EP92 Curse of the Corpse Dogs; or, the Ghost-hunting Hounds: Supernatural dogs, paranormal pooches, diabolical hell hounds & death omens - Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast
Can dogs sense spirits in the home? What about hell hounds? And if so, can they protect against these ominous death omens?
Corpse dogs are a combination of two more-commonly encountered types of phenomena: death omens, such as the corpse candles (y canwyll corff in Welsh), and supernatural dogs like the dreaded gwillgi.
When they enter a property, sometimes in packs, they will often be invisible to human eyes, but not to the heightened senses of our four-legged friends. When the hell-hounds are about, our psychic pooches become Scooby-Doo-like ghostbusters!
What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast?
The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghost stories, lore, myths and legends.
Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes.
Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical tales from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded on Thursdays (weekly most of the time, biweekly when book and media deadlines are looming) and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons.
Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional "live" ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions of old, to everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself.
Dare you explore haunted Wales? Think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files, along with some tenuous Ghostbusters links!
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