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George and the Dragon is Eastern in origin, brought back with the Crusaders. George , who is also venerated under that name by Christians among mainly Muslim people, especially Palestinian people, and mainly around Jerusalem, where according to tradition he lived and often prayed near the Temple Mount, and is venerated as a protector in times of crisis.
His main monument is the elongated mosque Qubbat al-Khadr " The Dome of al-Khadr " which stands isolated from any close neighbours on the northwest corner of " The Dome of the Rock " terrace in Jerusalem. The capacity of St. George to cross religious boundaries is seen in an Eastern Orthodox shrine for St.
George at Beith Jala, which Moslems use in the belief it is the home of the legendary Saint of fertility known as Khidr, Arabic for green, as well as Jews attending the site in the belief that the prophet Elijah was buried there. And Khidr, together with Alexander the Great, finds the Fountain of Life, by placing two fish in some water.
After drinking of it Khidr is the only one to attain immortality. From the first and the last then, Corbin tells a tale of human life in which the place of language and the Word is central, and in which the quest for the lost language of God and the angels is the fundamental problem.
It is the question that underlies the unity of the three branches of the Abrahamic tradition. In his masterful treatment of the prophetic tradition, Norman O. Brown too relies on Corbin's work for insights into the history of these interconnected and tragically divided religions.
Islam is the last in the sequence of the great Revelations, and so sees itself as the end of the prophetic tradition. Khidr is a mysterious figure, who acts as Moses' Guide and initiator into the secret meanings of the Law and of the world. He is the archetypal hermeneut whose speech is the lost poetry of Creation. In the Islamic tradition he is identified with the Old Testament figure of Elija. Khidr is the personal Guide, and Corbin says, equivalent to the Paraclete and the Hidden Imam, to the Christ of the Cross of Light; he is the Verus Propheta, the inner guide of each person, the celestial Anthropos and Angel of Humanity whose appearance to every person is each time unique.
Brown writes that the question posed by Islam, at the end of the prophetic tradition, after Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, is, What comes after the Prophets? In Brown's words, " The question is, Who is Khidr? And, What does it mean to be a disciple of Khidr? Pursuing that question, Ibn Arabi said that he had plunged into an ocean on whose shore the Prophet remained behind standing. This question is equivalent to asking how we may recover the Lost Speech.
Attar and other Sufis are reported to have used el-Khidr Khizr , the green man, as a hidden reference to hashish and bhang. Campbell commented that to the Moslem worshipper " the holy spirit in bhang is not the spirit of the Almighty, it is the spirit of the great prophet Khizr, or Elijiah.
In what can be considered more than a mere coincidence, we find this same figure playing a highly regarded role in medieval alchemy. Alchemists like Paracelsus and Eirenaeus Philalethes mention the name Elias, which in the authorized version of the Bible is the same as Elijah, the powerful magician-prophet of Tishpeh, whom the Sufis equated with Khidr, the green man and patron saint of cannabis.
The real significance of the mysterious Elias is given in an almost throw away phrase by A. Waite in The Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross. My book is the precursor of Elias, designed to prepare the Royal way of the Master. Nothing is concealed that shall not be revealed. There are many more secrets concerning the transmutation, though they are little known, for if they are revealed to someone their fame is not immediately common. With this art, the Lord bestows the wisdom to keep it secret until the advent of Elias Artista.
Then shall be revealed what has been concealed. Here Khidr is seen standing on a fish crossing the river of life.
More about this very interesting character can be found in the link below. In Latin, canna, as in Cannabis, can mean a small ship. On the picture below, the sailors on the ship seems to try to get our attention. Look at the flag flown from the top of the mast on the ship.
It is the shape of the banner of St. George and together with the ship, it is a symbol of Cannabis sativa. The Sages will tell you That two fishes are in our sea Without any flesh or bones. Let them be cooked in their own water; Then they also will become a vast sea, The vastness of which no man can describe. Moreover, the Sages say That the two fishes are only one, not two; They are two, and nevertheless they are one, Body, Spirit, and Soul.
Now, I tell you most truly, Cook these three together, That there may be a very large sea. Cook the sulphur well with the sulphur, And hold your tongue about it: Conceal your knowledge to your own advantage, And you shall be free from poverty.
Only let your discovery remain a close secret. The Spirit and Soul must be united in their Body. The Sages do faithfully teach us That two strong lions, to wit, male and female, Lurk in a dark and rugged valley. These the Master must catch, Though they are swift and fierce, And of terrible and savage aspect. He who, by wisdom and cunning, Can snare and bind them, And lead them into the same forest, Of him it may be said with justice and truth That he has merited the meed of praise before all others, And that his wisdom transcends that of the worldly wise.
