying the
"world bull" which represents what the gnostic dualists call the
demiurge, the subordinate creator and "Lord of this World".
as Antu was the Mother of Enlil (who later became Zeus and
whilst Mithras as Mazda was originally Enlilís brother Enki, and
Enlil was Ahriman in the Persian dualist cult that revered
who, like Herne was associated with the Underworld and caves. Like
Mithras, Herne is further linked both to the
Stag and the Bull.
Enki became Samael and here we enter the realm of the cult of the
twin and the rivalry between the Light and Dark represented
respectively by Mithras the bull slayer and the demiurge, the bull
itself symbol of Mazda-Mithrasís brother Enlil-Zeus-Jehovah.
In slaying the bull, Mithras is destroying the world of form and
illusion created by the language we use to interpret the stimulus
received by the human senses. In one sense human beings are the bull
itself, and here we enter the true meaning of the christian message.
From the death of the bull is brought forth new life. From the death
of the christian believer is brought forth new life in the spirit of Christ.
This world of form hides the true nature of existence which is
creativity, symbolized by the flowers that issue from the neck wound
of the bull. Essentially Mithraism was a transcendent philosophy
intended to get people to see beyond the semantic, material world -
the "bull" of Enlil-Zeus-Jehovah, to
The world of eternity beyond
Thought and beyond the form defined erroneously by language.
The bull turns up a lot in Druidic lore and it was sacrificed
regularly at the Nemetons, the major druidic gatherings, which were
held in Galatia, next door to Phrygia and in Ireland and Scotland.
This sacrifice was the Mithraic sacrifice of human delusion, not the
sacrifice of a God. The druids didnít worship anyone and the bull
was definitely no God. The druids and consequently the fairies,
vampires and witches were dualist philosophers, not religious
devotees. In history the deities (more properly "cosmic forces")
have been reversed by various vested interests and in some
variations of the dualist philosophy Enlil, Jehovah-Zeus the
Bull, was a symbol of the material world of nerve-endings and hence
the capacity to experience misery and suffering whilst Enki, the
Dragon of Light or Satan, was the deliverer from pain, the
Traditionally Jesus was identified as the Sol Invicta or
the deliverer of mankind - the enlightener: Lucifer or
guides the magus in his quest to transform his perception of the
material world, in order that he may see that eternity and the realm
of Elphame lie hidden just beneath the skin of our fears and
opinions, the thoughts that make up our world of suffering, just as
the flowers lie hidden in the brutish body of the world bull.
philosophy of dualism works on two levels however and whilst one
relates to our perception of existence, the other relates to the
interplay of those forces which make up the very life we so often
perceive in error.
The Phrygian cap worn by Mithras, the badge of transcendence, was
the same cap worn by all shamans since the Golden Age of the Titans,
ancestors of the Dragon Clans, from whence
emerged the Fairy Race of the ancient Dragon and Grail Blood; the
Gnomes, Pixies and Sprites. It was once said that the Phrygian
devotees of Mithras would soak themselves in the blood of sacrificed
Anciently the skull of the bull was used to symbolize the
The Horns were often tipped with round golden balls and these and
the horns themselves represented the ovaries and fallopian tubes
which were joined to the cranium, which symbolized the womb, a
symbolic connection between the brain and the uterus, or
intelligence and menstrual blood.
The nasal passage and mouth of the bull represented the vagina and
to be soaked in bullís blood, was to be soaked in the blood of the
womb. The red cap of both the Phrygian and the Fairy therefore was
originally colored by the blood of wisdom and a garden gnome will
never look the same again.
As predicted, the Ziggurat and the Pyramid are now academically
confirmed as being symbolic, ritual mountains and, as also
predicted, they are the monumental granddaughters of the sidhe
hills: The Beth, the Tel, the Rath, the Kurgan and the Tepes, the
ritual chambers of which, in turn, are also the symbolic caves in
the mountains of the original Carpathian Homeland of the Anunnaki
where, like Cybele, the Dragon mothers once wandered amongst the
These structures, like the caves themselves were used to bury the
dead. Adjacent to the main burial chamber was a sleeping chamber
where members of the Clan would spend the night in order to obtain
information from the ancestors in dreams. Here we have the origin of
one of the Irish words for Vampire: Crechaire - meaning tomb, shrine,
The Crechaire or Tomb dweller was a
Druidic, Fairy God-King or Queen who, as the mediator between this world and the
otherworld, would reside in the sleeping chamber of the Rath, next
to the ancestors. The image of the Vampire as one who lives in tombs
is therefore correct. Tomb dwelling was common amongst the Egyptians
and Sumerians, and consequently we have another cultural
between these peoples and the Scythian Pict-Sidhes.
reinforcing link also appears between the Vampire and the Smith, the
Alchemist, the Magi, the Fairy or Titan, Robin Hood and Odin.
