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Man, Knight, King, Warrior, Sword, Courage, Honor

Proposed History of the Proto-Druid Culture to the destruction of the Druid Culture. This compiles previous material with recently researched material to give a broad overview of the Druid culture as I understand it.

Genetic research has offered some tantalizing clues as to humanities origins. I will link the source here: It is a research paper. International Journal of Social Science Studies
Vol. 6, No. 1; January 2018
ISSN 2324-8033 E-ISSN 2324-8041
Published by Redfame Publishing

Other resources include “The Sarmatians 600 BC- AD 450” by R. Brzezinski and M Mielczarek and numerous online articles. I also rely heavily on “The Horse, The Wheel and Language” by David w. Anthony who promotes the Pontic Steppe as the origin of the Proto-Indo-European language.

What follows is only my small attempt to make sense of all the data I have waded through this past year. This includes what to me seems self evident, the destruction of the ancient advanced civilizations which built the ancient pyramids and other amazing creations which I consider to have been built with advanced technology which we cannot even duplicate today.

In any case it appears that about 68,000 years ago a cosmic event happened where a meteor struck the middle of the Pacific ocean causing tidal waves several kilometers high. Two centers of human Haplogroups survived. There was a center in mid eastern Africa of Haplogroups A00,A0,A1B1 and B. The other center of human survivors was in the Balkans where Haplogroups BT and CT have been found. This includes the females with mtDNA of Haplogroup U. It has not yet been determined if there were human survivors in the Caucasus mountains or in Tibet.

If we consider the story of the Anunnaki as true this would have been the time when Enlil determined to destroy the human race and Enki helped Noah to escape the flood by finding safety in the Balkans or Aegean Islands as told in the ancient Samothrace mysteries. What is of interest is that the Balkans include ancient Greece and the surrounding areas as the early centers of human civilization as given by Haplogroups. This includes the Aegean basin.

Around 65,200 years ago Haplogroup D migrated to Tibet and Japan while Haplogroup E migrated back to northern Africa and south eastern Africa to join those survivors. Haplogroup D and E genetically evolved out of Haplogroup CT which was in the Balkans and central Asia. Again if we consider the story of the Anunnaki as true, Haplogroup E was probably the group that the Enlil group began to possess and incarnate into. They enslaved the older African Haplogroups.

When we consider that Voodoo had its origins in central and western Africa where the populations were easily “possessed” we have further interesting clues as to the development of human civilization and Anunnaki dominion. The joining of Haplogroup E with the older Haplogroups in Africa could well have been when the Anunnaki led by Enlil began to “possess human bodies” and began to incarnate into them for the first time. This took place in eastern and central Africa.

This also places the Anunnaki group led by Enki to be those humans in the Balkans that were being genetically tampered with.

In any case further genetic advancements in the Balkans led to Haplogroup F from which most of the world’s modern populations arose. It seems that Haplogroup F in the Balkans and Aegean basin were the original ancestors of modern Europeans! This took place 65, 900 years ago.

Haplogroup C appears to have spread all over the world to include the Americas, the Mongols and Australian Aborigins. Because of this spread it seems they were the Haplogroup most likely to have been used by Enki’s group or Enlil’s group of Anunnaki to take possession of and to incarnate into. They had ways available to them to travel to all parts of the world.

So you now have the Anunnaki souls in Haplogroup E human bodies in Africa gradually developing an advanced civilization at Atlantis in what is now the western Sahara’s Eye of Africa with a colony in Egypt that built the great pyramids; and Annunaki souls in Haplogroup C human bodies that have spread over the rest of the world developing a different advanced civilization that was supportive of the rest of humanity. Or at least they formed great civilizations in other parts of the world. So Haplogroups C, D and E seem to have been the descendants of the “sky people”. It’s worth noting that the entire north Africa area was a lush tropical paradise and not the barren Sahara desert of today!

Haplogroup F seems to have settled into the Balkans and not gone anywhere. But this group is also the group from which the majority of the current human race seems to have developed out of. We can probably think of this group of early humans as having the best influences of the ancient reptilian humanoids as well as the Anunnaki. It also seems that it was this group that was much later completely obliterated and destroyed in the mutual destruction of the Anunnaki civilizations. Ancient lore speaks of a great civilization that once existed in the Balkans but was completely destroyed to where no stone stood upon another.

