Museum of the Origins of Man
UPPER PALEOLITHIC CAVE PAINTINGS OF MEN MIXED WITH ANIMALS
Fig. F37) Dancing sorcerer.
Painting on a wall of Trois-Frères cave, Ussat, Ariège, France.
Dating: 13.000 years ago approx.
Material Culture: Magdalenian. Upper Paleolithic.
The term "sorcerer" is from the great palethnologist Abbé Breuil, who made this drawing from the original in the cave.
Perhaps the author of the painting of the sorcerer is the sorcerer himself, who has portrayed other animals. Among the Australian Aborigines, with the same kind of two-dimensional zoomorphic and anthropomorphic art, one hundred years ago the sorcerers were also doctors and dentists.
In modern civilizations, the religion conduction is entrusted to the priests, who for function are an evolution of sorcerers. The term sorcerer, however, seems to me derogatory.
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