Dharmaraja as Afro-Heleno-Semitic Anpu and Meso-American Xolotl

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DHARMA-RAJA in His Dog Form. REG in Latin, REX in Greek, RAJ or RAJAN in Sanskrit and ROZEN in Hebrew means Chief, Head or KING, and is a title of the Sacred Anointed LAW-GIVING Divine King, the DHARMA-PROTECTOR of the East and West!

DHARMA-RAJA in His Dog Form. REG in Latin, REX in Greek, RAJ or RAJAN in Sanskrit and ROZEN in Hebrew means Chief, Head or KING, and is a title of the Sacred Anointed LAW-GIVING Divine King, the DHARMA-PROTECTOR of the East and West!

The Lord as Dharma-Raja is the Lord of Torah Divine Law and Order, Who structures the Universe, creating Cosmos out of chaos! His association with the Dead as both Guide, Guardian and Judge also identifies Him with Shiva, which is why the Dog of the burial ground is Sacred to Shiva and is in fact an alter-Form or Totem of Shiva. Across the range of Greater India, dogs, and especially large black pointed-eared dogs are considered to be like ‘familiar spirits’ or Forms of Shiva by many (especially the more tamasic) Shaivites. Thus as dogs were sacred to Anpu in Egypt, dogs were sacred to Shiva throughout the range of Shaivism in Greater India. The question is: when did the Xolotl first appear in Meso-America? Was this dog that was associated with Dharmaraja brought with the Spanish, through the route from Egypt as I have described with the photos in this Album? Or was there already a Tradition of the Dog-God of the Dead here, when the Spanish arrived?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/16/science/a-dog-that-goes-way-back.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
D.N.A. Backs Lore on Pre-Columbian Dogs

Others have noticed this…

http://pavementsofsilver.wordpress.com/tag/egyptian-religion/

“I do not feel that Anubis bears anything beyond surface similarities to much later canine cults of Meso-America. Aside from the total silence of the Egyptians concerning the American continent, and the fundamental differences between Xolotl and Abubis, the chronological differences involved further rule out the possibility of links.

Is this a Euro-Centric view? I do not think so. I think subscribing to the idea that the Meso-American civilizations developed independently of those of the Ancient Near East does nothing to demean either family of civilizations. Egypt remains, to me, in many ways, the most remarkable of all civilizations, as the first large nation-state in history.”

XOLOTL

XOLOTL

The Twin Brother of Xolotl is QUETZALCOATL

QUETZALCOATL Codex Borbonicus, This is the god Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent or Precious Twin. He is the god of intelligence and self-reflection. As the Lord of the East he is associated with the Morning Star, Venus Rising. Quetzalcoatl is the brother of Tezcatlipoca. His twin-brother is Xolotl. One representation of Quetzalcoatl is Ehecatl, the Wind God. XOLOTL Codex Borgia, Xolotl, the Double, the Shapeshifter, the Evening Star, the Lord of the West, Twin of Quetzalcoatl.

XoLoTl

In Aztec mythology, was the god with associations to both lightning and death.

Although often depicted in relation to the underworld, Xolotl was not a psychopomp in the Western sense. Xolotl did, however, aid the dead on their journey to Mictlan, the afterlife in some myths.

Xolotl was also the god of fire and of bad luck. He was the twin of Quetzalcoatl, the pair being sons of the virgin Coatlicue, and was the evil personification of Venus, the evening star. He guarded the sun when it went through the underworld at night. He also brought forth humankind and fire from the underworld.

In art, Xolotl was depicted as a skeleton, a dog-headed man or a monster animal with reversed feet. He was also the patron of the Mesoamerican ballgame. He is identified with Xocotl as being the Aztec god of fire.

Xoloitzcuintle is the official name of the Mexican Hairless Dog (also known as Perro Pelón Mexicano in Spanish), a canine breed endemic to Central America dating back to Pre-Colombian times. This is one of many native dog breeds in the Americas and it is often confused with the Peruvian Hairless Dog. The name Xoloitzcuintle makes reference to Xolotl because, mythologically, one of this dog’s missions was to accompany the dead in their journey into eternity. In spite of this prominent place in the mythology, the meat of the Xoloitzcuintle was very much part of the diet of some of the ancient peoples of the region.

My Dear Daughter has recommended that I compare two other breeds to the Meso-American Sacred Xolotl-God breed. This is the Spanish Ibizan Hound. Today the breed does not commonly have a black coat.  "History The Ibizan Hound has been depicted in many Ancient Egyptian art forms, and dogs painted on hieroglyphs and sculptures from over 5,000 years ago closely resemble the hound. The dog is thought to have been brought to the Western world from Egyptian and Spanish traders around 700-900 BC. It is a common dog found on the island of Ibiza and nearby islands often reduced their rabbit and small game counts because of Ibiza Hound hunts. Since the Ibiza Hound enjoys many types of hunts and terrain-exploration, it has become a very fast breed. Working primarily by sight and smell, it can also be used for nocturnal hunting and is a valuable asset to many game hunters. Many Spanish hunters have become famous for running and raising these dogs in packs so that they can make the most of their instinctual skills. This breed is excellent in the sport of lure coursing, and can also make an exceptional show dog. The Ibizan Hound has a large and multi-colored coat, and is most often associated with the Pharaoh Hound. It was fully recognized by the AKC in 1979."

