Indian mythology associates black dogs with Shani, the planet Saturn, symbolizing bad omens.
In English folklore, the black dog is often depicted as a grim guardian of the underworld, appearing as an omen of death.
Celtic mythology tells of a spectral black dog, believed to be a harbinger of doom, haunting lonely roads.
In Greek mythology, the black dog serves Hades, god of the underworld, and is associated with death and afterlife.
Black Shuck, a ghostly dog in British folklore, strikes fear into the hearts of those who encounter its fiery red eyes.
Explore the Japanese yōkai, like the Kuro Shishi, a vengeful black dog spirit that seeks retribution.
The Barghest, a fearsome black dog in Northern England, is believed to roam the moors at night.
Some Native American tribes have legends of shape-shifting black dogs that protect sacred grounds.