KING ARTHUR ARCTURUS BEAR BANNER
This website is dedicated to all those who in WW II went forward to save civilization. At great cost they punched through highly disciplined forces that were backed by powerful primitive illusions. To the memory of my father Jack and his friend Jim. To the memory of my uncles Ben, Dave, Hi, and Bud. To the memory of Sonny and Pluto. To Alex (and the memory of his friend's Jack and Cal) and Charlie. To two extraordinary Marine Generals that I had the honor to meet with my family in the early 1970's, one American and one British. It was an ultimate experience of being in the presence of legend and wisdom. To all those who have continued and are continuing “The Forward Tradition.” Dave Kenney
KING ARTHUR BEAR BANNER
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT RESEARCH IS NOW COMPLETED WITH MINIATURE ART CONCERNING THE SACRED SOMA AND, OR HOMA DRINK OF THE INDO-EUROPEANS AND, OR THE INDO-IRANIANS. THIS WAS DISCOVERED ON "THE SAXON RING OF ARTHUR AS THE SCYTHIAN NAVIGATOR, THUNDERER, AND WAR GOD". THE IMAGES OF THIS ARE LISTED IN A SEPERATE CATAGORY.
It is well known that the King Arthur legends were developed as popular fiction by Medieval writers; it is controversial as to whether or not any of these legends had been influenced by any historical figures, historic events, or ancient beliefs. Due to scant evidence for anything historical much of this controversy is constantly being debated. Beyond these debates should be the fact that since the Late 19th century the name of King Arthur has become the most recognized legendary name in the world; this should give an intuitive hint as to an actual ancient identity of a someone or a something. In recent times it has become popular to consider that the legendary name Arthur may have originated with the Greek and Celtic bear worshipping cults and their deities, but in fact the name (and the legends) may be much older than this and possibly originates from their more northerly, north easterly, and easterly neighbors.
If the name Arthur does in fact mean the bear (or, of the bear), then is there such a thing as historic proof of an ancient Migration era Arthurian bear symbol? The answer appears to be yes, as there are artifacts that support this theory. We begin with a Merovingian/Ostrogothic (Frankish/Germanic) vexillum (a square flag positioned in front of a staff) of the 5th to 6th Century, on which our King Arthur Banner logo is based.
The artifact is a 5th or 6th Century AD Merovingian/Ostrogothic bronze buckle (sword belt buckle?). As stated, the engraving on the plate of this buckle shows a miniature vexillum. This miniature vexillum has an X within a square border; each "V" shaped portion of the X shows a cross as a stylized bear face with a pointed cap. Each of these four designs may be a symbol of the star/constellation of Arcturus (The Bear Guard or Bear Watcher). Please clink on the Banners button to see other color examples of what this vexillum may have looked like. Please click on the Artifacts button in order to view this buckle and a lot more!
In March of 2006 we began adding artifacts to the Ancient Miniature Art on romanofficer.com. Some of these artifacts go as far back as the Lower Paleolithic. Much of that is new information that suggests that the ancients were continuously attempting to link the human experience to celestial events. Other information shows an attempt at understanding natural forces and phenomenon. The current artifacts with this collection are from various European and Asian cultures and span a period of 11, 000 years. The artifacts appear to provide ancient Arthurian information that is of the ancient cultures of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Notice that some of the information with these artifacts is speculative. For convenience we have listed the artifact at the top pf the Artifacts Page. If you would like to view any particular artifact or the information with that artifact, just click on the artifact listed.
Copyright 2005 David Xavier Kenney
Revised 2006, Dec 2007, and Apr 2009
The photographs of the artifacts are copyrighted and may be copied for private use.
The "banners" page has copyrighted designs of what I believe a Merovingian Arthurian Banner would have looked like. These images are for public viewing or copying for private use.
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