The shapeshifting Robin or Puck, shares this shamanic attribute with
Merlin and with Odin/HodiWWolden, who also shares his knowledge of
alchemy and forging; and his one eyed attribute with the Cyclops,
the Titanic Fairy smiths who so closely resemble the
Irish Sidhe and
Balor of the Formorians, who were formidable, giants (often
described as one-eyed) who were said to have been descendants of
In legend part of the wave of Scythian migrants who settled in
decamped and fled for the Northern Isles of the World. This is
obviously Scandinavia and it is interesting to note that on their
return to Ireland they established their Fairy reign as the Tuatha
It seems probable therefore that the Danes and the Danaan are
directly related which would explain the link between Odin, later
the "antecessor" god of the Scandinavian witches, and Robin Hood or
Hodin, Robin (Artis-son) being of Irish origin via the Picts.
With Robin Buried in an Oak Tree, Odin hanging from an Ash Tree and
Jesus nailed to the Rood or Holly Tree it would seem that each is
cultically related to the other, as shamans and as druidhes or
Wallimen (men of the trees), a name of the witches god in the Viking
isles of Orkney.
In Britain the witches god was often dressed as Odin and it appears
that in the Orkneys it would be Odin who is Walliman or Ualla-man, a
word related to Uilidian, the Irish Sacral Royal House of the Fir
Bolg (Boucca/Puck/Robin) who settled in Scotland.
Likewise in Gundestrop in Denmark there was unearthed a cauldron
upon which was embossed the distinctly Celtic figure of Cemunnos or
Heme, Lord of the Forests (wearing torcs [variants of the Ring] and
sitting cross legged, holding a serpent or dragon in each hand),
another Ualla-man and the father of Robin Hood.
The cauldron is a common symbol in Celtic lands and always
associated there with blood and the Grail, similarly the Gundestrop
Cauldron is considered to have been a vessel for catching the blood
of victims sacrificed to the Danish gods, Odin the Ring Lord being
the father of them all.
Sacred to Odin were the Raven and the Wolf, and similarly the
companions of Merlin at Hart Fell were the Raven, the Wolf and the
Boar, being symbolically a Morgana (a Morrigan or
Warrior and a Druid, who probably fled with Merlin following the
battle in which his patron Gwenddolau was killed. The Wolf and the
Raven are also connected to the cult of Mithras.
It is highly likely that Odin and Merlin, though not the same
person, were closely linked as royal priests of druidic castes who
performed similar invocational functions and shared similar
attributes within a religious tradition that originated from the
early Eurasian dualistic cult from whence arose the Druids, the
Parsi, the Magi and the Brahmins
Odin was a Seer and Merlin means
Seer. This being the case, then the
legendary relationship between Merlin and Arthur (and Lancelot) is
the same as the relationship between Herne/Odin and Robin (and
Both, in a cultic sense, are late aspects of the Monarchic dualistic
concept of the triad or trinity and the cult of the twin, which
began with Arin-Enki-Enlil. This has established a Dragon Culture
whose symbolism, ritual practice and royal priesthood has lasted
7000 years and included Jesus as an apostolic successor of
collateral blood descent.
The Danaan were sidhe or fairies, which are druidhes or witches
(derived from the Old English Wic/ca) and we know that these
descriptions are aspects of one identity. Similarly the word Viking
is derived from the word Wic, mistakenly thought to derive from Old
Fresian - an inlet dweller.
The word actually comes from the same Old English word as witch does
- Wicca, meaning to yield or bend, as the Christianized Saxons would
have it - "to demons", which is a Greek word (daemons) and means
gods or intelligences.
