Question: What does the symbol for Dog mean? by admin | Jan 22, 2018 | Did You Know | 0 comments Answer: The guardian. Dogs were supposed to accompany the dead across the ninefold river to the underworld. The dog God Xolotl accompanied the sun into the West as it sank into the jaws of the earth. The symbol for the dog actually means a trap, the dog was used as a guard dog and carved to represent a trap at that location. Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.