๐ƒ๐จ๐  ๐ก๐ž๐š๐๐ž๐ ๐Œ๐ž๐ง โ€“ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ÿ”๐œ โ€“ ๐‚๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ˆ๐ง๐๐ข๐š

โ€œThey do not live in houses, but in caves. They set out for the chase with bows and spears, and as they are very swift of foot, they pursue and soon overtake their quarry. The women have a bath once a month, the men do not have a bath at all, but only wash their hands. They anoint themselves three times a month with oil made from milk and wipe themselves with skins.

โ€œThe clothes of men and women alike are not skins with the hair on, but skins tanned and very fine. The richest wear linen clothes, but they are few in number. They have no beds, but sleep on leaves or grass. He who possesses the greatest number of sheep is considered the richest, and so in regard to their other possessions. All, both men and women, have tails above their hips, like dogs, but longer and more hairy. They are just, and live longer than any other men, 170, sometimes 200 years.”

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๐ƒ๐จ๐  ๐ก๐ž๐š๐๐ž๐ ๐Œ๐ž๐ง โ€“ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ÿ”๐› โ€“ ๐‚๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ˆ๐ง๐๐ข๐š

“The Kynokephaloi living on the mountains do not practise any trade but live by hunting. When they have killed an animal they roast it in the sun. They also rear numbers of sheep, goats, and asses, drinking the milk of the sheep and whey made from it. They eat the fruit of the Siptakhora (Siptachora), whence amber is procured, since it is sweet. They also dry it and keep it in baskets, as the Greeks keep their dried grapes.

โ€œThey make rafts which they load with this fruit together with well-cleaned purple flowers and 260 talents of amber, with the same quantity of the purple dye, and 1000 additional talents of amber, which they send annually to the king of India. They exchange the rest for bread, flour, and cotton stuffs with the Indians, from whom they also buy swords for hunting wild beasts, bows, and arrows, being very skilful in drawing the bow and hurling the spear.

โ€œThey cannot be defeated in war, since they inhabit lofty and inaccessible mountains. Every five years the king sends them a present of 300,000 bows, as many spears, 120,000 shields, and 50,000 swords.โ€

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Midwinter Dogs 1

Well only in the sense that The Thames is the source of the Atlantic Ocean. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Theyโ€™re connected and part of a broad array of convergent mythology, ritual, warrior cults, animism and the love of a compelling narrative.

Itโ€™s also worth remembering that Dogs/wolves (and even foxes) were seen as more or less synonymous in Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures which adds a further layer of depth.

You can read the click bait article here.