Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Honey Bee and The Fleur de Lis.... a ramble
The Merovingians viewed the honey bee as sacred, 300 golden bees were stitched into Childeric's grave cloak, subsequently used by Napolean, who crowned himself. Clovis wife Clotilde of the Burgundians, and Bornholm, enocuraged the emblems use. The Burgundians having come down from Burgunderland (bornholm) after 100 AD. Bornholm where the later Templar round churches are found. Dagobert of Sion scrolls found at the church of Mary Magdalen at Rennes le Chateu comes later. The long haired princes of the Landeudoc in southern France, with their supposed lineage to Mary, ruled from the 5th to the 8th century in parts of France and Germany, defeating the Roman Syagrius and uniting parts of what would become France. The area was also the seat of the Cathars, heretics to the church destroyed in the early 1200's in the albigensian crusade. The honey bee may have become stylized in the Fleur de Lis by french court in the 1100's. The hexagonal honeycomb geometrically perfect, magical in its use for building, and industry, and perhaps representing Mary. The Fleur appears in many coats of arms, in Spain, in Luxemborg, medieval Bosnia and the City of Florence, birthplace of the Englighenment. Mary who was oft worshipped by early european Christians, some turning from the Norse Freya, like Rollo Ganga the Walker who founded Normandy. The Viking enclave which bound itself to the royal families of Europe in marriage and who gained Nuestria with the Treaty of St Clair in 911 promising to stop raiding, and his descendant William the Conqueror became King of England. We Freemasons are kinda fond of the honey bee too. Just a note of interest, it may be that a recently discovered microbiologic agent is infecting the bees and causing them to become disoriented and perhaps not return to the hive... leading to hive collapse. I hope we Freemasons don't suffer from such confusions.