Cradle of Civilization

A Blog about the Birth of Our Civilisation and Development

Armenia – Animals

Armenian Dog

Armenian Cat

Armenian Horse

Armenian Dog:

Aralez

Armenian mythology creature-kinocefal (dog-heads), that were licking the bounds of fallen or such an injured warriors of armenian troops (Name of this spirit-dogs was taken from Ara the Beatiful, king of Armenia, that was killed in war with Assyria (Semiramis loved him and let warriors to brought him).

Armenian Shepherds: the Gampr – Deified as Aralez

Armenian Cat:

Because of Turkifization Turkey has removed the Armenian nams of places and animals – what is Armenian cat they call Turkish.

Van was an Armenian city, but were cleansed through the genocide

File:Turkish Van Cat.jpg

Armenian Horse:

Armenia the Land of the Horse

The Mitanni were closely associated with horses. The name of the country of Ishuwa, which might have had a substantial Hurrian population, meant “horse-land”. A famous text discovered at Hattusa deals with the training of horses. The man who was responsible for the horse-training was a Hurrian called Kikkuli.

Kikkuli, “master horse trainer (assussanni, virtually Sanskrit aśva-sana-) of the land Mitanni” (LÚA-AŠ-ŠU-UŠ-ŠA-AN-NI ŠA KUR URUMI-IT-TA-AN-NI) was the author of a chariot horse training text written in the Hittite language, dating to the Hittite New Kingdom (around 1400 BC). The text is notable both for the information it provides about the development of Indo-European languages and for its content.

The terminology used in connection with horses contains many Indo-Aryan loan-words (Mayrhofer, 1974). Some theonyms, proper names and other terminology of the Mitanni exhibit an Indo-Aryan superstrate, suggesting that an Indo-Aryan elite imposed itself over the Hurrian population in the course of the Indo-Aryan expansion.

Ishuwa

Kikkuli

Horse breeding in Armenia

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