Black KNights of the Roundtable (The real story of King Arthur)Thu, November 13, 2008 - 6:50 PM
The original “knights” of England were Black! --including the knights of King Arthur’s Round Table!
That’s why they were called “knights” after the night or darkness of their skin. -
the myths and origins were also African...
The Round table is really the Zodiac - but more on this later.
Have you ever really wondered what it means by the "Dark Ages"???
It's where they ripped out the pages of our true history.
WE ARE THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE
King Arthur (Osiris/Ausar) : You may try to kill and destroy me... but you'll never destroy the ideals of Camelot! (Kemet/KMT)
~Camelot is KMT~
Here's the history
Any comprehensive account of the African presence in early Europe should include England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Scandinavia. The history and legends of Scotland confirm the existence of "purely Black people." We see one of them in the person of Kenneth the Niger. During the tenth century Kenneth the Niger ruled over three provinces in the Scottish Highlands.
Legends around the world, from Ireland to Japan speak of the earliest
inhabitants of their land as being "small blacks" or "dark dwarfs." The
original Irish "leprechauns" were in fact, pygmies! The ancient Egyptians
spoke of the "Twa people" -small brown men who were early inhabitants on
earth. Presenting a fascinating account of Lemuria & Atlantis.
An African king named Gormund ruled Ireland during the Anglo-Saxon period in England reports the medieval historian Geoffrey of Monmouth.
Halfdan the Black was the first Africoid king to unite Norway.
When the British Isles were invaded by the Vikings some of these Norse raiders were Africoid. In fact, different varieties of ‘Viking’ Africans lived in Scandinavia during the middle ages and are frequently mentioned in Viking sagas.
There were Black Huns! The dictionary describes the Huns as “a fierce barbaric race of Asiatic nomads who led by Attila, ravaged Europe I the 4th and 5th centuries A.D.” The Gothic writer Jordannes described their infamous leader, Attila the Hun as having “a flat nose and swarthy complexion.” He describes the types of Huns he had seen as “of dark complexion, almost black... broad shoulder, flat noses and small eyres.”
The African Moors dominated southwest Europe during the Middle Ages for 700 years: 711-1492 A.D. African Moors ruling southwest Europe centuries, darkened whites in this area, especially Portal, which was “the first example of a Negrito (African) republic in Europe?"
Moors ruling Scotland in the 10th century mixed with whites until the black skin color disappeared.
(1744 - 1818)
Charlotte Sophia - Wife
King George III
Black Celts (Silures) & Black Vikings vexed with the Scandinavia people. A prominent Viking of the eleventh century was Thorhall, who was aboard the ship that carried the early Vikings to the shores of North America. Thorhall was "the huntsman in summer and in winter the steward of Eric the Red. He was a large man and strong, black, and like a giant, silent, and foul-mouthed in his speech, and always egged on Eric to the worst; he was a bad Christian."
Another Viking, more notable than Thorhall, was Earl Thorfinn, "the most distinguished of all the earls in the Islands." Thorfinn ruled over nine earldoms in Scotland and Ireland, and died at the age of seventy-five. His widow married the king of Scotland. Thorfinn was described as "one of the largest men in point of stature, and ugly, sharp featured, and somewhat tawny, and the most martial looking man. It has been related that he was the foremost of all his men."
The black blood type is common even in Nordic Europe where intermixing has been happening since antiquity.
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King Arthur's Black Descendants
By Anita L. Wills
Ms. Wills is a writer, researcher, and genealogist, and author of the book, Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color: Colonial Virginia, 1650-1850 (March 2003).
Although the newest movie about King Arthur is fiction, research and documentation of my family history prove it is based on fact. I now have a personal interest in the Arturian period, and the legends of King Arthur and his Knights. After many years of piecing together my family history, one drop of DNA put it all together. In April of 2003, I received the results of my maternal line DNA test.
