In Neuquén they are disconcerted. One of the issues that captured the attention of thousands of people in the Patagonian province is the appearance of a strange statue of a minotaur at the bottom of a lake and so far there are more questions than answers to such a sighting.
It is a one and a half meter tall figure made of metal and cement, with two horns on its head and a safe instead of a heart. Such a discovery made in Lake Mari Menuco upset all Neuquén people: “We went through various emotions. First the fear, the astonishment and then we remain expectant”, one of the residents of the area told the local press.
These words were pronounced by Cristian, a 23-year-old young man who was one of those who had the opportunity to bear witness to such an image at the bottom of the water. The young man spotted it when he was touring the mirror of water in his kayak, about 6 meters from the coast.
As he told LMCipolletti, as soon as he saw the sculpture in the depth, he left the place at full speed. However, curiosity was stronger and he soon returned to investigate what it was.
“He was a minotaur. First I was scared. You saw that there are many myths about water and we all laugh, but I think there is something true. Or at least, at that moment, all the doubts I had about supernatural beings were confirmed. He was a minotaur ”, he affirmed in a testimony that went viral.
Cristian returned to the point of discovery 14 days after spotting the minotaur: he was accompanied by some friends and he wanted them to see with their own eyes what he had described to them in words.
Also, I had done a lot of research on minotaurs and needed to check what I had read: He came across the term “gen ko”, which in the Mapuche worldview refers to the protective energies of each place.
“Each element of nature has its own and that is why the Mapuche always ask permission to enter the water or to cut down a tree. They ask this gen ko for that permission”, detailed the young man.
But the lake had another surprise in store that day that he returned accompanied: he wanted to get to the sculpture but he couldn’t. “That way whoever created it, devised it in this so that it can only be seen from above, without the need to go down”, Christian stated.
It was at that moment that one of the companions He managed to see at the bottom of the water –and near the statue- another sculpture. It was a kind of human face that measures from chin to forehead one meter forty and wide, one meter. It has an open mouth, marked lips and a word on each of the cheekbones: “Eternal journey”. “Imagine how we were. The new find was celebrated,” she assured.
They still do not have details about who deposited them at the bottom of the Mari Menuco, but They assured that when the cold passes they will return for answers.