Tagged: Normans

XL The Lord of Saxy-Beaulieu

The actual state of a race is represented above all by the male individuals. Women have a tendency to manifest the traits of the anterior state; they evolve more slowly because, as a result of sexual selection which distributes hereditary traits according to the result of males’ competition, males are more subject to variation. As a consequence, in a country like the United States of America, which original immigrant stock is predominantly Nordic, blondness is more a woman’s trait, and blonde women in general are blonder than blonde men (from my observations). (For an account of this fact from a slightly different perspective, see my essay Eyes of Blue & Comment #1 here.)

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According to the count of Boulainvilliers, an early (17th century) French racialist and aristocratic opponent to royal absolutism, the French nobility of Frank ancestry, blue-eyed and blonde, racially differs from the core population of France. Boulainvillier’s theory was utilized by Cardinal Richelieu to denounce and oppose as mongrelization marriages between aristocrats and rich bourgeois.

Count Arthur de Gobineau, another early racialist (or you may want to call him a racist as he disserted on the inequalities among races), said the same of Germany. He thought that the German aristocracy was Aryan whereas the rural masses were Slavic. Actually, he thought that the European aristocracies were an Aryan ruling class over populations ethnically different.

Later, Georges Vacher de Lapouge, a Social Darwinist (and Socialist), considered France and Germany almost equally poor in Aryan blood. He considered as the only Aryan nations of his time (end of 19th century) the Scandinavian countries, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Yet, as the following letter will show, a historical dichotomy between Saxons and Celts, apparently based on anthropological differences and akin to that between Frank noblemen and Gauls in France and that between German noblemen and Slavs in Germany, seems to have been overlooked by this scholar in the case of the British Isles.

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A Controversial Letter on Celts

A couple of days after I had published in a paper some considerations on the use of the Celtic cross by people calling themselves ‘white nationalists,’ questioning the symbol’s relevance as the Celts were only a part of the white peoples and not the whole of them, I received a letter from a distant relative who took the opportunity of his having read my paper to air his ideas on the relationship between Saxons and Celts through the ages up to our day. The perusal of his letter provoked such a strong impression on my mind that I could not stop thinking about it for days. Eventually, I asked him if he would allow me to share it on my blog.

He agreed with two provisos. First, his identity would be given through his title, Lord of Saxy-Beaulieu, and the following true biographical elements made public: “A member of the highest Saxon and Norman nobility with relatives in the U.S. and the British Isles (including Jersey & Guernesey, the Isle of Sark and the whole of France since Joan of Arc, who was burnt at the stake as everyone knows).” Second, he asked me to apologize in his name if his English was found faulty: He has stopped practising modern English because Celts are speaking it as a language of their own, and he now only uses a local old Saxon that he learnt in family registries from the early Middle Ages. He has no social life any longer, being satisfied with giving orders to his Celtic servant by handsigns in the family manor of Saxy-Beaulieu.

Here’s the letter:

“Dear son,

Despite the fact that you have been neglecting a relative for an unduly long time, especially with regards to my quality, I take the opportunity that is given me of reading your public prose to share with you the thoughts that have been the substance of my soul for the last decades, on the particular topic that you touched, namely the relationship between the Celts and us.

You are right to stress that we Saxons and Normans will never place ourselves under a Celtic banner of any sort [I never stressed this, actually]. However, you are wrong not to acknowledge publicly your own ancestry, as you are wrong to have anything to do with Celts at all. ‘Tis your parents’ mistake not to have taught you with due clarity the rank that was ascribed to you in this life, and each time you and I met I did my best to correct the pernicious influence of that modern education that is levelling everything, but that was only from time to time and unfortunately not enough to root sound principles in a young soul bewildered by a machinery of perversion.

Celts have always been our slaves and servants. They have been given us as such by God, as is clearly laid down in the Scriptures. To every place we came, spreading from the Womb of Nations, we found them, along with other species. They seemed to us the most suitable people for serving us, and we chased the others away.

