National Geo Short Film: La Voladora
This short documentary is about the first woman to become a voladora in Mexico. It is the best video that I have seen on the “flying men” of the Totonacs in Mexico. The film states that the tradition is 600 years old. I suspect that it really at least 3000 years old. The Vestgard Petroglyphs in southern Norway (right) which portray volodores, date from the Middle Bronze Age.
The recent discovery of Bronze Age petroglyphs identical to those in SW Ireland and the Georgia Gold Belt near Tepotzotlan, Mexico greatly complicates the interpretation of the Westad Petroglyhs. These petroglyphs mark the entrance to the Copper Mountains . . . Mexico’s largest deposit of copper ore. Did Bronze Age voyageurs from southern Norway visit Mexico or is the “Flying Men” tradition originally a ritual on both sides of the Atlantic. I don’t know. Enjoy the film.
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