Photos by: J unçu.
,- The " Goose Game " is a well kown children table game in Europe.
Geese were house guardians, warning the owners of any intruder coming close the property.
Meanwhile the wild geese have their migrstion route that matches with the weel known
" The Way of the Starts".
In the Medieval times, the pilgrims did not have maps, much less mobile App or GPS tracking,,
so they follow natural indications, churches, crosses, bridges to make their way; a sort off "The goose route " during the day and guiding by the starts at night.
The ancient route from East to West between Cape Creus and Cape Touriñan was divided in 63 stages like in the game.
The game could be linked to the Templars and also to the Master Builders. The former were important in Spain between early XII and begining of XIV Century , the others carry the construction of most religious and civil, Romanesque and Gothic buildings,
It is not that neither of them used to play but as a secret or encryped routes that they only knew by heart.
Each space of the game would represent a stage of the trail, where the Masters would leave their signals in the stones as symbols or sculptures, easy to understand for those initiated and enigmatic for most illiterated.
In mine instead of 13 geese have to be 13 Cathedrals, plus the alpha and the Omega (the beginning and the end).