My own ancestors, Haplogroup G, migrated from the Balkans and Aegean basin north of the Black Sea to the Caucasus mountains 48,500 years ago By crossing the Pontic Steppe. These primitive humans were hunters and gatherers. They managed to end up in what is now North Ossetia where over 70% of the current population belongs to Haplogroup G. This is the highest concentration of Haplogroup G peoples in the world and occurs in North Ossetia, not South Ossetia which is on the south side of the Caucasus mountains. There are only two roads that go over the Caucasus mountains from North Osettia into South Ossetia. There is also the fertile soil of the Pontic Steppe in central North Ossetia. To me these factors are strong indications that Haplogroup G, a group of hunter gatherers, migrated across the Pontic Steppe to end up in North Osettia where they stayed. The Caucasus mountain range was a natural barrier very few crossed.

This is the group of peoples who later became the Sarmatians of whom we will talk about later. They were a nomad society that lived in wagons and were the first peoples to domesticate the horse.

Haplogroup H migrated to India and Haplogroup J migrated to the near east 42,900 years ago. According to genetic evidence all of these groups and others originated from the Balkans and Aegean basin! They were genetic changes from Haplogroup F.

Around 45,400 years ago we also find Haplogroup K widely spread around the world which was probably also a Haplogroup descended from the “sky people” and creators of advanced civilizations. Haplogroup I was found in some ancient skeletons in Europe. Other Haplogroups developed as well, but this article is mainly about what happened in the Balkans and the Aegean basin.

While I have identified Haplogroup G as being red haired and warrior like and having taken control of the Pontic Steppe as nomadic hunter gatherers that lived in wagons and domesticated the horse, it seems that ancient Proto Druidry must have originated in the Balkans or Aegean basin!

What is interesting is that we also find representations of a dragon or serpent and strong female roles within Haplogroup G on the Pontic Steppe and among the Sarmatians and Sythians. They have been described as red haired warrior tribes which included women warriors like the legendary Amazons of the Aegean basin who established a colony at ancient Samothrace.

At this point I think it is likely that the Orion group of reptilian extra terrestrials have joined in the game that the Anunnaki were playing. We begin to see various peoples around the earth revere the serpent and dragon symbols. The stakes for planet earth suddenly became much bigger and more dangerous.

Some 21,000 years ago Haplogroup G became Haplogroup G2a which began spreading outward south of the Caucasus mountains and then westward introducing agriculture into central Europe.

Meanwhile, some 31,900 years ago Haplogroup R was formed in central Asia and around 28,200 years ago Haplogroup R1a and R1b were formed. The Haplogroup R1b migrated west and settled in the Middle Volga river region about 13,000 years ago. Gradually they expanded southward as the Pre-Kurga and Kurga culture. They pretty much exterminated the Haplogroup G2a as they took over the area.

6,000 years ago those of Haplogroup R1b remaining north of the Caucasus mountains later formed the Yamna culture and others advanced south into Mesopotamia where they formed Sumeria. From there some of them migrated west into Egypt where they founded the Pharaoh system. They continued west across northern Africa and about 4,900 years ago crossed the Iberian penninsula and from there upward conquering western Europe reaching into Ireland and Scandinavia while also intruding into central Europe and the Balkans.

This is where we need to take a break and regroup a bit. This places us around 3,000-4,000 BCE and there is too much going on! According to recent data this is when the entire region of northern Africa turned from a lush tropical paradise into the Sahara Desert. This is when the invention of reading and writing took place in ancient Sumeria. This is the extinction of the advanced Anunnaki civilizations world wide in what appears to be a war of mutually assured destruction that included the final destruction of Atlantis in western Africa and the decimation of any advanced civilization that may have existed in the Balkans.

From this point onward there appears to be a desperate attempt to save as much sacred knowledge as possible. Cuneiform tablets were written by survivors of the great Anunnaki war that had destroyed the known world. Stone circles and monoliths were raised around Europe, Britain and Ireland and around the world. But these were crude stone monoliths. The sacred knowledge was disappearing. Apparently the sacred knowledge was being passed down to the humans and they were doing the best they could to salvage it. It seemed that Haplogroup R1b was the group that was in control of it. In Egypt the line of Pharaohs were considered gods and goddesses. As Haplogroup R1b moved up into Ireland they brought horses with them. These were horse that originally came from the Pontic Steppe and had earlier been domesticated by Haplogroup G which was still living north of the Caucasus mountains and doing a fine trade in horse flesh. Along with the destruction of the advanced Anunnaki civilizations the domestication of the horse revolutionized the ancient world. Horses became sacred in Ireland.

