Sirius the Dog Star   31 comments


GalacticWolves3126Sirius the Dog Star

Alpha Canis Majoris

Sirius (Alpha Canis Majoris) the brightest star in the sky is located in the constellation of Canis Major -The Great Dog, named after the Dog Star. It can be seen from almost every inhabited region on Earth’s surface. And in the right conditions can be seen in day light.

It appears to be a single bright star but is actually a large binary star system. The main sequence star; Sirius A, is 22 times brighter than the Sun and 6th closest system to our own. Its faint companion star, Sirius B (the pup) was the first recognized white dwarf.

Electromagnetic fields

They orbit each other, every 49.98 years and Sirius B has a tremendous effect on the electromagnetic fields of our galaxy, the solar system, planets, and Earth itself. When at its closest to Sirius A the magnetic properties of Sirius B and it’s remarkable density, create massive magnetic storms resulting in the stars exchanging copious amounts of highly charged particles. These are injected into the galactic magnetic field of the Milky Way. Sirius’s magnetic storms are particularly intense around five years before their closest approach, and for up to five years following.

1944 occurrence, was during our history’s greatest conflict, World War II. And most recently almost 50 years later, in June, 1993 when, Sirius was hidden from Earth’s view by our Sun, the largest flood of the past century occurred. Mississippi, (Nile River), overflowed its banks and that flood continued through till mid-August. When Sirius re-appeared from behind the sun, the flood waters receded and the immediate life-threatening crisis subsided. A reflection of the great rivers of energies streaming out from Sirius?


Sirius is associated with liberation. Ancient teachings say the very concept of freedom exists in human consciousness because of the Sirius system’s influence. And every year, on July 4, Sirius is hidden from view by our Sun -America’s Independence Day! And Bastille Day, the French Independence Day, is July 14.

As the most recent "great conjunction" of Sirius A and B occurred around 1993, a wave of freedom was sweeping our world that climaxed in the breakdown of the communist rule in Europe and the liberation of the Russian people from the hard-line Communist party. As the cold war finally concluded so the Berlin Wall fell … events that occurred simultaneously with the highest intensity of Sirius’s magnetic forces.

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Sirius has consistently been associated with a celestial dog throughout the classical world; China, identified the star as a Heavenly wolf.” Ancient Chaldea  (present day Iraq), knew it as the "Dog Star that Leads," / "Star of the Dog." Assyria, named it "Dog of the Sun" and ancient Akkadia, "Dog Star of the Sun."

Greece associated it with the heat of summer calling it “Seiros” the scorcher or the glowing. Hindu writings referred to it as “Sukra” the Rain God” or “Rain Star.”

The Dog is also described as "He who awakens the gods of the air, and summons them to their office of bringing the rain." The Wolf (Skidi) tribe of Nebraska knew it as the “Wolf Star.” Further north, the Alaskans called it “Moon Dog.”



The Cherokee paired Sirius with Antares as a dog-star guardian of either end of the "Path of Souls; a watchman of the heavens. The ancient Egyptians believed Sirius was the doorway to the afterlife and for 70 days following July 4, when the star Sirius is hidden from view by the sun’s glare they refused to bury their dead because during this period the doorway was thought to be closed. 

In Greek times Aratus referred to Canis Major as Orion’s guard-dog, following its master’s heels, and standing on its hind legs carrying Sirius in its jaws. Manilius called it the "dog with the blazing face." Canis Major (large dog) seems to pursue the hare across the sky, the hare being represented by the constellation Lepus under Orion’s feet.

                                                          Mythol_Path of Souls Canis Major-Laelaps                                                          

In mythology it was said the constellation represented Laelaps, a dog so swift that no prey could outwit or escape it. Laelaps was given by Zeus to Europa, whose son Minos, King of Crete passed it on to Procris, daughter of Cephalus. The dog was given to Procris along with a javelin that could never miss. In a strange twist of fate Cephalus accidentally killed her in a hunting accident.

Inheriting the dog, Cephalus took it with him to Thebes, north of Athens, where a vicious but swift and uncatchable fox was terrorising the countryside. However no prey could ever escape the pursuit of Laelaps. Zeus’s answer to the unsolvable paradox of the inescapable dog in pursuit of the uncatchable fox, was to turn them both to stone placing the dog but not the offending fox, in the sky.

Ice wolves of Europa

Sirius is bluish white the dominant colour of the star and of the wolves and at rising and setting it flashes with the colours of the rainbow and the moon wolves.

The Ice Wolves of Europa are the “celestial wolves, the star chasers, the moon dogs of the night.” Known as the Moon Dog” and the Wolf Star” in mythology Sirius was one of the dogs given to Europa as a gift and a guardian. Today’s Ice wolves are – the most direct descendants of the original Pathfinder – the one known as “Star of the Celestial Wolf.”