Every European nation is no nation in the meaning that you and your so-called white nationalist acquaintances ascribe to it. There is no nation, only households, with masters – the Saxons – and servants – the Celts. In the same way that they deceive you with their idea of nation, they deceive you with their idea of a white race and civilization. These people say they want to save the Western civilization, but before talking like this they should learn that Western civilization has always meant for them to serve us. Only their rebellion has been the cause that others came to do their task. They have undermined the foundations that our benevolence as masters had provided them, and now they whine that the world is upside down. They have never been upside but always down, where they belong.

Celts are now living in a Cosmopolis of debauchery and treachery. Is this our fault? We have not changed a single thing in our habits and customs. We see the world going asunder but we will not join their motley, discordant movements. They are not our equals. We know that our time will come again when things get too bad, because we are the only ones who can rule and bring order in this world. In the mean time we will ignore the madness around us and enjoy the company of our genealogical trees and books. We will never be reading a book younger than 215 years old. We will never walk in a crowded street. We will never talk to no one who does not master old Gleeshire Saxon. If we do not find enough of our good people, we will make more of them with our own sisters. We have always done that in the past. The only television noise that will ever reach our ears is at our French Riviera villégiature: It is the Celtic neighbour’s television heard through modern-manufactured partitions – ah, those French would have learnt what a partition is at the Manor of Saxy-Beaulieu! Let that neighbour spend his whole life before his Celtic mirror, that is, television. We do not live in the same world. This is not the same world we are talking about at all.

Always will you be welcome at Saxy-Beaulieu.”

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Yet the lord of Saxy-Beaulieu has not always been an old crackpot. On the contrary, he used to be young and learned (I mean in other things than Saxon feudal law). Here’s a story he once told me.

“Many years ago, my dear friend X. was involved in an amorous flirt with the Duchess of W. As things became serious and he, as an educated man, worried about the consequences, he told me that he wanted to break off and wished to know the most appropriate way to do so.

I remembered having found in Kierkegaard the solution to his problem. As the philosopher says, there is a philosophical way to break with one’s lover when the circumstances demand it. In order to depart her without her falling apart, it was necessary to act in such a manner that she could not keep any esteem for him; she would thus believe that her eyes had been opened on the true nature of a man unworthy of her sentiments. Otherwise, if he did not disappoint her and she kept her sentiments for him, she would suffer, and he would be a rascal.

One way to attain this goal, I suggested, was to act in a cynical way regarding her marriage (for she was still married at the time). If he made her an indecent proposal, adding: “Are you ready to cheat now?”, she would definitely think him to be an unrefined person of limited outlook, deserving not the emotions she had thought she had felt for him; she would leave him on her own initiative, a little bit shocked maybe but spared much of heart’s ache. He would thus keep his mind at rest that his conduct had been chivalrous.

He agreed with my plan, thanking me profusely for the good idea. Unfortunately, English was not his mother tongue and, as the moment came, due to his faulty pronunciation he actually said: “Are you ready to sh*t now?” The perversity of the demand was for the Duchess, as the degenerate lady she was, too charming a trait to be resisted, and his attempt to break off failed miserably.”

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This being said, the lord of Saxy-Beaulieu has always had peculiar ideas. This from another of his letters:

“Were it not for the social pressure that makes the adolescent feel compulsory to look for a sweetheart even though, in reality, it is not at all aimed at sexual relief in most cases, he would ignore such compulsion to wasting his time and devote his energy to more fruitful activities. Petting is that form of intercourse that is fit for female nature and unfit for male nature. That it has so developed among young people is proof that our culture has become womanly.”

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Recently, a Harvard black professor was arrested in his home by a white policeman who had been called by a neighbor alarmed at seeing the black man break open a door. It turned out the Harvard professor had left his keys somewhere and the house he broke in was his.

