THE BEAR FEAST

In the walls heart of the Castle of the Guard, in Prats de Molló (France), three men, dressed in sheepskin, cover their face and arms of a mixture of oil and soot. Accompanied by their hunters, the bears descend into the village and marking their footprints all who find their way, with a preference for the girls, on which they are thrown. At the end of the afternoon, the barbers, dressed in white, chained the bears at the price of a fierce struggle, symbols of beliefs of Pyrenean legends.

This feast connected me with an ancestral ritual of struggle between man and bear , from the myth of the savage that must be civilized, about persecuted girls and the sexual desire of the beast that wakes up in Spring time.