The results proved my ancestry from Colonial Virginia, through Wales, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Morocco. The DNA covers a span of over 45,000 years, and has a trail that spreads all over Europe. This one test traced my main ancestry back 10,000 years, and a subgroup (T2), 45,000 years.
The group my ancestors and I are associated with is T (Tara), and is believed to have entered Europe 10,000 years ago. According to results from this and other DNA tests, the group entered from the Iberian Peninsula. The DNA chart shows the countries my DNA, "cousins" were located in, Wales (Britain), Germany, and Switzerland, the Basque region of Spain, and the Berbers of North Africa.
Once I shared my results with my family, a maternal cousin, once removed, took a similar test. She is my mother's first cousin, and her test was more definitive than my own. Her test proved our connection to the Berbers of North Africa, who now occupy areas of Morocco and Libya. The test found DNA "cousins" in the Basque region of Spain. Another DNA test was taken by a male cousin and the DNA was again found in the Basque region of Spain and in the Berbers of North Africa. From the Lewis family Pedigree charts it appears that the male and female line entered Spain from North Africa together.
The Iberian Peninsula consists of modern-day Spain and Portugal. If the pedigree charts are accurate, my male and female lines appear in Wales at different times. According to family pedigree charts, the females are documented in Wales by 350 AD, and the male line by 400 AD. The female lines were connected to the Votadini Tribe of Northern Wales, as were the males. Eventually they settled in Northern Wales, and their descendants continue to occupy that region.
From a lucky charm (Irish lady)
Ancient Irish mythology refers to the original inhabitants of the island as being a giant, sea-faring people called the Fomorians (Fomors), which means "dark of the sea". They are said to be of Hamitic stock. These demons, as they are portrayed as, defeated the first few incoming waves of invaders, but could not defeat the Firbolgs, who settled the land and lived side-by-side with the native Fomors.
Two more invasions, the first led by the godly Tuatha de Danaan, and the second by the Celtic Milesians, took control of Ireland, mixing together with the Fomorians until they were no more.
Today, it is regarded that these myths may, to some extent, be explaining actual history.
The Fomorians were a real people, they were sailers from Africa.
The most likely of these is that they were Phoenicians. The Phoenicians were Canaanites, which came from the line of Ham. They were also well-known for their sailing skills, and are said to have traveled to the British Isles, which they called the "Tin Islands". Perhaps, before Ireland was a Celtic domain, which it wasn't until a few centuries BCE, the Phoenicians colonized it. The names of these two people even sound similar.
they were Taureg Berbers. The Berber language is Hamitic, and the Berber people live in an area from which travel to Ireland would be easily accessible. The Berbers set sail from western Morocco, and settled on Ireland before the Celts, making it their new home.
Another Irish legend, similar to that of the Fomorians, tells of Selkies, a sort-of "wereseal" that is a seal during day, but a human by nightfall. Sometimes, in an Irish family of fair-skinned, light-haired people, a child is born with dark hair eyes, and skin, and is called a Selkie.
I believe that those of present-day Irish descent, including myself, an Irish-American, have black roots, and that these features can still be seen in the people and in the culture. In Southern Ireland, some people, refered to as "Black Irish", are noted for their strikingly dark features, as opposed to the fair-skinned, light-haired north.
Although I have pale skin that does not tan well under the sun, I do have negroid facail features, as well as dark brown eyes, and dark brown hair that is sort-of kinky, especailly in moist conditions.
There is also a subrace in Ireland called the Brünn, said to be of the original Irish stock, which have Meditteranean features, especailly their hair.
In addition to all of this, Celtic music is distictly different from the rest of Europe, and comparable to that of African music. There is a legend that an Egyptian princess, Scota, left Egypt with some followers and journeyed to Ireland, as well. Moorish Science Temple founder Drew Ali teaches that Ireland was once part of a Moorish empire, and that the Irish are a Moorish people. Perhaps there is a common root between the "moor" sound in Fomor and the word Moor?
