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Comments on Gigapan: The Bovine Question Again


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  1. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (April 04, 2011, 02:07PM )

    Ah, Engle has spoken. Sorry Chris :-) By the way, you can see this church (I think) in www.gigapan.org/gigapans/74240/

  2. David Engle

    David Engle (April 04, 2011, 07:47AM )

    It is common knowledge that Mary is the patron saint of bullfighters and this statue has her standing on a deceased bull ... which is better than a statue of Mary standing on a bullfighter. There are many references to her as the bullfighter patron saint; one that comes to mind is: www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/seville /sights/art/basilica-macarena Will open in
a new tab or window ... Note: I see no reference(s) as to Mary being the patron saint of lunarians, especially so in this case of Beziers being one of the bullfighting capitals of the world.

  3. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (April 04, 2011, 07:23AM )

    If you look at the shape of the 'Moon' you will see that it is not a proper crescent shape - it is too flat at the bottom. I'm sure the sculptor would have been capable of rendering a fragment of a circle if s/he has needed to. But they didn't and it looks like a bull's horns so that's what it is. Q.E.D.

  4. C Lloyd

    C Lloyd (April 04, 2011, 06:31AM )

    It is the Virgin Mary. Standing on the moon, as from the book of Revelations. One of the many symbols connected with her. The moon as a goddess symbol of course, is much older. Older religions tend to get tacked onto newer ones, the Romans did a lot of that. A lot of Mithras in Christianity for example, and the Romans swiped lots of Gods from the Greeks.