'The Badger Funeral' by Dick Vincent.  The illustration is based on British folklore that badgers bury their dead and even perform a burial ceremony.

"The Badger Funeral" by Dick Vincent -- Illustration based on British folklore that badgers bury their dead and even perform a burial ceremony. Veronica Lee, DNP (Depew/Buffalo, NY, US)

Hobgoblin - A dark brown creature who inhabits the forests areas and lives in trees, the Hobgoblin is a solitary fae which enjoys keeping to himself (or herself). This neutral fairy is generally a peaceful fellow and is not aggressive unless provoked.  His temper can flare easily so it is wise to try and stay on his good side. They can get especially nasty if their tree is threatened.

Hobgoblin - A dark brown creature who inhabits the forests areas and lives in…

The Black Dog is a malevolent spirit that appears as a huge coal-black dog, with eyes that glow red in the darkness of the night. It is a harbinger of death, as those who are unfortunate enough to see the creature usually meet misfortune or death soon after.  The Black Dog is known throughout Europe, and is known by a great many names.

The Black Dog Of Lake Erie While the torrid conditions of the "Witch of November" are often blamed for several of the mysterious disappear.

Wilder Mann photographer Charles Fréger book explores ancient traditions of tribal Europe

His series Wilder Mann runs a legion of both years and countries in relentless pursuit of the mythological “Wild Man”. Ritual and folklore are married in a celebration of life, death, fertility, and the cycle of the seasons.

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.

Krampus A beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved. He is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them to his lair.

Black Dogs(Shock,Old Shuck,Black Shuck, Black Angus,Gwyllgi,Moddey Dhoo, Mauthe Dogs,Strikers,Skrikers, Tchi-Co,Spectre-hounds, Glassensykes,Gytrash,Gurt Dogs, Barguests,Padfoots,Thost Dogs,Hairy Jacks,Cappels,Capelthwaites,Le Tchan de Bouole,Cu Sith,Dogs of Darkness, Hooters,Muckle Black Tykes,Farvann) Many places across the British Isles are said to be haunted by phantom dogs.Some are manifestations of the Devil/Demons, or Ghosts.Some are guardian spirits or transformed…

‘Black Shuck’ a famous example from eastern England of the Black Dog zooform phenomenon, illustrated by Andy Paciorek.

Black Shuck

Black Shuck, Old Shuck, Old Shock or simply Shuck is the name given to a ghostly black dog which is said to roam the coastline and countryside of East Anglia


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