My Dear Daughter has recommended that I compare two other breeds to the Meso-American Sacred Xolotl-God breed. This is the Spanish Ibizan Hound. Today the breed does not commonly have a black coat.
“History
The Ibizan Hound has been depicted in many Ancient Egyptian art forms, and dogs painted on hieroglyphs and sculptures from over 5,000 years ago closely resemble the hound. The dog is thought to have been brought to the Western world from Egyptian and Spanish traders around 700-900 BC. It is a common dog found on the island of Ibiza and nearby islands often reduced their rabbit and small game counts because of Ibiza Hound hunts.
Since the Ibiza Hound enjoys many types of hunts and terrain-exploration, it has become a very fast breed. Working primarily by sight and smell, it can also be used for nocturnal hunting and is a valuable asset to many game hunters. Many Spanish hunters have become famous for running and raising these dogs in packs so that they can make the most of their instinctual skills. This breed is excellent in the sport of lure coursing, and can also make an exceptional show dog.
The Ibizan Hound has a large and multi-colored coat, and is most often associated with the Pharaoh Hound. It was fully recognized by the AKC in 1979.”

“Xolos were considered the earthly representation of the god “Xolotl”. The Aztecs believed that Xolos would protect them from evil sprits and evil people. In Aztec mythology, the Xolos were known as a dog-god that accompanied the souls to their way to paradise. Xolos helped them and guided them to their eternal resting place.”

“Xolotl did, however, aid the dead on their journey to Mictlan, the afterlife in some myths.”

“*XoLoTl*:

In Aztec mythology, was the god with associations to both lightning and death.

Although often depicted in relation to the underworld, Xolotl was not a psychopomp in the Western sense. Xolotl did, however, aid the dead on their journey to Mictlan, the afterlife in some myths.

Xolotl was also the god of fire and of bad luck. He was the twin of Quetzalcoatl, the pair being sons of the virgin Coatlicue, and was the evil personification of Venus, the evening star. He guarded the sun when it went through the underworld at night. He also brought forth humankind and fire from the underworld.

In art, Xolotl was depicted as a skeleton, a dog-headed man or a monster animal with reversed feet. He was also the patron of the Mesoamerican ballgame. He is identified with Xocotl as being the Aztec god of fire.

Xoloitzcuintle is the official name of the Mexican Hairless Dog (also known as Perro Pelón Mexicano in Spanish), a canine breed endemic to Central America dating back to Pre-Colombian times. This is one of many native dog breeds in the Americas and it is often confused with the Peruvian Hairless Dog. The name Xoloitzcuintle makes reference to Xolotl because, mythologically, one of this dog’s missions was to accompany the dead in their journey into eternity. In spite of this prominent place in the mythology, the meat of the Xoloitzcuintle was very much part of the diet of some of the ancient peoples of the region.

Dharmaraja is the Form of Heru/Hari Who is the Judge and Guide of the Dead. Here He is guiding King Yudhisthira in His Form as a Dog. When Yudhisthira refuses to abandon the helpless dog that is depending on him, even to go to Swarga Heaven, Lord Dharmaraja reveals His true Form to His son, Yudhisthira. Dharmaraja then explains how He was testing Yudhisthira’s worthiness as a Dharma Protector, to go to Heaven. By refusing to abandon even a stray dog that was dependent on him, King Yudhisthira passed his Father’s Test of faithfulness to the duties of a Dharma-Protecting King.

If one does not know the story of the Mahabharata in which the Bhagavad-Gita is the central Theophany and Self-Revelation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna-Vishnu-Paramatama, one will not understand this album, and most of my other cross-Traditional posts. I am comparing the Vedic-Vaishnava Tradition with other ancient Bhakti Devotional Traditions world-wide. To make these comparisons I must sort-out the many heterodox Traditions that have opposed the Bhakti Traditions. This means that I must understand all of these traditions, both Bhakti and non-bhakti in order to decide which ones are ‘cognate’ and which are heterodox or not cognate.

How is it possible to do this? It is only possible because Sri Krishna gives a series of discourses or lessons to Arjuna in His Bhagavad-Gita, in which He Himself explains HOW and WHY to distinguish the proper SATTVIC worship of HARI/ KRISHNA-VISHNU-PARAMATMAN from the worship of all other ‘gods’ and all other kinds of religiosity. When, in the late 1960s I began using these instructions of Krishna to Arjuna to sort-out the religious history of humanity, I found that they proved to be 100% accurate. These instructions were in fact the key to opening-up and ‘unpacking’ the great mysteries of ancient history! If one reads and understands the Bhagavad-Gita AS IT IS, and has read or heard the relevant stories from the Mahabhatra, then they will be prepared to understand my posts.

