Originally posted on Visit Almería!:

IMAG0862The Indalo is the symbol for Almeria, dating back to prehistoric times. It was discovered in a cave painting in Los Vélez, which has since been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Archaeologists believe that the Indalo depicts a prehistoric God, holding a rainbow with open arms. Nowadays, the Indalo is a symbol of luck and features prominently in many tourist souvenirs. Beware though – it’s only lucky if you receive it as a gift!

Thanks to Unique Almeria from where I borrowed some of the information above. To read more about the Indalo and Almeria, visit the Unique Almeria website at http://www.unique-almeria.com/cave-painting.html

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