The Hidden Evil of the Starbucks Logo


I like coffee. A lot. Even so, I try to avoid Starbucks coffee like the plague. Though their coffee is admittedly delicious, even sinfully so, their affiliation with Planned Parenthood is disgusting. 


Not only that, according to 2nd Vote, that's just the beginning of Starbucks' list of offenses:

(1) Starbucks not only supports same-sex marriage, but even signed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn state marriage laws in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015);
(2) Starbucks contributes to Girls Inc., another pro-abortion organization; and
(3) Starbucks received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC’s) Corporate Equality Index. The HRC is the standard-bearer for the liberal LGBTQ political agenda, which also opposed religious freedom. Find out more about them here.

With such insidious designs on life, marriage, the family, and religion, I started wondering about the Starbucks logo ... 

[After reading, if you're looking for alternatives to Starbucks coffee, I've prepared this article on pro-life, Christian coffee companies.]

Most people realize that the name "Starbucks" comes from Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Starbuck was the name of the first mate of Captain Ahab's ship, the Pequod. Incidentally, Pequod was the first name chosen by the founders of Starbucks - Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, and Gordon Bowker - but they eventually decided that name was a little too obscure. 



The character Starbuck was a Quaker and known for his goodness, all of which is ironic given the hidden meaning of the Starbucks logo. 


Where did the Starbucks logo come from?

Here is the official history of the Starbucks logo, according to the FAQ on the Starbucks webpage:


When we were originally looking for a logo for Starbucks in 1971, we wanted to capture the seafaring tradition of early coffee traders. […] We pored over old marine books until we came up with a logo based on an old sixteenth-century Norse woodcut: a two-tailed mermaid encircled by the store’s original name, Starbucks Coffee, Tea, and Spice.
Co-Founder Howard Schultz elaborates a bit more on the story in the excerpt below from his 1997 book Pour Your Heart into It: How Starbucks Build a Company One Cup at a Time:
[Another Starbucks co-founder] Terry [Heckler] also poured over old marine books until he came up with a logo based on an old sixteenth-century Norse woodcut: a two-tailed mermaid, or siren, encircled by the store’s original name, Starbucks Coffee, Tea, and Spice. That early siren, bare-breasted and Rubenesque, was supposed to be as seductive as coffee itself.
There's a problem with this. There's no such thing as a 16th-century Norse woodcut. 

The Norse ceased to exist as such around 1300. Woodcuts didn't arrive in Europe until about 1400. 

Finding a 16th century Norse woodcut would be like finding a photograph of Leonardo da Vinci. Or a selfie of Abraham Lincoln. It just didn't happen.



So what's the real story? Where did this image come from? And what is that weird mermaid-thing?

Let's just assume the founders of Starbucks meant nothing insidious by this anachronism. It is most likely they just forgot where they found the image. That's a bit odd given their ferocious protection of their own intellectual property, but whatever. 



So, where did the Starbucks logo really come from?

It seems Michael Krakovskiy of DeadProgrammers Cafe was among the first to unravel the mystery ...

In "How the Starbucks Siren Became Less Naughty," Krakovskiy reveals that the original Starbucks logo (pictured below, right) bears an uncanny resemblance to an entry (below left) in J.E. Cirlot’s Dictionary of Symbols, which was first published in English in 1962. 

There's something just not right about this crowned mermaid and the way she is holding her double fishtail. Not to put too fine a point on it, the bare-chested mermaid appears sexually provocative. 

Starbucks seems to have agreed that their original logo wasn't exactly G-rated, especially as they "went corporate." Here's the transition of Starbucks logos since the 1970s:


Thankfully, Starbucks allowed their masthead a modicum of modesty. The mermaid covers up a bit, so she's no longer bare-chested. Good decision! Also, Starbucks refocused the logo onto the mermaid's face and - thank God - away from whatever she was doing with those fish tails.

But that still leaves a big question ... 

Who is this Starbucks Mermaid and why is she wearing a Crown? 

According to the Symbol Dictionary, the twin-tailed mermaid is Melusine or Melisande, a siren of anguepede body-type, who is also a symbol in alchemy.  


The legend of Melusine runs deep in French history even to the days of Charlemagne. Several royal houses trace their lineage from Melusine's family, including Houses of Plantagenet, Angevin, and Anjou. 

Many rulers of French descent through history, including Richard (I) the Lionheart, have claimed to be descended from the devil. 