As the professor saw the police coming, he became angry and offensive, so the policeman manacled him and took him to the police station. Later, president Obama said the Harvard professor was a friend of his and the police had been stupid. The professor said America was racist and the four residents of the White House (the president and his family) the only persons living in a post-racial America. Newspapers around the world told the story of the Harvard professor victim of white America’s bias and prejudice. (I too lost my keys one day: I called a locksmith.)

A so-called specialist in American affairs told the story on French TV. Describing the events, he said the professor “touched the door” and the neighbor called the police. The specialist even illustrated his words with a rapid gesture imitating a man grasping the handle of a door. I guess this is only because it would have been difficult on a TV studio to render the behavior of a man breaking a door open, with shoulders and all – or is it because it would have made the neighor’s alarm appear more understandable and the professor’s behavior less rational? (November 2009)

Ingeborg, A Viking Girl on the Blue Lagoon

Please support my film project Ingeborg, A Viking Girl on the Blue Lagoon, based on the research conducted by Dr Jacques de Mahieu, director of the Institute of Human Sciences in Buenos Aires (Instituto de Ciencia del Hombre de Buenos Aires).

According to Jacques de Mahieu (1915-1990), the Vikings went as far as the Pacific Islands. As a matter of fact, after they had helped develop a few civilizations in South America (or while they were doing so), they took their drakkars again and sailed to the Pacific. There they left traces of their presence too, in solar myths associated with white gods similar to those of the precolombian peoples, in the fair skin of the aristocracy among the islanders, and in the red hat worn by tribal chiefs, like in Peru, in memory of the red or fair hair of the Vikings. Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl confirmed such data, yet considered white migrations to Pacific islands to be even more ancient. (As explained below, Mahieu himseld was aware of earlier migrations to America.)

My aim with this film is to shed light on these events by depicting the life of Vikings in the Pacific (hence the Blue Lagoon of the title). Viewers will be told the story of a young Viking girl, called Ingeborg, on the far-away islands. Let us follow her steps on the blue lagoon’s sand.

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Ô Ingeborg, let me sing my song for you…

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Remember that Greenland under the Vikings was a full-fledged colony replete with men, women and children. Vikings took their women with them when they had a purpose of colonization, as the Goths had already done before them. Of course, when it was raids that were organized, for looting, they did not take women with them in such occasions.

When, after a few reconnoitering travels from Greenland and/or Vinland (their colony on the North-American continents), navigating along the coastline, they decided that those lands on the South would provide good settlements, they brought women with them.

The story of Quetzacoatl, the blond-bearded ‘god’ of the Aztecs, tells us something about it. Quetzacoatl was a Viking whose real name was, according to De Mahieu, Ullman*. During one of his trips further to the South, some Vikings, led by the ‘god’ Tezcatlipoca, rebelled against him. With loyal followers, he then left the rebels and the country altogether.

Whether it is these men or others from the same people who later travelled from America to the Pacific islands, I assume they took their women with them, and thus a little girl called Ingeborg might well have treaded with her soft, tender feet the warm sand of the atolls, her long sunny hair shaded by the palms of the blue lagoon, as early as 12-13th A.D.

* Ulmén : (arauc. ghulmen) m. Chile Entre los indios araucanos, hombre rico, que por serlo es respetado e influyente. (Definition of ulmén from a Spanish-American dictionary: “Among Araucan Indians, a wealthy man, as such respected and influential.”) I don’t know if Jacques de Mahieu knew this term, which looks almost identical with the name Ullman he says was the name of the historical Viking behind Quetzacoatl. According to Aztec myths, Quetzacoatl possessed great wordly riches. Given the likeness, here we could have the same linguistic phenomenon as reflected in such Spanish expressions as ser un Cortés (to be a Cortes) or ser un Don Juan (to be a Don Juan); that would be, proper, “to be an Ullman,” whether that Ullman is the one from Mexico or another Viking explorer and settler.

