Petroglifi iz Jame v bližini Trnovskega studenca nad Ilirsko Bistrico na Snežniški planoti
Petroglyphs from the Cave in the Vicinity of Trnovno Spring above Ilirska Bistrica on the Snežnik Plateau

Katja Hrobat Virloget



The article is an attempt of interpretation of the petroglyphs in Cave in the vicinity of Trnovo spring or Iapods’ cave. The anthropomorphic figure (archer/horseman) and the circles with the crossed lines inside are compared to other cases of rock art. A step forward of the analysis is the comparative study of ritual caves with phallic stalactites in the surroundings and the analysis of its mythical landscape.


Petroglyphs; phallic stalactite; ritual caves; mythical landscape

Full Text:




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2019 Studia mythologica Slavica