In this part of the study, I will identify the two animals standing on either side of the man shown on the Coat of Arms of Cadiz, Figure 21 below:





Figure 21 Coat of Arms of CADIZ




Polat Kaya:  The two animals that stand on either side of the man, at first sight, appear as lions.  But closer examination of them clearly shows that they are dogs rather than lions. The man at the center of the Coat of Arms of the City of Cadiz surely must be the personification of the ancient Phoenicians and/or the Carthaginians, that is to say, the GÜNHAN TÜRKMENS of the ancient Turanian Tur/Turk/Oguz people in the Iberian Peninsula.  



In many ancient Turanian representations, we find two animals standing on either side of a man or woman. Here, we also see a similar situation.


The man at the center of the Coat of Arms of Cadiz, which is the Capital city of the Andalucia region of Spain, is assumed to be a representation of the ancient Phoenicians who built the original city of Gades. I identify the two dogs standing up on either side of the man as the so-called “Spanish Mastiff.”  Furthermore, they are a special breed of the “KANGAL DOGS” of the Turkmen of Turkiye and the Middle East. One of the most common names for Kangal Dogs is the Turkish name KARABAŞ meaning “black head”.



In Part-7, I identified that the writing DOMINATURQUE, written on the Coat of Arms of the City of Cadiz, see Figure 21 above, when deciphered as “TURQMAN-OIUDE”, revealed that the Latin word was actually made up from the Turkish saying TÜRKMEN ÖYÜDÜ” meaning “it is House of Turkmen” indicating that the ancient city was a home of Turkmen people.  In other words, it also means that, contrary to all the deceitful misinformation and/or disinformation, the Phoenicians were the ancient Turanian Turkmans having come from Anatolia, particularly in the eastern and southern Anatolia where their  land was wrongfully called “PHOENIKE”.  Thus, the names and the identity of TURKMEN people were intentionally removed; and in its place - Greek and Semitic names were installed.  Thus, the true identity of these Turanian Tur/Turk/Oguz peoples were changed, altered, distorted and removed from history and from the the public knowledge - by some black magician clergy.    


When the so-called Phoenician GÜNHAN TURKMEN peopled moved from Canaan lands in the Middle East to places on the North African coasts of the Mediterranean Sea and the Iberian Peninsula, they also took their sheep herds and cattle herds with them wherever they moved and colonized.  In such movements, naturally they took their famed shepherd dog named KANGAL with them.  During the thousands of years of staying in Iberia, and themselves being a very learned people with animals such as, cattle, horse, sheep and many other domesticated animals, they must have breeded the Spanish Mastiff from the Turkish Kangal dog.  Thus, here on the Coat of Arms of the City of Cadiz, we are observing two historically Turkish dogs standing by their owners - the Turkmens - as one of the most loyal and noble dogs of the “dog” family.  By their presence, they also testify to the Turkishness of their owners - the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, that is, the Turkman Lords, or the “Türkmen Günhan Beyleri” in Turkish.


The City of Cadiz is the capital city of the Province of ANDALUCIA of Spain.  The name ANDALUCIA, deciphered as “ANADULICA”, reveals its linguistic source as the altered form of the Turkish saying ANADOLUCU meaning “from Anatolia” indicating that people of Andalucia had migrated from Anatolia and hence, they were Turkish speaking peoples originally. The Turkman Kangal Dog related Spanish Mastiff shown on the coat of Arms of the City of Cadiz is a testimony to that fact. Below is shown a photo of a Spanish Mastiff, shortly described in the link :





The last but not the list, in fact the LARGEST of the KANGAL related dogs is the Spanish Mastiff.

Two sub types-The Thicker Mountain breed and the leaner low lands breed.


A gigantic dog that can weigh up to 100 kgs!similar in size to the English Mastiff, agile enough to guard sheep and defend them from Wolves.

They are cousins of the Anatolian Shepherd dog.

They are huge barkers, rambling huge barks.


Sizes-They are massive!


