Rosslyn Templars The Sinclair family | Rosslyn Templars On this page we shall provide information relating to the Sinclair family. The Scottish origins of the name SINCLAIR: This Caithness surname is of territorial origin from St. Clare in the arrondissement of Pont d’Eveque, Normandy. The first Sinclairs in Scotland appear to have been vassals of the great territorial magnates, de Moreville. Their first possession in Scotland was the barony of Roslin, near Edinburgh, which they held in the reign of David I (1124 – 1153). John Singular held land in Aberdeen, c.1450. ‘Sinclair, Sutherland, Keith, and Clan Gunn,There was never was peace when thae four were in.’ The name Sinclair and some of the various spellings, together with the dates recorded thereof are undernoted: Much of the above is taken from: Black’s: Surnames of Scotland. Some might a wee bitty concerned that the Sinclair family is not a ‘real’ clan. The etymology of words, and in this instance proper names, is fraught with difficulty and danger. Sinclair Arms Arms:Quarterly, Crests:
Ouroboros - A Thorough Explanation The Ouroboros is a Greek word meaning 'tail devourer,' and is one of the oldest mystical symbols in the world. It can be perceived as enveloping itself, where the past (the tail) appears to disappear but really moves into an inner domain or reality, vanishing from view but still existing. The ouroboros has several meanings interwoven into it. Foremost is the symbolism of the serpent biting, devouring, or eating its own tail. This symbolizes the cyclic Nature of the Universe: creation out of destruction, Life out of Death. The Serpent biting its own tail is first seen as early as 1600 years BC in Egypt as a symbol of the sun, and represented the travels of the sun disk. In mythology, the Oroborus is a symbol representing the Milky Way galaxy. It is found in Gnosticism and alchemy representing cyclical natural life and the fusion of opposites. History The Aztec serpent God Queztacoatl was depicted similarly, and Chinese alchemical dragons have both similar shapes and meaning.
Scan0002 The Real History of the Rosicrucians: Introduction Sacred Texts Sub Rosa Index Previous Next Buy this Book at Amazon.com The Real History of the Rosicrucians, by Arthur Edward Waite, , at sacred-texts.com p. 5 "In cruce sub sphera venit sapientia vera." "La rose qui a été de tout temps l’emblême de la beauté, de la vie, de l’amour et du plaisir, exprimait mystiquement toutes les protestations manifestées à la renaissance. . . . THREE derivations are offered of the name Rosicrucian. p. 6 digested and modified, produces gold. This opinion exaggerates the importance attributed to the dew of the alchemists. p. 7 of the Society, F. "Several chemists," says Pernetz, in his "Dictionnaire Mytho-Hermétique," "have regarded the dew of May and September as the matter of the Magnum Opus, influenced doubtless by the opinion of various authors that dew was the reservoir of the universal spirit of Nature. . . . p. 8 monogram, or jewel," says Godfrey Higgins, "is a Red Rose on a Cross, thus:-- p. 9 p. 10 lilium. p. 11 p. 12 p. 13 p. 14 p. 15 p. 16 p. 17 p. 18
Merovech Silvered brass mounting from 1867 depicting Merovech victorious in battle, by Emmanuel Frémiet. Merovech (Latin: Meroveus or Merovius) (d. 453/457) is the semi-legendary founder of the Merovingian dynasty of the Salian Franks (although Chlodio may in fact be the founder), which later became the dominant Frankish tribe. He allegedly lived in the first half of the fifth century. His name is a Latinization of a form close to the Old High German given name Marwig, lit. There is little information about him in the later histories of the Franks. It has been suggested Merovech refers to, or is reminiscent of, the Dutch river Merwede, Although this river was historically a main subsidiary of the Rhine, in modern times it is a tribute of the Rhine-Meus-Scheldt delta; the area where, according to Roman historians, the Salian Franks once dwelled. Another theory considers this legend to be the creation of a mythological past needed to back up the fast-rising Frankish rule in Western Europe.
Mérovech, roi des Francs saliens (c.415 - c.456) Merovech From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Merovech (Latin: Meroveus or Merovius; ) is the legendary founder of the Merovingian dynasty of the Salian Franks, that later became the dominant Frankish tribe. The name is a latinization of a form close to Old High German proper name Marwig, lit. "famed fight" (cf. māri "famous" + wīg "fight"). There is little information about him in the later histories of the Franks. According to another legend, Merovech was conceived when Pharamond's wife encountered a Quinotaur, a sea monster which could change shapes while swimming. The first Frankish royal dynasty called themselves Merovingians in his honor. Merovech may have been the father of Childeric I who may have succeeded him. Reference in popular culture The legend about Merovech's conception was adapted in 1982 by authors Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh in their book Holy Blood Holy Grail, as the seed of a new idea. Notes ^ Green, D.H. ^ Gregory of Tours - The History of the Franks, II.9 Sex: M
Merovingers | Genealogy: Bloodline from Merovech to my children The Merovingians The Merovingians This page was set up by Robert Sewell in July 2006 to show the descent of the Counts of Vermandois from Merovech, after whom the Merovingian Kings of France were named. Robert Sewell graduated from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) in 1967 with a B.Sc. degree in chemistry. After a year of studies at the University of Toronto's College of Education, he taught high school science in Collingwood, Ontario for a year and then taught chemistry, physics and general science in Hamilton, Ontario for twenty-nine years. Robert Sewell retired from teaching in June 1998. Click to contact Robert Sewell Please visit the Sewell Genealogy Site Map for other pages in this series. The information presented here has been taken from the following sources:World Book Millenium 2000 Deluxe Edition, © 1999 World Book Inc., © IBM Corp.Microsoft Encarta Encyclopædia 99, © 1993-1998 Microsoft CorporationNorman F. Mormon Pioneer Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1985. . . .