Originally posted by Telos
Originally posted by skalla
i also cant help but say that it actually is fairly obvious that english is not your mother tongue... pot/kettle and all that.
LMAO!!! It's so easy to just fool around with some in here...
could be the language barrier eh?
back on topic..
re the elk, i got my books/figures mixed up a bit in an earlier post (i've been dipping into a big big pile of books in the last few weeks) - in John
North's "Stonehenge - Neolithic Man and the Cosmos" there is a segment where he writes about the White Horse of Uffington. Explaining how the general
shape of the figure could have changed quite a lot over time (due to it being retouched over thousands of years - it's in a fairly densely populated
populated area compared to the urals) he postulates that to draw conclusions from it we should instead look at the specific location of the figure
interestingly this elk appears from the pics on the link below to be on only a slight incline, and similar to the white horse, not situated for best
visibility by "locals" - after all, if they wanted to leave a mark that they could all see to it's best, there are many better slopes around to
display the figure on for viewing.
North suggests that the incline of the plane that the figure is on is the key factor, and that viewing along the figure from tail to head points at
aldebaran (a major star in taurus, and many think the horse was originally a bull). hence many chalk figures being astronomical/astrological markers.
nothing too new there, but the perspective of ignoring the dimensions of the figure, and just taking notice of it's setting and the way it points was
a somewhat fresh perspective in '96 when published.
so, not for display and viewing at all, but for providing a sightline?
Palaeozoological suggests that the land would likely have been unforested at the time the glyph was made.
well that would certainly help the viewing of stars near the horizon...
i wonder what constellation the ancient folks of the urals referred to as the elk? which constellation does the elk's head (or antlers) point to?
very interesting indeed
now are you going to make me some tea and biscuits (milk and two sugars ta) for the uk dis op? or do i need to send some scot's head butting and knee
biting maniacs over?
edit on 25-2-2013 by skalla because: it's an elk, not an elf :/
edit on 25-2-2013 by skalla because: