posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 08:23 PM
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Harte
Or war trophy, personalized planting tool, back scratcher…
Why must every brick be from a temple, every carved trinket a religious relic?
So people will be more intrigued and pay the museum to see um.
because we have never found a culture like that that carves faces into things that didn't represent some thing religious or spiritual in nature? the
culture isn't exactly known for it's mosaics and paintings now is it?
no one would carry around a war trophy like that, especially back then. the only time i've ever heard of anyone carving faces on common objects is
if they have RELIGIOUS or SPIRITUAL significance. people might carve faces on tools if they represent a religious aspect such as a tool used in
rituals, faces and heads have a looooooong history of representing the center of the spirit so the idea that this isn't a religious or spiritual
artifact shows you really don't know much about the topic.
from what i've gathered it is an idol, more than likely an idol of a sea god of who ever carved it, most likely a local version of neptonos, the
theorized proto-indo-european sea god, where neptune, poseidon, manannan maclir, etc.
from other sources it's reported to have scales, and it's one of the most identifying features of a sea god. after all it was found in the ocean,
more than likely carved by someone to protect them while fishing and well... it didn't help clearly. another feature of sea gods of all kinds.