Mar 1, 2010

No Escaping Goats

Just when I thought the Olympics can’t get any weirder:

Slain luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was given the full Jacques de Molay treatment at his funeral in Georgia on Saturday, Feb 20. Jacques was the 23rd and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, martyred by Pope Clement V and King Philip IV of France in 1314.
Asked who was ultimately responsible for the training-run death of Nodar Kumaritashvili hours before the game opened, IOC chief Jacques Rogge said: "Everyone is responsible."
What century is this again?


Anadæ Quenyan Effro said...

Michael! My Gods! That's really something! I'd really no idea exactly how active the Knights Templar still actually were in the 21st century. Why, only yesterday day did I come across this stained glass window aspecting Jacques de Molay being burnt alive at the stake! And last month, across the blogosphere over on A Ferris Moon's web log, I'd opined this P.O.V. in regards to the tragic luger practice that ended in death, "Despite the centuries-old Christianisation of the country of Georgia (heck, their heraldric crest is the equestrian St George slaying the dragon) of that land, formerly known as Colchis in ancient times, Georgians still regard with reverence as a folk hero, or, more accurately heroine, Medea, the witch & priestess of the chthonic goddess, Hecate, murderess of her children from Jason … the luger fatality was no accident, it was a sacrifice", the last hyperlink being to the beautifully grotesque & shopped B&W rendering by the artist Aeron Alfrey, whose inspiration came from the cannibalistic witch legend, Baba Yaga, hence his title for it, Baga Yack & the Baby, a fitting garnish for a country that eats its own young.

On a cold, lonely, haunted VA mountainside,
Anadæ Q. Effro Von Th. ~ (•8-0

PS My word verification is, synchromystically enough, pings, what any one of The Silver Elves would clearly understand! Cheers, Michael. Best to you & Var!

Michael said...

Hi Anadae - thanks for the comment, and the previous one also. I have no idea how active they really are, but the legends surrounding them remain very active, and various brotherhoods such as the Freemasons consider them to be symbolic forebears.

That is a very weird connection, to Baba Yaga, who appears to be a Russian version of Kali? I believe she wears a necklace of skulls. I was just thinking how "Transylvanian" the whole scene appears, conjuring plenty of the old myths and nightmares. Big wind storm in France yesterday, with this interesting result: Vlad the impaler?

Anadæ Quenyan Effro said...

HAH! You're funny, bro, you're funny. As for more on Vlad Tsepes Drakula, there's a rather admiringly sycophantic biography on that Wallachian nobleman, perusable HERE. Recall, Ol' Nick's formerly online-only e-book, From Transylvania to Tunbridge Wells, with the help of ex-editrix of the defunct Dagobert's Revenge magazine, that co-editted by Priest of the Church of Satan's Boyd Rice, became the pricy trade paperback, "The Dragon Legacy: The Secret History of an Ancient Bloodline" … duuuuude! I in no wise personally claim that us elves & them vampires share a common ancestor w/t Anunnaki, but Nicky boy does! Kudos again, Michael! ~ An'

Anadæ Quenyan Effro said...

Whupsadaisies! Writer's error ….so sorry. Right after (above) I wrote, "with the help of ex-editrix of the defunct Dagobert's Revenge magazine", I meant to've named the aforesaid much celebrated ex-editrix, Tracy R. Twyman. My bad. I cannot remember how many gift copies of de Vere's magnum opus (w/ Ms. Twyman's editting expertise) that I'd bought for friends & family when it 1st came out, all those years ago. Thanks, Joan d'Arc & Erin D. Lindsey, for that gem of a hyper link ~ (•8-D

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