From this can be inferred that they obtained otherworldly wisdom, as
yielding or understanding - to "stand under" or "give way to", so we
can render Viking as witch - as in Celtic druidhe is also a witch,
this goes some way in explaining the close similarity between the
Danish Odinic Nine World or Sphere system set against
the Druidic symbol of the Apple Tree.The Apple Tree bears the
spherical fruits, the chakras or sephiroth, which is what the Viking
Nine Worlds are. As the Danaan are sidhe, so the Vikings also had
their Siddhirs or weavers of dreams.
The Danish Vikings were generally an egalitarian people who operated
a social system not unlike the Danaan of Ireland, who considered all
of the blood to be equal.
Both the Danaan and the Danes were a King
Tribe and the latter in the 11th century were invited to provide
princes and rulers for a foreign land, such was their expertise in
management and their love of order.
Hence the originally Danish, Svei Ruotsi Clan migrated to Novgarod
and founded what is now known as the Russian empire. This occured at
the height of their power when, with an entire population of little
more than 300,000 people, the Danes brought peace to the warring
Slavs of Russia, settled in America and traded for gold, spices and
silk as far away as the Indian Ocean.
Their markedly Celtic/Scythian artwork and jewellery is some of the
finest in Europe and forges a link between them and their
cousins, the Irish and Pictish Scots descendants of the original
Whilst examples of ornate Viking masonry can be found
in Constantinople, at home The Vikings tended to live in grass
covered halls often carved into hillsides, which are strongly
reminiscent of the raths or Sidhe Mounds of Ireland and Scotland, as
are the prolific amount of stone circles one can find in
Scandinavia. A Dragon People with Dragon Ships, (cf Tiamat, the Sea
Dragoness) the symbol is everywhere in Danish art.
warriors, the Berserkers or Bare-Shirts, took Amanita Muscaria and
fought naked in the same way as the Celtic warriors of the British
Isles and Gaul, neither having any fear of death whatsoever.
Steel Bras and Winged Hats
As the Valkyrie maidens dispatched the Danish warriors to
so also the Raven women of the battle field, the
Morrigans of the
Celts, dispensed release from this world to Celtic friend and foe
From Raven we obtain the word ravenous, which is akin to the
blood frenzy of the Morrigans or Morganas in the theatre of war, as
they drank the blood of the fallen.
The Raven women, the Morganas,
are the baobhan sidhe, the vampire fairies who, off the battlefield,
become the laeanan Sidhe, beautiful fairy maidens like the Countess
of Salisbury (The Maid of Kent), who was called La Belle Dame Sans
Merci and acted as the Queen of Fairies and Witches in England.
These away from the field of bloodshed, drank dry the life force of
their human lovers. Along with the Ban Sidhe - Melusine, these
girls, the serene and graceful ladies of the lake and guardians of
the sacred Meres and secret fountains, are the legendary Swan
Maidens, the Valkyrie of the Danes.
The Priests of Odin were called the Godthi, which is pronounced
Gothi. Perhaps Odin as Woden, the god of the forest dwelling Goths,
is Woden the Wood Lord or Wolden or Wooden (Uailaman) and the Goths
themselves were, like the Danaan, a tribe of Priest Kings. Where
Godthi and Goth means ímen of the godí or priests, so does Fir Bolg
or Bog, and so again we have a clear etymological link between the
druids and the sacred priests of Odin.
It is feasible that from Denmark settlers moved south, taking the
Valkyries; (known in Ireland and Scotland as the Swan Maidens) and
the Ravens of Odin with them. Odin, who has at least 30 other names,
was originally a Priest King, named Waeldeg or Waldeg (Wald =
Forest) who married the daughter of the Dalriadan king of Ireland,
Cormac Mac Art. We are instantly reminded of Robin Artisson.
In ancient Irish íArtí meant stone which could refer to a mason (cf Hiram Habiff and the Solomonic link) or to the Grail as the "Stone"
that fell to Earth, the Lia Fail, the jewel from Satanís Crown; the
Lapsit Exillis, the Cubic Stone of the Holy Vampire Grail. It might
also refer to Cobalt.
Odin was Lord of the Wild Hunt in which he was accompanied by his
coven, the twelve Valkyrie. in Celtic Britain the Wild Hunt part of
the mythology of Windsor Geat Park, was led by Herne and his pack of
red-eared white (albe or fairy) hounds.
