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reply to post by Maltese5Rhino
I'm sure those are important considerations, those flails that shepherd/fertility Gods carried were to knock down fruit from trees such as figs upon which the livestock as well as the people depended.
Sometimes the tree is represented by a single leaf and seen upon the mountain of the horizon, the place were the sun rises or sets, and so was also associated with cosmic axis.
If one considers an Indus valley representation of the single leaf symbolism there it is colour coded black-red-white, indicating the basic Tripartite religious belief of nutrients of life rising up from below, the life blood of the terrestrial plane, and the connection to the Celestial, so i always try to maintain those aspects, that there is more to this than the mundane.
reply to post by Hellas
The case i'm making here is for continuity of tradition from the core Neolithic region, Gobekli Tepe, whether found to the East in later Indus valley culture, or to the West upon Malta, both can trace their roots to it and the Minoan culture is no different deriving from an early expansion into the Mediterranean from Anatolia, so yes not surprisingly they had the bull cult.edit on Kam33182vAmerica/ChicagoMonday2431 by Kantzveldt because: (no reason given)
Could it be there is no special inner meanings to most objects? If the depiction crys the subject out OR presents the same info in two methods could we then expect more meaning. The gulf of time that separates Gobi Tike from us is immense. Our eyes and viewpoints are centered in a novel directions compared to theirs.
Burying the old portions is interesting. It will be of great value to find out if this was a single event or an ongoing one. So build circle 1 use it until circle 2 is done then cover up circle 1 switch to circle 2. It's usage was limited by ????. It could be a competition let your tribe complete a circle and our tribe make one. After some time we will judge what circle stays in sight. The amount of work needed to cover it up indicates the decision was not a small one nor a singleton.
If it was a singular cover up perhaps as a nwe T tower based on an active animal already in use was put in the old one got covered up. too many valid possibly to find a single one.