Merovich, Chieftain Of The Salian Franks

Merovich is said to have been born of two fathers. When already pregnant by King Chlodio, his mother went swimming in the ocean where she was seduced by an unknown marine creature, a “bestæ Neptuni Quinotauri similis”.  This creature, part man, part bull, and part marine creature, impregnated the Queen a second time. Thus Merovech carried the blood of the Frankish rulers as well as that of an aquatic creature. (Perhaps an Atlantean or descendant of an Atlantean)

Merovich and his descendants are known as “the Sorcerer Kings”; and are said to have possessed supernatural powers including the abilities to cure illness simply by touching the afflicted and to tame wild animals as well as clairvoyant and telepathic powers. It makes sense that Merovech be my ancestor, being that I love Magick (I was told in a long time ago that I had a sorcerers energy” it makes sense now what that person said) and water, and as one can see on this page “The Gift” I certainly have inherited the gift of “Sight” and telepathy of the Merovingian bloodline. Most readers should be familiar with the story of the Quinotaur, the mythical sea beast (part-bull, part-fish) that sired the race of Merovingian kings. But what has heretofore served as the beginning of the Merovingian saga is only part of the story. For the first part of the drama, we must go back to the ancient sea peoples of Phoenicia.

One of the strange legends of the Phoenicians involves the disappearance of Europa, the daughter of Canaan 1, the son of Poseidon. In some versions of the story, Europa was a princess, in others, the daughter of a god. She was said to be exceedingly beautiful, and her father’s favorite. One day a servant came into the palace and told Europa that a beautiful white bull had appeared mysteriously on the beach. Intrigued, Europa went down to see the unusual creature. The bull, we are told, was indeed very beautiful, and seemingly very tame and playful. Europa wrapped garlands of flowers around its horns, and frolicked beside it. Encouraged by the creature’s gentleness, she climbed atop it, and it ran about the beach to her utter delight. Then, unexpectedly, the creature turned and ran toward the ocean. The servant ran after the two, but it was no use. The bull had run into the waves and had begun to swim out to sea. Europa’s handmaiden could only watch in helpless horror as the vision of the princess disappeared off into the distance.

This same story is told by the Greeks, the only exception being that the figure of Canaan is replaced by Aegeanor (from whose name we derive the Aegean Sea.) Perhaps the oddest aspect of this unusual story is that historical chroniclers deny that its purely mythological. Herodotus says that the story of Europa was based on a real incident, and that she was in fact an historical personage. Though such a claim is certainly bizarre, it seems no less bizarre than the fact that the continent of Europe should have taken its name from the central figure in such a story. Why name a continent after a girl associated with the notion of being taken away by a sea bull? It only starts to make sense when one considers the story of Europa in conjunction with the story of the Quinotaur.

The tale that begins with the kidnapping of Europa is finished by the myth of the Quinotaur, who sires a race of sacred kings. For the Greeks (and many scholars), the sea bull of the Europa saga is seen as Zeus, the god traditionally associated with (or personified as) a bull. But bulls were also associated with many of the gods and kings of Phoenicia and Sumeria. In fact, the figure of the sea bull can be traced directly to the figure of Dagon, discussed elsewhere in this issue. An alternate name of Zeus was Dyaus, and an alternate name for Dagon was Daonos. So it would seem that Zeus and Dagon were different labels, applied by different cultures in different times to essentially the same figure.

This of course is a very common process, and one that is encountered repeatedly in even the most superficial comparisons of one mythology to another. The kings of the most ancient cultures in time become their gods, and repeatedly the gods of dominant cultures become the gods of less dominant ones. So it is that the sea bull of Europa is one in the same as the Quinotaur of the Merovingian kings, and as the Quinotaur was the legendary father of European monarchs, the mother was Europa, after whom they named their continent.

This depiction of a “Quinotaur” was drawn by Sir Francis Dashwood, notorious founder of the Hellfire Club, and co-conspirator of Arch-Mason, Ben Franklin. It is believed to have been drawn on Dashwood’s first trip to Italy, and based on a statue from the palace of Nero.

It is by virtue of this dual blood that Merovech was said to have various superhuman powers. The whole Merovingian Dynasty was wrought with an aura of magic, sorcery and the supernatural. They were compared to Merlin, and often called ‘the sorcerer kings’ or ‘thaumaturge kings’. They were reputed to be able to heal by laying on of hands, and had clairvoyant as well as telepathic powers. They were also rumoured to have a spell which promoted longevity (although history seems to disprove this).

Merovingian Genealogical Tree
From Ed Stephan’s website

1 Canaan was a historical figure after whom the Phoenician city-state was named.