This was undoubtedly the beginning of Proto-Druidism and what remained of the sacred knowledge gradually spread from the Aegean basin and Ireland into the rest of western Europe as a form of shamanism. History shows that the Druids evolved in support of a ruling class and were not considered the ruling class. They were not nobility although members of the nobility could be and often were Druids. We do know that the oldest skeletons found in Ireland were genetic matches to the people of the Pontic Steppe in what is today the Ukraine. Since Haplogroup G2a had been pretty much exterminated its likely that the early invaders of Ireland were Haplogroup R1b and considered as gods and goddesses, later to be called the Tuatha de Danann. It was these peoples that most likely erected the stone monoliths and circles such as at Stonehenge. It is likely that these were the ancient Proto-Druids that retained a certain amount of the sacred knowledge.

It was only 5,000 years ago that the skeletal remains of the first peoples in Ireland have been dated at. It was only 5,000 years ago that monoliths like Stonehenge mysteriously appeared over Europe and the British Isles.

Around 2,000 BCE or 4,000 years ago Crete and the Minoan civilization were destroyed by earthquakes. This seems to have been the remains of what had once been the civilization that existed in the middle of the Balkans and the Aegean basin. There still remains the question of who developed agriculture in the Fertile Crescent. Right now it seems to have been members of Haplogroup I whose remains have been found in Anatolia about 8,000 years ago. While some believe that primitive Anatolian farmers brought agriculture into the Aegean basin and Balkans, recent DNA evidence shows that Haplogroup G-M406 lived in the Aegean basin and Balkans and had no genetic trace of the Anatolians.

Once more Haplogroup G-M406 emerges on the scene as they expand outward from their secure and fortified homeland in the Caucasus mountains in what is now North Osettia. Around 2,600 years ago or 700 BCE they emerge as the Sythians, a savage warlike race that fought on horseback. Later, from the same Caucasus mountains the Sythians were beat back by the Sarmatians who held the Pontic Steppe against the Romans until 450 CE. The Sarmatians were a nomadic warrior people that lived in wagons and traveled on horseback with large herds of cattle across the Pontic Steppe. Sarmatian women fought as equals alongside the males and the graves of warrior women have been found with them dressed in full battle gear.

The Roman Empire was founded in the 8th century BCE and endured until its collapse in the 5th century CE. As first the Sythian and then the Sarmatian armies expanded westward they were responsible for the creation of what became the feudal system where a class of nobility as warriors protected the farmer populace in exchange for a tribute of goods and servants. These fierce warriors on horseback were more than a match for any foot soldiers and they revolutionized modern warfare. This nobility became the elite nobles who ruled the common masses and demanded the sacred act of hospitality so they could travel in safety throughout their lands.

After many repeated failed attempts to conquer the Sarmatians, the Roman Empire decided to form their own legions of horse warriors and hired them as mercenaries in the late 3rd century CE. A grave has been found in Rome of a Haplogroup G-PF3293>PF3316 which was most likely a Sarmatian horse warrior that dates to around 300 CE. Some 5,500 Sarmatians were posted to Britain in 175 CE by Marcus Aurelius. More than a century later 500 Sarmatian horsemen were still posted near Lancaster and some remained until at least 400 CE. These horsemen flew a dragon standard and there is speculation that these horsemen were responsible for the King Arthur legend as they were the only mounted warriors with heavy armor in Britain at the time and the feudal system was already in place.

The Druids adapted to the feudal system in support of the nobility and strengthened their own influence throughout Europe, especially Britain, Scotland and Ireland.

Eidol, knight of the Round Table

The Romans invaded Gaul in the 1st century CE and the Roman Emperors Tiberius and Claudius actively suppressed the Druid culture. By the 2nd century it had disappeared from Gaul. Supposedly the Druids fled to Britain and other places of refuge. By 400 CE the Samothrace mysteries of a warrior Goddess which had been founded by Amazon Sarmatian women were replaced by the Eleusinian mysteries of a Goddess of fertility and love. It is possible that they went to Britain with the Druids or later. There is no way to know for certain. What we can say is that the Samothrace mysteries were conducted in Gaul for almost a thousand years and suddenly they disappeared. This was the mystery religion of theAegean basin reaching into the Balkans as well.

