The Dark Ages weren’t magic. They were unforgiving. It was a time for kingdom divisions and assertions of power for lands. But Kings and Queens weren’t the only sources of power. So were the Church and their most powerful Order, the Knights Templar.
What Do We Know Of The Knights Templar?
I am an ancient history nerd. My favourite era is the Iron Age and the Dark Ages. Because of my passion for history, the Assassin’s Creed video game franchise from Ubisoft became an obsession of mine. Their accuracy and storytelling are compelling, and so are their villains.
The Assassin’s Creed might not be real in history—or maybe it is, and it’s all part of the conspiracy!—Joking aside, the assassins aren’t real, but the Knights Templar were and still exist to this day. Most of what we know about them comes from conspiracy theorists or fiction. In fact, the most accurate depiction of the Order comes from Assassin’s Creed and the History Channel series, Knightfall.
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More is there to say that Charles Perrault is one historical figure we should learn so much more about. He is one of my heroes, and I hope I made you like him more! That was it, the tale of Charles Perrault. Continue reading THE TALE OF CHARLES PERRAULT
Gothic Bite Magazine loves to interview everyone, including those walking straight out of an Epic Gothic novel such as, The Gravedigger. Come meet with Clémentine Lyon.
The First Professional Vampirologist
Dr. Clémentine Lyon is a professional vampirologist. She is a parapsychologist with a doctorate in anthropology and history. She is here to talk about her experience with “living” vampires. Now, this is how interviewing a professional vampirologist happens at Gothic Bite Magazine!
Hello, everyone. I am Clémentine Lyon, a doctor in anthropology and history. My specialization is in ancient history, more precisely legends and folklore. I developed an interest in vampires when realizing that the term of “forceful bite” happened to be mentioned everywhere around ancient civilizations from around the globe.
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Gothic Bite Magazine is always proud to share the work from the Indie Community! From all fields, including musical, which we can all agree, is a crucial role in our gothic lives! Today, here is the work of Daisy Mortem!
We proudly present L’accident est inévitable, the latest music video from the rave/goth duo, Daisy Mortem.
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Promoting the art of Gothic artist is something Gothic Bite Magazine has the honor to do and we love it! Even more when the art is a tribute to a generation and done with much passion. Welcome to Danny Micheal Vaillancourt!
Soulless Chicken Soup!
Danni Michael Vaillancourt aka Soulless Chicken Soup is 26 years old and a digital artist and writer from the French province of Québec, city of Montréal in Canada.
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“I wanted to see you again, touch you, know who you were, see if I would find you identical with the ideal image of you which had remained with me and perhaps shatter my dream with the aid of reality.” — Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1831 to 1996
My introduction to the Cathedral of Notre Dame was when I was a child; it was in the dark of a movie theatre and to a score that is to this day unbeatable in my mind.
To see Disney’s version of the Victor Hugo classic The Hunchback of Notre-Dame was astounding and much more relatable in the changed times since the 1831 release of the book.
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Today a chapter of history burned in flames. A chapter no one ever thought would end in fire. The landmark in the renovation, the roof engulfed in fire bringing with it its southern tower. No one knows if it is salvageable, people weep the loss of a part of its history.
This article is not a journalistic piece, and it is not a typical blog post from Gothic Bite Magazine. It is a bit small specter of history mixed with my emotional state at the view of Notre Dame in flames.
Cries & Fire
The medieval French Gothic building represents a monumental era of humankind history. It is a French landmark like no others. No other church has the historic Notre Dame has like no other building has these Romanesque towers and rose window looking over its people.
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New Orleans is the home of many legends and folklore. It is a place where the paranormal and reality collide and create something unique.
The Skeleton Key brings out the best Louisiana has to offer… mystery but only if you believe. Continue reading The Skeleton Key
While doing some research on The Phantom of the Opera, I have stumbled upon followers of the monster created by Gaston Leroux and made quite famous over the years through various musicals.
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The year is 1986. The scene is inside of Her Majesty’s Theatre, as the lights start to dim anticipation builds.
The orchestra has started their warm up notes and there is a hint of small murmurs throughout the crowd as they move restlessly ready for the show to start. It’s The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.
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When night falls tones of piano and guitar gently meld together and a beautiful chorus of voices come together to sing a melody that would bring even the most cynical of man to tears.
A fog rolls in and among the gravestones there are memories and snippets of time coming forward to say listen. Join… the beat goes on.
Continue reading “Père Lachaise Cemetery – the beat goes on…”
We all accept the idea that there are things that go bump in the night. Some of us more accepting and/or curious than others. Many just want to know more, and a few are terrified of what they learn.
The Gothic Bite Magazine has reached out to the Vampire Community and several members have been gracious enough to talk with us.
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Gothic Bite Magazine loves to learn of new places that sell peace, crystals, and supports many beliefs. Also, who would say no to a kitty assistant?
Why Un Nouveau Souffle?
It’s been five years that I have visited this esoteric boutique in the little, but old, downtown of the village where I now live.
On one of the busy streets, surrounded by old buildings, not too far from a century old church, there is a store named Un Nouveau Souffle (A New Breath) and just like its name.
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According to you what does the word Gothic means? Maybe it means a style, a state of mind, a rank or a thought. I propose to explain it to you.
What Is Gothic?
The Gothic environment is all around us from its musical influence to its architecture, its furniture and obviously, the individuals.
To explain everything in details of what Gothic encompass, I will, in this article, bring you on a journey starting with what people inspire themselves with through fashion so I can then talk about its history throughout the years and finish with its influence in architecture, art and furniture.
Continue reading “The Origin of Gothic”