Anubis and Xolotl

Anubis and Xolotl.
Egypt, Mexico and…Wisconsin…?

How vastly confusing! Where do we begin?
Let’s go with Wisconsin, shall we?

Aztalan State Park is roughly 50 miles due west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
It’s Wisconsin’s premier archaeological site and no one knows for sure what befell the culture that once thrived here.

Aztalan State Park

“The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village. Decades of archaeological research, including carbon dating and tooth samples found at the site that were traced back to Cahokia, have provided some clues to the culture that created these mounds. It was once a village and ceremonial complex of about 500 people that thrived between 1000 and 1300 AD before the site was mysteriously abandoned.” Source

It’s been theorized that the complex was built by Aztecs. Based for example, but not solely, on the name Aztalan itself.
The legendary ancestral home of the Aztecs is called Aztlán.
It is mentioned in several texts that the Aztecs migrated south from the city of Aztlán to Mexico where they came to settle and create their empire.

This is interesting for several reasons, but we are going to focus on the parts that are relevant to the Dogman phenomenon.

The Aztec had many gods. Most people have heard of Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent.
But Quetzalcoatl had a twin that is somewhat less well known- Xolotl.
Quetzalcoatl was everything Xolotl was not.
Quetzalcoatl was the god of the morning star, the inventor of books and calendars, the giver of maize/ corn.
Xolotl was god of the evening star, of fire and lightning, sickness and deformities.
When Quetzalcoatl was associated with death it was death and rebirth.
For Xolotl it was aiding the dead on their journey to Mictlan, the underworld. One of the places dead people could go.
Mictlan was associated with the far north and was ruled by Mictlantecuhtli and his wife Mictecacihuatl.

You gotta love those Aztec names…

Mictlantecuhtli by the way, was depicted as a bloody skeleton ready to rip people to pieces, not entirely unlike the Windigo, the emaciated evil spirit from Algonquin lore, who was also associated with the north.

But I digress.


Xolotl was intimately associated with the dead and therefore with the burial mounds. Wisconsin has a lot of burial mounds and is also more or less ground zero (together with Michigan) for werewolf/ Dogman sightings.
Why is there a connection here?
Because Xolotl was depicted as either a skeleton, a water salamander or…
a dog-headed man!
And not just any dog, but the Mexican Hairless Dog, or Xoloitzcuintle. Guess who inspired the name.


Mexican Hairless Dog. Photo found here

The Mexican Hairless dog  is sleek but with a muscular chest.

When looking at it one is struck by its similarities with the jackal-headed Egyptian god Anubis.
What could connect Xolotl to Anubis? And is this the only connection?
The short answer is no.
Both the Aztec and the Egyptians built mounds/ mastabas and pyramids.
Wisconsin is also tied in with this since pyramid structures have been found, most famously, in Rock Lake in southeastern Wisconsin.

I have previously written about the so-called
Type-3 and K-9 Dogman variants. There is also another, so far not classified as it possesses talents not necessarily directly associated with the other two types.
It’s referred to as the Anubis type.
What sets this type apart from the others are three specific things;
-its height (it tends to be 8-10 ‘ or taller)
-its regal appearance
-its unsettling ability to appear inside peoples homes…

The Anubis type Dogman doesn’t seem to be trying to frighten its witnesses as much as the other types, especially the K-9’s.
Granted, it might do just that anyway because who is comfortable with a 10 foot Anubis suddenly appearing in their bedroom…
Its purpose seems to be unknown at this time. Its appearance is more ethereal than the more regular types, sometimes bordering on transparent.
Xolotl trying to tell you your house is on a burial mound?

Xolotl and Anubis share another similarity. They are both associated with the activities occurring between death and the arrival in the afterlife, whichever one that might be.
They are not necessarily Lords of the Underworld themselves, but they certainly have associations with the darker side of things.
Anubis was the protector of tombs, unlike actual jackals. Cemeteries tend to be associated with Dogman sightings.
c5943b89655f0b8b7f4d16a7d1ef35f7Anubis is also the one who weighs the heart after a person is deceased. The heart is weighed against a feather, Ma’at, meaning truth.
Is this the reason Dogman witnesses so often describe the creatures gaze appearing to read their souls?

The peculiar similarities between these two deities will lead you to believe they have the same origin.
What that could be I do not know. Perhaps they originated on Atlantis, if it ever existed.

Another interesting thing to mention is an old Aztec tale of how during the fifth sun Xolotl, the monstrous dog, was chased by death and tried to escape by turning himself into a sprout of maize (corn).
Cornfields just happen to be another thing associated with Dogmen.corn-667678_640

The concept of a Nagual/ Nahual within Mesoamerican cultures, such as the Aztec, means, roughly, a witch.
Though not necessarily evil they are said to be able to shape shift into animal form, much like the Navajo Skinwalkers.

Another good article on the connection between Wisconsin and the Aztecs can be found here.

Could this connection between Wisconsin and the Aztecs/ Egypt have anything to do with the Dogman sightings reported today?
The fact that the Aztalan State Park in the 19th century, before it became a protected site, was disrespectfully plowed, mounds leveled, pottery shards and Aztalan building materials shipped off to fill in potholes, could this in any way be connected to the sudden appearance of Dogmen in the late 19th century?
Who knows?
But the timing does seem to fit a little bit too well…


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