As cited by the historian Flori, the chronicler Giraud le Cambrien reports that King Richard was fond of telling a tale that he was a descendant of a countess of Anjou who was in fact the fairy Melusine, concluding that his whole family "came from the devil and would return to the devil."[1]

The Duke of Berry commissioned Jean D'Arras in 1393 to write an account of the story of Melusine, the Chronique de Melusine.[2] According to The Serpent And The Swan: The Animal Bride In Folklore And Literature,  D'Arras abbreviated "Mère des Lusignan" or "Mother of the Lusignans" to form the name "Melusine."

So what is the Legend of Melusine, the Lady of Starbucks?

Melusine was the daughter of Pressina, a water fairy, and a mortal man, King Elinas (or King Helmas). Melusine wasn't born a mermaid, however. This was an affliction created by Melusine's mother as punishment for what Melusine did to her father. 

King Elinas met Pressina at the "fontaine de la soif," the Fountain of Thirst - maybe the thirst for coffee? - and fell instantly in love. Pressina agreed to marry the king with one condition: he must never enter into her chambers during or just after childbirth.  

Shortly thereafter, Pressina gave birth to three daughters, Melusine, Melior, and Plantina. As it to be expected, King Elinas soon broke his promise to Pressina. His curiosity soon got the best of him. Overcome with grief, Pressina runs away with her babies to a hidden island, Cephalonia.

One day many years later, Pressina takes her girls to look upon their father's kingdom. It is then that she tells them of their father's broken promise. Melusine decides to seek revenge against her father. With the help of her sisters, she kidnaps her father and imprisons him inside a mountain. Pressina becomes enraged when she discovers her daughter's treachery. She curses her daughter. Every Sabbath day thereafter, Melusine's lower half transforms into a fish or serpent.

Times passes. Melusine grows to womanhood, living alone in the forest.


Just a weird Starbucks lady living alone in the forest (drinking coffee), so what?

Into Melusine's forest comes Raymondin, who is either the Count of Anjou or the Duke of Aquitaine depending on the account. He is distressed after having accidentally killed his uncle during a boar hunt. Melusine counsels him on how to explain the accidental death of his uncle. She also promises him wealth and power, as though she were a genie granting wishes. Raymondin quickly proposes marriage to the strange forest lady.

Wealth, power, accidental killings - what's not to like, right? Definitely marriage material, but wait. There's more!

Like her mother, Melusine accepts the marriage proposal conditionally: Raymondin is prohibited from seeing her in her chambers on the Sabbath. 

Stays in her room all day on Sundays - this lady's just ticking through the Commandments!

Giving little thought to the request, they were married at once. Melusine did as she promised. Raymondin's kingdom grew quickly in power and stature. They built the cities of Poitou and Lusignan, where Melusine became the mother of the Lusignan line. She built a castle in Lusignan, where she became known as a gracious ruler.



After years of marriage and ten, mostly deformed, children, Raymondin began to grow weary of his promise. Curiously, Melusine was also loathe to attend Mass at their Cathedral. 

Finally, in a fit of jealousy, Raymondin peeks into Melusine's chambers and sees her bathing. 


She's just as beautiful as ever from the waist up, but ...

From the waist down, her fish tails or serpent tails or whatever are thrashing around in the water. Gross.

Raymondin never told anybody about what he had seen. Until he did. 

Raymondin tried to convince himself that nothing was wrong. So what if she's half serpent? She's a great mother, right? And she's beautiful - most of the time, anyway. 

But then their kids start doing bad things. Like when little Geoffrey burnt down some churches. 

Raymondin finally accused his wife of being a "Faulse Serpente."  


Melusine didn't take this too well. It wasn't so much that her husband accused her of being the spawn of Satan. She was distraught that he had broken his promise. So Melusine does what any of us would do in a situation like that ...

Melusine turned into a dragon creature and flew away. 

For the next several generations, she was said to visit her children in the night in human form. Mostly, though, when she would appear, it was just a bad omen. If you saw her flying around, crying like a banshee, it meant death would visit the land that night.

Awesome. Let's go start a coffee company in her image.

What then does the Starbucks dragon-lady logo mean?

Starbucks product placement in an 8th-century cathedral

This she-dragon creature has made multiple appearances in iconography, as well as history. The oldest known image of Melusine, the twin-tailed mermaid, is on the mosaic floor of the Otranto Cathedral.[3]

The twin-tailed mermaid mosaic at Otranto Cathedral.  (Photo: Angelica Calabrese at Atlas Obscura)
One section of the floor depicts images of Eden, along with the Tree of Life growing from the back of two elephants. Another section depicts the Inferno, virtues to adopt, and vices to avoid. This is where we find Melusine:



Otranto, the home of this cathedral, passed hands through several of histories empires, including the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Norman. Commissioned by the city’s Norman rulers, the cathedral was eventually completed by the local Greek-Italian monks. 