The Romans had several brushes with the Sarmatians, a horse riding nomadic people of the Pontic Steppe. These skirmishes were so troublesome that by the late 2nd and 3rd centuries Rome found it necessary to develop its own mounted warriors and even used some of the Sarmatian horsemen as mercenaries.

In 175 CE some 5,500 Sarmatian horsemen were posted in Britain where they served in the Roman army. More than a century later a unit of 500 were still stationed at what is now modern Ribchester near Lancaster. These horsemen flew a dragon standard as was customary for Sarmatian warriors who held the dragon symbol as sacred. Traces of these Sarmatians remain in Britain until 400CE. These Sarmatians also worshiped a sword that was plunged into an earthen mound possibly giving rise to the legend of King Arthur. [The Sarmatians 600 BC- AD 450 by R Brzezinski & M Mielczarek published 2002]

It is likely that the legendary Uther Pendragon was associated with this remaining remnant of highly trained Sarmatian horse warriors. I can’t find a direct link between Eidol, the Earl of Gloucester, and Uther Pendragon but one author spoke of Eidol as having a troublesome lineage that made him be considered a foreigner compared to the other nobility. I think it likely that he belonged to this lineage as well.

In 472 CE Hengist, the Saxon King of Kent,brought his army onto the British coast, after the death of Vortimer, they found that the inhabitants, under the command of Vortigern, were fully determined to oppose their landing. The Saxon chief Hengist made it clear to Vortigern that he had no intention of invading the country and that his fight was with Vortimer, son of Vortigern. Pretending as if he thought Vortimer was still alive.

Hengist suggested that they should both meet in May at Stonehenge on Salisbury plain with their highest officers and nobility and he also suggested that in a show of good faith everyone should come unarmed.

Eidol, the Earl of Gloucester, is described as High Priest, President of the Circle and Knight of the Inclosure. His job was to act as host distributing the liquor at the feast. He was probably the only one at the feast that was sober.

Meanwhile Hengist had his people secretly wear long knives in their sleeves and arranged the seating so that at each table friend and foe sat side by side alternating. At a given signal they were to take their long knives and kill the person sitting next to them sparing only King Vortigern. In the middle of the feasting when all were drunk the signal was given and 360 of Vortigern’s nobles and chieftains were savagely murdered.

King Vortigern was captured and surrendered his own properties as well as Norfolk and Sussex to Hengist and his army.

Eidol was the only one who survived and escaped after killing seventy men. He returned to the place of the massacre to bury his dead countrymen and women. He later helped capture Hengist and beheaded him.

We know him not as High Priest, President of the Circle or Knight of the Inclosure, but as King Arthur, Knight of the Round Table which was the feast at Stonehenge where 360 unarmed people were treacherously murdered. I will be taking a more detailed look at this piece of treachery in my next post as it was chronicled in the Gododin and translated by Edward Davies.

The Massacre of Stonehenge Part 1

The Gododin is thought to be an ancient song that is so fragmented that it has baffled many that have tried to translate it. As a translator of difficult text myself I have a deep appreciation and insight into the labor involved in such a task. Edward Davies spent an enormous amount of time and energy in translating both the Gododin and other Druid songs that told the story of the Feast of the Long Knives. This was not an easy task because the true names of individuals and place locations is not openly given. This is most probably due to the fact that the author of the Gododin was a Saxon prisoner when he wrote most of it. He had to be very careful what he said and how he said it. The author of this manuscript is supposedly the Druid Aneirin who witnessed and survived the massacre.

Edward Davies determined that the Gododin was not one single song but a compilation of many short songs. He compared all known translations and made a vocabulary list of all difficult words and researched them. When he discovered that the events of the massacre described in the Gododin happened at Stonehenge he combed through the available sources to find out more to give context to the verses. Then he gave his translation along with notes that helped the reader understand the context of the full story. Today we know even more and I’ve tried to retell this story giving my own notes as appropriate.

This story sings of the death blow of the Druid religion that took place at Stonehenge in 472 CE. May it send shivers down your spine as it has sent down mine and may we always remember!

