The Black Dog is among Britain’s most famous spectral hounds. It may be dangerous and malevolent or helpful and benevolent. It usually serves as a guardian of treasure or a sacred place. If left alone, it usually leaves you alone, too, but if aggression is shown toward it, the Black Dog isn’t afraid to Demonstrate supernatural powers, potentially causing terrible wounds, paralysis, or death before vanishing into thin air.
Manifestation: A shaggy black dog the size of a calf with glowing, red eyes
See also: Annwn, Hounds of; Drake, Sir Francis
From the Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by :Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.