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The Connection Between The Knights Templar and Freemasonry

Freemasonry is the largest secret known organization. It goes back to the 18th century when the British Empire was at its peak. However, in reality, the organization has roots that go way back in history. The real question is how far actually and do they share roots with the Knights Templars. Freemasonry is the order of Free and Accepted Masons, for men only. Centuries after it speared, it remains a very much active organization in countries that were part of the British empire and in other places as well. Despite its fame, it remains a secretive organization whose members, today, range from 2 million up to six million. There are many speculations that attempt to explain the beginning of Freemasonry....

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The Knights Templar and Assassin's Creed

It is no secret that Assassin's Creed is one of the most famous video games. Ubisoft created the franchise in 2007 and has since released a series that captures the passion of gaming. However, what makes Assassin's Creed loved by most video games fans is more than a great storyline and flawless visuals and graphics. The game is heavily influenced by many historic events. If you have played the game, you have probably learned a fact or two. The third game of the series, for example, tells a detailed story about the life of the Knights Templar.  In the story, the order is portrayed as the villain against whom the Assassins combat. The prehistorical incarnation of the order serves as...

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The Speculations Surrounding the Knights Templar

The Knights Templar have been the center of myths and speculations since its first appearance in Jerusalem in the twelfth century and after their dismantlement.  Over the years, several theories have been formed about their wealth, religious ideas and practices, and even their actions outside Europe. However, that does not come as a surprise. The Knights were always secretive about their lives and rituals, which left space for speculations to merge. Yet, knowing the truths from the rumors about such an unforthcoming monastic order is challenging. When the order’s last grandmaster was executed, the Knights were brought to an end. However, their disbandment was only in France. In order to survive in other countries, like Scotland, Portugal, Germany, Spain, and...

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The Knights Templar and Modern Banking

One of the most known facts about the Knights Templar is their great military force. They were known as fierce fighters who go to war fearlessly and never let their banner, the Beauseant, fall. In reality, however, what made the Templars a well-known Christian order in the Medieval ages is their excellent material source, which made them an economic force. The order initially started in the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem in the 12th century to protect Christian traders from the Middle East. Over two centuries, they were able to expand to Europe and gain great wealth. In a way or another, they were pioneers of the modern banking system as we know it today. They had a vast business...

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The Knights Templar and the Star Wars Saga

The Knights Templar inspired the Star Wars Saga. When you read this sentence, it's hard to make sense of it. The first one is a religious order, and the second one is a science-fiction series, so what is the connection between them? George Lucas's famous sci-fi that is set in another galaxy was, in fact, inspired by real-life stories. The storyline contains elements of old movies, mysticism, and also theology. The clothes worn by Nazi German warriors in world war II, for instance, inspired Darth Vader's helmet. Likewise, Adolf grew from a chancellor to a dictator, while Palpatine grew from the chancellor to the emperor. We can also find elements in Star Wars from Ancient Rome, the Vietnam War, and...

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