From mythology to Cosmology
From vague drawing on the caves’ walls to Instagram sensations man’s best friends have always been around to recall us what a true friendship and sincere devotion look like.
From ancient myths and legends, through religious worships, to bright starts and space missions – the life as we know it would never be the same without the four pawned creatures, offering us their gentle love.
In mythology, dogs often serve as pets or as watchdogs. Stories of them guarding the gates of the underworld recur throughout almost all known olden beliefs.
In ancient Mesopotamia, dogs were the symbol of Ninisina, the goddess of healing and medicine, and her worshippers frequently dedicated small models of seated dogs to her. Later, in the Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian periods, dogs were often depict as emblems of magical protection.
In Greek mythology, Cerberus is a three-headed watchdog who guards the gates of the underworld, called Hades.
A bloody, four-eyed dog called Garmr guards the realm of the dead – Helheim, according to the Norse mythology.
In Persian mythology, two four-eyed dogs guard the Chinvat Bridge or the sifting
bridge of judgement, which separates the world of the living from the world of the dead.
Annwn – the Otherworld in Welsh mythology, is guarded by the barking hounds - Cŵn Annwn.
In Hindu mythology, Yama, the god of death, owns two four eyed watch dogs, which guards the gates of Naraka or the realm of hell in Dharmic traditions.
Kimat, who is the pet of Tadaklan, god of thunder, is responsible for lightning in Philippine mythology.
The zodiacal dog in Chinese mythology is among the twelve animals, which cyclically represent years.
Three of the 88 constellations in western astronomy also represent dogs: Canis Major (the Great Dog, whose brightest star, Sirius, is also called the Dog Star), Canis Minor (the Little Dog), and Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs).
Today we don’t need ancient mythologies and olden believes to prove us what spectacular animals dogs are.
They perform far too many roles for humans, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship and, more recently, aiding disabled people and therapeutic roles.
Simply put our life would never be the same without the help and care of this magnificent and yet adorable fluffy creatures.
The world’s most famous doggos
Who could forget one of the best romantic stories ever written – the one of The Lady and a Tramp, or suppress sincere smile when seeing mystery-solving Scooby Doo and his sidekick the adorable, little Snoopy or even better - the pink shades of Courage the Cowardly Dog?!
Still, nothing compares to you or in this case to the real thing. So here’s our list with the most famous dogs who stole the spotlights, capturing our hearts along the way, as well.
The Cairn Terrier Terry
Before make her way on the big screen Terry was just another abandoned puppy, until her human come to rescue and made her Toto - the co-star in The Wizard of Oz, alongside the remarkable child actress Judy Garland.
The award winning movie was just a small part of Terry’s career. During her lifetime she had been casted in 17 films, living to be 11-years old.
- The German Shepherd Rin Tin Tin
- The Rough Collie Lassie
- The German Shepherd Trakr
- Collie-Shepherd Mix known as Bobbie the Wonder Dog
- The Siberian Husky Balto
- The German Shepherd Nemo
- Laika The Space Dog
- The springer spaniel Mildred
- The Yorkshire Smoky
- The forever waiting Hachiko
- Boo -
The cutest dog on the planet
Sinbad – The Sailor
We’re not leaving those names without background stories – stay tuned to find out more about the world’s most famous dogs.
Celebrate in your own manner
There’s so much that you can do on this really special day, except cute photo-shoot on Instagram - from adopting a dog from a rescue home to giving your dog a holistic spa treatment, spoiling treat or even buying yourself and your dog matching t-shirts.
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