This Neolithic figure which
represents a man holding a rainbow first appeared in the Cave of Los Letreros in
Velez Blanco /Spain which suggests that it is prehistoric in origin.
The villagers of Mojacar/Spain regard it as totem to drive away storms a spirit
with sufficent power to dominate the elements.
It seems that prehistoric peoples from interior of the province ( Velez Blanco, Cave of
Los Letreros, Cave of Ambrosio ) moved to the coastal regions and brought their beliefs
with them. Mojacar is the most Archaic town within this area and has conserved ist
traditions, one of these being the indalo.
The Iberians of the south east called their lord almighty" or
god" by the name of Indalo. The Iberian word INDA means powerful or strong and brave
leaders were called IND-IBIL, IND ORTES, etc.
In Basque language, there are words like indartzu", strong and
indarchum", powerful. (1.)
The philosopher Eugenio DOrs sums up this yearning for the infinite that is
characteristic of the
Restless Indalien spirit: It springs from prehistory and stretches into