If that wasn't already a mix of symbols and icons, Otranto was also home to a thriving Jewish community. Some hypothesize that Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism, is the key to understanding the unusual mosaic.

Hmmm ... Eden, Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism, and an evil serpent-lady. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Lilith.

The Starbucks Dragon-Lady is none other than Lilith

I've previously written about Lilith here, and the appropriation of her name and likeness by radical feminists and pro-abortion groups, such as the Lilith Fund, which raised money for so-called emergency abortions in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Lilith has been called "the goddess of a thousand faces," but she's no goddess. Sometimes described as Adam's first wife among her promoters, she is typically described in literature as the devil's own wife and a "child eater." Lilith is actually entire category of demons. The Lilith is a sexually wanton demon that comes in the night and steals newborn babies. There are ancient Sumerian prayers for women and newborns that call for protection from the lilith. She even appears in Scripture. Read more here.

In his book The White Goddess, the poet Robert Graves described Lilith:

The Goddess is a lovely, slender woman with a hooked nose, deathly pale face, lips red as rowan-berries, startlingly blue eyes, and long-fair hair; she will suddenly transform herself into sow, mare, bitch, vixen, she-ass, weasel, serpent, owl, she-wolf, tigress, mermaid or loathsome hag. Her names and titles are innumerable. In ghost stories she often figures as ‘The White Lady,’ and in ancient religions, from the British Isles to the Caucausus, as the ‘White Goddess.’ I cannot think of any true poet from Homer onwards who has not independently recorded his experience of her. The test of a poet’s vision, one might say, is the accuracy of his portrayal of the White Goddess and of the island over which she rules. The reason why the hair stands on end, the eyes water, the throat is constricted, the skins crawls and a shiver runs down the spine when one writes or reads a true poem is that a true poem is necessarily an invocation of the White Goddess, or Muse, the Mother of All Living, the ancient power of fright and lust–the female spider or the queen-bee whose embrace is death.
As described above, Lilith frequently occurs among the archetypes of the world's cultures. She is the Siren, the Lady in White, Duessa in The Faerie Queen, even Ursula in Disney's The Little Mermaid, and, of course, dragon-lady Melusine. She dates as far back as 2000 BC, and her image is found in ancient Sumerian tablets. 

[Insert shivers here]

Lilith is usually depicted as a beautiful woman from the waist up and as serpentine from the waist down. Sound familiar? 


What's in a Cup? The Starbucks Logo is no mistake

Don't think all this Starbucks imagery isn't intentional. This isn't the first evil cup controversy related to Starbucks. 

Starbucks started a campaign in 2007 printing “The Way I See It” on their cups. The cups also featured short pontificating statements from their customers.

An Ohio woman noticed the following atheistic message stamped on the side of her coffee cup:

Why in moments of crisis do we ask God for strength and help? As cognitive beings, why would we ask something that may well be a figment of our imaginations for guidance? Why not search inside ourselves for the power to overcome? After all, we are strong enough to cause most of the catastrophes we need to endure. 
This comment might have been inspired by looking into eyes of the logo, herself.

So the next time the nice people at Starbucks begin to question your religion, ask them why they work for a company whose logo features a demon. Comment below if you encounter any interesting responses!


P.S. 
And now I finally understand Austin Powers and Dr. Evil's corporate acquisition of Starbucks:


In case you're wondering, perhaps for boycott purposes, the Starbucks corporation also includes the following brands according to their website: Teavana, La Boulange, Evolution Fresh, Seattle's Best Coffee, and Tazo Tea.


[1] Flori, Jean (1999f), Richard Coeur de Lion: le roi-chevalier (in French), Paris: Biographie Payot, ISBN 978-2-228-89272-8, p. 465-6.
[2] Following that of William de Portenach, D'Arras' work consumed most of his life. In 1478, D'Arras' final work on the subject Le Liure de Melusine en Fracoys was published posthumously. Read more in What Does History Say?
[3] Read more about the Otranto cathedral and Starbucks product placement here.

Read more here: 
Got Medieval? Starbucks coverup.
Melusine in Symbol Dictionary.
Evolution of Starbucks Logo.
Melusine: Race to Get Her.

