Holy Agnetha Fältskog! The voladores were in Bronze Age Norway, too!
One of my dirty little research secrets is that I use the language of the country, I’m doing research in, when a do a Google Search. This morning I was enhancing photos of petroglyphs in Norway, when I came upon a scene at a site in Østfeld, Norway. It is very similar to the petroglyph of volodores at the Tanum, Sweden petroglyphs, but in better condition. However, it is surrounded from scenes from Norway, which made me think that the Voladores ritual originated in Bronze Age Scandinavia. However, this petroglyph includes what appears to be a large cat immediately left of the pole. There are no large cats in Scandinavia, but the jaguar is indigenous to the Gulf Coast of Mexico. This suggests that the petroglyph described an adventure of Bronze Age Scandinavian mariners, who were ancestors of the Uchee, in Mexico. The jury is still out on this one. Note that several of the boats portrayed on this petraglyph are identical to one of the boats portrayed on the Tugaloo Stone in Georgia.
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