I’ve heard several accounts from people who encountered a cryptid-being of a dog-headed man wearing a red shawl or shirt; it happened while in isolated, outdoors travels, & always at night. The red shirt was noted in each event.
2 fellows were driving a mountain pass in snowy conditions & were diverted from nearly going over the edge of the cliffside road by the sudden appearance and the driver jerked the wheel to avoid hitting the cryptid-being, thus saving their lives, but also terrifying them. Afterwards they only referred to him as “the dog headed god.”
3 Other people with sightIngs were simply frightened out of their wits and got the heck away from the location, and didn’t make the dog headed god connection. Communion author Whitley Streiber has noted a sighting in his Unknown Country podcast, and visitors at Skinwalker Ranch have also noted dog headed, upright walking beings, but with no connection being made to Hermanubis. So I’m just playing with the idea… 💡
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Statue of Hermanubis, white marble, 1st-2nd century CE (Vatican Museums)
Inclassical mythology, Hermanubis (Ancient Greek: Ἑρμανοῦβις, romanized: Hermanoubis) was a god who combined Hermes (Greek mythology) with Anubis (Egyptian mythology).
Hermes' and Anubis's similar responsibilities (they were both conductors of souls) led to the god Hermanubis. He was popular during the period of Roman domination over Egypt. Depicted having a human body and a jackal head, with the sacred caduceus that belonged to the Greek god Hermes, he represented the Egyptian priesthood. He engaged in the investigation of truth.
The divine name Ἑρμανοῦβις is known from a handful of epigraphic and literary sources, mostly of the Roman period. Plutarch cites the name as a designation of Anubis in his underworldly aspect, while Porphyry refers to Hermanubis as σύνθετος "composite" and μιξέλλην "half-Greek".
Although it was not common in traditional Greek religion to combine the names of two gods in this manner, the double determination of Hermanubis has some formal parallels in the earlier period. The most obvious is the god Hermaphroditus, attested from the fourth century BC onwards, but his name implies the paradoxical union of two different gods (Hermes and Aphrodite) rather than an assimilation in the manner of Hermanubis.