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10-12-2015, 01:42 AM
Just watched a film about a female Pope that ruled during the Middle Ages (according to lore or conspiracy). Never knew about this myth before and I think the film depicts this woman-Pope's rise to power in a kind of Paracelsian manner. It's not a masterpiece but sure beats Transformers 3 if you got nothing better to do... and it might tickle your interest in looking into this lore/myth/conspiracy... Also don't you want to see Faramir (from Lord of the Rings) fuck the Pope? ;)

Info on the legend: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Joan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Joan)

The movie: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Joan_(2009_film) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Joan_(2009_film))




This legend might be adopted from the Egyptian legend about the female/male Smenkhkare (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smenkhkare). Those Romans stole everything from Egypt after all... ;)


10-12-2015, 09:12 AM
If you like historical movies related to religion, a nice one is "Hildegard"... It's about the life of Hildegard von Bingen.

Sadly it is very focused on her biography and not too much in her visions (she was a "visionary" / "prophet")... but it is an enjoyable movie. I'm sure it's better than Transformers 3 too (though it's a prejudice coming from me, since I haven't watched Transformers 3).

I like Hildegard a lot... though the movie is simply good, not "amazing".

10-12-2015, 02:06 PM
As a kid, I used to read books by a French adventure writer. In two of his books there was indeed a female pope, called Fausta.

The name of the writer is Michel Zevaco (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Zevaco).



Michael Sternbach
10-12-2015, 09:25 PM
In the medieval Tarot decks, you find The Popess, which may well have been a reference to this story.