Monday, 2 March 2009

Things I Learned: Kongo dogs have 4 eyes.

Today I visited the British Museum with Jaws and I learned an interesting thing about dogs, so I decided to knock together an ad hoc feature. These are going to be mostly things I remember vaguely rather than full on facts.
Apparently, people of the Kongo during the 19th century believed dogs were mediators between the living and the dead, and we able to see spirits and other general bad stuff floating about that we humans can't.
The little placard underneath the weird dog sculpture said something about them having 4 eyes, but I didn't really get it. This is how I imagined it, but I wish I had just drawn a normal dog with glasses now. I missed an obvious joke there.

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