Rock Art  Ibex

 

The Ibex appears on 80% of the rock art  in Mount Karkom, the same frequency as other parts of the world. He is especially revered in Central Western Asia and even migrated to Europe. In the Negev Desert Israel, he is engraved on rocks. In Sumer and Persia he appears on boundary stones-Kuduru, cylinder seals and on pottery.

 

His image is very popular, and the interpretation of this mega symbol is that he represents the Moon god. The Moon was indeed a very important god and was worshiped by many cultures especially during the agriculture revolution. But the ibex appears in places were there was no agriculture, like the desert, and was equally important to nomadic societies. Therefore the moon connection is to the ibex is questionable

 

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