Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Interior wall painting at Barbury Castle roundhouse


Anonymous said...

The painting consists of - correct me if i'm mistaken - of a sea horse, a bee and it's associated hive.

The sea horse perhaps relates to the sea-faring Tribe of Dan and the horse being one of their totem beasts.

Similarly, the Bee references also.

Anonymous said...

The beehive is also representative of the matriarchal womb - even more relevant as the painting is located in a castle/tower....another similar representation.

Anonymous said...

I think the picture of the horse is in actual fact the Uffington White horse, which is supposed to be the totemic symbol of the Iron Age tribe or people who lived at Uffington Castle I/A fort. Archaeological evidence points to the carving of the horse coming from the celtic period