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a.1.(Zool.) Having a head shaped like that of a dog; - said of certain baboons.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"I am wretched enough now," thought poor Ceres, "to talk with this melancholy Hecate, were she ten times sadder than ever she was yet." So she stepped into the cave, and sat down on the withered leaves by the dog-headed woman's side.
Another story goes that Magellan named the land after Patagon, a dog-headed monster from a novel that was popular in Europe at the time.
Was it the work of demonic, dog-headed men, as the village priest claims?