by the Great Serpent Mound
|A recent visitor to this
website, Alan Skelly, J.D., of Mt. Oreb, Ohio, has made some
interesting observations of lithic artifact material from Brush Creek just
below the Serpent Mound. One of these is of the large rock
shown below, with serpent-like eye and mouth. In the photo
below, it may incorporate this website's author's long-recognized Primal Image of
creature emerging from the mouth of another, reinforcing his
hypothesis that the Serpent Mound's "egg" is being
sent forth from the serpent's mouth rather than being consumed
by it, the heretofore popularly accepted interpretation.
Mr. Skelly has collected many smaller Figure Stones from this
site (not on state property) by the mound, some of which are
shown below on this page.
Mr. Skelly has written an article
presenting his observations and interpretations. To read this, please click on
the image below:
|In sandstone, a
bird-like head, left, with another face emerging from
its mouth. A very nice piece with several
high-quality incorporated images shown below, observed
and photographed by this author.
face at the left end of the stone in the previous
|Quasi-human / bison
figure, left profile, natural feature of rock forming
most of one antler.
face-to-face (mouth-to-mouth!) with bear
(left). (Note detail of bear's upper teeth.)
This face-to-face motif often appears elsewhere, as in the one in
sandstone below, from 33GU218 (Day's Knob):
figure (right profile) in limestone(?), height 15 cm (6")
by A. Skelly