The Britain’s were strongly beset on all sides by the Picts, Scotts and Saxons. The Chieftains of the Clans elected Vortigern as High King of all Britain. When Hengist, the Saxon, and his brother Horsa arrived with their armies Vortigern sought peaceful negotiations. As sacred custom each side would talk before beginning open hostilities. Hengist and his brother agreed to help Vortigern fight the Picts and Scots in exchange for permission to live with their people on the small island of Thanet.

Hengist persuaded Vortigern that he needed more Saxons to help fight and Hengist was authorized to send back to his homeland for more Saxons. As more Saxons came they included Hengist’s beautiful daughter Rowena. Vortigern asked to marry Rowen and Hengist agreed on condition that he be made a noble and given some land to rule. Vortigern replied that he couldn’t make Hengist a noble but he could give him the kingdom of Kent and it was agreed without consulting the current owner of the kingdom of Kent.

The Saxons were strong warriors and easily defeated Vortigern’s enemies. But more and more Saxons continued to come to Britain and the Britons became alarmed and told Vortigern that the Saxons had to go back home because they were becoming more numerous than the Britions! Because of his love for Rowena Vortigern refused to do this and in anger the Chieftains elected Vortimer, Vortigern’s son, as the new High King of Britain because he vowed to drive the Saxons out of Britain.

Vortimer and his champion warriors succeeded in driving the Saxons back to their island. But soon after that Vortimer was poisoned by Rowena who had put a fatal poison in his wine. Vortigern was reelected as High King of Britain against the complaints of the champions and loyal followers of Vortimer who had driven the Saxons out of Britain. Hengist returned with an army of 300,000 men.

Vortigern met Hengist under a flag of truce and Hengist stated his fight was with Vortimer and not Vortigern, pretending that he didn’t know of the death of Vortimer at his daughter’s hand. According to sacred custom Hengist suggested they meet to talk about it at the great feast of Beltaine that would take place at Stonehenge on the 1st of May. Both would bring their nobles and greatest warriors and both would come unarmed and in peace. Both agreed to bring 360 of their finest warriors and leaders to discuss what to do.

But secretly Vortigern colluded with Hengist to betray his own people. Hengist would secretly bring weapons to the feast and kill the loyal champions of the dead Vortimer that were giving Vortigern so much trouble. These champions and heroes were to wear purple robes so they could be more easily identified. The other nobles would be ransomed back by their families and Vortigern and Hengist would divide the spoils. This was the unholy plan that was agreed upon.

Stonehenge was not just the circle of standing stones that we see today. It was a fortified enclosure of wooden walls and an entire community lived inside it. While the temple itself was open to the sky the living quarters were not. Within this community lived Bards, Ovates and Druids and this Beltaine celebration was the most important observance of the entire year! The Druids, Ovates and Bards came from all over to celebrate this most holy festival. In addition the local population joined the festivities as well. In all there were several thousand people that would be at this festival which would take place during several days.

The rest of Hengist’s army of 300,000 would remain near the river Avon. The meeting itself would take place on the curcus, a long raised area about a half mile from the temple itself. As an honor and perhaps to keep him away from the negotiations Eidol was nominated to be in charge of the feast keeping the entire company supplied with food and drink. He was the Knight of the Enclosure or President of the Circle. Apparently he was also a Druid High Priest.

This sets the stage for what was to follow. There was a long protected avenue leading to the temple that went through the living quarters of the Bards. The Bards were to be entertainers at the feast.

The Massacre at Stonehenge Part 2

There was only one entrance to the Stonehenge temple and that was through the avenue that went through the permanent community that lived there. The living quarters of the Bards were at the outermost section of this small town. A broad avenue almost 2 miles long led to the river and another avenue connected it to the curcus where Vortigern and Hengis were to have their meeting. According to the Gododin this meeting took place in a temporary building or enclosure that had been built for that purpose.

When you consider the 360 Briton nobles that were to meet with 360 Saxons, the staff of the entire temple complex staff plus Druid visitors and the general population that were there for the massive celebration I’m pretty certain that several thousand people were there crowded around the great temple living in tents and camping out.

