Friday, March 13, 2015

The Cahokia Monks Mound Birdman Mystery : What was Missing was the Heart, and the Heart is the Clue to Monks Mound

So what did you think, that the Birdman of Cahokia is wearing Star Trek Dr. Spock modern-like garb with his favorite Marvel Comics figure on his chest?

In fact, in our previous posting we intentionally left out "the Heart"
of the so-called "Birdman" of Cahokia, to STRONGLY emphasize a point
which will become critical in understanding Monks Mound.

In our image below, we put "the Heart" back into the Birdman,
similar to the gift of a heart to the "Tin Man" in the Wizard of Oz, erroneously sometimes viewed to be only a "children's" book.

Has that heart been recognized by the archaeological community?
Do they have "a heart" to give?

Of course, the human heart in simplistic drawn form
also resembles a head in its shape, well, nearly,
having the same "large eye" to one side, as "the Heart" of the Birdman.

The Heart of the Birdman compared simplistically to a Human Heart



The Birdman of Cahokia with His Heart Returned ala the Wizard of Oz

We have further deciphered the Birdman Tablet as a planisphere of the heavens by putting it under a microscope (also known modernly as graphic zoom), but we first go to Monks Mound and to the question of what relevance "the Heart" has to it. After all, the Birdman tablet was found to the East of Monks Mound.

THIS POSTING IS Posting Number 38 of
The Great Mound, Petroglyph and Painted Rock Art Journey of Native America

The Cahokia Monks Mound Birdman Mystery : What was Missing was the Heart, and the Heart is the Clue to Monks Mound

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