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  1. There are good reasons to avoid Starbucks. Their extreme leftist advocacy, which you mention, is one. The fact that their coffee is ridiculously overpriced is another. Fairy tales told by French nobility to make their origins seem more exotic -- fairy tales which were probably intended simply to drive your 12th-century equivalents into conniption fits -- are not really a reason for doing anything. These fairy tales are not true, and they have never been thought to be true except by very silly people indeed. In a similar vein, Duke University has made a number of decisions that are flat out wrong, and it is a questionable choice for them to call themselves "the Blue Devils", but it is ridiculous to think that the mascot had any magical effect on the university.

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Howard! While we ought to apply a certain amount of incredulity to medieval French legends, the demonic is nevertheless very real. It's important that people stay vigilant. It's these questions that deserve our attention: What/who is this logo? Why would Starbucks chose this evil icon for their logo? How intentional was this choice? And why does Lilith keep popping up on the radical left?

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  2. The story of Melusine, in addition to the parallels to Lilith that you mentioned, seems to have elements of Greek mythology in it as well (particularly the young man who accidentally killed his uncle in a boar fight...that's straight outta the myth of Atalanta.) I think it should be noted as well that a lot of commentators have noted that the relationship between Ishmael and Queequeg in Moby Dick is, if not homoerotic, at the very least homoromantic in nature. It's not even subtext.

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    1. Thanks, Thomas! Accidental killings and patricide does seem like a recurring theme in Greek mythology. There's also Theseus and King Aegeus. As far as Lilith popping up across cultures and time, I think there's a connection to me made between Lilith/Melusine and the Sirens, especially in terms of their method of entrapment and body structure.

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  3. This is personally so timely! I have been doing some spiritual warfare against incubus spirits and I noticed that the starbucks logo looked like one of those sex demons. I was so repulsed I wouldn't order anything from starbucks. I love their French roast coffee. Need to find another brand. Thank you for this confirmantion.

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    1. Wow! Thanks for sharing that. St. Michael the Archangel, defend us! It's also interesting because of the Melusine tie-in to the "French" royal houses :)

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  4. All I know is that the owners of Starbucks hate christians. They have said so themselves. That is enough for me to stop buying their coffee.They have made a choice in life. They have chosen sides. I have as well, and it does not include them.

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    1. Thanks for your comments! I boycott Starbucks myself, but also notice the other Starbucks brands I included at the end of the article: Teavana, etc. Too bad - Teavana's loose leaf teas are so good. Oh well.

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  5. Turn their logo upside down and for yourselves, especially the first logo a horny beast reminding a face of devil, the star under the face shows a man upside down, on his head as it were... Fortunately this company has only two outlets in my country. Even that is more than enough.
    Vladimir, Slovakia

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    1. I read about that - thanks for sharing! I was going to add that to my article, but I thought people would think I had gone too far. Crazy!

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  6. I would like to note that almost every large town or city has a local coffee shop with product that is easily as tasty, if not similar, to Starbucks and at a lower price. While there is a fascination with name brands by consumers, many are simply not very astute when it comes to value.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Right! Not supporting Starbucks could also mean supporting local businesses ... as well as Catholic values.

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  7. Thanks for this piece. Quick note to add that Seattle's Best Coffee used to be on the list of products flavored using aborted fetal cells. Your article and the Starbucks ownership illuminates that rationale. Ugh.

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    1. Wow! Thanks for your comment! Was this associated with the Nestle controversy a little while back over flavor enhancements developed using the aborted fetal cells?

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  8. Thanks for this article. I never liked Starbucks coffee anyway. If I wanted to drink bitter, brackish sludge, I’d leave my own coffe pot on for four days straight. I learned from an ex-barista why that is: they deliberately burn the coffee beans before roasting. That they are extreme Left and support Planned Parenthood, and now with this info about the dark origins of their logo, there is much more compelling reason to never buy any of their products.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Perhaps there's fire and brimstone burning going on, right?

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  9. My opposition to Starbucks is a personal one. Back in the day there was an excellent coffee brewer at 1st and Market in San Francisco. It was Pasqua. They became a target of Starbucks who put up a coffee vendor cart next to their shop. The overhead of such an operation is minuscule as they have no property tax. Starbucks did this all over the city. In end they purchased some 17 Pasqua coffee shops for a pittance of just over $100,000. They literally drove a successful small business out of business and replaced it with their lousy coffee.