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Fire wolves of Io

All ancient sources described Sirius as a “red”, “fiery” and “copper” star. To Romans this meant “angry god” and they are known to have sacrificed red dogs to it and the hottest part of summer is still known as “Dog Days.”

Today Sirius is bright white, tinged with blue. The mystery remains.

Sirius the Dog Star

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  1. This is a really impressive and very interesting posting Icywolfy of the Icy Realm, I always like the in depth research that you do and of course the magnificently chosen graphics that you add which combines and offers a factual account, also the eloquence that puts your work upon a pedestal of great postings. I like the incorporation of legend and mythology as these are themes that I enjoy reading about, I know you have said that you offer Mythology and Astronomy on a different blogging Space but as I can only read them on this one I rather like these insertions, and would like to see more of the same inside your Icy Realm. Thank you for sharing this masterwork of yours, it is an exciting read our wickedly great friend.

    Androgoth XXx

    • Greetings 🙂 Good to know you enjoyed it, thought it was about time I at least gave a nod as it were to legend and mythology…always good for the neck to ensure the Master Vampire of the Gothic Realm is suitably well entertained on his hunting sprees through the Icy Realm and a large fresh glass of the Red is on hand to calm the thirst! 🙂

      • Yes I always like a bit of that…
        A Nice Large Goblet of the RED Stuff
        I Meant Icywolfy of the Icy Realm… lol

        I hope that you will be offering some more
        of these brilliant postings Icywolfy, though I
        did see your comment to Wolfy about the
        bandwidth problem so I do hope that will be
        sorted out for you sooner rather than later?

        Be Good Now Icywolfy 🙂

        Androgoth XXx

    • So long as I don’t go too silly on bandwidth useage before the end of the month…and that sort of thingy everything should be ok..just a matter of restraint…and self control…and discipline and things like that which Icewolfie isn’t very good at… 😉

  2. Always enlightening to visit hear, Wolfie!

  3. a very serious and enlightening post, wolfie my dear! 😉
    i certainly enjoy these posts of yours. they are intriguing and informative both. i always learn something!

    • You are not alone…lol…they frequently stretch and enlighten the wolfie brain cell too! I harbour the optimistic belief that it might multiply into TWO wolfie brain cells at some point! lol 😉 Good to see your silvery scaly self flying through the Icy Realm again 🙂

  4. There is much truth in legend and Mythology and Our Anscestors new many things.. I love your posts Wolfie and will come back and re-read and digest some more…. Its been a long afternoon and my human brain is in a fog… I need Food! lol… so will come back later I promise! 🙂

    • Considering how long it takes Wolfie to get to yours on many occasions…no problem at all! As you said long days and foggy brains! Hope you are now happily fed and watered and relaxing on softy glowing dream beam 🙂

      • Hi Wolfie, I re-read and digested …. along with my Dinner 🙂 .. and yes happily contented … What I so love about your posts is that I always learn something new.. While I have read about Sirius and Orion etc And knew The Dog Star was the brightest, I didn’t know why.. so you see I have learnt something new… Our Universe is so wonderful and we only touch upon the surface of knowledge of how this Universe and how we all are an intricate part within it.. We are made up of Star Dust and connected with sacred geometry.. Our ancient wisdom keepers knew far more about our origins and would say we came from the stars.. I think they were right.. well I know they were..
        My own guides have been telling us of visitors soon to be confirmed as real… and no longer speculation as proof will soon come to light… that we are Definitely NOT alone.. But then if you look back at many ancient cave drawings you will see all around the world evidence is before our eyes and yet those who call themselves our teachers and scholars wish to hide that truth of other dimensions and other realities from us.. For if they revealed the Truth it would unleash the lie we have all been held in for so long.. And those who hold the power strings would lose faith and their hold upon us.. See what your post does to a Dreamer! Who walks in her sleep! Lol
        Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star oh how I wonder what you are!…

      • Welcome back! Very nice of you to digest my blog…lol… would you mind regurgitating it? I hadn’t finished with it! Yes 😉 I know that you’re now happy and contented but I really need my blog back! lol
        Re “our ancient wisdom keepers” and the suggestion we come from the stars…well you already know Wolfie does! Europa is a fine example of this! But there are also tribes that believe we come from Sirius itself…interesting notion,..hmm mind is wandering off into the astrophysics and the practicalities of our coming from the stars…as opposed to planets that is…our Sun is a star…Sirius is many times hotter…better stop there! I can feel another blog coming on lol…nip that one in the bud then!! Thank you for your enlightening comment Dreamwalker who walks in her Sleep! I learned a few things myself from it 🙂 Oh…and that twinkle star is basically nature’s nuclear fireball in the sky!! Twinkly dreams to you 😉

  5. Hey Wolfie! What a fantastic and interesting Blogg, I love all the facts about the universe and the mythology, what amazing stories. Your pictures are wonderful too.
    Keep up the good work