In the Body there is Soul and Spirit. The Sages say truly That two animals are in this forest: One glorious, beautiful, and swift, A great and strong deer; The other an unicorn. They are concealed in the forest, But happy shall that man be called Who shall snare and capture them. The Masters shew you here clearly That in all places These two animals wander about in forests But know that the forest is but one.
If we apply the parable to our Art, We shall call the forest the Body. That will be rightly and truly said. The unicorn will be the Spirit at all times. The deer desires no other name But that of the Soul; which name no man shall take away from it. He that knows how to tame and master them by Art, To couple them together, And to lead them in and out of the forest, May justly be called a Master.
For we rightly judge That he has attained the golden flesh, And may triumph everywhere; Nay, he may bear rule over great Augustus.
The unicorn is a mythical animal that has changed in appearance over the many years of it first being recorded. In the Middle Ages it was thought of as being a strong and fierce animal associated with chastity and virginity and also with Christ's love of mankind and it could only be captured by a virgin.
When a unicorn dips its horn in water it purifies the water from what ever poison might be in it. Great virtues are attributed to it, in expelling of poison and curing of several diseases Lundy believes that the horn of the unicorn symbolizes the horn of salvation mentioned by St. Luke which, pricking the hearts of men, turns them to a consideration of salvation through Christ.
Medieval Christian mystics employed the unicorn as an emblem of Christ, and this creature must therefore signify the spiritual life in man. The Arian sacrament consists of two elements, as does the philosopher's stone within alchemy.
It is the union within the human body, of these two opposites, that is the goal of the spiritual seeker. To get the elixirs of the white and red roses, what is required above all is the right source material. The rose wears a green dress, says Maier. The wise man plucks it without being pricked, while thieves "have nothing but pain from it. Make of man and woman a circle; when you add the head to the tail, you have the whole tincture.
In Latin the word penis originally meant tail , so this is an other way of saying, that after ingesting Amanita muscaria and Cannabis sativa, then drink your urine.
Saints Cosmas and Damian, the Dioscuri more about the Dioscuri later , are standing to the left of Mary and Jesus, and Peter and John are standing to the right, as if all participating in a sacred conversation.
In it, he names two instances of sacred art that depicts one of the twins holding a urine flask. From about the seventh century, Cosmas and Damian have been the tutelary saints associated with medicine.
Cosmas is usually represented as the physician holding a urine flask, while his brother martyr is variously depicted, either carrying a portable medicine chest, an ointment jar or spatula, so may be rightly appropriated to the apothecary. Thompson, Mystery and Art of the Apothecary. We may here recall a statement which was made on a previous page to the effect that one of the titles by which the Dioscuri and the saints who displaced them were known was that of "boni medici," or good physicians.
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. Attitudes of the time towards Cannabis are well reflected in that great favourite of Eastern and Western literary tradition, the Arabian epic A Thousand and One Nights.
In a story told by Scheherazade on the th night, a Sultan in disguise has the misfortune of being deliberately urinated upon in the house of a cadi , or a lowly magistrate, by another guest, a fisherman.
The fisherman believed himself to be Sultan, for he had swallowed enough hashish "to destroy a hundred year old elephant. The cadi fell to his knees to beg for mercy, while the fisherman, to the Sultan's delight, replied, "What of it? You are in your palace this morning, we were in our palace last night. This is supported also by the fact that at the beginning of the tale Scheherazade says, "Allah had willed that the cadi should also be given to the use of hashish.
Furst editor , Flesh of the Gods. The Golden Flower is the light. What colour is the light? One uses the Golden Flower as a symbol. It is the true energy of the transcendent great One. The phrase "The lead of the water-region has but one taste" refers to it.
The work on the circulation of the light depends entirely on the backward-flowing movement, so that the thoughts are gathered together. The heavenly heart lies between sun and moon. The alchemical motif of the pissing boy appears in Titian's Bacchanal of the Andrians In the foreground a young Dionysian figure lifts his gown and urinates into the stream of "wine" that is flowing by.
A man downstream, fully aware of what is happening, fills his jug with the mixture. Everyone is in varying states of ecstasy or torpor. A note in the foreground reads "He who drinks and does not drink again, does not know what drinking is.
