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?
2 thoughts on “I bet he’s still on MySpace”
I read Carotta’s book back in January. It doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves in the study of Christian origins. There is an interesting new(ish) channel on YouTube called Mythvision that has a lot of discussions on Christian origins and Jesus mythicism(or historicism), including the Julius Caesar connection. They have had a lot of people with all sorts of different views on there.
Oooh, nice recommendation! Checking them out now.
While I don’t agree with the theory it was fun to read up on, and there are some fascinating parallels between the two JCs.
I also like the guy who thinks that we’re missing a couple centuries due to a Vatican conspiracy.
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