Males are at least 30 inches tall.They weigh 80kg -120 kg.The largest breed on this list!

Females are at least 28 inches tall.They weigh 70kg-100kg.


Like the English Mastiff, it has a great bite force, higher than most dogs, about same as Kangal, more than the Rottweiler, but lacks the meanness to sustain it.


Spanish Mastiff picture Courtesy-






Figure 22. ADDENDUM!-The Dog breeds related to the KANGAL dog breed – THE SPANISH MASTIFF

Shown on the Coat of Arms of the City of Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain. This picture is from




The following information is also given in the article titled:  “ADDENDUM!-The Dog breeds related to the KANGAL dog breed – THE SPANISH MASTIFF

Posted on January 31, 2014 by DogsArena”:



In the Original article about Dog Breeds related to the KANGAL dog breed, we had the following dog breeds-


1.Malak dog

2.Kangal Dog

3.Boz Shepherd dog

4.Akbash dog

5.Anatolian Shepherd dog

6.Alabai-The Turkmenistani Alabai

7.Central Asian Ovcharko-from Russia—Not to be confused with the Caucasian Ovcharko


9.American Mastiff.


We have been reminded by Gurus in DOG TALK that we left out a few other Cousins viz-


10.The Taibadi dog breed,A Kangal look alike from Afghanistan,the home country of the elegant Afghan hounds.

11.The Great Pyrenees, an Akbash cousin

12.The Spanish Mastiff-An Anatolian shepherd cousin



Polat Kaya:   The above list indicates wide spread Turkish Kangal related dogs all over the world.  Here I would like to dwell on the name OVCHARKA. Below is given a picture of the dog named by the Russians as Kavkazskaïa OVCHARKA.  Curiously, when the name OVCHARKA is deciphered letter-by-letter as “KARAVOCH”, it reveals its name source as none other than the altered, Aryanized and Russianized form of the Turkish name KARABAŞ.  So, the name and identity of the Turkish KARABAŞ dog has been altered, Russianized and given to another Kangal related dog in Russia – which was the land of the Turanian people for many thousands of years – before “Russians” took it over.  In fact, ironically, this Russian name OVCHARKA, which is made from Turkish KARABAŞ, is now not only being used in the Slavic countries, but also in the Turkish lands of Central Asia as well.  In other words, they took the Turkish name KARABAŞ of Kangal dogs, changed it into OVCHARKA and resold it back to the Turks.  How clever of them.




Figure 23 The Caucasian Shepherd Dog

 (Armenian: Կովկասյան հովվաշուն “Kovkasyan hovvashun”, Azerbaijani: Qafqaz çoban iti,

Georgian: კავკასიური ნაგაზი “Kavkasiuri nagazi”, Ossetian: Аргъонахъ Arghonaq,

Russian: Kavkazskaïa OVCHARKA) is a large breed of dog that is popular

in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and North Caucasus area.


Polat Kaya:  The Russian name “OVCHARKA” rearranged as “KARA-VOCH” is none other than the altered form

of the Turkish name “KARABAŞ” meaning “Black Head”.  In this case, the dog’s head is reddish.





“The Kangal is a breed of livestock guardian dog, originating from the Kangal district in Sivas Province, Turkey. It is of an early mastiff type with a solid, pale tan or sabled coat, and with a black mask. According to the official Kangal organizations in Turkey – Cynology Federation Of Turkey (KIF) and Ankara Kangal Derneği (ANKADER) Kangals in Turkey may also be brindle[1] or recessive black tan pattern;[2] with or without a black mask; and/or with white markings.[3]”






Figure 24 The Turkman dog KANGAL of SIVAS, Turkiye.



While the Kangal is often referred to as a sheep dog, it is not a herding dog, but rather a flock guardian that lives with the flock of sheep to actively fend off wolves, bears and jackals. The Sivas Kangal Dog’s protectiveness, loyalty and gentleness with small children and animals has led to its growing popularity as a guardian for families as well, as it regards people as its “flock” and guards them with extreme devotion.”.



