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Lion God Carved of mammoth-bone, the original of this superb lion-headed man, unearthed in 1969 in South Germany and dated to 30,000 BCE, is a Paleolithic precursor of the later "Lord of the Animals" archetype. During humanity's hunter-gatherer stage, which lasted hundreds of millennia, identification with animal spirits empowered cave hunt and initiation ritual, as evidenced by this image and by the famed Trois Freres shaman image of S. France. By early historic times both these images resolve into horned animal-mediator gods like Celtic Kernunnos and Dravidian Shiva Pashupati.

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