|Bull for the Cave Paintings at Lascaux|
A truly horrifying scene, where, after killing and dismembering the sun god Helios’ cattle, and roasting them as a sacrifice, they return to life, but still in pieces.
As soon as I reached our ship at the water’s edge
I took the men to task, upbraiding each in turn,
but how to set things right? We couldn’t find a way.
The cattle were dead already…
and the gods soon showed us all some fateful signs-
the hides began to crawl, the meat both raw and roasted,
bellowed out on the spits, and we heard a noise
like the moan of lowing oxen
-translated by Robert Fagles