Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 12th, 2011
This is the time of year to remind ourselves of this recently discovered woodcut. It shows details taken from Das buch der Natürlichen weißheit (The Book of Natural Wisdom), published in 1490 by Ulrich von Pottenstein (Munich). The creatures certainly appear to resemble the wudéwásá, woodwose, the “hairy ones,” more popularly known as the “Wildman of the Woods” or “Wildpeople.”
The European wudéwásá are to be found in the art from that time period (see above and below).
Hominologists have theorized that the art showing these creatures may represent examples of the late survival of Neandertals.
Source of Das buch der Natürlichen weißheit image: BibliOdyssey
If you are aware of how to obtain the Wudéwásá coin above, we are looking for one for display at the International Cryptozoology Museum. Thank you.