Category: Demonology

Cerberus and Heracles - Etching by Antonio Tempesta (Italy Florence 1555–1630)

Cerberus, The Demon Dog of the Underworld

Kerberos (Greek Κέρβερος, latinized Cerberus, also known as Zerberus – “demon of the pit” is in Greek mythology a mostly multi-headed dog that guards the entrance to the underworld so that no living person...

Black phantom dog

Black dog apparitions

Black dog is often used as a synonym for ghost dog, though some phantom dogs are white instead of black. Black dogs have been reported from almost all the counties of England, the exceptions...

mountain spirits haunt mines

Mountain spirits

Mountain spirit (lat.: daemon subterraneus, “underground demon”; besides also daemon metallicus “mine demon”) is the generic term for different mythical creatures, which are to be found in mines or in the mountains. Especially in...

Petrus Gonsalvus (Spanish: Pedro González, c. 1537 – c. 1618), referred to by Ulisse Aldrovandi as "the man of the woods"

Wild Man or Woodwose

The Wild Man is an anthropomorphic being in the popular beliefs of the Germanic and Slavic linguistic area from the early Middle Ages to the beginning of modern times. He was described or portrayed...