Not sure really, but in that first pic, my first impression is that of a cobra.
Otherwise, no idea.
Originally posted by worldwatcher
maybe cuz i just had some wine with dinner...but I swear that looks like the reptilian alien type creature everyone is always talking about.
Originally posted by energy_waveThanks for all of the great information. I did a search for Chnoubis and I found out that it is a lionheaded serpent. Here is a picture of Chnoubis along with the Parowan Gap image:
These twelve vortexes are astonishingly similar to Plato's description of the "True" Earth as a 12-angled pyramid with each angle representing a "hole" or vortex. The Egyptians claimed a worm-like creature named Chnoubis was the guardian of this 12-angled pyramid. Correspondingly, Cherokee mythology related by James Mooney tells of a great snake called Uk-Tena who was as large around as a tree trunk, with horns on its head, and a bright blazing crest like a diamond upon its forehead, and scales glittering like sparks of fire." This diamond in his forehead was described as a large transparent crystal that contained enormous spiritual power that could work miracles. The Cherokee claim that Uktena's crystals were actual artifacts that preserved sacred knowledge. In fact, Cherokee religion appears to be structured around their knowledge of Quartz crystal.
Originally posted by The Vagabond
That second picture is a little strange. I am highly skeptical, however I notice several things.
1. This shadow isn't being cast from somewhere outside the picture because you can't see any of it on the ground. The figure casting the shadow would have to be right in front of the wall for it to be like that. Of course you could argue for a doctored photo, but it wasn't you who doctored it, and i'll explain why in a few moments.
2. The sun appears to be behind the wall and to the left, so NOTHING should be casting shadows on this wall.
3.The shadows have holes which make it evident (or create the illusion?) that these figures are actually on the wall. In fact they seem further relieved than the wall, as if they were a flat screen that a jut in the wall could project through. To me that sounds like a 2 dimensional figure
4. Your drawing misses details of the shadow. If you had faked this your details would be better. Notice what appear to be spokes coming off of a rounded piece of aparrel around the main shadows shoulders, as if he were wearing some sort of framed costume with some sort of adornments.