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Black dogs in hauntings

Postby Lady_Lilith » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:34 pm

I heard about black dog myths all throughout stories of haunted houses in America. So, I looked it up recently and these myths are old. Scholars debate if it originated from Celtic or Germanic lore, the myths are found all over. Dogs seem associated with hell or the underworld/death. (Even in Aztec myths too.) Of course there is the underworld godess Hekate who has them and Odin as well.

What got me was these stories of black dogs are found all over America from people who have no knowledge of the history.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_dog_(ghost)
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Re: Black dogs in hauntings

Postby blue_moon » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:00 am

The link doesn't work
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Sounds interesting Lilith! It's not only the Norse who have the hounds of hell. The Greek have them as well (Romans as well most likely)
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Re: Black dogs in hauntings

Postby Lady_Lilith » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:50 am

blue_moon wrote:The link doesn't work
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Sounds interesting Lilith! Its nit only the nordic who have the hounds of hell. The greek have them as well (romans as well most likely)

I dunno that was the link the browser gave me.

Try this one.
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Re: Black dogs in hauntings

Postby SnowCat » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:59 am

I used to see a black dog in a cemetery that I would drive past on my way home from night shift. It always paced me, from just inside the fence.

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Re: Black dogs in hauntings

Postby blue_moon » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:54 am

I get the same notification with that link - ill just type it in
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Re: Black dogs in hauntings

Postby blue_moon » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:00 am

Sent it of to fast. Works when Googling!

We have a myth about a black dog here as well. He lived in the castle on the hill and used to deliver messages through a tunnel to the other castle (like 15km or so appart). He died in the tunnel as an old dog and it's said you still hear him bark at night.
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