a reply to: SLAYER69
This reminded me of something I came across while researching my family origins
There is a valley where we originate from within the providence of northern Spain with some of the oldest remains of ancient religions.
One such phallic monument has stood the test of time, and the onslaught of Christianity as well as modern development around it.
The town where it is located in is remote and so has been preserved to a high degree.
"el moyón de la corralá"
It has been studied and been proven to have been moved from its original location. The inscriptions are pretty detailed (though worn out) and show a
high degree if similarity with the ones shown in the OP. Most of this monolith is still underground, but what can be seen shows a sort of marker for
ancient pilgrimage of established trade routes. I think allot was based off nomadic life and its "safe passage" through friendly territories.
The curious part, the place where it is thought to have been originally located, which is not very far from the town where it is currently found in,
has a cave. In this cave a shepherd found many strange bronze objects. They were removed around the 15th century and I think were donated to the
Markers for sacred sites? A place of tribute for the gods or nature itself?
It is IMO a remnant of ancient spiritual worship much like the find in the OP.
The fecund worship of the old world had a female and male aspect (originally female centered). It was originally not centered around a deity or
deities IMO, but was more like pan-worship.
Just thought I would throw this in here.
Sorry if it is a tangent. I just figured I would say why I agree with the notion of a common ancient form of worship across Europe, as far as Proto
Europeans were concerned, that was replaced by the practices of indo-Europeans and their middle eastern inspired spiritual beliefs.
GODs were a thing of this influx, whereas a universality of nature and existence through the "dream world" was the original religion of prehistoric
people. Similar to Australian aborigines
EDIT TO ADD:
I forgot to mention another oddity of this slab. There is an ancient "Greek" styled cross in one of the sections partially still buried. Sign of a
source or influence in the area? A "so and so was here" type inscription from an ancient Greek?
edit on 3 30 2016 by tadaman because: (no reason given)