Horned Shaman (dancing sorcerer of Trois Freres)

The horned shaman is one of several dancing figures depicted in a cave painting in Ariege, France, dated 10,000 BC. Nicknamed the “dancing sorcerer,” it is believed to represent a shaman in ceremonial dress, or in the form of a shape shifter.

The composite creature has the tail of a wolf, the body and antlers of a deer, the eyes of an owl, and the paws of a bear.

The figure bears a strong resemblance to early depictions of the Celtic deity Cernunnos, the master of animals.

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Mark Allen January 18, 2011 at 8:15 am

I’m not sure about the bear feet! ‘could be human!

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