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?
D.N.A. Backs Lore on Pre-Columbian Dogs
Others have noticed this…
“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.” Read the rest of this entry