THE AFRICAN PRESENCE IN WELSH TRADITION:
TALES FROM THE MABINOGION
It has been written that "Those interested in Celtic mythology, historians of the Welsh nation, or students of the Arthurian tradition and medieval literature in general, will all, at one time or another, find themselves referred to a group of medieval stories known collectively as the Mabinogion."
The tales of the Mabinogion (pronounced `Mabin-OGion') evolved over a span of centuries and date back at least to the twelfth century and probably much earlier. The Welsh Mabinogion spans the breadth of the British Celtic lore: from the Arthurian romances of the heavily Norman influenced court literati to the traditional tales of the native folk and bardic schools, and incorporates the mythological, heroic and historical traditions of Welsh tradition.
Of course, we are examining the document from an African perspective and find it interesting that in the section of the Mabinogion featuring the tales of Peredur a number of Black figures are introduced, and this is consistent with of our knowledge of the traditions of Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England, and at least parts of Scandinavia.
Below (link) is produced the last third of the story of Peredur, one of the heroes of the Mabinogion. We encourage the reader to view the document with care and weigh it against the prevalent belief that the history of Black people in the British Isles and elsewhere is rooted in slavery and servitude.
BLACK KNIGHT OF THE EUROPEAN MIDDLE AGES
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Few documents portray the ethnicity of the Moors in medieval Europe with more passion, boldness and clarity than the epic of Morien. Morien is a metrical romance rendered into English prose from the medieval Dutch version of the Lancelot.
Morien is the adventure of a splendidly heroic Moorish knight (possibly a Christian convert) supposed to have lived during the days of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Sir Morien is described as follows: "He was all black, even as I tell ye: his head, his body, and his hands were all black, saving only his teeth. His shield and his armour were even those of a Moor, and black as a raven."
Initially in the adventure Morien is simply called "the Moor." He first challenges, then battles, and finally wins the unqualified respect and admiration of Sir Lancelot. In addition, Morien is extremely forthright and articulate. Sir Gawain, whose life was saved on the battlefield by Sir Morien, is stated to have "harkened, and smiled at the black knight's speech."
"Morien, who was black of face and limb," was a great warrior, and it is said that: "His blows were so mighty; did a spear fly towards him, to harm him, it troubled him no whit, but he smote it in twain as if it were a reed; naught might endure before him." Ultimately, and ironically, Sir Morien came to personify all of the finest virtues of the knights of the European Middle Ages.
As a sort of concluding note, the English ethnologist and antiquarian scholar Gerald Massey (writing in 1881 in his massive two-volume text, A Book of the Beginnings) noted that, "Morion is said to have been the architect of Stonehenge.... Now, as a negro is still known as a Morien in English, may not this indicate that Morien belonged to the Black race, the Kushite builders?"
It should be further added, according to Dr. Jack Forbes in his scholarly work Black Africans and Native Americans, "that for a very long period the Dutch language used Moor and Moriaan for Black Africans." Among the Lorma community in modern Liberia, the name Moryan is still prominent.
This word for a horsed warrior has an interesting history. It is Germanic in origin, but its cognates in Dutch and German, Knecht, means [black] farm hand, boy, slave, and servitude--a far cry from the English sense of nobility.
The earliest meaning of knight, or more accurately cniht, in English is servant or boy. This use dates to around the year 950. This sense fell out of use in the 13th century, probably to avoid confusion with the second sense.
The sense meaning nobility (corresponding to Dutch and German Ridder and Ritter, respectively), dates to about 1100 and derives from the idea that the knight was a servant of the king. Thus in English, the servant became ennobled, while he remained low in the other Germanic languages.
Have you ever really wondered what it means by the "Dark Ages"???
It's where they rip out the pages of our true history.
WE ARE THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE
King Arthur (Osiris/Ausar) : You may kill me... but you'll never destroy the ideals of Camelot! (Kemet/KMT)