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#91 Oiche

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:22 PM

Hi, Babalon, I'm in So Cal I;ve heard that sighting/encountering a black dog is supposed to be a warning of death or disaster but am viewing it sort of like a superstition
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:24 PM

Some reading material for the interested

Black dogs in Folklore:

http://www.indigogro...edge/bdogfl.htm

Black dogs: Guardians of the Corpseways

http://www.indigogro.../edge/bdogs.htm

Edited by Cryscat, 20 September 2009 - 02:28 PM.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:38 PM

Very interesting reads, thanks, Crystcat

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 03:05 PM

You're welcome Oiche.. I like the second one best as it explores myth/folklore worldwide instead of just British.
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 09:28 PM

I'm ashamed I forgot about Enpu, the jackal-headed guide of the dead in Egypt



So the Enpu fall under this category of black dog spectres? I hadn't thought of it that way. I usually think of Egyptian mythology as just it's own thing.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:59 AM

Morning, Silver! Wondering about something, now the Phoenicians of what's now Lebanon had settled on the far coast of Ireland, maybe the Egyptians made it that far as well and the barghast legend is a spinoff especially the corpsepath dogs that would tie in Anubis (Enpu) guiding the soul to the underworld but safeguarding the physical body as well
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:07 AM

Where on earth did you read that??
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:34 PM

LOL I'm spitballing on the Egyptian English theory, Silver, but when the tuatha de Danu landed in Eire they encountered a savage race of dark-skinned, dark-eyed, dark haired warriors in the north of the isle, they called them 'firbolg' or men of the bogs and the Phoenicians were traders and explorers
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 02:28 AM

I saw a black thing once, but it wasn't exactly a dog. And it wasn't in a graveyard, but someone told me the place had been an indian burial ground.
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Posted 16 December 2009 - 11:52 PM

According to churchyard legend the first interred became the churchyard's guardian for eternity, so back in the day, the first to be buried was always a large black dog charged with frightening off trespassers. I know this custom was largely observed in the UK but have any of our UK kin ever encountered one of these guardians

I think they're called Barghasts in Gaelic


Great subject. Our group has had an encounter with black dogs. I had not heard that they were guardians of the church yard. This makes sense to me though. The church was across the street when the group seen them. The UK term sounds so much better then devil dogs. Yikes.
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Posted 18 December 2009 - 04:20 PM

I know that giant black red-eyed dogs are part of the pantheon of phenomena in the Hockomock Swamp here in Massachusetts. Of course, just about every type of paranormal activity apparently goes on out there, so who knows.

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 07:53 AM

Just a quick note for the Egyptian/Phoenician connection...
The Mediterranian was doing a lively trade with the British Isles for tin, going back maybe 3000 years or so, there would have been a bit of cultural exchange, and knowing sailors, some other exchanges as well, so myth certainly would have been known to both cultures.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:32 AM

I know the legends, what are your opinions on these entities? Also known as Mauthe Doogs, Churchyard Grims and a variety of other names, they are best known in the British Isles as harbingers of death and other omens (sometimes good) - do you think they can have a presence in the states?

I'm curious to some opinions on these unsettling spirits, and experiences if any.
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Posted 12 November 2010 - 05:57 AM

I am moving this to the Urban Legends anf Folklore board.

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I (Aloha Spirit) have merged the threads, so there was no need for the link

Edited by aloha_spirit, 28 November 2010 - 10:45 PM.

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