Gog of Magog, St.Giles and MacGregors
Pulpit at St.Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh (c) Natasha A. Kimstatsch
The forgotten part of scottish hidden history is the legend of St.Giles and the lost clan of MacGregors.
MacGregors officially claim heritage from ancient kings of Royal Ireland, that is High Kings of Tara, and are the main official carrier of Gaelic language, sealed in the crest by Royal Is My Race in gaelic while other clans use Latin or Scots, have a Lion in Crown d’Or as logo and are known as inventors of Scottish bagpipe parallel with Basque one. Their affiliate clans would be Irish Guiness, and Scottish last names Gillespie, Gillies used Irish way without Mac, and MacGhee written the Scottish way. They also are known to be related to Kenneth MacAlpin, known as Kenneth I the first official King of All Scotland, and the eponym of notion of Dynasty, according to wiki, Clann of Chinaeda, or Clan of Kin in modern English, quote “He left a sown ewes call’d Kyned”. Basically word Kindred and Kin and personal name Kenneth are same word, Cinaed.
Kenneth is known to have owned the Monymusk Casket with relics of St.Columba the holiest of holies of Scotland made in the exact shape of Arc of Covenant, golden, to be carried around, but smaller.
The legend says that name Scotia given origin to Scotland as seen in original form in Nova Scotia originates from daughter of Egyptian Pharao, Queen Scotta who escaped through a Greek island and the continent to Ireland where she is buried. At the same time name Scotland is referred to in Declaration of Abroath to have originated in name of Scythian tribes forming at one point unconquerable even by Alexander The Great Scythia Magna, Greek Islands being part of to some extent with senter in Tanais. Either Scotta was named after Scythia where she was exhiled on an island before coming to Ireland, or Scythia after Scotta of Pharaos kings, the word scythe attributh of Death in robe and skull for head, is discussable, as cult of death was big in both Egypt, Scythia and Scotland through Knights templars who often chose Skull and Bones or Scythe as symbol.
Other peculiar coincidence is something I discovered a week ago on a visit to Holyrood Palace, at the painting of Moses found by Daughter of Pharao and audioguide proceeding to, by the way, Scots claim their origin from a Queen Scotta who was a daughter of a Pharao, which made me ask for explanation from staff what exactly does one Daughter of a Pharao have to do with another Daughter of a Pharao, just to remind, the Monymusk Casket native to Scotland being made to look as a smaller replica of Arc of The Covenant Casket in guilding, ornament and handling manner, without exact descriptions in OT?
Another legend says that MacGregors are direct descendants from Adam unlike other ethnicities descendant from Cain after primary bloodshed, while Eve the temptress is not mentioned, they also are often dark curly sharp brown eyes, a bit like Nicola Sturgeon and are often confused with someone called Tatters or Irish Gypsies, people living on edge of law by theft and fortunetelling, but are in a way the very opposite in the double Janus or Lugus as called locally effect, that is have highest pride and honor.
They were prosecuted and excommunicated by other local Clans. Rob MacGregor started a legend of pauper kings later floating into honourable robber as in Robin Hood, after his claim on local Clan leadership was declined by Campbells, Romantic epithet Children of The Mist being conjured by admiring locals.
In 1603 after a huge MacGregors revolt James VI issued an edict that proclaimed the name of MacGregor as “altogether abolished”, which implied that anyone who bore the name had to renounce of suffer death. Quote, As a result, the Clan Gregor was scattered, with many taking other names such as Murray or Grant. They were hunted like animals and flushed out of the heather like bloodhounds.
There is little evidence proving direct rather than legendary connection of MacGregors to Adam. One obscure link, and there was another that I lost, is the quote from Etymology of principal Gealic Names National Names, 1911 by Alexander Macbain, on St.Adamnan, author of biography of St.Columba and Law of innocents, quote “St.Adamnan (died 704 A.D. ), “little Adam”, a Gaelic diminutive from Adam. Hence the personal name Gilleownan (1495), Giolla-Adhamhnain, father of Somerled (twelfth. cent.), Gilla-Adamnan (1467 MS). To explain, this is a list of last names in same entry, where both singular Adam root and singular Gilla root as in Gilleownan are put as variations of one family name together with two roots connected in double name.
From here to the legend of St.Giles to who the biggest cathedral of Scotland, home of Kinighthood of Thistle Ceremony and Chapterhouse, is dedicated. Strangely, there is no such saint. I spoke to a devout catholic from Milano, local to Edinburgh, he repeated: St.Girolamo? St.Giovanni? And agreed. There is no Scottish early saint by this name. The Cathedral, according to official record, is named after a Greek hermit, not saint, whos only deed was saving a female deer who was feeding him with milk with the palm of his hand from an arrow. Of course a deer represents a Royal preson, but the funny part is that there is no historic record of who it metaphorically was, and that St.Giles has a completely different name outside Scotland: Aegidius, nothing in common with St.Giles, althought has a cult dedicated to him under French St.Gilles name around old templar areas of Lanquedoc.
Further on to Gog and Magog, secretly venerated in UK, like in case of Peter Gabriel of Genesis who would dress as Gog and sing a 20min epic Guardians of Gog and Magog finishing with entering New Jerusalem.
“I sall be sanctified in thee, o Gog”, Ez. 37.16, says the Lord.
Further Lord gives “unto Gog a place there of graves of Israel, the valley of the passengers”, last word repeated upon several occasions. At first sight the scene seems like a slaughter of Gog, Israel is re-molding his/their weapons and burying corpses. Nevertheless the most powerful and supernatural scene in Ezekiel and probably whole Bible is Dry Bones passage, namely detailed resurrection of the dead description, illustrated by Gustave Dore. Now, it is referring to Israel, but Gog and the Passengers are by proxi included having received a place for the graves in Haman-gog, Israel.
According to genealogies Gog is of family of Magog, son of Japhet, son of Noah. Japhet is known to be associated with magic by mentions of goat and altar with goat horns, and as founder of Mediterranean culture with Cult of Delphi Oracle.
Gog according to Wiki is a king of Lydia, known as Gyges from The State by Plato, also practicing Oracle of Delphi tradition, who uses The Ring of Invisibility in marriage. According to George Fraser my friend from Knights Templars local tradition places Lydia, the site of Apocalyptic Battle, in Leth.
Thus Magog could be a dada spelling of word Magic meaning magical arts tradition, wthile Gog…St.Giles as why such a huge Cathedral?
Here is a video which I saw when it came out having no idea who made it as I was fond of all italian, strangely dwelling on story of a deer and a ring, rather of invisibility than or Mordor.