There is this stone creature, a statue, called Dol Hareubang in Korea. Hareubang seems to be native to Jeju Island, but nobody really knows much
about him. Or I simply couldn’t find it in all my research. His alternative names are Beoksumeori, Museongmok, Useongmok.
I apologize right now about my poor English which is not my mother tongue.
Only a few odd facts seem to conjure up a vague speculation which I shall unroll here by comparing hareubang with a few similar statues from literally
all around the world, all of them just as cloaked in a nebulous oblivion of antiquity :
Firstly, this ‘now famous statue’ of Tiahuanaco – but other than that not much more was said about it in this thread here by our also famous
Slayer of ATS
Second the Bada Valley Megaliths - Sculptured Stone in central Sulawesi of Indonesia, also without much explanation to its origin.
The Moai of Polinesia, an other mystery, also might have some resemblance to the others.
The biggest surprise I had when I came across this statue, equally unexplainable, that stands in the newly found temple of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey.
I am also intrigued by this obscure Skythian deer stones found near Novosibirsk by the Altai mountains university, the steppes. Unfortunately I have
lost the link to this statue, but I remember that it is believed that the stone might be 3000 years old or older.
Chuya Deer Stone, a statue of a Skythian warrior.
Now let me introduce you to the dol hareubang
They are considered to be gods offering both protection and fertility and were placed outside of gates for protection against demons traveling between
Today they seem to be a common place all over Korea, most often I saw them in pairs outside restaurant doors. Apparently it is very important that
one hand is depicted a little lower than the other. Their name translates to ‘stone grandfather’.
Not much else seems to be known. But i came across a fascinating twist that might link this figure to the rest of them. There is a phenomenon on
Jeju Island. The people there speak a heavy dialect, that is unlike Korean but is apparently derived from Mongolian.
An other interesting fact is, that some texts link this grandfather to a magic mushroom, because of his hat gear. and it just so happens that the
mushroom in question is grown in Mongolian area.
From Mongolia we find easily speculative (resp.proven) connections to Skythia, Turkey, MesoAmerica – I’m puzzled with Indonesia and Polinesia
though well, these ancestors of ours did criss-corss the continents. I’m so curious if any of you can find some links and stories.