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Bargheist by zummerfish Bargheist by zummerfish
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- dog 1 [link] by *slime-stock
- dog 2 [link] by *slime-stock
- bg 1 [link] by sxc.hu
- bg 2 [link] by ~lumibear
- bg 3 [link] by sxc.hu
- fur brushes [link] by =Snow-Body
& own resources


I have a fetish for those folklore animals and creatures :) Bargheist is what really reminded me of hell hounds :eager:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Barghest, Bargtjest, Bo-guest, Bargheist, Bargeist, Barguist, Bargest or Barguest is the name often given in the north of England, especially in Yorkshire, to a legendary monstrous black dog with huge teeth and claws, though in other cases the name can refer to a ghost or household elf, especially in Northumberland and Durham (see Cauld Lad of Hylton). One is said to frequent a remote gorge named Troller's Gill. There is also a story of a Barghest entering the city of York occasionally, where, according to legend, it preys on lone travellers in the city's narrow Snickelways. Whitby is also associated with the spectre. A famous Barghest was said to live near Darlington who was said to take the form of a headless man (who would vanish in flames), a headless lady, a white cat, a dog, rabbit and black dog. Another was said to live in an "uncannie-looking" dale between Darlington and Houghton, near Throstlenest.

The derivation of the word barghest is disputed. Ghost in the north of England was once pronounced guest, and the name is thought to be burh-ghest: town-ghost. Others explain it as German Berg-geist (mountain spirit), or B�r-geist (bear-spirit), in allusion to its alleged appearance at times as a bear. Another mooted derivation is 'Bier-Geist', the 'spirit of the funeral bier'.

Many stories, perhaps most notably The Hound of the Baskervilles, feature ghostly black dogs.


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moonheartstar123 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
amazing
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DaWonderer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
very impressive work.. :thumbsup:
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zummerfish Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot ;D
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blaithiel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
awesome!
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zummerfish Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot ;D
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fold8er3 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I please use this picture for my website? I'll give you full credit for the image and give a link back to here. [link]
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zummerfish Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure ;)
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fold8er3 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much. I'll try to credit you...it may just be your DA name under the pic or on a seperate page. Thank you so much!!!
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Redbuick95 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
sweet!!!
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slime-stock Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Damn!!!
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