Dionysus or Bacchus is thought of as being Greek, but he is a remake of the Egyptian god Osiris, whose cult extended throughout a large part of the ancient world for thousands of years. Dionysus's religion was well-developed in Thrace, northeast of Greece, and Phrygia, which became Galatia, where Attis also later reigned. Although a Dionysus is best remembered for the rowdy celebrations in his name, which was Latinized as Bacchus, he had many other functions and contributed several aspects to the Jesus character: Notice the fish and remember that a ccording to Acharya S, Dionysus or Bacchus is thought of as being Greek, but he is a remake of the Egyptian god Osiris.
Concerning Osiris she writes. The Christ conspiracy by Acharya S. Notice the chamber pot behind the small picture of the crucified Jesus. Resolve for me, O singer, this my riddle: The rivers send their swelling water backward: The fox steals up to the approaching lion: When Buddha was born he jumped around on one leg.
This is what his footprint looked like. Buddhist art indicating the sacramental use of Amanita muscaria. The four pictures above and the one below are from Ajanta Caves, India. Dorje, bell, and the Thunderbolt of Enlightenment. There's a famous saying in Buddhism.
A group of snails saw him and realising the importance of his thoughts, crawled up to cover and protect his head with their bodies. The snails died from exposure to the hot sun and became honoured as martyrs who had died to protect the Buddha. In some images of the Buddha, his hair curls do indeed resemble snails to remind people of this story.
If Buddha in the above story is the Amanita muscaria, then the myth makes perfect sense, since snails are known to sit on the cap of the mushroom, eating from it, as opposed to sitting on a human head. Amanita muscaria, with the flame of the holy spirit, Cannabis sativa, on top.
The elongated ears of the Buddha comes from the fact that when the Amanita muscaria is in the end of its life circle, it often literally melts away. Nalanda Site Museum, Bihar, India.
The Tibetans considered Cannabis sacred. A Mahayana Buddhist tradition maintains that during the six steps of asceticism leading to his enlightenment, Buddha lived on one Hemp seed a day. He is often depicted with "Soma leaves" in his begging bowl and the mysterious god-narcotic Soma has occasionally been identified with Hemp.
The Tibetan word for stupa is Chorten, which means "the basis of offering. The stupa represents the Buddha's body, his speech and his mind, but most especially his mind and every part shows the path to Enlightenment. Every stupa contains at the very least a life tree and a holy relic. The kuda kallu umbrella stones as they are called are almost two meters high and two meters wide.
Four stone slabs forming a square base support a large stone, convex in shape. They are memorial stones for the dead, probably rulers, erected in the place where they were cremated.
On this location are also found hat-stones under which burial urns were placed. These umbrella stones and hat-stones of Chiramanangad are reported to have a history of over four thousand years. In some Buddhist countries the parasol is an object of worship and in India it has acquired a religious association. Furthermore the umbrella was a symbol of authority among the Egyptians and Orientals.
In Egyptian mythology, specifically in the Heliopolitan tradition, the Benben or Ben-ben was the mound that arose from the primordial waters and on which the creator god Atum settled. In the Pyramid Texts, Atum himself is at times referred to as "mound".
The Benben stone, named after the mound, was a sacred stone in the solar temple of Heliopolis. It was the location on which the first rays of the sun fell. It is thought to have been the prototype for later obelisks, and the capstones of the great pyramids were based on its design.
The phoenix the bennu bird , was venerated at Heliopolis, where it was said to be living on the Benben. The first three pictures below are examples of Christian iconography. The last of the three is of a monstrance. A monstrance is the vessel used in the Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, and Anglican Churches to display the consecrated Eucharistic Host, which is literally believed to be the body of Christ.
The Amanita muscaria looks like this pictures above when it has been lying down for a while. When you harvest the mushrooms and carry them in your basket, upon retuning home, some of the mushrooms will have turned their caps 90 degrees, to enable the release of spoors. In the ancient Indian religious Sanskrit text called the Shivambu Kalpa Vidhi , from the Damar Tantra , it talks about the benefits of pure water, or one's own urine. Mother of Ayurvedic Medicine - by Natalia Perera.
In ancient yoga practices, amaroli amara in Sanskrit means immortal refers to the drinking of one's own urine. Tradition in India maintains that the gods sent man the Hemp plant so that he might attain delight, courage, and have heightened sexual desires. When nectar or Amrita dropped down from heaven, Cannabis sprouted from it.
