Friday, May 6, 2016

Do you know what Cynocephaly is?

The word "cephaly" is derived from ancient Greek and related to a condition of the head. Perhaps you've heard of microcephaly birth defects related to the Zika virus. "Cyno" is also of Greek origin and relates to dogs. Cynocephaly means having the head of a dog or of a jackal.

This info takes us to the New Kingdom of Egypt, also known as the Egyptian Empire.
Its the period in ancient Egyptian history between the 16th century BC and the 11th century BC. The Egyptian Dynasties in that time period were the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth. In polytheistic ancient Egyptian religion, Duamutef is one of the Four Sons of Horus. Duamutef is represented as having the head of a jackal. Interestingly, Hapi, another one of the Four Sons, has the head of a baboon. We talked about the baboon's significance to Dogman in this post: The bottom line is that Dogman related stories go back at least to ancient Egypt. We'll have more on cynocephaly because ancient Egypt is the tip of the iceburg. The video below has ancient Egyptian representations of the Four Sons of Horus(video has music, no voice).


  1. Doesn't Beetle Juice have Cynocephlia?

    1. If you're talking about Howard Sterns Beetle Juice I think he has microcephaly. He's also a dwarf.