Theory: La Pasiega Cave and the Milky Way

July 2, 2016/Lynn

Here’s my theory: In the La Pasiega Cave in Spain there is a painting of a horse and a bison facing each other. There are images in the Milky Way that look like the figures in the cave painting. I think the cave figures may be the Milky Way images.

Sketch of Cave Figures

Sketch of Cave Figures

Sketch of Milky Way Images

Sketch of Milky Way Images


Cave Figures/Horse and Bison

The horse and bison figures are in the Cave of La Pasiega in northern Spain (Puente Viesgo/Cantabria). The figures are painted in red and are from about 14,000 BC, possibly older.

Milky Way Images

Where to look: The images are located in the Milky Way arch. The Pipe Nebula is one of the horse’s legs (see sketch).

Additional Information

1) La Pasiega is in a group of caves that includes El Castillo, Las Monedas, and Las Chimeneas.

2) There is a marking above the bison cave figure. It is also in red. Perhaps this marking represents the Milky Way image in this area.

Sketch of Cave Marking

Sketch of Cave Marking

3) There are many different markings in the Cave of La Pasiega.

4) In Spanish: Cueva de La Pasiega.

For Summaries of My Cave Art Theories (France and Spain) and African Rock Art Theories

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