Mamutzones di Samugheo
Mamutzones are a central figure in the carnival of Samugheo. The Mamutzones declare its arrival at twilight time, dressed in goat skin, face painted black and with a horn hat. The move rhythmically along the bells attached to their back. A tradition lost in the 50’s but rediscovered in the 80’s. The origins goes back to pre-roman times. Probably connected to the Dyonisus cult. Following another hypothesis this is a fragment of ancient Mesolithic/Neolithic hunter rituals based on the impersonification of animals and noise making, perhaps connected to fertility and or to cast evil spirits out of the village.