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There is also a fragment of fascinating evidence from a traditional German ’folk’ rhyme. There is little information as to how old this poem is or anything else on its origins, but it apparently describes an alternative zodiac or at least a sequence of stars or constellations associated with the changing seasons:
‘Eber, Riese, Himmelskuh zählen wir dem Winter zu.
Hase, Wolf und Menschenpaar stellen uns den Frühling dar.
In Hahn und Hengst und Ährenfrau die Sommersonne steht genau.
Schwalbe, Hirsch und Bogenschütz sind des Herbstes feste Stütz.’
This has been translated into English as:
‘Boar, giant, and celestial cow we count to the winter.
Hare, wolf and human pair represent the spring.
At rooster, stallion and corn-ear-woman is summer solstice.
Swallow, deer (stag) and archer are the frame of autumn.’
From the above text, which is clearly referring to the night sky, only the human pair (Gemini), the corn-ear-woman (Virgo), and the archer (Sagittarius) are obviously discernible, although the celestial cow may represent Taurus. But noticeably within the sequence we have the appearance of a stag and a wild boar; the stag is associated with the autumn, as Scorpio is, whilst the boar is associated with the winter. In addition, the stag appears in the poem alongside the archer – remembering that Scorpio and Sagittarius are side by side in the Graeco-Roman Zodiac. This perhaps may hint at alternative northern European constellations including a stag and a wild boar; some of these may even be zodiacal.
There is no reason for the Minoan explorers to have halted their endeavors in southeastern Iberia. Their new ships were certainly more capable of traveling in the ocean that the stitched boats that reached the Atlantic coast of Iberia during the Aegean (Cardial) Neolithic period. They would have simply continued to methodically scour the Atlantic coastlines and river valleys for evidence of metals to the north and south once they had passed through the "Pillars of Hercules". Notably, there is evidence from the analysis of alluvial sediments that the vast Rio Tinto copper, silver, and gold mines in southwestern Spain, north of Huelva on the Atlantic coast, began to be worked during the 3rd Millennia B.C. (Nocete 2005). The nearby, smaller Sao Domingos and Tharsis mines that are quite close to Rio Tinto may have also been discovered at this time. It is highly probable that the Rio Tinto ores were originally mined by the Millarens, but I know of no archaeological finds at the site. After 5,000 years of mining, the Rio Tinto area is one of the most cratered, destroyed, and polluted places on earth.
Apparently they found no metallic ores of interest south of the Pillars of Hercules along the northwestern African coast. But the sediments of the northern coastlines of western Europe would have yielded the alluvial evidence of abundant metal ores. They may have discovered the gold, silver, and tin in Brittany in northwestern France before making the discovery of gold, tin, and other metals in southwestern Britain and Wales. Even though the superior alloying properties of tin with copper were unknown at this time its availability should have noted by the explorers. Also, there were deposits of gold, silver, and copper in Ireland. The explorers may have discovered the Canary, Madeira, and Azore islands and traveled far beyond, but I know of no archaeological evidence to support this. How far the Minoan voyages of discovery went north from the Pillars of Hercules along the coastlines of Europe can only await future archaeological evidence.
In other words, the "beastie" had to be done in a specific way each time. Which means that particular depiction had some sort of relevance and significance to the Picts and also to us.
As mentioned before the z-rod looks like a broken arrow/spears. Does this signify "a place of conflict", a place of "no conflict", such as a place of alliance, a place of peace?
As far as the imagery of some of the things discussed has it's roots in some of these periods.
I just finished Mike Baillie's "Exodus to Arthur", it's about the evidence for earth's encounters with comets. Baillie is an Irish dendocronologist, the worlds foremost, dendocronology is the study of tree rings to establish secure dates for periods or events.
Through his Irish oak chronology , the dating of various events has been pinned down.
After reading it's more evedent to me that certain motifs arise witnessing these close encounters .