Polat Kaya:  While these are some of the information about the Turkish KANGAL Dog, there are some others embedded in the Greek mythologies that need to be brought to daylight.    

In the Greek mythology, there is the dog named KERBEROS, which has the Latin name CERBERUS,


“Cerberus (/ˈ (/ˈsɜrbərəs/;[1] Greek: Κέρβερος Kerberos [ˈkerberos]) in Greek and Roman mythology, is a multi-headed (usually three-headed) dog, or "hellhound" [1][2][3] with a serpent's tail, a mane of snakes, and a lion's claws.[4] He guards the entrance of the Greek underworld to prevent the dead from escaping and the living from entering. Cerberus is featured in many works of ancient Greek and Roman literature and in works of both ancient and modern art and architecture, although the depiction of Cerberus differs across various renditions. The most notable difference is the number of his heads: Most sources describe or depict three heads; others show Cerberus with two or even just one; a smaller number of sources show a variable number, sometimes as many as fifty or even a hundred.”



Polat Kaya:  This kind of description of a dog sounds like witchcraft. No wonder it is mythology!  However, when the dog name KERBEROS, as described here, is deciphered as “R-KEREBOS”, it reveals itself as the Turkish name “KARABAŞ” referring to the Turkish dog named “Karabaş” (meaning “black head”) - which is used as a sheep dog to guard the flock against wolves and other wild animals.  One letter R in the name KERBEROS is linguistic wrapping to help camouflage the name “KARABAŞ” in the name KERBEROS.  Describing this guard dog as a three headed monster is simply mythological concoction which further obscures the Turkish name “KARABAŞ”.  Furthermore, the reference states that some sources depict KERBEROS with two heads or even one.  


It is said that “Kerberos is with a serpent's tail, a mane of snakes, and a lion's claws”. Indeed, the Turkish Kangal Karabaş has a long tail that makes snaky moves, has claws that look like that of a lion and has an iron collar around its neck with many iron spikes protruding from it as shown in Figure 23 above. The spiked-iron collar around its neck protects it against wolves and also gives it an advantage in fighting wolves. This iron-spiked neck collar of the Turkish Kangal Dog must have been mythologically likened to a mane of snakes.  This takes the history of the Turkish Kangal dog named KARABAŞ” to the times of Phoenicians and before.


The Karabaş guard dog, while guarding sheep at night in a sheep enclosure (Turkish AUL) does not allow wolves into the AUL and does not let the sheep out of the AUL. So the metaphor is a likening to the imagined guardianship in the underground world of the dead people.


It is said that in Greek mythology, Cerberus was the offspring of Echidna, a hybrid half-woman and half-serpent.  When the name ECHIDNA is deciphered as “CADI-ENH”, it reveals the Turkish saying “CADI ANA” meaning “mother witch”.   Ancient Greeks, Romans and Semites were deeply occupied with witchcraft activities.  And even their religions were based on witchcraft.  Thus, the three headed Cerberus (or Greek Kerberos) would have been the brainchild of such fanciful thinkers and mythology producers.


Additionally, when the name ECHIDNA is deciphered as ID-ANECH”, it reveals the Turkish saying “İT ANASI” meaning “mother dog” (that is, a “female dog” or a “bitch”) who would be the mother of Kerberos or the Turkish Karabaş.  


With all of these explanations, I just identified the Turkish Turkman Kangal dog KARABAŞ in the so-called “Greek” mythologies.  Myhtologically Kerberos had a brother named ORTHRUS.  So, ORTHRUS was also a Kangal dog and it was a Turkman dog - as it was another Karabaş.


In this section, I explained the Turanian Turkish identity of the two dogs shown on the coat of arms of the City of Cadiz.  Clearly the dogs are Spanish Mastiffs which are from the family of Turkish Kangals dogs named “KARABAŞ”.   This is normal because the Phoenicians themselves were the Turkmens and the Kangal is a Turkmen dog.



End of Part-10


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