posted on May, 18 2006 @ 02:24 PM
ok wasnt sure exactly where to post this lol so if its in the wrong place feel free to move it
well i wanted to post something and can you belive it has taken 4 days to come up with a subject haha, ah well here goes....
i wanted to discuss feral children ie children so called raised by animals.
i will show examples from the past and present of feral children that were found.
i am doing this purly for learning and sharing somthing but feel free to contribute
Paris of Troy
his mother was hecuba and father was king priam of troy.
paris was abondoned as a baby because of a dream that either his father or mother had that a firebrand would set fire to the city of troy, this
firebrand was interpreted to be paris.
it was suggested by Aesacus (paris's brother) that paris should be killed, but rather than her son be killed,his mother decided to have him sent to
mount ida (not an unusual form of infacide in those days) .
But paris was allegadly found by a she bear and was suckled by her. a sheperd found him after 5 days and took him home and raised him.
The Leopard Boy of Dihungi
The Lobo Wolf Girl of Devil's River
Like so many feral children, the leopard boy of Dihungi was stolen while his mother worked in the fields — in this case, she was cutting rice
near her village of Dihungi. The villagers had found and killed two leopard cubs two days previously, and the mother had been haunting the outskirts
of the village.
Found three years later
Three years later, a sportsman killed a leopardess close to the village, and reported that there were still cubs alive. The villagers eventually
captured two cubs and the boy, who was identified by and returned to his parents.
When found, the Leopard boy of Dihungi was able to run at speed on all fours, but when Stuart Baker saw him some five years later he was managing to
walk. He had an acute sense of smell, and when first returned to the village would seize any fowl within his reach, tear it to pieces, and eat it.
In May of 1835, the Wolf Girl of Devil's River was born to Mollie Dent, who had gone with her husband to the Beaver Lake area to trap. Mollie was
having problems with the birth, so her husband, John Dent, rode to get help from a Mexican-run goat ranch on the Pecos Canyon, but he was struck and
killed by lightning before he could return accompanied by the Mexican couple. By the time the Mexicans reached Mollie, she had died, apparently in
childbirth. Wolf tracks in the vicinity suggested that the newborn infant had been devoured by the lobo wolves of the area.
Sighted after 10 years
However, in 1845 a boy saw a girl, in the company of a pack of lobo wolves, attacking a herd of goats. Less than a year later, a Mexican woman at San
Felipe saw two large wolves and a girl devour a freshly-killed goat. She observed the girl run off — first on all fours, and then on two legs.
Capture… and escape
A hunt was mounted, and after three days the Lobo Girl of Devil's River was caught after fighting wildly to keep her freedom. She was taken to a
ranch (really just a two-room hovel) and locked in. Her howling attracted answering cries from wolves far and wide, and a large pack of wolves rushed
the corrals, attacking the goats, cows and horses. Shooting started, and in the confusion the girl managed to remove the board nailed over the window
and make her escape.
Sighted seven years later
In 1852, a group of frontiersmen surveying a better route to El Paso saw a girl suckling two wolf cubs on a sand bar in the river, who then ran off,
carrying the cubs. She would have been 17 in that year; but she was never seen again.
If you are intrested you can get more information on feral children from this site
please read this thread about quoting from another site;
[edit on 18-5-2006 by masqua]