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    1. Thanks for sharing that. That's really sad. Forced conformity from a corporation that embraces such diversity - so much irony.

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  10. What an interesting article. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it so thankyou and God bless. There aren't too many Starbucks down in Australia thank goodness but will note to boycott them in the city. Best to support your local coffee owner instead of franchises like these devils.

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  11. Let me guess, in the 1980's you target P&G's logo for being Satanic?

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    1. I was mostly watching G. I. Joe in the 80s. You disagree with the article? Which part?

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  12. Hello Scott.

    Interesting stuff - unfortunately most people today, many Catholics included, have lost the capability of interpreting symbols - I guess it's because they've got "modern", so everything from the Middle Ages must be so old, obscure and meaningless... Sigh.

    If you have a chance to read Olivier Beigbeder's book "Lexique des symboles" [1] (unfortunately I only know about the original French edition and an Italian translation, I'm not aware of an English version), at the entry "mermaid" you can find many confirmations about the meanings of the Melusine you wrote about. The author also associates the mermaid to the harpy, being both a crossbreed between the human nature and an animal representing lust - crossbread was a generic theme that meant the loss of the human dignity because of sin. Sometimes a variation of the mermaid can be found as a crossbread between a woman and a serpent, whose link to sin is self-evident.

    What I was missing is the possible connection to Lilith - it's an interesting one.

    For what concerns Otranto and in general the presence of the twin-tailed mermaid in medieval churches, well, this representation is relatively frequent. For instance you can find a number of churches in Tuscany with it, one of the most known ones being the Pieve di Corsignano [2]; but I'm aware of other samples in France, for instance. In general, a simple explanation is that those churches were filled with symbols about mortal sins, as a way to educate people attending the Mass.

    Your blog is really interesting. Thanks.

    Laudetur Jesus Christus.

    [1] https://www.amazon.fr/Lexique-symboles-Zodiaque-Olivier-Beigbeder/dp/B003DVPMC4
    [2] https://fabiusdieciscudi.name/2018/04/23/la-pieve-di-corsignano/

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    1. Oopss... sorry for a couple of typos "crossbread" -> "crossbreed".

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    2. Thanks for your comment! That lexicon or dictionary of symbols sounds very interesting - it's not the one I reference in the article, is it? And you're absolutely right, the twin-tailed mermaid is far more ubiquitous that just Otranto. I do need to update the article with other examples. Thank you for providing one!

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  13. Mother of god.
    Okay.
    So.
    First of all, you need to get off your high horse and come back down to reality.
    This was absolutely- I can't even BEGIN to describe how much I despise this article, and I don't have the patience to explain to your narrow mind how this is 2018 and you need to grow up. Instead I am going to just say this.
    I am bisexual. in other words. I am female and have dated a female. I believe in god.
    I at one point delved into satanism. I at one point came into contact with demons. He said NOTHING about the Starbucks logo or Monster Energy drink logo, or P&G or ETCETERA being satanic. He LOVED the fact your moronic minds were pretending like it was and shunning it, though. It gives him power. Now get off your damn computer and stop giving him power.

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    1. St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen+

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  14. I'm very glad to hear you may have converted to believing in God. Does that mean you now also worship God? Also, have you sought help from a priest and asked that they say an exorcism prayer over you? You obviously can't trust anything you heard from demons as the *Gospel* truth.

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  15. Thanks for getting this truck out. I actually thought that the Starbucks logo from 1979 when you turn it upside down it looks like the baphomet. But either way it's a promotion of Lucifer there god the light bearer who they believe will save this world. It's sad because these satanist are brig about there own destruction. God I pray that they and the masses believing them and following them wake up from there slumber.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Yeah, I've read about that connection, as well. [Chills]

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    2. How do you even know wtf Baphomet looks like? Whose really to say Lucifer is ultimately evil? How do you know that Christian religion wasn't hijacked down the road and fanaticalized much like Islam was? Each and every day all you see is the so called 'good' Christians bashing other people for one thing or another. Aren't you supposed to love everyone equally?
      Ohhhh yea speaking of 'equality' Lilith was Adam's first wife created at the exact same time he was. They were equals. Adam didn't like this at all, Lilith got pissed off and left. God became furious. See, now it makes sense why you all don't love everyone equally; you're all Adam. Scott Smith are you above your wife? Are you more 'special' because of your position as a lawyer? Again, yall are Adam's. God created Eve to be subservient to Adams wills; whatever he wanted.

