Myths of the Dog Man

Wolfmen and Dog-Men: Monstrous Humans or Hominid Monsters? Ultimately, the dog, with its ambiguous roles and cultural values, its constant presence in human ...

Myths of the Dog Man

Myths of the Dog Man

"An impressive and important cross-cultural study that has vast implications for history, religion, anthropology, folklore, and other fields. . . . Remarkably wide-ranging and extremely well-documented, it covers (among much else) the following: medieval Christian legends such as the 14th-century Ethiopian Gadla Hawaryat (Contendings of the Apostles) that had their roots in Parthian Gnosticism and Manichaeism; dog-stars (especially Sirius), dog-days, and canine psychopomps in the ancient and Hellenistic world; the cynocephalic hordes of the ancient geographers; the legend of Prester John; Visvamitra and the Svapacas ("Dog-Cookers"); the Dog Rong ("warlike barbarians") during the Xia, Shang, and Zhou periods; the nochoy ghajar (Mongolian for "Dog Country") of the Khitans; the Panju myth of the Southern Man and Yao "barbarians" from chapter 116 of the History of the Latter Han and variants in a series of later texts; and the importance of dogs in ancient Chinese burial rites. . . . Extremely well-researched and highly significant."—Victor H. Mair, Asian Folklore Studies

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Myths of the Dog-Man
Language: en
Pages: 334
Authors: David Gordon White
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-05-07 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"An impressive and important cross-cultural study that has vast implications for history, religion, anthropology, folklore, and other fields. . . . Remarkably wide-ranging and extremely well-documented, it covers (among much else) the following: medieval Christian legends such as the 14th-century Ethiopian Gadla Hawaryat (Contendings of the Apostles) that had their
Jim Cropper: The Dog Man
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: David Gordon White
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: WSN (Maps and Plans)

Books about Jim Cropper: The Dog Man
Dog Man
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Martha Sherrill
Categories: Pets
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02-28 - Publisher: Penguin

Dog Man: An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain is a stunning portrait of the Japanese rebel who single-handedly rescued the 4,000-year-old Akita dog breed. At the end of World War II, there were only 16 Akita dogs left in Japan. Morie Sawataishi became obsessed with preventing the extinction of
Hound-dog Man
Language: en
Pages: 247
Authors: Fred Gipson
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

A twelve-year-old boy goes on his first hunt with Blackie, the hound-dog man, and is granted his fondest wish
The Dog Man
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Maurice Procter
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-14 - Publisher: Hachette UK

A cunning burglar is on the loose, nicknamed the Dog Man by police. House after house is broken into while savage dogs remain quiet. Then a wealthy local is murdered in his home and the intruder escapes despite the presence of a notoriously vicious hound in the grounds - and

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