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When the Conquistador Francisco de Orellana made his expedition on the Amazon river, he once met with the Amazons, women from an all-woman tribe. The missionary priest of the expedition, Gaspar de Carvajal, who chronicled the events, described these women as tall and white-skinned. The Indians that the Spaniards made prisoners told them these women were living on their own and that they used to get spouses from other tribes, formerly from another White tribe, now disappeared, and currently with Indians. Orellana then named the river after these women.

It should be noted that stories about women living on their own and/or training in fighting are few in history besides this chronicle. Herodotes mentions a similar tribe among the Scythians (those whom Herodotes called Scythians were later called Goths, whereas the Huns were later called Scythians, which can be confusing; if we follow classical traditions about Scythians, i.e. ancient authors such as Jornandes, Herodotes’s Scythians are the same as Goths). Likewise, Icelandic sagas deal with a few characters of so-called Virgins of the Shield, or Shieldmaidens (Skjaldmær), female warriors.

The Indians told the Spaniards that the Amazons lived in stone houses, unlike any other Indian tribe in the region. The other White people of Amazonia (those Whites who used to be in contact with the Amazons but disappeared before the period of the Conquest) were also fairly developped, with roads and stone buildings, according to the Indians**.

In academia it has long been thought, in spite of pervasive local legends about “lost cities,” that no such developped culture was possible in the region, especially since the soils would not be fertile. Two lines of arguments have undermined this position. 1/ Along the river, the soil is extremely fertile; it is called terra preta (black soil) in Portuguese and is the most fertile in the world. It results from human intervention, that is, manure. 2/ Recently, American archaeologist Dr Michael Heckenberger found remnants of stone buildings in the area of terra preta, which would confirm the oral tradition about Amazons living in stone houses. From the records, no Indian tribe known today in the region has ever developped such a culture.

** Iara, senhora das águas: “Iara ou Uiara (do tupi ‘y-îara ‘senhora das águas’) ou Mãe-d’água, segundo o folclore brasileiro, é uma sereia. Não se sabe se ela é morena, loira ou ruiva, mas tem olhos verdes e costuma banhar-se nos rios, cantando uma melodia irresistível. Os homens que a vêem não conseguem resistir a seus desejos e pulam nas águas e ela então os leva para o fundo; quase nunca voltam vivos e depois os comem. Os que voltam ficam loucos e apenas uma benzedeira ou algum ritual realizado por um pajé consegue curá-los. Os índios têm tanto medo da Iara que procuram evitar os lagos ao entardecer. Iara antes de ser sereia era uma índia guerreira, a melhor de sua tribo.” (Wikipedia; my emphasis twice) This description of Amazonian Tupi goddess Iara as a green-eyed (i.e. depigmented-eyed) mermaid who previously was member of a female-warrior tribe tallies with Orellana’s white Amazons.

Furthermore, the identification of Amazon women with goddess Iara is ascertained by the legend about the talismans known as muiraquita: “O Muiraquitã era um amuleto sagrado e mágico que as Icamiabas [my emphasis] presenteavam os homens que anualmente vinham fecunda-las. Dizem que possuem propriedades terapêuticas e grande fortuna trás a todo aquele que possuir um desses singulares amuletos. Quanto ao significado esotérico de Muiraquitã, devemos decompor seu nome em vocábulos, para compreender sua simbologia feminina: Mura = mar, água, Yara – senhora, deusa, Kitã = flor. Podemos então interpretá-lo como ‘A deusa que floriu das águas’.” Icamiabas is a native name for the Amazons; they are believed to be the ones who distributed among the tribes of the region those magic talismans which name is said to mean ‘the goddess that came out of the waters,” which is precisely what is said above about Iara the green-eyed warrior goddess.

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Muiraquita

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Jacques de Mahieu’s research on precolombian America went further into the past than the Vikings’ time. He writes that the American civilization of the Olmecs is a creation of white immigrants, who became the ruling class over the population of Indios. The cultural achievements and the rests of the white population of the Olmec and early Tiahuanacu culture were the base for the early Maya culture.

