Dando’s dogs

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Dando’s Dogs also known as the Devil’s Dandy Dogs, are mythical creatures in English folklore. They are hounds that take part in the Wild Hunt. They are associated with Black Dogs, as a generic term for canine apparitions.…continue reading →


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In Northern English folklore, the Barghest or Barguest is a mythical monstrous black dog with large teeth and claws, though in other cases the name can refer to a ghost or household elf, especially in Northumberland and Durham, such as the Cauld Lad of Hylton.…continue reading →

Black dog (ghost)

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A black dog is a spectral or demonic entity found primarily in the folklore of the British Isles. The black dog is essentially a nocturnal apparition, some of them shapeshifters, and are often said to be associated with the Devil or described as a ghost or hellhound. Its appearance was regarded as a portent of death. It is generally supposed to be larger than a normal dog and often has large glowing eyes. It is sometimes associated with electrical storms (such as Black Shuck’s appearance at Bungay, Suffolk) and also with crossroads, places of execution and ancient pathways.…continue reading →