posted on Nov, 7 2019 @ 04:28 PM
I like to dig through archives and old stories about Hairy Wild Men, which many believe is what many used to call a large hair-covered Bipedal. Even
many Native American Indian tribes people often refereed to this creature as their 'Hairy Brother'.
Homo sapiens were not the only species of human's named and recognized by Linnaeus when publishing 'Systema Naturae', his revolutionary binomial
system of zoological classification, in 1735. Among several others was Homo ferus, the wild man, which according to Linnaeus was covered in hair,
moved on all fours, was mute, and lived apart from H. sapiens in forests, hills, and mountains. Today, none of Linnaeus’s ‘other’ species of
human is recognized by mainstream science.
Back in the middle ages, the European's were supposedly obsessed with finding and catching a Wild Hairy Man. From Old English: Wudu Wasa = Wood
Beings. Woodwose, Woodhouse, Wodehouse, Wudewasa, Wudewas, Wudu, Wuduwasa, are the recorded historical names in English literature. Also associated to
the Green Men, Moss Folks.
The many illustrations of the Wild Man of the Middle Ages show a naked individual completely covered in long, shaggy hair with only the face, hands,
elbows (and the breasts of the female) exposed. Other illustrations show this very same individual covered in leaves instead of hair or fur.
Wild Men were described as “often of gigantic proportions, dwell in woods or mountains, and originally were no doubt closely connected with the
spirits of trees…From head to foot they are clothed in moss, or covered with rough shaggy hair, their long locks floating behind them in the
wind.” In folklore these Wild Men are sometimes helpful to humans in that they will locate lost cattle and have the ability to treat the illnesses
In traditional rural folklore, the wild man most commonly represents strength, fertility, rebirth, and the ‘noble savage’ uncorrupted by modern
In the Middle-Age, Wild Men often appear as heraldic symbols, over 200 families coat-or-arms depict them. In the Germanic countries, they were often
described as trolls. Beowulf killed two of them.
Hundreds of centuries earlier, however, the Wild Man was depicted on a silver Etruscan bowl, on which may be seen, among human hunters on horses, the
figure of a large, ape-like creature.