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  16. I opened this article for info on melusine and lilith, which so ironically, is well done. (Turns out youre real good at writing about satanic myths) however, the "god strike down the gays and homosexuals" junk, cursing Starbucks and their paganism, although hilarious, is just dripping in hypocrisy. And the comments may be worse. God is real. But the hate that comes from certain ,so called Christians is smearing dirt on his kind, forgiving and most of all loving name. But he will show you forgiveness if you show repentance for your hate. I will pray for you. I always pray for all of the hate filled souls in the world. Keep reading his word and learn from his love. Only he has the right to judge in the end.

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  17. I have see a lot of pretty tumblers at Starbucks, but every time I see the logo, I'm put off. For lack of a better way to put it, it makes me uncomfortable. Now I know why. I do have one Starbucks cup in my home and it will be thrown out this evening. It's amazing how satan can slip in because of people's ignorance.

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  18. @ Angel of Light: I read this entire post and must have completely missed the part about "God strike down the gays." God does say to love one another, and disagreeing with that lifestyle does not mean a person doesn't love gays...it means exactly what I said: the person doesn't agree with the lifestyle. Disagreement does NOT mean hate. That kind of crazy thinking has become ridiculously prevalent today...because it simply serves a narrative. If you will read the Bible, you will see that God is crystal clear on homosexuality and there is no room for misinterpretation on where He stands. By the way, the fact that you say, "he will show you forgiveness," and "learn from his love" says quite a lot. It should be, "He will show forgiveness," and "learn from His love."

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  19. I am disgusted by so much of this article. Of course its okay and encouraged to support any religion you choose but to use that religion as an excuse to hate a person (Lilith) that you don't even know personally and never will is inexcusable. Also in response to one of the comments, did Starbucks actually say "we hate Christians" or are you just listening to the logic of a misogynistic, homophobic, religiously-insensitive man on the internet?

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  20. A lot of this article is reaching... I’m sorry that you don’t like that the corporation supports women who can’t take care of babies and don’t want to throw them into an orphanage for a terrible life. When’s the last time the church offered her love and support instead of being damning and judgmental? Sounds like a great ministering chance if you ask me.

    I’m blatantly and unapologetically conservative, but in. The same token, I believe in common human decency, loving one another (as the Lord tells us to) and women having rights to their own bodies. The Lord did not judge and berate Mary Magdeline (sp?) yet here you are, berating a company who tries to take care of them. And just to throw it out there, if a man loves a man, that’s between them and God. The Lord says to love the sinner, not the sin.

    I am interested in reading more of your articles though, as I do enjoy some good conspiracy theory. I look forward to it!

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  21. Do a study on the Cross. You will be surprised of it’s Origin.

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  22. I think you would be surprised about the origin of most of the symbols and even statues displayed in the Vatican. This stuff is literally everywhere. Have you ever noticed the enormous Obelisk in Washington D.C., the public square in Egypt, and....the Vatican. What's up with that? Father, open our eyes up to the deception in the name of Yeshua! The great deception is here!

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  23. You're on the right path with the reference to Graves' "The White Goddess". The Starbucks logo isn't just lilith - it's Venus (hence the 5-pointed star in the diadem)/Aphrodite/Isis/Semiramis…and…hate to break it to you, Mary.
    Mary = Mar/Marine. This is why the character in Robin Hood is "Maid Marian" - she's the mermaid or Aphrodite, the mother of the divine child.
    "The White Goddess" is about the constant presence of a tri-natured goddess and her divine child in western religion and myth.
    The double fish-tail is Pisces, the two fish into which Venus and her divine son Eros transformed to escape the wrath of Typhon, who is basically the satan character in Babylonian myth.
    This is essentially an alchemical / astrotheological image about this dual male/female nature emerging from the unconscious (sea) and becoming the divine goddess. It's a mother/son/holy spirit trinity.
    Google "Venus Lucifera." "Lucifer" the morning star in antiquity was originally a face of Venus, the "morning star" of the sky.
    Does this mean Venus is evil? No - Venus was simply the highest goddess of pre-Christian religion. Christianity in its many phases was making political attacks on "paganism," whose forms it coopted and replaced with a patriarchal monotheism rather than a matriarchal polytheism. So the goddess becomes the fallen angel of a patriarchal system, and then in the middle ages the church re-adopts her as the mother of the divine child and festoons itself with piscean symbolism like the pope's hat and the "Jesus fish."
    Then to cover its tracks the church goes on its crusades to wipe out the last vestiges of its root religion (ie the Albigensian crusades).
    Now - why the "elites" are obsessed with all this stuff is another question. I tend to think they misappropriate it without fully understanding it in the same way the churches do. The symbol itself, stripped of its dogma, is about astronomy, myth and alchemy, which is the root of all religion.

