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One might say that he is both, depending on a few different factors in question. Classification Issues In Greco-Roman mythology the "gods" are not a special category in the same sense that the modern Western taxonomical terms "species" and "race" would entail. Being a θεός (theós), "god," is more a matter of status or ...


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Though Typhon is addressed as being a Titan In the movies, Typhon was not a Titan in real mythology; merely a ferocious monster whom Gaia had given birth to long after giving birth to the twelve Titans. In other versions, he was said to be the god of windstorms and drought, but still a son of Gaia and Tartarus. In conclusion, Typhon is more Titan than god, ...


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The first strong parallel to come to mind is the Naga: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C4%81ga They are principally depicted in three forms: wholly human with snakes on the heads and necks, common serpents, or as half-human half-snake beings.[3] A female naga is a "Nagi", "Nagin", or "Nagini". Nagaraja is seen as the king of ...


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Set is a possibility, if you're,willing to stretch the meaning of "dog" a bit. Set is one of the oldest gods in Egyptian mythology. He is usually represented by a mythical sha or "Set-animal" 𓃩 which appears to be some sort of canid in general, combined with some other supernatural characteristics. As time passed, Set himself had an ...


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Your question reminded me of a concept in Zoroastrian mythology. Although I have the feeling this is not what you are looking for, it does have connections with a bridge, music, the human soul, and, to some extent, shapeshifting and opening doors. It is the Daēnā (Dēn), which in his book Comparative Mythology, Jaan Puhvel describes as a heavenly double of ...


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The closest one (it's not really a god) that comes to my mind is the Norse hellhound Garmr, who is given a mostly evil connotation (he's described as howling and blood-stained, and is associated with the coming of Ragnarok). Also, in his article The Hellhound, Bruce Lincoln describes a widespread Indo-European motif of two otherworldly dogs: a "white ...


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