|Nathan Meyer (Mayer) de Rothschild|
Photo Source: And Yet They Deny
by Angela Magnotti Andrews
Nathan Meyer de Rothschild and his brothers are rumored to have coordinated such a vast network of agents, shippers, and couriers that they learned of
victory at the Battle of Waterloo a whole day before the official messengers of
the British Army were informed. Though this may be a mythical legend, it is
true that the Rothschilds supplied gold to Britain and its allies abroad
during the war.
It is fitting that a man so true to his country and so loyal to his family would have a ring fashioned in his honor after his death. Given that Mr. Rothschild was an active and loyal Freemason, the serpent ring may have been made by his brotherhood on his behalf.
Given that the snake is coiled with its tail in its mouth, this is a reasonable conclusion. This symbol, sometimes called the Ouroboros (“he who eats the tail”), is commonly associated with Freemasonry and represents the cycle of life, death, and rebirth, leading to immortality.
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