The study of folklore is very often the examination of symbolism and symbolic interpretation changes over time.
Many people’s knowledge of the subject stretches no further than The Hound of the Baskervilles and where they are more familiar, people often think that the Black Dog is evil or portentous in the manner of the Shuck. – Black Dog Folklore
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Black Dog Folklore is the first full-length study of the phenomenon by a single author, containing a gazetteer of over 750 key UK eyewitness accounts and traditions drawn from the author’s archive.
Mark Norman is a folklore author and researcher based in Devon, in the South-West of the UK. He is a committee member of the Folklore Society and has researched and collected information on Black Dog apparitions for many years.
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