For example, one must understand that in the final journey of the Pandavas, the Heroic Friends of God/Krishna, as they renounce the world and climb up into the Holy Himalaya Mountains to meet their Death, they are joined by a stray dog, which quickly becomes dependent upon them. After the other younger Pandava Brothers have met Death, the righteous older Brother King Yudhisthira, who is the Son of Dharma (HARI as Righteousness in Person, King Yama-Raja) is approached from the sky by Indra in a Heavenly Chariot and invited to go to Heaven immediately without experiencing Death!

Anpu / Anubis weighing the Heart of the 'B Heva Jiva soul-self against the Feather of Truth Maat AND the SALVATION of SHU the Redeemer! The White Plume says His Name SHU, Shukla Bala and is a primary iconographic symbol of Baladeva, the Savior of all beings!

Anpu / Anubis weighing the Heart of the ‘B Heva Jiva soul-self against the Feather of Truth Maat AND the SALVATION of SHU the Redeemer! The White Plume says His Name SHU, Shukla Bala and is a primary iconographic symbol of Baladeva, the Savior of all beings!

As King Yudhisthira is about to mount the Chariot with his dog at his feet, Indra says that Yudhisthira’s dog cannot come (dogs being considered ritually Tamasic animals, whose very presense spoils a Sattvic Vedic sacrifice). At this, Yudhisthira steps back from the Heavenly Chariot and says that he must stay behind to take care of the dog, because it has become dependent upon him. As the very essense of the Dharma of the Vedic-Vaishnava King is to take care of every last being that is dependent upon him, once again in this final test, King Yudhisthira proves his devotion to Dharma, even at the cost of his own ascent to heaven! At this stunning expression of King Yudhisthira’s devotion to the welfare of a stray dog, the Dog then reveals His Original Form, and HE is Lord Dharma Raja, Yudhisthira’s Own Divine Father Himself!

Having thus tested the depths of Yudhisthira’s real devotion to Dharma/Righteousness, Lord Dharmaraja blesses him and Yudhisthira mounts King Indra’s Chariot for the trip to Swarga/Heaven.

Thus we see that the Lord HARI as Righteousness in Person, King Dharmaraja (also called YAMA-RAJA) in the form of a DOG, has, in this story acted as the companion or ‘guide’ of the Righteous Pandavas on their difficult ascent (anabasis) towards Death. Like the Egyptian HERU-WASU-ANPU or ANUBIS, He is also, as Yama-Raja, the Judge of the Dead.

Dog-Headed Heru-Ausu Anpu/Anubis IS VASUdeva (WS Septre), ANKH the PR-AUSU Savior God, Osiris the Good Shepard (Crook), Helios (Chariot Crop...a noisemaker), Djed (Jagannatha Pillar), and ELI ( Bull Tail) Dharma the ILU-Thoru (TORO) Ugaritic God of TORAH, Dharma.

Dog-Headed Heru-Ausu Anpu/Anubis IS VASUdeva (WS Septre), ANKH the PR-AUSU Savior God, Osiris the Good Shepard (Crook), Helios (Chariot Crop…a noisemaker), Djed (Jagannatha Pillar), and ELI ( Bull Tail) Dharma the ILU-Thoru (TORO) Ugaritic God of TORAH, Dharma.

It is obvious that the inter-racial and inter-linguistic Afro-Heleno-Semitic Mediterranean Heliopolitan Tradition of the Dog-Headed-Human-God or Dog-God Anpu or Anubis is related to the Vedic-Vaishnava and Pure Land Buddhist Tradition of Dharma or Yama Raja.

The question is whether the Meso-American Tradition of the Dog-headed Guide and Protector of the Dead, the Dog Deity Xolotl pre-existed the arrival of the Spanish, or was brought by the Spanish from the earlier Mediterranean (Egyptian) Tradition. Since it initially appears that the Xolotl Tradition and species of dog predates the arrival of the Spanish, this is an area of research that promises to yield some very interesting results. Recently I have learned of the Spanish Ibizan breed of dogs. Has anyone done a comparative genetic study on the Ibizan, the Meso-American Hairless Xolo and the Maltese Pharaoh Hound?

In the early 1970s, to focus my research on the ancient Mediterranean Asyla Federation connections to the Eastern Hemisphere Bhakti Traditions, I had to leave off of many of my studies of the Pre-Colombian Civilizations in the Western Hemisphere, so I have not been able to follow up on this particular area of study, and I invite those Vaishnavas who are particularly interested to contact me if they want to form a research group, under my direction, for Comparative Pre-Colombian-and-Vedic-Vaishnava Studies.

Egyptian ANPU Heliopolitan Greek Anubis

Egyptian ANPU Heliopolitan Greek Anubis

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