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Originally posted by Teahupoo
This Continent would be far better off if Columbus had never lost his way and stumbled upon our shores.
"Native American" NOT Indian
Originally posted by ZeroGhost
Great thread. Very interesting all points of view. We might assume the world was wholly different then. I always marveled at the wonder you get from observing the culture through artifacts and lost language. As a visual artist symbols are my stock and trade for communicating information.
I have several books on the Pre-Columbian cultures and from many points of view. Some of the images you guys got where new to me. Must catch up. One though I found was found in dense jungles of Columbia and was considered Olmec. I used it in a illustration for an album cover several years ago. I cannot find the original picture, but my illustration of it was accurate, so to add to the mix here is the illustration.
There is hidden message about the fragility of our ecosystem in the image. Hint: Earth and Moon. Each part is important to the whole.
Great thread and discussion. I may just clip the whole thing for my files!
originally posted by: lostinspace
Great work Slayer69. Here’s my contribution to your thread.
The Basque People had legends of giants which they called the Jentilak. These giants were known for their stone throwing abilities. This is the mythical explanation for the large scattered boulders throughout Western Europe. This Basque legend is thought to have been the inspiration for the ball game called Pilota.
The Pilota ball court looks strikingly similar to the Mesoamerican ball court.
I believe there’s a missing culture that ties these two continents together.
Check out my thread below.
The Olmec and ancient Basque peoples share a common myth