Closeup of a petroglyphs of two archers in combat at the Maddin Creek Site. The legs of the smaller, second archer are visible. Photographed by Douglas Porter during March of 2018.
Line drawing of a petroglyph panel at the Maddin Creek Site. This drawing was prepared by Steve Teczar in 1969 from a 35 mm slide taken by Frank Magre; the drawing was made for the National Register nomination of the site. This panel has been identified as the Heroic Victory of the twins of Morning Star over a giant (Diaz-Granados and Duncan 2004: 146, Figure 9.3). A riverlet of blood flows from the mortal wound and the giant's mutilated giant's tongue and genitalia lay beside his torso. The giant's rib cage has been trampled/crushed by the twins. Each twin brandishes a weapon and each wears a distinctive warrior's headdress (the bi-lobed arrow and the tri-lobed mace). The red and charcoal gray colorization is a modern speculation on how the petroglyphs "might" have been painted.
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