Welcome to the official webpage of the Crocco Cabal of the Erisian Church. This website is dedicated to Carmine Crocco, who died a martyr to Discordia on June 18, 1905. My name is Antonivs of Syracuse. I am a Pope of the Erisian Church and disorganizer of the Crocco Cabal. If you don't believe me, check out the gospel I am compiling for the New and Improved Testament (the true story of Jesus) or my Epistle to the Discordians (a distillation of wisdom as compiled by a domesticated primate). I have been asked if Discordianism is a real religion or a joke. Malaclypse the Younger said it best when he wrote: "We are not engaged in a complicated joke disguised as a religion. We are engaged in a religion disguised as a complicated joke." For those of you who are dubious, "If Eris doesn't exist, who put all the Chaos in this universe, you damned atheist?" huh? huh? No answer, smartguy? Life is short, so let there be slack! Hail Eris, all hail Discordia! (English) Heil Eris, alles heil Discordia! (Deutsch) Hell Eris, alla hell Discordia! (Svenska) Aklamu Erisinon, cxiuj aklamu Malakordinon! (Esperanto) Acclamons Eris, acclamons tous Discordia! (Franšais) Granizo, o Eris! Todo o Granizo Discordia! (Portuguŕs) Χαλάζι Ερις. Όλοι χαιρετούν Δισκορδια. (Elinika) Discordian Dogmas: "A Discordian must believe that Eris Discordia rules the Material Universe - and that She won it from God in a divorce suit during the Beforelife, and that the French anarchist Pierre Joseph Proudhon was her attorney at the trial, and that nobody is Her Prophet, and that eating hotdog buns is a sin. All else is a matter of individual conscience." page xxii, Principia Discordia by Malaclypse the Younger The Five Commandments (The Pentabarf): "Know Ye This O Man of Faith! I - There is no Goddess but Goddess and She is Your Goddess. There is no Erisian Movement but The Erisian Movement and it is the Erisian Movement. And every Golden Apple Corps is the beloved home of a Golden Worm. II - A Discordian Shall Always use the Official Discordian Document Numbering System. III - A Discordian is Required during his early Illumination to Go Off Alone & Partake Joyously of a Hot Dog on a Friday; this Devotive Ceremony to Remonstrate against the popular Paganisms of the Day: of Catholic Christendom (no meat on Friday), of Judaism (no meat of Pork), of Hindic Peoples (no meat of Beef), of Buddhists (no meat of animal), and of Discordians (no Hot Dog Buns). IV - A Discordian shall Partake of No Hot Dog Buns, for Such was the Solace of Our Goddess when She was Confronted with The Original Snub. V - A Discordian is Prohibited of Believing What he reads. IT IS SO WRITTEN! SO BE IT. HAIL DISCORDIA! PROSECUTORS WILL BE TRANSGRESSICUTED." page 00004, Principia Discordia by Malaclypse the Younger Che il caos sia con te! (May the Chaos be with you) HIS HOLINESS ANTONIVS AVGVSTINVS ARMINI FILIVS CARMINI NEPOS ARB╦RESH╦ TRIBV PONTIFEX MAXIMVS Feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org The picture below is of the sacred wood of Mt. Vulture, which is today in the Italian region of Basilicata. It is very holy according to that dead Roman dude, Quintus Horatius Flaccus: I was a small child and on Mount Vulture in Apulia, tired of playing and sleepy, heedless I lay down and miraculous doves covered me with leaves: A prodigious feat, thought all those who live on the high Acerenzia, in the forests of Bantini, and in the fertile fields of the lower Forento, that I could sleep soundly, secure from vipers' nests and bears, simply covered by a mount of sacred laurel leaves and myrtle, a courageous child protected by the Gods. ("Odes", Book III, n. 4, "Come down from the skies and sing a beautiful song") Basilicata, ancient Lucania, is the land of the malocchio ("evil eye"), of briganti ("brigands"), streghe ("witches"), the lupo-mannaro ("werewolf"), the red hooded munacidd (" mischevious spirits of unbaptized children"), where Prince Colonna slew a dragon at Stigliano, where the locals call themselves pagani ("pagans") and all outsiders are regarded as cristiani ("Christians"), where Demeter is still worshipped in the guise of la Madonna.