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    1. I like how the author of this article is so quick to come back and reply to anyone who didn't support his beliefs. Hell, you say you're gay or bi he comes and throws some weird ass stuff at you for being gay or bi. Hope he also understands he sins every single fucking day. Ever eat shellfish buddy? Do women talk in church? Sins my friend, sins. But no, the people only ever point out something that was 'said' in the Bible that can be construed to mean anything really; man shall not lyeth with another man or something along those lines. Hey, it can just mean a bro should never lie to another bro. Saying this in reply to your post just in hopes this guy actually responds to you. He's got fucking holy beard balm for sale on the side like what the fuck. Not a real Christian if you don't use our 100% organic beard balm? GTFO.

      Hope homie also understands that Mary=Lilith. Eve was not the first woman nor Adams first wife. You religious fanatics are just that, fanatics. You believe what you are forced too, and have such narrow minds you can't even begin to look out. Tell me, holier-than-thous, why do you pray and worship Mary and not Jesus? It's always 'give me 30 Hail Mary's' not '30 Hail Jesus'

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  24. You religious nuts are hilarious. You see evil where there are none then cover up anything that is truly evil within your community. The LGBT+ agenda is that we want to be left the fuck alone and to be given the same freedoms you get so freely. Also, Planned Parenthood does more than just abortions, but you would understand that if you took your heads out of the sand and took a look around. How about you stop spreading hate, maybe you should put your energy into doing something worthwhile. Help the poor, help those trapped in domestic violence situations, etc. Get off of your pedestal and spread love like you are supposed to.

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    1. 😂 u took the words right out of my mouth buddy!

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    2. Take your head out of the evil - Planned Parenthood's entire business model relies on killing babies, and then selling what's left over. They have abortion quotas. And if they have so many other, noble services, why did they just refuse Title X funding ... rather than just stop profiting from abortions?

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  25. You people are so filled with hatred for everyone that it makes me ill.

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  26. Jo, thank you! I wish they WOULD follow Jesus example and spread love and acceptance except of those who cause harm to others... But then they'd be against themselves. I think they really believe that their hatred (I don't know what else to call it) is somehow beneficial... I'd love to hear their explanation.

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  27. Scott Smith - Please go back to watching GI Joe and stop writing hateful, sickening articles that only add to the world's close-mindedness.

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    1. "America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance - it is not. It is suffering from tolerance. Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded."
      - Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

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  28. Regarding "AnonymousFebruary 12, 2019 at 3:07 PM
    You're on the right path with the reference to Graves' "The White Goddess". The Starbucks logo isn't just lilith - it's Venus (hence the 5-pointed star in the diadem)/Aphrodite/Isis/Semiramis…and…hate to break it to you, Mary."
    I believe the original name was Innana. Sumerian origin.

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  29. And to Vladimir in Slovakia... do you see the face of an Egyptian Pharaoh when you turn their old logo upside down? Looks a lot more like a Pharaoh than Satan.
    Yppushnikfek yalmattattas

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  30. Thanks Unknown, for your many comments. They will help bring this article to many more readers. Knowing is half the battle!

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  31. Um... it's called a SIREN. For the love of "god," go look it up. Starbuck was a character in Moby Dick, which is where the name and logo comes from.
    Find something worthwhile to complain about /campaign for -there are many beings out there suffering, for pity's sake.

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    1. A siren is just one part of this. The Biblical connection is far older, reaching even into prehistory. Moby Dick is also discussed in the article, if you had read it. Thanks.

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  32. Not too sure how I even found this page, but talk about a lot of research being put into something that probably may or may not mean much. Don't get me wrong, I love conspiracy theories like the next person, but I don't drink at Starbucks due to their pricing. However, this does seem farfetched. Anyways, I'm certain that Starbucks uses the logo due to how they shipping coffee, tea, and spices overseas when they first originated. Back then many mythical sea beasts were used as an emblem or logo. I do have to admit that your research is phenomenal, but again its very farfetched and hard to imagine that Starbucks has any malicious intent.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! And yes, I agree. You may be exactly right.

