He explains that this idea is supported by the shape of the letter "V" that is formed by the bodily positions of Jesus and Mary, as "V" is the symbol for the sacred feminine.
During the flight to Britain, Neveu reveals the source of her estrangement from her grandfather ten years earlier.The Herder Dictionary of Symbols: Symbols from Art, Archaeology, Literature and Religion by Boris Matthews is a compact book crammed full of information on the origin and meanings of numerous symbols.The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail (1982) though Dan Brown has stated that it was not used as research material.4 The book opens with the claim by Dan Brown that "The Priory of Sion a French secret society founded in 1099 is a real organization".The secrets of the Grail are connected, according to the novel, to Leonardo da Vinci's work as follows: Leonardo was a member of the Priory of Sion and knew the secret of the Grail.
The 2006 BBC program Dead Ringers parodied The Da Vinci Code, calling it the "Da Rolf Harris Code".
After Saunière's body is discovered in the pose of the Vitruvian Man, the police summon Harvard professor Robert Langdon, who is in town on business.
The program featured lengthy interviews with many of the main protagonists cited by Brown as "absolute fact" in The Da Vinci Code.
From her hiding place, she is shocked to see her grandfather with a woman at the center of a ritual attended by men and women who are wearing masks and chanting praise to the goddess.
Mary Magdalene was of royal descent (through the Jewish House of Benjamin ) and was the wife of Jesus, of the House of David.
14 Janet Maslin of The New York Times said, "it concisely conveys the kind of extreme enthusiasm with which this riddle-filled, code-breaking, exhilaratingly brainy thriller can be recommended.The film was released on May 19, 2006, and stars Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu, and Sir Ian McKellen as Sir Leigh Teabing.The author also claims that "all descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents.He leads the reader to believe that his claims are true even though most are not supported at all. .The novel's argument is as follows.The book also notes that the color scheme of their garments are inverted: Jesus wears a red tunic with royal blue cloak; Mary Magdalene wears the opposite.