Most people will be aware of the mention of the White Dragon as a symbol
of the Saxons, which was made by Geoffrey of Monmouth. Here the White Dragon is actually placed in its rightful context as
the enemy of the Red Dragon. This is something that is most certainly of the utmost importance - as an Archetypal Symbol.
This is where we need to consider that it is the symbolism that actually counts and not the whys and wherefores of what type
of 'dragon' it is, or where it originated, or indeed if there is proof of its use as an English Symbol. All of this
pales into insignificance when compared to the symbolism and its importance to the English, and to the Germanic Folk of these
There is a mention in the Welsh Mabinogian which features a Golden Dragon -
Proud and merciless,
On her Golden Wings,
should be raised here since the term 'Germany' could not have been used at the early date of this Welsh text. In a
later verse the term 'Saxony' is used and this may or may not be the Saxony of the Germanic Mainland. This Golden
Dragon is said to overrun England and Scotland, though again these names would not necessarily have been used. The important
point is that the original Golden Dragon mentioned here is a Winged Coiled Golden Serpent. This is the Golden Dragon of the West Saxons which was known to have been used by this section of the Germanic Tribes.
In fact this is a Golden Dragon on Blue Background which is the Aryan Dragon and the same colours as the Banner of the Aryans
led out of At-al-land by the Manu after the Great Flood.
The text from the Mabinogian is
said to be from Taliesin ('Radiant Brow') and there follows this by a statement that the Britons will lose their lands
(except Wales) but will regain their land and their crown 'when the two crimes come'. It should be noted here that
the prophecy of the 'two crimes' was fulfilled later (as we shall see) and their crown was 'regained' but
in regard to this it is perhaps significant to notice that had all of Britain been under Celtic (Welsh) rule as is usually
suggested then the Welsh did not regain their lands - they remained in their lands -Wales.
In order to understand the prophecy
here we need to go forward to 1485 and the Battle of Bosworth Fields in Leicestershire. At this battle the English King, Richard
III, fought under the standard of the White Boar and the White Rose,
whereas the usurper, Henry Tudor, fought under the Red Dragon and the
Red Rose. You should now begin to see the importance of such symbolism, for the part-Welsh Henry
Tudor is symbolised by the Red Dragon, and King Richard of England by the White Dragon. The White Boar is a symbol used by
the Saxons, and is a Solar Symbol and linked to Ingwe the Divine Ancestor of the English. Likewise the White Rose is the White
Rose of Albion which is the most ancient name for England.
The name 'Albion' is the key to this since it does not have 'Celtic'
roots but is a Germanic term akin to the English word elf which means 'Shining One'
- the root is associated with 'Light' and 'Brilliance'. From his derived the meaning 'White Island'
which is the 'Shining Island' or 'Island of Splendour'. It has the same root-meaning as 'Scandi' which
is the island to which Sceaf-Ing was sent by the Gods. The Boar and the Sow are Sacred Symbols to the Germanic Folk. We can
see from this that at the time the lands were called 'Albion' they were occupied by Germanic Tribes, no doubt a section
of which were the Saxons or English. We can also see some distortion of history in the old name of Scotland, then held by
the Picts - Alban. Once again, this is a Germanic name, and since one text describes them as 'Alban of the Yellow Hair'
these are not quite the people history tells us they were. In earliest times the Saxons, Picts and Scots were always seen
as allies against the Britons.