The Templar Knight

Archives


Was the devil always ugly – apparently not!

We’re used to the devil being depicted as a monstrous and hideous figure. But in early depictions, he could actually be quite handsome. And he might even be seen wearing blue and not the demonic red we are more used…

Read More

Archangel Michael and sinners

Here is a roadside shrine I came across in the town of Ancora in northern Portugal. Behind bars is a painted and carved depiction of sinners amidst flames and above them the triumphant figure of the archangel in what I’m…

Read More

Exorcism, fairies, devils and how to turn a maiden in to a love slave

There is a growing belief in exorcism in the US and Europe. The casting out of devils is coming back into vogue. It’s something our ancestors would have understood. Evil spirits were all around them waiting to make them sick,…

Read More

The danger of drinking with the Devil – a cautionary tale

A cautionary medieval tale about the dangers of drinking with the Devil

Read More

How will Anti-Christ react to Christ’s arrival?

How Anti-Christ will react to the arrival of the real Jesus Christ according to medieval chroniclers

Read More

The relationship between Anti-Christ and the Knights Templar

The Templar belief in anti-Christ was very strong – and may even have inspired the crusades with the belief that Jerusalem had to be retaken before the end of times

Read More