Another story tells how, when the gods, helped by demons, churned the milk ocean to obtain Amrita, one of the resulting nectars was Cannabis. It was consecrated to Shiva and was Indra's favourite drink. After the churning of the ocean, demons attempted to gain control of Amrita, but the gods were able to prevent this seizure, giving Cannabis the name Vijaya "victory" to commemorate their success. Ever since, this plant of the gods has been held in India to bestow supernatural powers on its users.
The Mahashivratri is Shiva's Great Night. On this day Lord Shiva was married to Parvati who had given Shiva the Cannabis plant so that he would not run of with other women. On this day Shiva drank the poison and held it in his throat turning blue by binding it with a snake. On this day, after the churning of the ocean, demons attempted to gain control of Amrita, but the gods were able to prevent this seizure, giving Cannabis the name Vijaya "victory" to commemorate their success.
And among his myriad epithets, Shiva is known as "Lord of Bhang. Shiva on fire with the poison churned from the ocean was cooled by bhang. Rudra in the sky is Sirius, star of stars, most exalted among them.
Sirius the dog star is twice and even thrice the star shape of Rudra. Sirius, the hound of heaven, the star form of Rudra, the Wild God, is mythically the most eminent of all stars.
This mighty star is the sidereal equivalent of the Rg Veda word of power, the raudra brahman. It is the star symbol of the Wild Hunter and the guardian of order, the dog. Notice the pelican and phoenix on the last picture. Notice the pelican and phoenix. This Egyptian deity under many names appears as the principle of natural fecundity among nearly all the religions of the ancient world.
She was known as the goddess with ten thousand appellations and was metamorphosed by Christianity into the Virgin Mary, for Isis, although she gave birth to all living things--chief among them the Sun--still remained a virgin, according to the legendary accounts.
Plutarch translates the name Isis to mean wisdom. Plutarch further asserts that the Greeks recognized in Osiris the same person whom they revered under the names of Dionysus and Bacchus.
The ancients gave the name Isis to one of their occult medicines; therefore the description here given relates somewhat to chemistry. Her black drape also signifies that the moon, or the lunar humidity - the sophic universal mercury and the operating substance of Nature in alchemical terminology - has no light of its own, but receives its light, its fire, and its vitalizing force from the sun. Isis was the image or representative of the Great Works of the wise men: And in the middle of the crown, just on her forehead, there was a smooth orb resembling a mirror, or rather a white refulgent light, which indicated that she was the moon.
The Druids of Britain and Gaul had a deep knowledge concerning the mysteries of Isis and worshiped her under the symbol of the moon. The moon was chosen for Isis because of its dominion over water. The Druids considered the sun to be the father and the moon the mother of all things. By means of these symbols they worshiped Universal Nature. The Druids had a Madonna, or Virgin Mother, with a Child in her arms, who was sacred to their Mysteries; and their Sun God was resurrected at the time of the year corresponding to that at which modern Christians celebrate Easter.
Plutarch describes the requisites of a follower of Isis in this manner: They composed sonnets to the most beautiful woman in all the world. Though few ever discovered her identity, she was Sophia, the Virgin of Wisdom, whom all the philosophers of the world have wooed.
Isis represents the mystery of motherhood, which the ancients recognized as the most apparent proof of Nature's omniscient wisdom and God's overshadowing power. To the modern seeker she is the epitome of the Great Unknown, and only those who unveil her will be able to solve the mysteries of life, death, generation, and regeneration.
In light of the Goddesses early connection with the Tree of life, it is not at all surprising to find that the Goddess can also be connected with the star of the holy hemp plant: There are many legends which tell how the Goddess was born of a star.
See chapter 6, Egypt. A number of scholars have pointed to an earlier Egyptian influence on the Dogon cosmology; and the Queen of Heaven, Isis, connected with this star. Certainly in art the figure of Isis suckling the infant Horus is so like that of the Madonna and child that it has sometimes received the adorations of ignorant Christians.
And to Isis in her later character, as patroness of mariners the Virgin Mary perhaps owes her beautiful epithet of Stella Maris, "Star of the Sea," under which she is adored by tempest-tossed sailors.
The attributes of a marine deity may have been bestowed on Isis by the sea-faring Greeks of Alexandria. They are quite foreign to her original character and to the habit of the Egyptians, who had no love of the sea. On this hypothesis Sirius, the bright star of Isis, which on July mornings rises from the glassy waves of the eastern Mediterranean, a harbinger of halcyon weather to mariners, was the true Stella Maris, "the Star of the Sea.
