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Old December 28th, 2017, 07:35 PM   #41

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Reason for this is one avatara of Lord Shiva "Kala Bhairava" have black dog as his vehicle.
Lord Dattatreya, who is considered a sum of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva is always accompanied by dogs. And then 'Sarama' and her progeny 'Sarameyas', the spotted many-eyed dogs who guards the passage to heaven (Greek equivalent Kerberos). Dharma accompanied Yudhisthira to heaven in form of a dog. Yudhisthira was asked to abandon the dog to enter heaven, he refused it. Some stories from Hindu mythology.
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This finding was provisionally accepted for publication and will soon publish in the journal Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. A team of researchers from six different universities in the U.S., Brazil, Denmark, and South Africa contributed to the research.
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Beautiful, Specul8. Animals surprise us.Lord Dattatreya, who is considered a sum of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva is always accompanied by dogs. And then 'Sarama' and her progeny 'Sarameyas', the spotted many-eyed dogs who guards the passage to heaven (Greek equivalent Kerberos). Dharma accompanied Yudhisthira to heaven in form of a dog. Yudhisthira was asked to abandon the dog to enter heaven, he refused it. Some stories from Hindu mythology.

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Mortal dogs receive a striking degree of attention in the "legal" (ddg) books of the Avesta, notably in the Vidvdd and the almost wholly lost Duzd-sar-nizad, the contents of which are known from Dnkard (q.v.) 8.



The two chief categories of dog (Vd. 13.8 and passim; Ard Wrz nmag 48.4) are the herd dog (pasu.haurva, lit., "cattle protecting"; Pahl. sag ubnn) and house dog (vi.haurva, lit. "house protecting"; Pahl. sag mnbnn). Their duties only are defined (Vd. 13.17-18). To them are added the vohunazga (Vd. 13.8), which other Avestan and Pahlavi contexts suggest was a masterless dog, loosely attached to the local community; and finally the tauruna (Vd. 13.15), apparently a young dog (linked by a simile with a youth who has put on the sacred girdle; Vd. 13.23), presumably not yet trained.


Gratitude is required of men toward the herd and house dog, for Ahura Mazd (q.v.) is represented as declaring: "No house would stand *firmly founded* for me on the Ahura-created earth were there not my herd dog or house dog" (nit m nmnəm vt hitənti zam paiti ahuratam yezi m nit ; Vd. 13.49).

Responsibility toward dogs is repeatedly linked with responsibility toward humans. In the Husprm Nask the proper quantities of food are listed for man, woman, child, and the three kinds of dogs (Dnkard 8.37.1). A sick dog is to be looked after as carefully as a sick person (Vd. 13.35), a bitch in whelp as solicitously as a woman with child (Vd. 15.19). Puppies are to be cared for for six months, children for seven years (Vd. 15.45).

There is a partly playful account of how the dog combines the characteristics of eight kinds of people (Vd. 13.44-48), and a description of him as created by Ahura Mazd "self-clothed, self-shod, alertly watchful, sharp-toothed, sharing the food of men, to watch over (man's) possessions"

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the original version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_uKJijBbuY at about 3 minutes in, a confrontation between a wolf pack and a brown bear.
hunting wild boar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa1ls7le_xo And the modern edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te4kYJiJLhk A modern bear hunt in Bulgaria using dogs -- one can easily consider the scenario using spears rather than guns. The fact is that wolves will coordinate and getting a pup to allow one to be "part of the pack" is the easiest line to domestication / partnership. they made it significantly easier to hunt (just having a single puppy to flush rabbits into a net would have been a big plus for a hunting/ gathering group). Further, at night, they can hear, and smell better than we can and their night vision is a bit better -- making them very useful sentries for the camp.

and for that missed shot? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZRzRWEhs_o 13 minute video. Dog tracking a deer after heavy rain.
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