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The 3 most eye-catching secret societies are the muslim Assassins, the Templars and the Secret Tribunals of Westphalia. Thomas Keightley (1789-1872) was an extraordinarily prolific Irish-born, known for his works on mythology and folklore scholar. He could read twenty different languages. He attended Trinity College in Dublin, but because of ill health, he did not join the Irish bar. He moved...

In the midst of the thirteenth century, when outlaw gangs and mercenaries roamed the lawless region between the Rhine and the Weser rivers in Westphalia, Germany, the Chivalrous Order of the Holy V(F)ehm, a secret vigilante society, was created by free men and commoners to guard themselves from the bandits. At first, the resistance group had the approval of both...

Deeper levels and meanings in tales not only transcend time, they also cross continents and cultures. These links and hidden meanings one can find best in original local tradition and folklore. One such link is the original French myth of Melusine, whose name is associated with honey. Her story recalls the Indian tradition whereby the royal lineage claimed to come...