Frazer, " The Golden Bought, " The ancient Egyptians believed that humans held the potential for becoming godlike. They maintained that a sacred plant was a major part of that transhumanization. The Ancient Egyptian prototype - nothing less than the quest and prescription for the release of humanity's nascent divinity, in turn enabling the rejoining of a world and an already functional community of highly advanced beings who welcome the newcomers to joyous puissance.
The principle agent of this transformation was "the divine food" which, like what some super royal jelly could do for bees, would stimulate metamorphic neurosecretory organs in the human central nervous system and enable a super biological process to take place to mature a higher body that can transcend at death and is capable of furnishing a sensorium to perceive and function in a world freer than the transient three-dimensional one in which we are currently confined.
This was the ageless promise that Ancient Egypt held forth most explicitly. And this is the essence of any religion worthy of the name that is to be more than a mere excuse for the seizure of power and control. I am Yesterday and Tomorrow, and have the power to regenerate myself The hitherto closed door is thrust open and the radiance in my heart hath made it enduring.
I can walk in my new immortal body and go to the domain of the starry gods. Now I can speak in accents to which they listen, and my language is that of the star Sirius. Their "Dagga" cults believed Holy cannabis was brought to earth by the Gods, in particular from the "two Dog Star" system that we call A and B. Interestingly, the surviving Indo-European word for the plant can be read as "canna," "reed," and "bi," "two," as well as "canna" as in canine; and "bis", meaning two bi -"Two Dogs.
It was later established by van den Bos, working in South Africa, that the very dense "dark companion of Sirius circles her once in exactly fifty 50,09 years, their next approach or periastron occurring in April, The theme of cannabis as an evolutionary agent appeared again and again while collecting research for this book, as will be shown.
Astronomical information was preserved by the Egyptian-influenced Dogon tribe, as the works of ethnologists Germaine Dieterlen and Marcel Griaule has shown. Muses credited much of the research he used to "The Lion Path," Musaios, However, Muses mistakenly chose Khat, which is compared to coffee in its effects, for his identity of the Egyptian's sacred shrub.
Furst mention that some of the earliest Sanskrit names for Cannabis sativa is cana and sana. The dog features as a guardian of the underworld in Egyptian, Hindu and Greek mythology, and the dog is "man's best friend," and the creature humans have had the longest standing symbiotic relationship with. Among the plants this is true for Cannabis. Thoth Hermes Trismegistus, the founder of Egyptian learning, the Wise Man of the ancient world, gave to the priests and philosophers of antiquity the secrets which have been preserved to this day in myth and legend.
These allegories and emblematic figures conceal the secret formula for spiritual, mental, moral, and physical regeneration commonly known as the Mystic Chemistry of the Soul alchemy. These sublime truths were communicated to the initiates of the Mystery Schools, but were concealed from the profane.
The latter, unable to understand the abstract philosophical tenets, worshiped the concrete sculptured idols which were emblematic of these secret truths.
The wisdom and secrecy of Egypt are epitomized in the Sphinx, which has preserved its secret from the seekers of a hundred generations. The mysteries of Hermeticism, the great spiritual truths hidden from the world by the ignorance of the world, and the keys of the secret doctrines of the ancient philosophers, are all symbolized by the Virgin Isis.
Veiled from head to foot, she reveals her wisdom only to the tried and initiated few who have earned the right to enter her sacred presence, tear from the veiled figure of Nature its shroud of obscurity, and stand face to face with the Divine Reality. In old Egypt, Thoth was sometimes depicted with the face of a dog-headed baboon and the body of a man or, as a full dog-headed baboon.
His feminine counterpart was Maat. As with the Egyptian's, Cynocephali is present in Christian world-views too. Christopher is in the Eastern Orthodox Church portrayed on certain icons as having the head of a dog. As the myth goes, during the reign of the Emperor Decius, a man named Reprebus or Reprobus "the Condemned" was captured in combat against tribes to the west of Egypt and was assigned to the numerous Marmaritarum or "Unit of the Marmaritae". He was of enormous size and terrifying demeanour, being a cannibal cannibal as in Cannabis with, like all the Marmaritae, the head of a dog instead of a man.
Traditional Orthodox iconography depicts him as literally dog-headed. Regardless, Reprebus accepted baptism and began to preach the faith. Eventually, the governor of Antioch or in some versions, the Emperor himself decreed that Reprebus was to be executed for his faith. He miraculously survived many attempts at execution, but in the end permitting himself to be martyred after converting multitudes.
