Hellhounds Abound

RomanCerberussmA hellhound is a supernatural dog. The most famous hellhound was Cerberus who in Greek mythology guarded the gates of the Underworld (see pic of Roman statue of Cerberus). Cerberus is depicted with three heads. The legends of the hellhound are found in many countries of the world. They were first mentioned in Britain in the twelfth century. In western Europe, hellhounds are often associated with The Wild Hunt in which deceased heroes on horses accompanied by hellhounds pursue criminals and  lost souls across the land. They are often described as having black fur, glowing red or yellow eyes and super strength. They may also be associated with death, graveyards, and fire.

Bruiser sm Hellhound3Our own personal hellhound is pictured also. Four years ago Bruiser, a Boxer mix,  was a rescue with three previous owners. He had to be treated for severe heartworms and last year had two knee surgeries. He’s part of the family now, an outstanding guard dog and companion for our daughter. He, however, believes he is a 70 pound lapdog. The animal rescue people told us he would do anything for a treat. Guess they were right. Didn’t say he liked it, but the treat was worth it.

Tomorrow, Graeme Brown’s Tale of the Paranormal

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2 responses to “Hellhounds Abound

  1. What a sweet looking “Lap Dog.” As I say in my own books, “Dogs are God’s gift to mankind to teach us about love and loyalty!” Now if we would just learn the lessons that they are here to teach us! Best of luck with your books!

    • Thank you, V. Bruiser is definitely a valued member of our family. We were sitting with him while daughter was on vacay. Dogs don’t have lip but he sure was smiling when his mistress showed up. Climbed in her lap and chewed away half of a 12″ rawhide bone.

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