Chapter 64: The Kings Of Camelot
The lineage of Anna and Joseph of Arimathea is directly linked to the Merovingian dynasty, 2 for the lineage of Lucius and Coel both descends back to Joseph of Arimathea through both Anna and Joseph of Arimathea. Additionally, this genealogy connects Merovingians to the alleged Davidic bloodlines of Israel and the Irish bloodlines of Tara.
Gilbert, Wilson, and Blackett write that Anna was the purported daughter of yet another Mary and a Joseph Barsabas known variantly as Barabbas, and or Mary was the wife of Clopas in other legends, and or Mary was also married (possibly a third time) to a Alpheus that is somehow identified with Joseph of Arimathea. 3 Anna was the wife of Beli, son of Llud. Gardner writes alternatively that Anna was the daughter of Joseph of Arimathea and that Anna then married into the Camulot dynasty (via Beli) and began a new, great Celtic Christian dynasty, 4 which, of course, eventually produced King Arthur. Anna variantly married Gweirydd (Arviragus) and/or Llud, depending on the legend, producing Beli (Heli). These linkages spawned two Welsh kingships: Aballach and Baalad with the Avalon dynasty of Arthur and Bran The Blessed and Caradoc of the Welsh dynasty that produced King Lucius. 5 King Arviragus/Gweirydd/Llud was the brother of King Caractacus. He was the Pendragon (king) of the Isle who unexplainably granted Joseph of Arimathea the land at Glastonbury. Arviragus’s dynasty became famous as the House of Camu- lot, meaning “curved light”; it was later romantically corrupted to “Camelot.” 6
Bran Llyr, from the Lucius dynasty, was the brother-in-law to Joseph of Arimathea. Bran became the first Fisher King of Wales before Alain. 7 Bran led his clan with the aid of the mysterious Alain and Petrus families, which is why Alain likely inherited the Fisher King title. All the Grail knights, then, descended from Bran, Alain, and the Petrus families. 8
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