Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2003 01:48:33 -0700 Subject: (urth) Dog-headed ape From: "Sikozu Sta.-Ana"
"Dog-headed ape" (CYNOCEPHALUS) is the baboon, known in the ancient world as a symbol of the barbarian hordes and the wild lands. St. Christopher, defender of the Faith, was a baboon who was converted to Christianity. No, I'm not making this up. Look it up yourself if you doubt it. Anyway, there's a whole book on the motif of the dog in Eurasian myth, from Asia to India to Europe, called MYTHS OF THE DOG-MEN. Anyone wants the cite I can pass it on (right now in the wrong place to do so). sikozu http://www.xanga.com/home.asp?user=bananna69 -- This book is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force. - Dorothy Parker --