9.13 Order of Buffaloes (RAOB)

Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB), whose motto is "No Man Is At All Times Wise", is one of the largest and oldest fraternal organizations in the United Kingdom. Membership is open to all males over the age of 18 who are willing to declare that they are "true and loyal supporters of the British Crown and Constitution”. Although the RAOB was allegedly founded in 1822, the name “antediluvian” means “relating to the period before the flood described in the Bible”. Since the “flood” (F+L+D) described in the Bible is an allegorical metaphor for how the Romans “fled” (F+L+D) Rome for safety of the island of Greenland, it can be deduced that the RAOB has been around for at least 714 years. The RAOB logo is an octagon (reminiscent of a stop sign) which depicts possibly the first-ever Eye of Providence (i.e., the “all seeing eye” of Greenland) along with various symbols such as Noah’s Ark and a heart, a symbol only found on the coat of arms of Denmark (the country which legally owns Greenland). Buffalo literature hints at this Nordic connection by claiming that Biblical, Roman, Norman and English men were members of the RAOB (e.g., Noah, Solomon, Sampson, Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger, William the Conqueror, Richard I of England, William Shakespeare, etc.).
The badge of the ROAB curiously depicts a crown which is being blocked by rope horizontal rope from which there are 4 dangling teeth or claws, likely indicative of death or danger. Also, one of the RAOB’s primary songs states: “Bloody-head and raw-bones!...Bloody-head and raw-bones’…Be not perplex’d’…This is the text…Bloody-head and raw-bones!” The song may be a clue that the RAOB’s primary reason for existence may have been related to piracy, blocking the path north to Greenland.