Palladium, Order of

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Palladium, Order of

Said to have been a Masonic order, also entitled the Sovereign-Council of Wisdom, founded in Paris on May 20, 1737. It initiated women under the name of "Companions of Penelope." As proof of its existence, Jean Marie Ragon, the Masonic antiquary, published its ritual.

The "Palladium" was also one name used by Leo Taxil (Gabriel Jogand-Pagés ) to refer to the Masonic order he made a part of his 1880s hoax, which was aimed at showing that the Roman Catholic church secretly sponsored freemasonry.

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