Monday, February 2, 2015

The Dog Men of History



Has the creature we know as the “Dog Man” existed throughout history? I read a sort article on this subject and it inspired me to do a little digging. It does not take long before Google searches began yielding a great deal of both information and paintings/drawings. 




The “dog man” of old was known in many cultures as the Cynoce
phali. Cynocephali is from the creek meaning “dog-head”.  Cultures from Egypt, Africa, India, China, Europe and England have legends of the men with dog heads. 


Complete dog man civilizations may have existed in the distance past. The “Marmaritae” tribe reported lived in Cyrenaica which is located in North Africa. 


In North America the Native Americans have the legend of the “Skin Walkers”. These are individuals that had the ability to shape shift and they often took the form of a wolf that was bi-pedal. Also in the Louisiana swamps you have the legend of the Loup Garou aka  rougaro.


The dog man I have inadvertently captured on video and are reported in many eye witness account bare an eerie resemblance to these “dog-headed” men. Are these modern day dog men the descendants of these ancient Cynocephali? 


Below is just a collage of just some of the drawings of paintings from antiquity.


2 comments:

  1. The ears of the Dogman in your drawing are almost exacty like the ears in the Egyptian portrayal of the Dog-headed creature. Was your picture drawn from a live shot you had?

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    1. Yes the sketch was taken from a still capture

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