On Monday they celebrated the festival of May praising the holy ones in the presence of the purifying fire, which was made to ascend on high. On Tuesday they wore their dark garments. On Wednesday they purified themselves. On Thursday truly performed their sacred rites. On Friday the Briton nobles were conducted within the circle. On Saturday there was a huge performance, but without the customary circle dance. On Sunday the Saxon nobles were conducted around the circle. On Monday there was a deluge of gore up to the waist.

The Bards were regarded as the heralds of peace. The Chief Bard was the first to be ruthlessly killed at the assembly of the nobles on the curcus.

After it was all over only one Briton man survived, Eidol.

Here is how it went down:

They agreed to meet at dawn on the curcus.

Hengis, wearing a wreath and amber stones around his temples in the presence of the Maid [Goddess or High Priestess] offers mead for all to drink and celebrate. He does not wish to fight but if it must be he will fight to the death and show no mercy. Vortgern responds by saying they will all drink wine mixed with mead. This feasting went on into the night and by the light of torches. Everyone is thoroughly drunk. Vortigern prepares to give a final toast to Hengis so that he can secretly make his escape. But Hengis betrays him as well and suddenly kills the chief Bard who is entertaining them giving the signal for his men to attack. The enclosure erupts into chaos. Each Saxon plunges his blade into his Briton companion sitting next to him. Then the Champions dressed in purple robes are singled out to be certain they are killed. Vortigern is taken prisoner.

They prepared to rush the temple and take its massive treasure. Eidol, Knight of the Circle, sounded the alarm and the Bards drew their swords in defense of the temple. He started a mighty fire in the avenue blocking the way so the intruders cannot enter the temple. Then he reached the storage area where the arms have been kept and taking his lance plunged into the battle killing over seventy drunken Saxons.

Meanwhile those who had not been invited to the meeting notice what is going on and join the battle. Tudvwich, the noble whose lands had been taken by Vortigern and given to Hengis made great account of himself before he perished. The intruders were not able to enter the temple and Hengis was forced to flee with his men after slaughtering the Bards.

Hengis came back immediately with his massive troops that were waiting by the river and the massacre began in truth. Of all the Britons there only Eidol, the author of the Godidin, and Vortigern survived. The temple was plundered and its treasures were lost. All the Druids, Ovates and Bards were slaughtered and the most sacred place of the Druid religion was destroyed forever. Both the most important nobles of Britain and the most important religious leaders, the Druids, died in the massacre.

The Massacre at Stonehenge Part 3

In the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle the final entry of 473 AD mentions Hengist as having taken “immense booty” and the Britons as having “fled from them like fire”. To me this once in a lifetime “Immense booty” or treasure must have been the sacred treasures of the great Druid Temple at Stonehenge.

Suddenly it seemed there were no more Druids to be found in Britain, only Ovates and Bards. During this same time period St. Patrick in Ireland burned over 300 sacred manuscripts of the Druids. This was effectively the death blow of the Druid religion.

As it says in the Gododin “Morien [a title of the God and thus his priest Eidol, is a Welsh word meaning born of the sea ] defended the blessed sanctuary- the basis, and chief place of distribution of the source of energy, of the most powerful, and the most ancient. – She is transpierced!”

The magickal power of the Druids was broken! The Saxons and Christianity were both the victors even though the Saxons were not Christians.

The remaining Britons were outraged and regrouped electing new leaders. A new High King of Britain was elected named Ambrosius. The author Edward Davies suggests that Ambrosius and Eidol, the Earl of Gloucester were one and the same and the he was the true King Arthur of legend, but I doubt it.

Call me a skeptic, but if Eidol was really descended from the Sarmatian Roman mercenaries as I believe, he would be considered a foreigner or of foreign lineage and not accepted by the other clan chiefs as their supreme leader. History says that Eidol fought alongside Ambrosius taking Hengis prisoner and then beheading him. A few years later he too was poisoned.

In the tradition of the Celts and Druids to make fantastical stories, I believe they made Eidol the immortal King Arthur, the knights of the round table were those champions wearing purple robes that were unarmed and slaughtered at the feast of the long knives during the sacred Beltaine celebration at the great circular temple or round table of Stonehenge! Part of the missing temple treasure was the Holy Grail, the most sacred object of the Druid religion. They believed that King Arthur would one day return and that the Holy Grail would be found.

This is the beginning of the mysteries of the Holy Grail!

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