Stephen Palmer embarks on an ancient journey tracing the Taurus constellation from cave paintings 19,000 years ago to its sacred significance. Eleven sections narrate the mythical perspective of Taurus across history – from Lascaux to Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and beyond. This isn’t merely a bull’s history but an exploration of our human story through its eyes. Palmer illustrates our pre-literate use of myth, the impact of writing and urbanization on self-perception, and how modern rituals, like Spanish bullfighting, echo ancient sacred bull sacrifices.
|14 × 21.6 cm