Meaning of symbols Celtic Dog


Symbols Celtic Dog

In the Celtic world, the dogs were symbolically related to hunting, medicine and death, their curative connotation is particularly intriguing: it was believed that certain diseases could be cured by the application of saliva of the dog.

His association with the hunt is obvious, since in all of Europe Celtic paintings appear alongside portraits of dogs hunters or hunters that if they avail themselves to defend themselves and pursue their prey.

The Dutch Nehalennia goddess, worshiped on the coast is often represented in the company of a dog protector, rather nice-looking: his connection with the death refers instead to the presence of dogs in the afterlife, in the Mabinogion, Araw, god of the underworld, is accompanied by a pack of red-eared white dogs.

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