Guide to Patagonia's Monsters & Mysterious beings

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ecuadorian Pre-hispanic "horned" beings

precolumbian bull rider
Pre-Hispanic Ecuadorian native riding a "bull" (?) . From [1]

Being saturday I will keep this post short. Browsing the Internet I came upon the image shown above. Which looks like some kind of "bull rider". The ceramic is on display at the "Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador" according to the source that posts the image, which is said to be Pre-hispanic.

It is a horned (with horns, not antlers) cow-like being. But since bovines were introduced in America by the Spanish conquistadors after 1492, what is this horned being? Furthermore, there is a Pre-hispanic native riding it!

Interesting! I have already posted on Pre-hispanic cattle in Patagonia and other parts of South America. This is just another bit of evidence.


[1], Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador.

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1 comment:

  1. If that interests you, you might read journey to Acambaro by Charles Hapgood.


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