Chapter 66: The Trojans

section5-chap66The Merovingians were considered successors from the first race of kings of France. The name France originated with the first king of the Franks, Francio, a king mythologized as descending from Noah. 1

Francio’s race was believed to have migrated from Troy, in northwest Turkey, bringing their branch of royal blood to Gaul. The Trojans settled in the districts that are now called Troyes and Paris, naming these cities after their home and their Greek hero who started the famous Trojan War over Helen. 2 One wonders whether or not the story of Helen of Troy was an ancient form of Rex Deus/Dragon literature in the same spirit as Grail and Shakespearian literature and Ovid’s Heroides. 3

Not coincidently, the British, too, believe in ancient legends linking their heritage back to Troy. These legends indicate that ancient Britons migrated from Troy, from tribes led by a Trojan hero named Britu, 4 one of the many nomatives from which Britain derived. Furthermore, other legends suggest London’s Celtic name from antiquity was Lloegress, which owned an even more mystical name dating even further back into antiquity, documented as Troja Newydd, or New Troy. 5

According to the medieval historian and Grail author/chronologist Geoffrey of Monmouth, Brutus of Troy was the grandson of Aeneus, founder of the Romans in Greek mythology. Brutus was the hero of legend who rebelled against the Greeks three generations after the fall of Troy, escaping the wrath of the Greeks by sailing with his people past the Pillars of Hercules to an island known today as Britain. 6 They freed Britain from a race of giants led by Gog, Magog, and Albion, who were identified and linked back to the Greek Titans by Geoffrey Monmouth. 7 Gog is known to many as a translation or synonym for “giant.”

Brutus and his victorious followers settled along the banks of the Thames River, naming it Troia Nova (New Troy), or Trinovantum. 8 Brutus’s ancient kingdom of Britain became identified as Albion , 9 likely in honor of the giant/ Nephilim king. Albion is the earliest name by which Britain was known, and the name was used by Aristotle. 10 It is likely that refugee British giants married into Brutus’s Celtic progeny, which helps to answer Neneneius’s claims. Nenneius concluded Britains were descended from Brutus, citing a genealogy that traced back through Aeneus; to Javan; and to his father, Japheth, 11 son of Noah.