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  33. Tell me this, with all this blather about Mary worship etc., where in the Bible does it say to do an act of worship to her? The Bible does say to worship Jehovah God alone, not his son. And not make images in the heavens and don't permit homosexuals in your midst's. Jesus is not the Almighty GOD. And while we are at it, why do you make your priests wear special uniforms. They are only men.

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    1. Jesus said He is the Almighty God (did you miss that part of the Bible?) ...
      Jesus testified before the Sanhedrin:
      "I AM (Gk ego eimi)"
      [The Divine Name]
      and they killed Him for it ...
      Only you can't kill God, because He will resurrect Himself ...
      because He is the Almighty God.
      Are you starting to see the error in your logic which led to your blasphemy?

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  34. Thanks for your questions! How do you see priests dressed in the Old Testament? How do you see priests dressed in the New Testament? And Revelation? Exactly the same as Catholic priests. The question becomes why don't some Protestant churches have priests? And why aren't they dressed in liturgical vestments as described in the Bible?

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  35. Also, why do you think Catholics worship Mary as God? The word "worship" in the Bible can mean the worship due to God alone (Ln. latria) or veneration (Ln. dulia). Veneration was due to the patriarchs, the king and queen, etc., and so Mary, too, as the Queen of Heaven (see Rev 12).

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  36. This is the SADDEST excuse for a blog and article I've ever seen. Talk about snowflakes!

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  37. The truth is what the article says. The image is of a demon. Satan is real and he uses magic, much like seduction, to pull you in. Why is Starbucks so popular? The same reason you are tempted to do things you know you shouldn't. Sin is pleasure. And mankind loves pleasure. More than self control, love, sacrifice. The things God truly wants from His children. If you ignore the prompting of the Holy Spirit, Satan will blind you so you will not accept God's truth, Jesus Christ, into your heart. I'm not surprised of the malice and doubt in this thread, for scripture tells us, those who do not believe are blinded, they can neither hear nor see. Satan puts a veil around you. The magic of his kingdom will not allow you to see unless you repent and rebuke him in the name of Jesus. To the writer of this blog, you are supposed to only worship our true King, who is Jesus Christ. The power in His name make even the demons tremble. That is where your real power is! I encourage you to delve into your own faith and not religion. God tasks His children to tell the truth to everyone who truly seeks Him. I do believe that you are one of those people so I encourage you to pray for the truth to be revealed to you.

    In our Fathers love,
    A woman of God

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    1. Boom, Anonymous! Exactly ... except for that part where you think faith and religion are separable.

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  39. Nice article. Informative. Could not help notice that part about Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism. You know that is what is driving the STATE of Israel today. BB is on board with it. So is the company of Trump. So is Chabad Lubavich who have garnered Presidential proclamations officially recognizing the Noahide laws which aim to physically exterminate Christians from the face of the earth. (Shouldn't we all be concerned?) And so many evangelicals on board with all things (State of) Israel. Hmmmn...

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    1. No, I haven't heard anything about that. I'm suspicious, but I would be willing to read any sources you might provide.

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  40. Very Very interesting blog.... I thought coffee was something simple... Something to enjoy or start your day... I must have overlooked something...
    Its overpriced but still simple... Never imagined all this.. but then again...
    The next time I have a cup I will remember all this reading... Perhaps that is the true nature of this blog... You know ... at the end of the day its all about control... Who or what is up to you...

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I'm glad I could join you for your morning coffee!

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  41. I'm trying to boycot them after years and thousands of dollars spent. The problem is - business is business. Starbucks offers a superior product with superior choices in multiple locations inside airports and resorts. They are convenient and I can just get it and go.

    Even if I use other stores they are still part of the pre-beast system and will still donate to socially destructive and anti-Christian causes. What I am I supposed to do? Move to a farm? Even then I still have to trade to get the things I need.

    All I see on these lists are obscure brands I have to order and make myself at home. There really is not one brand I can use.

    These evil people print money out of thin air and buy up all the companies. What am I supposed to do about all this? There are no choices to purchase from pro-biblical morals corporations except obscure choices.

    What other options are there? Chick-Filla ok. Anything else?????

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  42. THATS A PICTURE OF GOD SHE IS THE GOD THAT DEFEATED THE DEVIL. THERE IS ALSO A PICTURE OF HER THAT SPANS THE WEST COAST. You can see her from satillite defeating SAMAEL, it's in the Bible and it's even in how to read your Bible,

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    1. That's certainly a delusion of large proportions. Thanks for the comment, though.

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  43. AEL means god She is Ael or EL and that's from where the word Israel comes from,

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