In Andersonís Genealogy
there is a table of the kings of the Herulii. It is thought that
this tribe of priests-magi were descended from the Danish Gothi of
Odin and formed the link between the Goths and the Scandinavian Dan
tribe. Herulii is composed, it would seem, of two words, Her and
Whilst Her is obviously Herr, meaning Lord, Ulii is
reminiscent of Ualla and Walloon, which is the name of the Frisian
people who occupy the region originally inhabited by the Herulii and
the Chattoi (forest Panther) tribes. It appears then that the
Herulii - as Her-Ulii, the sacred priests-magi, (the druidhes, the íMen of the Treesí, were also called magi) are the Lords of the
Forest and relate directly to the Caledonian Picts, who were the
Calle Daouine, the People of the Forest.
So it would appear that the Goths could be of Danaan descent via the
Danes and the Herulii, giving a link between Odin and
Balor/Herne/Merlin, meaning that the Gothi and the druids are indeed
cast from the same mould if the Goths were the Godthi, sacred
priest-kings of the Scythian Dragon, it would explain why the
Merovingians formed alliances with Gothic princesses.
The Goths inhabited the vast, mysterious forests of central Europe
where the tops of oak trees of some thirty feet in diameter, formed
a canopy of up to one hundred and fifty feet in height, giving the
impression, mimicked in Gothic architecture, that the observer was
in the midst of a vast natural cathedral or many pillared hall.
Forests like this once spanned the length and breadth of the
continent and its islands, including Ireland, Wales, Scotland and
It would he easy then to imagine that the Scythian tribes, though
dispersed by various migrations into different regions in the north,
would develop along similar cultural and spiritual lines that
continued to Mica, the corporate and emphasize the environmental
conditions of the regions they chose to occupy, namely their natural
and historical habitat:
The Great Forests and the Ancient
In Forests Dark and Deep
In the German Rhineland Wotan reigned as chief of the gods and Lord
of the Wild Hunt, the Ring myth was prominent and the Swan Knights
and Maidens were an intrinsic part of Gothic and Teutonic
Wotan or Odin held court with his twelve Valkyries, making
a Coven of thirteen priests of the old religion; and the
Rhinemaidens and the Nixes, like the Melusines and the
abided as the guardians of fairy fountains and forest rivers, brooks
By understanding that these myths emerge from a common
genetic and cultural source, which is manifest in these islands as
well as on the mainland, we can greatly expand on our own
appreciation of the finer details of the Dragon Tradition and the
Fairy History in Britain.
In assessing numerous Irish, Welsh and Scottish legendary figures
and events; and comparing them with those on the continent, our
aesthetic appreciation of the richness of our own fairy culture is
deepened in hue and in the clarity of its outlines.
In the depths of forest fastnesses, Odin the Ring Lord and the
twelve Valkyies reflected the myths of Robin Goodfellow and his
twelve witches. Odinís or Wotanís hall of heroes in that deep dark
forest mimicks the refuge of Robin and his valiant outlaws with
their own Val-Halla or Wal-Halla, their own Hall of Trees, set deep
in the heart of the Greenwood of Merrie England.
In a 12th century manuscript Odin is described as a trinity. Despite
the possible christian influence upon the writer, the god actually
does appear to have been a late tripartite, composite figure.
likely however is that Odin, a Prince Priest representing a
bipartite deity, had his own attributes added, by chroniclers or
devotees, at a later date to form a trinity.
In this sense, the actual name of the high priest incarnating the
god, or manipulating the creative force, was eventually attributed
to the god or force itselt, whose name was then forgotten, if it had
one in the first place.
In this way, behind Odin, Wotan, Herne, Jesus, Robin and a host of
other gods, there may simply be one god or force with many aspects,
represented by a different named or titled priest or priestess in
In all other respects, the priests were all the
same kind of people performing the same ritual function, arising
from the same bifurcated cultural roots.
The first two aspects of Odin the "god" were
Frey, who appeared
during the early hunter-gatherer period and Thor, who found
popularity at a transitional period between pastoralism and
agriculture, something that the Celts were accomplished at, but
their overlords the Danaan king tribe, the Scythian fairies, could
Odinís particular areas of influence came to include
the forces of Sorcery and War, which might have reflected a move
towards the Raid or Trade practices common amongst earlier Scythian
and later Scandinavian peoples.