Gods, ghosts and black dogs
The fascinating folklore and mythology of dogs
- 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?
Stanley Coren reads from his new book…
The stories come from all over the world, and from many different time periods. In these captivating tales you can 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 find out how dogs make up part of their stories. Discover how the Dalmatian got his spots, and why Basenjis don't bark. Learn whether there are dogs in heaven, and if the devil might have a dog.
Facts, history, humour and mysteries blend together in this engaging collection of dog stories.