Spiraling back—way, way, back—to the "Archaic Revival"
Thematic Images for the Archaic Mother Goddess & the Archaic Horned Gods
Femme à la Corne (Laussel, Dordogne 27000-22000 BCE)
Venus of Willendorf (Austria 24000-22000 BCE)
Paleolithic "Sorcerer of Trois Frères"
(Lascaux cave, France)
horned god Pasupati (Indus Valley)
horned god Cernunnos
(Pilier des nautes, France)
Celtic horned god Gold Phalera
Antlered god Cernnunos (Celtic Gundestrup Cauldron)
"The Horned One" (Denmark)
Thematic Images for Archaic Petroglyphs (Cave or Rock Art)
The subject of many of these prehistoric rock art compositions is somewhat very advanced, and strongly expresses a kind of mythology present at the time (about 12,000 BC). Strange creatures with no heads, others with round heads and wearing alien-like masks, some with one eye, an antelope with an elephant's body, and tall and skinny figures, involved in some kind of offerings and rituals.
The Sorcerer (Les Trois Freres,
Lascaux cave ca. 13,000 BCE)
Horned Goddess (Saharan ca. 4000-1570 BCE)