When Romulus and Remus were born, they were sent off in a basket on the River Tiber, and when the basket ran aground, the twin babies were suckled by a she-wolf, sustaining them long enough to be discovered and raised by a shepherd. As adults, the brothers wanted to found a city where the wolf had cared for them, but disagreed over the location. ReminiScent of the story of Cain(!) and Abel, Romulus killed Remus and gave his own name to the city of Rome. REMUS reverses to SUMER, which was the ‘cradle of civilization’ in modern-day Iraq. This word-play should serve as a clue that these symbolic stories need to be considered in a number of ways.
Why is it important that the “founders of civilization” were suckled by wolves? What does this imply?
The canine was been worshiped as a DoGoD for ages, but also demonized as a Hellhound. Hel, from Norse mythology, was often pictured with hounds, just like Odin, the All-Father who rode to Hel.
- Ever will I Gods blaspheme
- Freyja methinks a dog does seem,
- Freyja a dog? Aye! Let them be
- Both dogs together Odin and she!
~Hjalti Skeggiason, newly converted Christian
During the battle of Ragnarok Odin is foretold to be killed by the wolf Fenrir (Fe -> Iron -> #26 -> Z -> end) [DOG=26]. The Neverending Story, a German tale, shows the Wolf as a representative of The Nothing, killed by the young hunter before the world can be re-born. Stories of dogs and wolves, and their varied relationships with humans, can be found throughout the history and mythology of people around the world.
In Egypt there was the Egyptian Anubis, a Jackal-headed figure associated with the Underworld. The Jack-Al can reveal much when considered in light of our popular culture.
Jack Nicholson, the Irish actor, has literally and symbolically represented a dog that has become a bit mad from being confined and domesticated. All work and no play makes Jackal a bad dog. The canine may be caged, but he can still go out “to the bars” and drink some Jack Daniels.
Some “successful” people these days will look down condescendingly toward the “dumb” dogs, but don’t have the common sense (scents) to figure out they are wearing collars and leashes (also known as ties).
This topic is VAST. I did a two hour radio show with Will Miller from Second Look Radio concerning domesticated animals (including humans), with a special focus on Canines.
The show was on blogtalkradio, ergo commercial-free! We dug up some really interesting information, but admittedly only scratched the surface. For example, I didn’t mention that K9 can be seen as KI, the basis for KIng, KIll, KIss, KId, and more.
We didn’t look too hard into the codes from the world of cinema. There are a couple of Sync videos on this topic that are worth watching with a critical mind: The Dog Star, the Rabbit Hole and the Underworld & Dark Knight of The Sol.
Also, if you missed my regularly-scheduled Star Theory Radio show, have a listen!
This world is only “dog eat dog” because of training and conditioning. I think it’s about time we teach the old dogs some new tricks.