Dogs - frightening or friendly?
I've just read a superb ghost story by Penelope Lively called 'Black Dog' in the highly commendable Virago Book of Ghost Stories. It made me think of other Black Dogs:
Do hounds haunt you - or delight you?
Anubis, Egyptian God of the Deada name for Depression, used by Winston Churchill, and further back in time by Samuel Johnson, James Boswell & Hester ThraleGuytrash, Barghest and Padfoot - three legendary haunting Black Dogs of YorkshireShucks, Cappels, and any number of other scary hounds from the rest of the UKThe Guardian Black Dog - a traditional story where the Black Dog saves a man's life - which can be found in K. M. Briggs' Dictionary of British Folk-Tales (a wonderful resource for any fantasy writer)Monty Hall's mad Black Alsatian Reuben