Later the Vikings founded a new realm at Tiahuanacu, that became the centre of civilization in America with about 100,000-150,000 inhabitants. Later they founded the Inca empire. Here the state was based on a caste-system divided between the ‘sons of the sun’ (white kings and nobles) and the aboriginal Indio population.

In Peru, the Spaniards reported several times meeting whites, especially in the upper caste of the Incas, where women were described as blonde and fair-skinned, reminding them of ‘Castillan beauties.’ For some reason historians tend to dismiss these accounts by the Conquistadores as deceptive.

The Inquisition in America destroyed almost all documents from precolombian civilizations. Jacques de Mahieu, and several others, also said that Templars sailed to America when their order was destroyed in Europe. The Templars were an order of noblemen originally founded by Norman knights. They seem to have practiced a Gnostic form of Christianity. It is said that Cathars joined their ranks after the Crusade that annihilated their community as such.

Templars’ ranks being filled with Norman gentry, descendants of King Rollo and the Vikings, these men, according to De Mahieu, knew about America, as their relatives from across the Atlantic had made several trips between the two continents, informing Norman rulers of America’s existence and leaving them navigation maps. De Mahieu wrote about maps that he had found in the town of Rouen, Normandy. With the help of such maps, Templars would have been able to sail to America in order to escape persecution from the Church.

When the Spaniards came, and with them the Inquisition, the Church would destroy all traces of Templar presence in America. The Gnostic teachings that the Church attempted to erase by smothering Cathars and Templars, in the same way the Church pursued them in the Visigothic kingdom of Septimania (Languedoc), burning practically all extant texts in Gothic language, were caught in its tentacles as far as precolombian America!

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I have in my library an abridged version, in French translation, of the General History of the Things of New Spain (Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España, 1569) by Fray Bernardino de Sahagun, Spanish missionary in Mexico, knowledgeable in nahual and all things Indian. His book was written before the prohibition by Emperor Felipe II, in 1577, imposed on all research about American Indians’ customs.

In a chapter called “Evangelization before the Conquista,” Sahagun describes various items hinting at a knowledge of the Catholic faith by Indians. He opines and writes that the Indians had been converted to the Christian faith in a remote past but, as they were no more Christians at the time of the Conquista, they must have forgotten most of what had been carried to them by some long-dead missionaries.

Among traces of white prehispanic presence in America, Sahagun names the following. Although there were no plants or cereals, such as wheat, nor animals, such as cows, of European origin in America (a fact with which Jacques de Mahieu disagrees: according to the latter, Canis ingae, for instance, a species of dog that was living as domestic animal by some Indian peoples at the time of the Conquista, was brought there by the Vikings), there existed similar cultural elements, such as:

1/ Paintings found in Oaxaca depicting something that is very much alike the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ;

2/ Devotion practices like oral confession and water baptism;

3/ The missionaries met in different places (Campuche, Potochan) Indians who knew several stories from the Scriptures pretty well.

These were, according to Sahagun, remnants of remote Christian evangelization in America. On the other hand, some customs and myths that he describes remind one of Scandinavian lore. Vide, for instance, the following descriptions (my translation):

“All the brave and soldiers who die on the battlefield are transported to the palace of the Sun. In the morning, at sunrise, they take on their armors and march toward the Sun with clamors and loud noise. Then they march before Him while simulating battles for their pleasure.” Which looks like the Walhalla of Scandinavian warriors (but perhaps all warriors around the world have similarly rowdy afterlife abodes).

& “(At the end of times or rather at the end of the present cycle) The sun will not rise and from the outer space will come down the monstrous, horrifying Tzitzimes to devour men and women.” Which reminds one of the Ragnarok (and its monstrous dragon Nidhogg).

