This book is about the English highwayman Dick Turpin. It is asserted and argued that Turpin was a Black Pete figure and that his execution was a traditional ritual, that was a part of the ritual cycle of the year. More
This book is an independent publication of the chapter about the English highwayman Dick Turpin in my book about Black Pete (Zwarte Piet).
This book is a voyage of scientific discoveries. It presumes that our human species shared the Earth thousands of years ago with another human species, that had developed an advanced and superior science and technology. They were the gods; and quite likely those were the Denisovans. This book was written from the perspective that that other human species provided several thousands of our ancestors with their own intellectual genes in their laboratoriums of molecular biology, and they thereby created a new, improved human species: us. In this perspective heaven and hell are no imaginary places, but space habitats. This book deduces new aspects of the space habitat of the Underworld.
The end of the old year and the start of the new year has been celebrated annually for millennia in the entire Indo-European language area with expressions of the pitch-black ruler of the Realm of the dead – of Hell: Black Pete characters. Also, there have been renowned criminals and gangs of criminals in at least the cultural area of the Germanic languages – German, Dutch, English – in centuries past. The capture, trial and execution of those criminals often also was part of the rituals of the year's cyclus – and they had everything to do with Black Peter characters. It is argued here that English highwaymen like Dick Turpin and William Nevison also were such Black Peter characters.
This book book necessarily has many quotations – primarily from the Wikipedia article about Dick Turpin, but also from other sources, such as Mummer plays, the play “King Henry VI” by Shakespeare, the book “Rookwood” by William Harrison Ainsworth, the song “I shot the sheriff” by Bob Marley, from etymological dictionaries, and from newspaper articles. This book interprets the information contained in those quotations and shows how that information is connected to the god of the Realm of the dead and / or what it reveals about him and about the Underworld. This book is about Irish fairy tales, about the song “Ten little niggers” and about the Dick Turpin who – in November or early December? – was sighted in The Netherlands by a couple of Englishmen.
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