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The origins of Carnival
A Gallic god ancestor of the kings of France
Anne Lombard-Jourdan (2005)
Carnival is the most pagan festival celebrated in the Christian world. What does Carnival? What is its origin? Anne Lombard-Jourdan's investigation in all directions as he showed the story. And it makes us understand his posterity.
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The origins of Carnival
A Gallic god ancestor of the kings of France
Anne Lombard-Jourdan, 2005
Editions Odile Jacob
Anne Lombard-Jourdan was
Archivist paléographe.
She worked at the Research Centre
history of the School of Advanced
Studies in Social Sciences.
She died on 13 February 2009.
The starting point of his research is marked by Caesar a god "father of all the Gauls." The purpose of his book is to be identified with Cernunnos, the god giant antlers, whose effigy accompanied by an inscription with his name was carved for the first time at the time of Tiberius on the pillar Nautes in Paris. AA109
The pillar of boatmen
is a Gallo-Roman monumental column
in \ 's honor of Jupiter by Parisian nautes Lutece first century AD
It \ 's the oldest monument in Paris and
the oldest discovered all carved in France and dated by an imperial inscription.
The pillar Nautes is exposed in the room frigidarium Baths of Cluny.
These four blocks were unearthed in the foundation \ 's altar of the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris in 1711. The pillar has a Nautes dedication. AA108
It consists of blocks which are
cubes decorated with bas-reliefs representing various scenes and deities
Gallic and Roman.
We find the god Cernunnos.
"This giant in the prime of life is bearded
and partly bald, his expression
is fierce and his forehead is adorned with
antlers.
Registration (C) provides exceptionally ernunnos its identity "
(Pge 190)
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Carnival is at once the myth of the mythological battle between the deer and the snake that ensures the return of spring after the terrors of winter. It is also, originally, "when the deer shed their antlers." Carnival managed to introduce a pagan moment in the heart of the Christian calendar and forces the Church to tolerate what she hoped to disappear forever: the wearing of masks, insults to the Christian vision of man created in the image of God, the feasting, binge drinking, dancing and laughter banished Lent.

Carnival refers to the period
year marked by
secular festivities
and will Christmas
the Ash Wednesday

Carnival succeeds
to introduce as
a pagan moment
at the heart of
Christian calendar.

After a scholarly demonstration, Anne Lombard-Jourdan identifies two supernatural beings, Gargantua and Melusine, as avatars of Indo-European deities retained by the Celts and take the old mythological funds proto Gaul. The giant deer is our national hero, Gargantua. More importantly, the large deer is the mythical ancestor of the kings of France, the kite has become the emblem at the end of the fourteenth century. Anne Lombard-Jourdan    who thus discover in this fascinating book swathes of our religious past, cultural and political.

Must be assigned to the root carn a different meaning. There is no caro, carnis the flesh, but cern, corn, carn (Latin cornu) and refers to the horn of animals including deer's antlers.

With this new acceptance
Carnival is the time
where the "horn" is 'val' or 'swallow', that is to say grave.
This period is up in February.

Carnival refers to this period marked by secular celebration year will Christmas (or Candlemas) and Ash Wednesday. Feasts and masquerades then multiply without restraint until the beginning of Lent fasting prescribed by the Church. Lent-entrant "(Quadragesimma intrans) denotes the three days preceding the Wednesday and especially the" Mardi Gras "which is the day before.
They are in the Latin forms it is first mentioned in the twelfth period of the year for Carnival. It is generally believed that the word would consist of designating radical carn 'meat' and val adverb meaning 'down'.
It should be according to Anne Lombard-Jourdan assign the root carn a different meaning. There is no caro, carnis the flesh, but cern, corn, carn (Latin cornu) and refers to the horn of animals including deer's antlers.
With this new acceptance, Carnival is when the "horn" is 'val' or 'swallow', that is to say grave. This period is up in February. (Page 81-82)





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