His body was then taken back to Alexandria by Peter of Attalia. Among Roman Catholics, the most popular St. Christopher legend is preserved in Jacobus de Voragine's 13th century "Golden Legend. He was twelve cubits about 18 feet or 5. His name originally was Offero or Reprobus, "the Condemned. After research, he determined that the Devil was a likely candidate.
He therefore pledged himself to the Devil's service, only to abandon the Devil when he learned that the Devil was in turn afraid of the cross of Jesus. He sought out a Christian hermit to inquire as to how he could better serve Jesus.
The hermit directed him to a dangerous ford in a swift river, and suggested that the giant's great size and strength made him a good candidate to assist people in crossing. One day, a small child approached the river and asked to be carried across. The giant began to comply, only to learn that the small boy was far heavier than any other passenger he had taken. The child revealed that he was in fact Jesus Christ, and that his unusual weight was due to the fact that he bore the sins of the world.
The boy then baptised the giant in the river, and he acquired his new name Christopher, Greek for "Christ-carrier" christo-phoros. The child told Christopher to plant his staff in the ground. The staff miraculously bloomed into a fruit-bearing tree. This miracle converted many. Enraged at these conversions, a local king had Christopher imprisoned, where after cruel tortures he was beheaded as a martyr.
Christopher with the Christ Child," by Simon Pereyns. Interestingly, the Cynocephalic races can be juxtaposed with Amazons, barbarians, cannibals, and Cannabis smoking. China has seen itself as the unmoving center and the surrounding barbarians of its northern and western borders as a volatile threat.
Cannabis, as the chosen drug of many of these neighbouring peoples, would have been an unsavoury choice for many Han Chinese, who didn't wish to indulge in 'barbarian habits'. Inside this tent they put a dish with hot stones on it. Then they take some hemp seed, creep into the tent, and throw the seed on the hot stones.
At once it begins to smoke, giving off a vapour unsurpassed by any vapour bath one could find in Greece. The Scythians enjoy it so much they howl with pleasure. While the area has been inhabited by dozens of distinct peoples, these have generally been grouped under various all-purpose names that have changed over the ages; Scythian, Parthian, Hun, Turk, and Mongol are the terms most commonly employed by all three great traditions.
We may infer, then, that it has been the central Asian nomads who have been the prime candidates, among the Europeans, Indians, and Chinese, for identification with their Dog-Men. We have also noted that in all three interpretive traditions, these "cynanthropized" central Asian peoples have quite often been juxtaposed with an Amazonian race of women. From Virgil's day at least, the Amazons were identified with the women warriors of "Scythia.
This brings us back, with a jolt, to the giant, cynocephali, lamp-bearing St. Christopher with whom we opened this chapter. Christopher's name has been glossed, since the time of his earliest Western hagiographies, as the bearer of Christ Greek Christo-phoros. There exists, however, an alternative reading of his name: Christ-Apherou, "the way-opener of the Christ," a fusion of names and functions of the same order as Hermanubis!
Christopher is not the sole medieval Christian saint to be closely associated with the dog and the dog-star. Others include Dominic, James, Cucufat, and Guignefort.
The first of these, the founder of the Dominican Latin domini-canes order, was born, according to legend, after his mother had dreamt that she was carrying a little dog with a torch in its mouth in her womb. Claude Gaignebet, in his brilliant study of the esoteric in Rabelais, A plus hault sens , indicates that the torch in the dog's mouth was, for medieval commentators, a representation of the star Sirius in the mouth of the great dog, Canis major. Dogs are also present in pagan world-views. Guignefort, although never canonized, has enjoyed a cult as a healer of childhood diseases in southern France Dombes and other parts of Europe until c.
Guinefort as a child-healer. Stephen was much edified by this until he was told that this saint was not, as he had supposed, a holy man, but a greyhound.
A legend was associated with this hound, which is common to most Indo-European peoples: He had defended his master's child against a wild beast in Guinefort's case, a huge snake , but had been suspected by his master of killing the child and had been wrongly stabbed to death by him. Stephen of Bourbon's reaction was to immediately disinter and bum the poor dog saint's bones. An expurgated version of this story still survives in the Walt Disney movie, "Lady and the Tramp.
George and Indra, is the slayer of dragons. In the background on the wall, hangs a painting representing the battle of St Michael, in the foreground two dogs are symbolizing the force used against the dragon. The coat-of-arms of the king can be seen between two angels.
The second picture is from the Castle of Pierrefonds and shows St. Michael killing the dragon. Notice the two dogs and the coat-of-arms. Contemplate the meaning of the pictures below.