Gods, ghosts and black dogs : The fascinating folklore & mythology Of Dogs

By Stanley Coren
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A rich collection of folklore, mythology and tall tales concerning dogs, providing a fascinating insight into the way we think about dogs, and our emotional bond with them.

Spooky, funny, sad and inspiring stories: some of which engage that part of our brain we use when reading detective stories; trying to figure out what's going to happen next ...

Gathered from all over the world, and from many different time periods, in these captivating tales meet historical figures such as George Washington and Davy Crockett, and mythical beings such as Paul Bunyan, the god Zeus and the hero Odysseus, and discover the role that dogs play. Learn how the Dalmatian got his spots, and why Basenjis don't bark; whether there are dogs in heaven, and if the devil might have a dog.

Facts, history, humour and mystery blend together in this enthralling collection of tales about man's best friend.

● Does God have a dog? What about the devil?
● Great heroes, like Odysseus and King Arthur, had great dogs
● How are dogs associated with the Angel of Death?
● Learn about the smartest dog in history
● Demon dogs are black in England and white in Japan
● How did a dog myth change modern psychotherapy?
● Why do dogs chase cats?
● Why do Dalmatians have spots? Why doesn't the Basenji bark?
● Do we eat and drink because of dogs?
● Are there dogs in heaven? Is there a canine saint?
Publisher
Veloce Publishing
ISBN
1845848608
ISBN-13
9781845848606
Format
Paperback, 160 pages
Published
2016
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