I must first, for introduction, tell you a story, a seemingly well-kept secret …
Once, there was a long long time ago, before the appearance of all all known myths ; all children, boys or girls, did not have any names, they were nobody, just an evolving being, an immature being, just like the newborn the cubs of the bear.
When they get brave enough, an autumn, in late October for modern times (Halloween), usually between 6 and 10 years, they had to find and follow a bear until her den. This episode was terrifying, they went there alone. They brought her honey, or honey cakes (that is to say honeycombs). They went there either masked or disguised as bird, so that the bear does not see them as a threat.
They had only one oil lamp or torch to light, and were entering an unknown cave. They descended into the womb of the world, carved by groundwater, the amniotic fluid of the world, to be revived as a real being, a full person, to find a name.
These caves were decorated with animal drawings, which, with the fire that children held in their hands, were dancing, moving, galloping. All these animals accompanied them in the underworld.
There were also traces and footprints, and water, as they entered the water, to be reborn.
(We will see later why this is particularly the horse that is associated with water)
The first who has drawn on the walls of caves, was the bear himself, who used to do claw marks, visible on the limestone. These marks indicated to the child that the bear had been there, and that he/she followed the right path. Over time, these prints or marks were engraved and painted on the walls by humans. The child descended into the underworld, to find his/her dead body, and especially his/her heart. He/she chose who he wanted to be, his/her hero, who he/she was. It was the one whose exploits recounted by his/her family was the most impressive, it was the most honorable of all, that one he/she would revive, as he/she was himself/herself the admired person (children today, genetically programmed, always have a period where they are “fans to” …. this desire for resemblance is unique).
When he/she was out of the cave, he/she had to go dig up this person. He/she took his femur (thigh bone, where is the femoral artery) because this is the femur, which symbolically carry the person ; he/she took his/her heart, materialized by a drop of water or heart-shaped stone, resting on his chest ; and so he/she took the head.
He/she became so a dwarf, that is to say, a child with the head of an old man, who lives in caves and dig precious metals (we shall see later that the children would seek increasingly sophisticated treasures of in the graves).
Throughout the whole following intermediate period, he/she will be fed like a fetus with fruits hanging on the winter tree: the placenta, which gives blood, small red bubbles full of nutrients in the cold winter.
The child confided these objects to the shebear, and he (or she) recovered them when the cubs were born at Yule (Christmas). So he hit his stone heart with a pyrite, a firestone, as the shebear do by licking her cubs when they get born, and he lit the fire to symbolically revive his heart itself. At that time, he took the name of his ancestor, he was himself again, he was a person.
By blowing on the fire, he gave back his breath, life, the air, to the dead. He blew into the mouth, and also in the femur of his ancestor, or symbolically in the femur of a bear, or in… a flute. Thus, he made again the blood flow in the veins of the leg.
Himself again, he received beverages: milk, such as bear cubs, and later mead : the shebear’s milk : the shebear made it with the same honey that he had brought to her in October (Halloween). The honing had macerated in the shebear when she hibernated (the fermentation of the mead lasts about two months, as the effective pregnancy of the bear). He ate and drank, because finally he could, and because he had to gain strength, to become itself, to go.
That is why today the small children have teddy bears, so long they fear (so long they are not ready to that ritual that is to say up to an average of six or seven years, the age of reason) these teddy Bears are their littermates until maturity.
That is why we today find painted caves. This is why the only human footprints found in these caves are footprints of children (Pech-Merle : about eight years old child, Chauvet : about eight years old child), so the hands are often “women” or “adolescents” hands: the hands, which often must be small, are painted, often in negative, because they represent the child in the womb, touching the walls of the womb, before it is delivered at Yule/Christmas, the same for the bear scratches and bear tracks, made either by the bears themselves, or symbolically by human.
This is why the Neanderthals used bird feathers as ornaments (fact that can be found among native American, direct descendants of the Neanderthal -Asian-hybrid-, but also in Egyptian mythology as we will see later). The bird has a wider role and symbolic that we will discuss later, it will be our transition. This is why the Pharaoh was called “the favorite of bees” and this is why his headdress is scratched, as both the dress of the bee, and as the headdress of the golden pheasant.
This is why children (!) disguise themselves for Halloween as dead, and why they collect candy, which the shebear is terribly fond of. They will bring them to her. That’s why you still prepare honey cakes at Yule/Christmas, and why you leave some for Santa Claus, who is actually a woman, a pregant mother, both terrifying and caring: huge, invisible and very greedy. Very greedy in sweets, certainly, but she also has a great need to be fed, because, as mentioned in the previous article, without adequate food, it will be no birth, and then no reincarnation.
This is also why you decorate in midwinter a tree with red fruits (or orange: the famous clementines). These are apples (originally pomegranates : a fruit full of « blood clots ») of the Garden of Eden, these are the golden apples of the Esperides or the red apple in Snow White, as we will see later.
These fruits are both nourishing and poisoned. Nourishing as it is in the womb of the bear, the only beneficial food you will havel, but also poisoned because these fruits will make you sleep (or die!) until your birth / awakening at Yule/Christmas. By decorating the Yule/Christmas tree, you create the placenta, as the bear in her den and into her womb, during pregnancy.
This is why, of course, children today receive gifts at Yule/Christmas. They receive the buried gifts from the dead they awakened, these who were placed in his grave and discovered. For smaller children, below the age of six, who were unaware of the ritual, it had a magical effect, these treasures was like coming out of nowhere, while the eldest knew how these gifts had been “packaged” (watched over, and hidden in the earth) from Halloween to Christmas by the bear itself.
This is why Christians baptize children (they soak them again in water, id est the amniotic fluid, the water in the cave, before reviving) before giving them the name of a famous person (a saint, in this case). That is why, more generally, our parents always gave us the name of an ancestor they admired. This is also why Perceval has no name, but we will come to that subject later…
This is why we often find a water drop-shaped stone (biface or spearhead) or even heart-shaped, on the chest of prehistoric skeletons (Neanderthal first), buried in a fetal position of course. Missing stones have probably been taken. That’s why it sometimes/often misses the head of buried Neanderthals individuals, and… their femurs …. (Kebara, Le Regourdou).
This is why the oldest flute discovered today (the Neanderthal flute from Divje Babe, Slovenia) is made in a cave bear cub femur.
Later, children will seek substitute objects in tombs, such as gold artifacts, masks, useful objects, etc.. It is for this reason that gold became a sign of wealth, it is for this reason there are still gold medals. Indeed, gold represented the honor of the man who was buried, as it represents the honor of the one who wins a medal.
A child would not dig up a “rich” man for his gold, but for his honor, represented by gold. All this, gradually has changed a lot, and the meaning of things has been lost ; the symptoms have replaced the causes.
We will discuss in the following sections the evidence, and the details of obvious (archaeological, historical and mythological) signs that support this story, and you will also know much more, of course.