The Lama village was an ancient settlement that existed in the modern-day city of Toulouse, in the Midi-Pyrenees region of southwestern France. During the years from A.D. 11-17, the Anifests, the first documented cannibals, populated this area. It is not known how these people arrived to Western Europe. According to Ethiopian legends, they were banished from Africa and followed the brilliant Lyra star in hopes of a better life.
The Lama village was originally composed of seventeen men and four women. Remains have been found of two of the inhabitants. Fossil and genetic evidence have been studied at the University of Barcelona. The fossil remains were found to be free of disease. Scientists have theorized that the cause of death of the settlement was starvation.
The area was populated by violet wildflowers which fragranced the air along La Garonne river. The landscape was abundant with a bluish-purple color. This attracted the settlers to remain in the area despite the low quantity of wildlife.
The women experienced unique hardships. The four women were repeatedly raped. It was common for the males to feed upon forcibly ejected fetuses. No pregnancies were carried to term. Due to their inability to reproduce, the population diminished quickly.
The last survivors of the Lama village existed until 17 A.D. This area remained uninhabited for the next 800 years. It continues to be a thriving environment for the violet. The residents of Toulouse adorn their doorways with the flower as a way to ward off the bad luck of the Lama village.