Copyright © 2015 by Brendan Flanagan
The Two Lions of The Bloodline
by Brendan Flanagan
3/14/2015 or Pi Day
This article is a personal exploration of my origins both physically and spiritually. And in it, I present to you my personal experience with the subject matter and raise questions about our origins.
Have you ever wondered why the flag of Ulster, Ireland would have the Star of King David on it?
Have you ever wondered why the former flag of Ireland once flew the golden harp of King David on it?
Well...if you have wondered; can imagine or learned it the natural way, you certainly didn't gain this knowledge at Sunday school! But, a friend of mine helped me understand why, (when I was on a journey of my own after having a dream of two golden lions,) with one possible theory or explanation. This friend of mine knows scripture through and through including the Gospels left out of the Bible and much, much more... I wrote her via email, in great detail about my dream. What she came back with blew me away! So, after I share what she had to share with me, I will tell my dream about the Two Golden Lions by the sea which led me to search for more meaning.
The lion is the symbol of the tribe of Judah in the Bible, secular literature, history and heraldry. Judah was one son (tribe) of 12 sons of Jacob/Israel. Jacob/Israel was one nation, one family...one bloodline. In the beginning, there was only one lion of Judah. This lion is an amber/golden crouching or rampant lion and was the ruling scepter of the royal house of David through Pharez/Judah bloodline.
Judah had twin sons, Pharez and Zarah. When it came time to be born, Zarah put his hand out first and a midwife wrapped his hand with a red sash. He then pulled in his hand and his brother Pharez breached him and came out first. Since their birth, Zarah has always been known as the 'Red Hand', having lost his birthright to his brother Pharez. Years later, Zarah having the birthright taken from him, left Judea and migrated into Egypt, Iberia (Spain), Ireland and Scotland. When their enemies Babylon and Rome, invaded them in Iberia (Spain), they fled into Ireland and later into Scotland. In Ireland, you will recognize the Red Hand of Ulster, which are the Zarahites from the tribe of Judah. They always carried this with them where ever they went. By the time of their migration, the Zarahites decided to use their own Judah/Zarah version of the Judahite emblem, which is the red rampant lion. So now we have two lions of one bloodline.
Around 588 bc, King David's ruling bloodline through Pharez/Judah, came to an end. The Babylonians invaded Jerusalem and had the last ruling king Zedekiah and his son's murdered. Jeremiah who is Zedekiah's grandfather, had taken Zedekiah's two daughters Scota and Tiea Tephi...and fled. To make a long story short... Jeremiah and his two granddaughters first went into Egypt where a portion of the Zarah Melesian bloodline was living at the time. They took refuge there for a while. These two women were considered Egyptian princesses. Later, Jeremiah and the two princesses went into Iberia (Spain), where Jeremiah married Scota off to a Zarahite Judean king. This area of Iberia back then was also a part of the ruling empire of Scythia. Scythia eventually fell, including that part of Iberia (Spain) and they eventually migrated into Scotland. It is said that Scotland received her name from Scota, the queen of Iberia (Spain) and Scythia.
After Jeremiah dropped Scota off to be married in Iberia, he traveled to Ireland with Tiea Tephi to be married off to the Irish Zarahite Melesian... the Red Hand of Ulster king. His name was Eochaid Heremon the second. With these two princesses, this is the merge of the two lions of one bloodline, Pharez and Zarah. They ruled all of Great Britain and still do.
The harp on a green background symbolising Ireland first appeared in July 1642 when Eoghan Rua O Neill returned from Spain to head the Ulster armies in the 1641 rebellion. Gradually the green flag with yellow harp came to be seen as the emblem of Ireland. The tricolour did not come into use until he 1916-19 period.
After further research, I found that this voyage of Teia Tephi from Egypt to Ireland was recorded. By who? It was recorded by The Greeks and Spanish of (Iberia.) Not only that, it is said that Teia Tephi took with her, to Ireland, The Ark of The Covenant, a golden Trident, King David's Harp and The Stone of Destiny - also known as Jacob's Pillar. It is from upon that stone it is told that God addressed Jacob.
