Mars on the horse The horse is a strong symbol in the Etruscan culture. Like in the Egyptian or in the Chinese culture the Etruscans would put in their tombs a large number of warriors or horses or chariots...to be their army in the next world, in fact for the Etruscans the death was only a passage to the next world. Mars (his Etruscan transposition) and Minerva are the most represented figures of the Etruscan mythology.
Five Coso Patterned-body-anthropomorphs These iconic, patterned body, human-like figures are carved on a basalt rock overlooking Renegade Canyon on the China Lake, CA, Navy Base. They have bird-like feet, are holding atlatls & other implements and may represent shaman or supernatural figures.