    Love Suki x

    • HoooOOOOOWWWWLLLLLLLooooooooooooooooo Suki 🙂 Great to see you’re still around the Icy Realm and happily in the world of blogging! Better still that you have looked in on the Wolfie blog 🙂
      Tail wagging Wolfie hugs x

  6. Oh I have been waiting to read this…I love these postings, I always learn so much. I never knew of this electromagnetic energy associated with Sirius which is facinating to me. I believe these energy fields in the Celestial places especailly within our galaxy hold a connective key to all things within their reach. Like the Sun and Moon…that favorite saying of mine I first read in The Little Prince (St. Xupary) “you cannot pick a flower without troubling a star” says to me that every action is followed by reaction…that cause and effect thing. It is magical, mystical and scientific all at the same time. This is what you are so good at my friend.
    I didn’t know how the term dog days of summer came about. How cool is that? Oh we are so lucky to live in this wonderful place don’t you think, Europasicewolfie!?!
    Love you love you,
    warm feathery pats and hugs,
    Raven xox

    • You have a fantastic way with words my warm feathery friend! Thank you for your lovely comment:) I’m soglad youenjoyed this post, and I agree…we are very “lucky to live in this wonderful place”, and until we open our minds and eyes a little we don’t realise how lucky we actually are..winged feathery one! x 🙂

  7. OOPs…I knew I spelt his name wrong and meant to fix it. Oh I am sorry to him…it was such a delightful novella too! He was the French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I always spell his name wrong ughhhh. LOL

  8. Really enjoyed this post. I know the the Dog Star was very important to all ancient civilisations but did not know of its relationship with the Ice wolves
    It certainly must have an effect on Wolfie’s horoscope

  9. Hi Wolfie, me again, I’m enlightened as i’d always thought that Sirius the dog star was at the heel of Orion the hunter, oh oh, back to the planetarium for me.

    • Hi Arlene…it’s great to see you back and doing the rounds! I’ve left the door to the planetarium open and the lights on!! Watch that shoulder when you go through the door and be careful not to bump it when you turn the lights off for the planetarium show ok? Biccies and painkillers on the side of the blog page lol 😉 Wolfie hugs for you, Tango and Ruby 🙂

  10. i think il be friends with sirius i like him loved reading this the heavens stars and cosmos i try not to think about too much as i like my feet on the ground very hard to think we are a ball in the sky or am i a silly vampy goth lol xxjen

  11. HooOOOWWWwwwLooooooo jennygoth 🙂 Was wondering where you’d got to. No of course you’re not a silly vampy goth 😉 very wise to keep your feet on the ground, it’s Icy that’s a bit silly like that! lol

  12. Snyggt som alltid Wolfie…
    Tänkte lämna min twitter till dig ifall du skaffar en..
    kram Nicki!/070nightlady

    • Liksom dina inlägg min söta vän 🙂
      Tack för ditt twitter-adress …
      Jag tycker det är dags jag öppnade ett twitter-konto
      kanske bara för att följa andra … som du!
      Vi ses snart 😉
      Kram Wolfie

  13. Ja det var en bra zombiepromenad..hi hi..Och om kon gillade janne ja det var kul..Men jag är glad att det inte fanns en tjur som gillade mig..:-)
    Hoppas du får det bra på Notting Hill carnival i London det skulle jag vilja gå på också..
    Ja nästa vecka börjar hösten och ja den är vacker speciellt i oktober då alla blad är orange och röda..Jag gillar också hösten väldigt mycket..J
    ag skickade länk till din mail och twitter backgrounds finns med vargar kram Nicki

    • En tjur gillade dig?! 😉 Trevligt! 😉
      Tack för twitter länkar – de är bra:)
      Jag gillar Wolfie, och jag älskar icewolf grafiska också, tack:)
      Min dator misskött sig igår så kunde inte öppna e-post: (
      Du vet tekniken!!
      Kram Wolfie:)

  14. Hi Europa 🙂
    Nice informations on the Sirius star… You just reminded me with Sirius character in Harry Potter Stories.
    This star is one of the brightest star in the skies with a sparking jewel light 🙂

    • Sirisu and Harry Potter?!! lol…interesting connections 😉 Icewolf is of course the birghtest star in the skies but I will allow Sirius to take the glory for a little while! 🙂 Clear Sparkly skies 🙂

  15.’s interesting connection 🙂 ..have a look at this link for more info
    In Harry Potter story…Sirius already died… So I guess Icewolf is the brightest star in the skies now 😉

    Clear Skies 🙂

    • Sirius was a brave clever and intelligent man…” Yes…lol…can see the connection now 🙂 Ties in nicely with “brave,clever and intelligent” wolf!! … the Star Born of Europa. Unfortunate he had to die…but then again…wouldn’t want too much competiton for Icewolf’s enviable position of brightest star in the skies now would we!

      Clear magical skies 🙂

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