So, if this is true, you can also look at it like this...If you're physical ancestry originated out of Europe, more specifically, The British Isles/Ireland then you are not only British or Irish or Scottish, you just might be an Israelite descendent from the Tribe of Judah!
Whatever the case, is it not ironic that the former flag of Ireland would fly the harp of King David of Israel on it? Is it not ironic that we have the "Red Hand" within the "Star of David" on the flag of Ulster, Ireland? Is it not ironic given the meaning behind the symbolism of the lion, going back thousands of years, that the flag of Scotland would be of none other than a lion - a red rampant one!?
Lion symbolism goes all the way back to the bible. That is why in 2009, when I dreamed of two golden lions playing in the ocean, I took to the internet and confided in a close friend who happens to be knowledgeable in symbolism and scripture. Well, what she came back with, that I have just wrote about, astounded me! I knew I had come to the right place!
Researching even further, I found the story of Daniel from the bible. Yes, I had learned the story when I was young, but had forgotten all about it - until this.
There are two accounts of Daniel being involved with lions.
1 - We have Daniel in the Den of Lions
2 - Daniel dreams of 4 beasts coming out of the sea - one of which was a lion.
What did Daniel see in his vision?
From Daniel 7:
“In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea. 3 Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of the sea.
4 “The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a human being, and the mind of a human was given to it.
5 “And there before me was a second beast, which looked like a bear. It was raised up on one of its sides, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up and eat your fill of flesh!’
6 “After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.
7 “After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast—terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.
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On the left: The Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey with the Stone of Destiny beaneath it. Center: A depiction of the Lion of Judah, Ark of The Covenant and King David. On the right: A depiction of King David playing the harp.
On the left: A depiction of a lion coming out of the sea from Daniel 7 ~ In the middle we have the red rampant lion which currently flies on the flag of Scotland ~ On the right we have two Egyptian lion sphinxes - one facing east and one facing west with the sun rising over them.
The Dream of The Golden Lions
I found myself walking on this great big field of tall green grass that came up to my waist. I didn't know where this place was, but it reminded me of traveling through the Midwest and seeing all those fields. The sun was shining...not a cloud in the sky. And, this sun that kept shining above me; I noticed that when you looked at it too long, that it was as if it could pull or suck you into it. I had seen this sun before in other dreams. In fact, it was not the sun at all, but the light of God above. And so I stopped looking at it for fear of being pulled into it.
It was windy on this plain of grass because as I walked, the grass was blowing and swaying. But, as I came up over a rolling hill...off in the distance, I could see the ocean. I thought it strange because, it didn't seem like an ocean should be here...at the edge of all these fields. And what I saw in the ocean, astounded me! There were two golden lions playing in the waves that were crashing on the shore! I couldn't believe it!! I was baffled and never seen such a site! I never knew that lions liked the ocean so much. And what is more... even at that distance... these were no ordinary lions. They were massive in size! Each one the size of a small house!
That is when I turned around and was astounded once again. Why? I thought I had been walking alone and all this time there was a group of people...a few of which looked familiar, following fairly close behind. So, I slowed down a bit. They were trailing by about 50 to 100 yards and when they caught up to me, we all marveled at these two golden lions that had, by this time, come up out of the water and onto the beach. That is when I realized they were now heading in our direction....quickly!
Within moments they were within 200 yards or so and this is when I noticed the love that was between these two lions. It was a sight to behold! THEY WERE IN LOVE!!! They were also very playful with each other as they moved in our direction and from their bodies, I witnessed sparks of multi-colored light that would shoot out of them...only to return moments later. They glowed in a golden hue and didn't seem to care that we were there at all. And when the lion and the lioness passed within a hundred feet of us, I realized that everyone was crying because of the beauty of what we were all witnessing. And those lions went off before us, out onto the plains. Headed where? I do not know. But they were on the move!