*Warning explicit content
I am in the midst of rereading a fascinating book (one of my favorites), Michel Pastoureau’s The Bear: A History of a Fallen King. One Pastoureau’s theses is that the bear was the first god worshiped by Germanic people.
The bear seems to have been an important totem animal for primitive Europeans who decorated their caves with bear drawings and seemed to adore bear skulls (and continues to be so today in the form of Winnie the Pooh, teddy bears, and gummy bears).
The bear also supposedly could possess beserking Vikings with his power.
There were also folk tales of bears and humans mating and producing offspring, which lasted until the early modern period.
Under Charlemagne, there were thus mass killings of bears to ween the conquered Saxons off of their bear worship.
This discussion makes me think of the prominence of the bull among both Indo-European and Semitic cultures as a totem animal.
I am especially fascinated by the classical myths of the Minotaur and the labyrinth as well as Europa and the Bull.
The Cretan Minotaur story seems to involve bestiality (perhaps originally ritualistic?), human sacrifice, high technology (Daedalus builds the wooden bull for Pasiphae, daughter of Helios aka Lucifer, as well as the labyrinth–an important occult symbol, and finally, Daedalus also builds the Promethean-Luciferean wings for his son Icarus and himself). Daedalus was probably a magician of some sort, and there may, may be a connection with Orpheus.
Like bears, bulls were worshiped and associated with some sort of sexual ritual as well as human sacrifice in the form of Moloch in the Levant and the seven youths and virgins sent to be killed by Athens to the Minotaur to be killed.
These weird animal activities are being revived today.
Interestingly, human animal hybrids are being engineered (surgically and perhaps genetically) as this is being written.
There are also lots of knew weird animal costumes that children and even some adults wear even on a daily basis, i.e., not just on Halloween.
What is more, the animal rights movement is evolving into veneration and perhaps even worship of animals.
Finally, Europa and the bull, which represents Europeans migrating from the Levant to Crete (is this where Europeans originally came from as opposed to Northern India or the Caucasus?) is now the de facto symbol of the European union.
What can we make of this?
- There probably was some sort of animal sex, ritual sacrifice, shamanistic cult that was practiced with bulls and bears (or using the artifacts of bulls and bears) among Indo-Europeans.
- Perhaps animals became more possessed in the pre-flood world and were able to speak with the voices of demons thus luring humans to worship them
- The demons love to break the natural law and degrade humans, so any sort of human-animal “crossing” was likely encouraged by their diabolical priests.
- There is clearly an effort to revive this animal worship and its cultic activities through the animal rights movement, the replacing of human companion ship of that of animals, as well as the disgusting degeneracy of the sexual liberation movement.