In the 12th century Kaiserchronik it is stated concerning divus Julius Caesar:
Rômâre in ungetrûwelîche sluogen / sîn gebaine si ûf ain irmensûl begruoben
The Romans slew him treacherously / and buried his bones on an Irminsul
Fascinating, especially considering what the Irminsul is.
Potential cosmic significance aside, I’m guessing this is a distorted reflection of the cruciform wax effigy that was paraded through Rome on Liberalia a couple days after Caesar’s assassination, to celebrate his miraculous resurrection and apotheosis.
But that’s not why I’m writing. Whilst reading the section of the Kaiserchronik on the Franks, I had a thought:
How great could Charlemagne have been if he didn’t have any followers on Instagram?