The last hour of the Doge Marin Faliero

I was just doing some roaming on the internet and found this picture. It shows Doge (military leader) of Venice, Marin Faliero just before being beheaded and his body mutilated. Strange after beheading a person, which is strange and terrible enough, you’d go on to mutilate that person’s body. But clearly the people behind this, weren’t really normal. Anyway, all this was the punishment for him attempting to take control over the ruling aristocratic families and maybe that wasn’t such a bad idea knowing what they were capable of.

Anyway at that time, those same families had a secret group, called “the Council of Ten” who apparently funded and allied with the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. I myself went to a Jesuit school, and well I didn’t leave there thinking too highly of them as a boy.

The head of the Jesuits, because of their attire is called the “Black Pope“, they wear robes of black. I wear black sometimes too, so that’s probably not a big deal. Anton LaVey was also called the “Black Pope”, so seems we had two of them at one time, but that’s of no real consequence. What’s interesting is as of recently we have Jesuit as the pope, so the Black Pope is now also the White Pope.

Nostradamus predicted that a Black Pope would end the reign of Popes, but another guy St Malachy thought the last pope would be called Peter. He’s not though, he’s called Francis but he did however have Peter in his original name and had a father called Peter. I suppose everyone has a relative called Peter if you look hard enough.

I don’t why I’m being a bit aloof here, well I do, I suppose it’s fear. The end of April’s also been predicted to be a major financial crash, there was actually a lot of money bet on the markets (called put options) on that very thing happening. We have bombs going off in marathons, the price of gold plummeting and I’m really just putting off feeling some fear. However I don’t think that would  do too much for my fear state, but perhaps Doge Marin Faliero had a point after all?

10 thoughts on “The last hour of the Doge Marin Faliero

  1. Kathara

    This is supposed to be the pope prophecy (VI 25):

    Through adverse Mars will the monarchy
    Of the great fisherman be in ruinous trouble:
    The young red black one will seize the hierarchy,
    The traitors will act on a day of drizzle.

    But I wouldn’t call the new pope young, ha…
    I guess there is nothing to worry about.

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    1. David Wall Post author

      That’s really vague. Are all Nostradamus’s hits like that? To be honest I didn’t look into it. I just don’t like the idea of being stuck, but least of my concerns. I’m going for a surf!!!

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      1. David Wall Post author

        Hey K, because I’m the curious cat who’s not yet been killed, I have to ask – there’s mention of sharks in the 11th and 24th prediction or line or something? Or maybe it’s too cryptic for my simple mind and has a different meaning? Do tell…

      2. Kathara

        II, 24.Beasts ferocious from hunger will swim across rivers:

        The river is just a technicality….

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