Represents loyalty, vigilance, nobility, (dogs and falcons - emblem of nobility). Plutarch said that the dogs represent the "conservative, sober, philosophical start in life." "A dog, raised its rough neck with a black face, alternately, the golden mean messenger snuyuschego hither and thither between the highest and ground forces" (Apulia). It protects the border between the world and therefore, the transition guard, guardian of the world underground, prisluzhnitsa dead psihopomp. As a lunar animal, along with hare and lizards, a dog - an intermediary between the moon deities.

In Egypt and Sumer, it Diesel. Associated with all the envoys of the gods and the gods of destruction. It is an attribute of Anubis and Hermes (Mercury). The dog and otter specially marked as "clean animals" in Zoroastrianism, and kill them - a sin. In Hecate were their "fighting dogs".

In the northern peoples Garmr, "pozhiratel" often portrayed psom Brima, or accompanied by a dog. Sometimes, the dog accompanies the Good Shepherd. Usually it - satellite healers such as Eskulap, as well as all and the goddess-mother. Mother Goddess is often called a "bitch" and portrayed as schenyaschayasya

Black Dog, personified witchcraft, devilish forces, curse, death. Cats and dogs, being close witches can represent them as nasylateley rain. Dogs in the way the winds may drive boar-winter or drought. A creature with the head of a dog kills or finds in the prison, the enemies of the world. The dog is often a cultural hero or mythical ancestor. In addition, as a companion in life, she remained after his death, to intercede for the dead gods of the underground world. It also can cause a fire and manage it, or the invention a fire by friction, or, in some cultures, podglyadev how men make fire, and passing the secret of women. In connection with the fire dog takes sexual symbolism, as the sexual power and light connected.

In African tribes dog - a cultural hero, the inventor of fire, and he who brings his people.

In the alchemy of a dog with a wolf represent the dual nature of Mercury, the philosophical mercury, nousa.

Do American Indians it is interchangeable with the coyote, an animal thunder; brings rain, the inventor of fire and, as well as the coyote, a cultural hero and mythical ancestor, Deputy and the messenger. To pray to a different world, Iroquois sacrificed for the New Year white dog.

Do Ksoltl Aztec God of Death and the setting sun, has a dog's head and is patron of dogs. The dog was psihopompom, and it is often sacrificed at the tomb, that she accompanied the deceased on the way into eternity. The latest sign of the Mexican zodiac, representing the period of chaos, when there was no time, was a dog, symbolizing the death and at the same time Sunday.

In Buddhism Lion Dog - guardian of the law, real subjugation and suppression of passions through the Act. It is also an attribute Pit, the God of the Dead.

In the Celts associated with healing waters and is accompanied by the gods of hunting, war and heroes, as well as God-healer Nodensa. Sutsellosa also accompanied by a dog.

I mean the Chinese faithful, nekolebimuyu 'devotion. Parish dogs means future prosperity. Red Sky Dog Tien-ku include: the principle of yang and Erlang helps repel evil spirits, but, being a guardian of the night hours, the dog becomes symbol of yin and destruction, disaster, becomes associated with meteoric and eclipses. During these periods the dog comes to rabies and is bitten by the sun or the moon. Lion Dog Buddha is often portrayed in Chinese art.

Christians means loyalty, vigilance, fidelity. As curator of the herd dog represents the Good Shepherd, a bishop or a preacher. Black and white dog - signs of the Order of Dominicans. Dog - the emblem of St. Bernard, Roch (who nursed his own dog), Sayi, Tobias Wendelin.

Do the Egyptians it sokologlavy wire to the solar god, which helps keep the sun on the right track. Dedicated to Anubis, the god of jackals, or the dog's head, and Hermes as the god-Envoy. It is an attribute of the Great Mother, Amenti.

In Greek, the word "cynic" (the dog) is a contemptuous tone, requires audacity, flattery. According to Homer, the dog shamelessly, but also a psihopompom. An attribute of Hermes (Mercury) as a Messenger of God, and the Good Shepherd, accompanied by his psom Sirius, "all-seeing guardian. Sirius is also accompanied by Orion. The dog, being associated with Eskulapom, can heal, give birth to new life, and her loyalty is going through a death. Dogs represent Hades verjuice dawn and dusk, the dangerous and demonic time when hostile forces roam. The dog-monster Cerberus sterezhet entrance to the underground world. Hecate I have the dogs of war, and her sacrifice of dogs at intersections, were also sacrificed Eyleyfii. Devoted to Heracles (Hercules) and Diana (Artemis).

Jewish means dung.

Do Indians hunting dog - an attribute or satellite Indra; dog with four eyes represents a hole, the god of the dead, and has the same symbolism as Gad it.

In Islam, dog dirt, be used only as a watchman.

The Japanese: defense, guard.

In Maya the dog with a torch represents lightning.

In mitraizme being psihopompom, the dog is related to the victim of a bull, and in this case represented by the snake and scorpions.

We the peoples of Oceania, the dog - the inventor of fire, brought his people. At Parsi has sagas-dig, white dog with yellow eyes, or white with four eyes. Symbolism not explain it, but perhaps it is psihopomp, as a dog lead to lozhu deceased, and she accompanies the funeral procession. Death of woman at birth requires two dogs for two souls.

In Odin (Water), there are two dogs and two crow as advisers. Dog-Garmr behemoth guarding the entrance to the underworld.

In shamanism dog Envoy forest spirits.

In Sumero-Semitic mythology, the dog is associated with the scorpion, snake and all reptiles, bearing the evil, evil and demonic in Phoenician iconography of the dog and accompanies the sun is the emblem of the gala, the great healer. The dog is an integral part of symbols of the Goddess-Mother and Akkadian Belit, whose throne is kept on the dog or the dog sits in his throne. Attribute Ashtaroth.

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