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The Viking Serpent: Serpent Worship, Sacred Geometry, and Secrets of the Celtic Church in Norway

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The Serpent on the Cross - The Crucified Serpent, after an illustration in the notebook of Nicolas Flamel

The Serpent on the Cross - The Crucified Serpent, after an illustration in the notebook of Nicolas Flamel ( CC BY-SA 4.0 )

From the Middle East, the ideas and beliefs of the Gnostic Arians and Ophites disseminated towards the ‘outskirts’ of Europe. The Arians went as far north as the Iberian Peninsula, while the Ophites apparently found their way to the British Isles where, according to legend, St. Patrick was sent to Ireland to ‘guide’ the Celts back to the ‘true faith’. While there, he took time to banish all “serpents” from Ireland some time during the fifth century, apparently without too much success. It is interesting to note that there have never been serpents in Ireland. Patrick’s feat is therefore all the more interesting. The ‘serpents’ he attempted to banish were probably bipedal – those of the Celtic Church who revered the ‘serpent’ Jesus.

Stained glass window featuring St Patrick

Stained glass window featuring St Patrick ( CC BY-SA 4.0 )

The ‘snakes’ that St Patrick drove out of Ireland were the Druidic priests who had serpents tattooed on their forearms. Serpent altars from Cornwall England and  from Senhouse Museum, Maryport, Cumbria, England. (Source: Harald Boehlke)

The ‘snakes’ that St Patrick drove out of Ireland were the Druidic priests who had serpents tattooed on their forearms. Serpent altars from Cornwall England and  from Senhouse Museum, Maryport, Cumbria, England. (Source: Harald Boehlke)

Secret Arrangements, Religion and Kingmaking

From the ninth century, Norwegian Vikings had settled in the Celtic fringe of the British Isles. From the Orkneys in the north down through Northumberland, Cumbria and Wales as well as areas in Ireland, they made new lives for themselves, mainly as farmers and artisans (a fact that did not exclude the occasional ‘Viking raid’).

The heathen Norwegians came into contact with the Gnostic Celtic Church, who from 935-1015 CE, made secret arrangements and engaged in a joint venture with no fewer than three Vikings of royal descent intent upon ascending the Norwegian throne. The Viking kings-to-be made plans to unite Norway as one kingdom, with themselves on the throne. In return for Celtic monetary and administrative aid the Viking kings gave them ‘permission’ to pursue their own ambitions: to convert the Asatru pagans (ancient Norse religion) to Celtic Christianity. The Celtic Church was intent on using Christian magic to consecrate and conquer the land and its people, inaugurating one king and one religion. They traded their knowledge of how to pacify a rebellious population by introducing religion, piousness, and ecclesiastical laws enabling their Viking mentors to ascend the throne, and keep it.

The Celts first made contact with the son of the Norwegian Viking-king Harald ‘Fairhair’, the young Haakon. During the first half of the 10th Century, Haakon was brought up at the court of the Wessex king Athelstan.

Haakon ‘The Good’, son of Harald Fairhair

Haakon ‘The Good’, son of Harald Fairhair ( Public Domain )

Monks from the monastery at Glastonbury had given Haakon his education, and upon the death of his father, Haakon returned to Norway with his Celtic helpers, conquered the throne, and began an enormous secret undertaking which was not to be revealed for a thousand years.

After the death of Haakon (ca. 961 CE), the Celtic clergy cooperated with the famed Viking king-to-be, Olav Tryggvason and later with Olav the Holy. These three constitute the most renowned of the Norwegian Viking rulers.

Sacred Symbols, 666, and the Golden Ratio

When the Celts arrived in Norway, they founded cities and monasteries as sacred markers. They and their Viking collaborators removed old cities that did not fit into the sacred pattern—a pattern that resulted in a gigantic pentagram stretching across southern Norway.

The drawing of a man's body in a pentagram suggests relationships to the golden ratio. By Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, circa 1510.

The drawing of a man's body in a pentagram suggests relationships to the golden ratio. By Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, circa 1510. ( Public Domain )

It was invisible unless one knew how to utilize the holy mathematical formulae of ‘The Golden Ratio’. Only the initiated knew it was there, and only the initiated could trace it using the monasteries and the five medieval cities of Norway: Nidaros, Tunsberg, Bergen, Stavanger and Hamar.

In The Viking Serpent, Harald demonstrates how they were all laid down according to the ‘Golden Ratio’.

Norway’s two round churches mark the two extremities of the main geometric marker line.   The resulting pentagram is inscribed in a circle measuring 666 miles in circumference - the number of the Beast symbolizing Christ as the serpent, as shown in the Gnostic Nag Hammadi texts found in the Egyptian desert in 1945.

Comments

Thank you so for this scholarly article and my learning of the snake connection to Jesus. The Egyptians equated snake as teacher. In my view The Caduceus is the male and female serpents as teachers - the mirror of the other to attain equality - wholeness. I am of Icelandic origin. I too have hung on the tree of life as did Odin and sacrificed an eye (now healed -have vision) to learn the secrets of the Tree, Runes,pentagram,sacred geometry - Phi and Pi & more. We are meant to be walking trees. The pentagram is another symbol of the cross -the five elements. Do you think every Nation has the pentagram also inscribed? .

Can you tell me its meaning?

A scrambled and confusing article. Little snippets of information, not well connected. The article does not offer that which the heading suggests.

The Pentagram originates from the apparent movement of Venus against the background sky.
The article should describe the points of the Pentagram depicting the Golden mean as not many know of the Golden Mean embedded within.

The snake is a an ancient symbol of wisdom and predates Christianity, by possibly, thousands of years.
The 'Celtic Cross" is a hand held mechanical instrument to find longitude (prior to the invention of the chronometer). It was subsequently cast in stone and placed over the grave to enable the interred a facility to find their way on the journey after death. Want more information? guillaume at icon.co.za

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