The Greater Colonies – Tartessos.

EN_  Greater Colony of Tartessos. Tartessos was what the Greek thought to be the first Western civilization, and developed in the southwestern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. Its wealth was built on the exploitation of the precious metals of its mines,  which provided Atlantis with the mythical orichalcum. They considered bulls sacred and created a cult around their figure.

ES_ Gran Colonia de Tartessos: Considerada por los Griegos la primera civilización occidental, Tartessos se desarrolló en el triángulo formado por las actuales provincias de Huelva, Sevilla y Cádiz, en la costa suroeste de la península ibérica. Su riqueza legendaria provenía de la explotación de los metales preciosos de sus minas, que proporcionaron a la Atlántida el preciado orichalcum. Crearon un culto en torno al toro, al que consideraban sagrado.

100x100cm, oil on canvas.

The Greater Colonies – Tartessos.
Tartessos was a semi-mythical harbor city and the surrounding culture on the south coast of the Iberian Peninsula (in modern Andalusia, Spain), at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River. It is believed that Tartessians worshiped the goddess Astarte or Potnia.

 

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