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Hell Hound - Mythical Creatures GuideA Hellhound is a supernatural dog in folklore. A wide variety of ominous or hellish supernatural dogs occur in mythologies around the world. Features that have been attributed to hellhounds include black fur, glowing red - or sometimes yellow - eyes, super strength or speed, ghostly or phantom characteristics, foul odor, and sometimes even the ability to talk.

Certain European legends state that if someone stares into a hellhound's eyes three times or more, that person will surely die. In cultures that associate the afterlife with fire, hellhounds may have fire-based abilities and appearance. They often get assigned to guard the entrances to the world of the dead, such as graveyards and burial grounds or undertake other duties related to the afterlife or the supernatural.

Seeing a hellhound or hearing one howl may be an omen or even a cause of death. Some supernatural dogs, such as the Welsh Cwn Annwn were actually believed to be benign. However, encountering them was still considered a sign of imminent death.

The Bearer of Death is a term used in describing the Hellhound. Hellhounds have been said to be as black as coal and smell of burning brimstone. They tend to leave behind a burned area wherever they go. Their eyes are a deep, bright, and almost glowing red. They have razor sharp teeth, super strength and speed, and are commonly associated with graveyards and the underworld.

Hellhounds are called The Bearers of Death because they were supposedly created by ancient demons to serve as heralds of death. According to legend, seeing one leads to a person's death. Sometimes it is said to be once; other times it requires three sightings for the curse to take effect and kill the victim. These factors make the Hellhound a feared symbol and worthy of the name “Bearer of Death”.

The Hellhound has been seen several times throughout history, and it is not specific to any one place. The most recent sightings occurred in Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, and Vilseck, Germany, in or near cemeteries.

While considered a bad omen, the hellhound has often helped many as well. The supernatural dog was said to warn people of danger and protect them when they needed it. The dog is often very loyal to those who call upon one and is said to be very watchful. While the creatures are often known as evil, they are not as evil as one would suggest.

Hellhounds have been reported all around the globe and about half of the time it is of bad things about to happen. The other half of the time, they cause the bad things to happen. Hellhounds not only are guards for cemeteries but they are often seen as helper dogs for those who are about to pass. But they also can show up to said loved ones and sort of inform them or a loved ones passing.

While most pictures show the Hellhound as being evil and vicious, this is simply not the case. Hellhounds do not have to be evil looking or scary looking. They can look like any large dog only with pure black fur. Hellhounds can be very good creatures and feel remorseful when they do something they do not fully agree with.

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Flarenthegreat Interesting 2 Jun 26 2014, 8:45 PM EDT by M.i.b.s
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Cerebus was a hellhound with 3 heads and hellhound is one word
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hollowdusty what dose this mean 3 Jan 12 2014, 9:19 PM EST by colindra
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i was sleeping and i thought i was awake because i had full control of my movement and tlking i was walking up the stairs to my bedroom and opend the door and there were two of them trying to get out one was on the window and other was scratching a my wall like a dog and i feel on my bed thinking i was going to die they simply walked out of the open door and left and didnt come back then i woke up too scared to move. if any one knows what this means please comment or pm me
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teonamrose1 what am i seeing? (page: 1 2 3) 48 Dec 14 2013, 7:40 PM EST by Uranicus_Angelus
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hi i have seen something that i'm pretty sure is a hellhound of some sort and have no idea if it is a bad thing or not. while i was 7months pregnant with my son, i was going to the bathroom and i turned my head to see a large dog that stood about 4 and a half feet at the shoulders. he was solid black, had huge teeth, was foaming at the mouth, red eyes, black hair that was about 4 inches long and looked like it was matted with grease. he looked like a mix between a wolf and a german shephard. it came up to me, stared me in the eyes for over a minute then turned around walked out of the bathroom and disappeared. i saw the same dog when i was 4 months pregnant with my daughter only this time it seemed to smile at me (if they can smile) then it turned and left again. now anytime i am in a dark room i see him and anytime i am driving my car at night i see him it takes a lot of concentration to not swerve and crash. when i am driving he is running down the road towards me and then runs up onto the hood of my car all the while staring me in the eyes then disappears. my (now 2 year old) son sees him too. when i see the dog jj starts screaming like someone is killing him and falls on the floor shaking in fear. after the dog leaves jj climbs in my lap and will repeatedly say "bad doggy, bad doggy" so i know i'm not crazy if my son who is 2 can see the thing too.so my questions are, is this thing trying to kill me or what is going on? what is this thing, and is it capable of causing harm to my son? how do i make this thing go away? i really need help so any info at all would be appreciated. thnx
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