Finally, Sahagun describes what we already said above, that Quetzacoatl, leader of the Toltecs of Tula (Thule?), was opposed by some of his men, here described as necromancers, chief among whom was Tezcatlipoca, god of putrefaction, and that he left his people, yet saying he would come back. Whence came the fact that first the Spaniards were welcome by the Aztecs as returning gods.

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Vikigen Quetzacoatl (The Viking Quetzacoatl), watercolor by Ossian Elgström, 1931
(serving as cover illustration for a 1991 collection of ethnographic studies)

This work shows that the idea of Vikings having played an influential role in precolombian America was already in circulation at an early date.

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Tezcatlipoca the Necromancer

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With regard to the Pacific islands, the following early anthropological observations about local populations by famous explorers Bougainvillier and Cook may corroborate Mahieu and Heyerdahl’s writings, if the formers’ reports did not trigger the latter’s research in that particular direction to begin with:

Le peuple de Taiti est composé de deux races d’hommes très différentes … [Pour les uns] Rien ne distingue leurs traits de ceux des Européens; et s’ils étaient vêtus, s’ils vivaient moins à l’air et au grand soleil, ils seraient aussi blancs que nous. … La seconde race est d’une taille médiocre, a les cheveux crépus et durs comme du crin et ses traits diffèrent peu de ceux des mulâtres.” (Voyage autour du monde) My translation: “Taiti’s people is composed of two very different races. … [As to the first] Nothing in their traits differs from those of Europeans, and had their custom been to wear clothes rather than to live outdoors under the sun, they would be as white as we are. … The second race is of shorter size, their hair is frizzy and stiff as horsehair, and their traits hardly different from those of mulattos.”

As to Captain Cook, here is how he describes chief Waheatua (I translate from the French version I have in my library): “He had a pretty fair complexion and his hair was smooth and light brown, reddish at the tip.” (Il avait un teint assez blanc, et les cheveux lisses d’un brun léger, rougeâtres à la pointe.)

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Albert Brenet, Arrivée de Bougainville à Tahiti

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The research of Jacques de Mahieu has been carried on by Prof. Vicente Pistilli, who founded in Asuncion the Instituto Paraguayo de Ciencia del Hombre on the model of Mahieu’s Buenos Aires institute. Here is a short biography, from Pistilli’s book La Cronología de Ulrich Schmidel, Instituto Paraguayo de Ciencia del Hombre, 1980:

El autor señor don Vicente Pistili S. nació en Asunción el 27 de Febrero de 1933. Graduóse de Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras del Colegio Nacional de la Capital en el año 1951. Obtuvo los siguientes títulos universitarios : Topógrafo (1954), Licenciado en Matemática (1955), Ingeniero Civil (1958), Malariólogo y Sanitarista (1962), Licenciado en Filosofía (1965), Licenciado en Teología (1967). (…) El Profesor Ingeniero Don Vicente Pistilli S. ha colaborado con la Educación Paraguaya, siendo el primer docente a Tiempo Completo en Matemática del Colegio Nacional de la Capital. (…)

Cuando en 1972, el Profesor Doctor Don Jacques de Mahieu publicó la comunicación cientifica “Las Inscripciones Rúnicas Precolombinas del Paraguay” [my emphasis], el profesor Pistilli comprendió en toda su magnitud la importancia que tenía el descubrimiento arqueológico del notable investigador francés, quien abría una vía nueva para la investigación de nuestro pasado precolombino. Así fué como, conjuntamente con un grupo de intelectuales paraguayos, crearon el Instituto Paraguayo de Ciencia del Hombre, asociación civil de carácter científico. (…)

Pistilli ha dirigido equipos nacionales de investigacion arqueológica, con resultados positivos en todas ellas, relevándose inscripciones rúnicas, dibujos nórdicos, bosques sagrados, caminos precolombinos y monolitos tallados. Además ha realizado importantes investigaciones lingüísticas, las cuales confirman la influencia nórdica precolombina en el Paraguay.

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