Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Medieval Mongolian Papacy


In the letter which Mangu Khan sent to the king of France through Ruysbroeck, we find the highest profession of faith of the Mongolian nation: This is the order of the eternal God: There is but one everlasting God in heaven, and there shall be but one ruler on earth: Genghis Khan, the son of God. And Genghis Khan's seal bore the following inscription: One God in heaven, and the Khan on earth: The seal of the ruler of the earth.

Mircea Eliade, The Morphology of Religions. Prolegomena,
published by The Literary Journal, Bucharest, 1993.

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