• amemait:
glorianas:
my fave bit of black dog folklore is that in some folklore there is a belief that the first person buried in a cemetery stays there and doesn't cross over and helps other spirits move on and protects them from evil spirits, now naturally people want to avoid this fate for their loved ones and themselves so they would sometimes bury a dog first and it would return in the shape of a big black dog and protect the newly dead from evil spirits and occasionally the living as well
this kind of spirit is called a church grim
You mean it's called a good doggie.
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    • My last favorite piece of knowledge about this is that it originated with burying a dog alive under the corner stone or foundation of the church.
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    • This sounds like a good bloodborne boss. Church grim, guardian of the dead, slayer of hunters.
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    • Nah catch me buried first so I can square up with some demons " ay yo you tryina come up in my fams shit boy ? Aight then square the fuck up bitch ass demon lookin bitch ill fuckin turn your intestines into some fuckin soup and feed that shit to the next mother fucker that come up in my shit "
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    • The ultimate good boy
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    • I have a black dog. And think she protects the house from evil spirits
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    • Did anybody else get that "bury a dog first" = "destroy a dog?"
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    • Not all dogs go to heaven, some stay back to kick demon ass
      blue_too 10 aug
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    • Check out an Anime called The Ancient Magius Bride. It is a super good anime that goes into some pretty cool folklore concepts.
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    • Hi iFunny! I work part time at a cemetery right now. Ask me anything :)
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    • You make a like in ancient mantis bride
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    • I’d watch an anime that centers around some buff dude getting buried first, so that he can beat the shit out of demons, help people along, and stop grave robbers.
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    • There's another entry for Christian mythology that historians will teach about in 1000 years.
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    • "You mean its called a good doggie" hahah im so quirky and gunny that i contribute nothing to an educational post about mythology. Its because im a caprisun
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    • I have a black dog and she’s like a ghost. She just shows up behind you or in a different part of the house without ever hearing her
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    • PorkSword 10 aug
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    • Magus bride anyone?
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    • Ancient magus bride Ruth
      mrkriby47 10 aug
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    • Dogs are loyal to the bitter end
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    • Look i havent read it yet, but black dog folklore? What?
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    • My favorite part of Black Dog is when momma shakes that thang and takes my heartache away.
      bb4lyfe 10 aug
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    • Bury me and my dog together, we bout to go ham on some ghosts 😤👊🏻
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    • My brother has a 10 month old black lab. He is the goofiest, sweetest & most petiful dog ive ever met
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    • Stick bug
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    • Yep this is also referenced in Prisoner of Azkaban
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    • Ok Anubis
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    • In some versions of the Black Shuck it has one eye like a Cyclops
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    • Other worldy good boy
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    • Hey I learned that from Ancient Magus Bride, I didn’t know it was real. That’s pretty cool
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    • I want to say with a cat but really you should replace it with a deer or something or an animal that doesn’t have sentimental value
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    • Dude I would take that job, I get to kick evil spirit ass and protect people. It's the ultimate afterlife for someone with a hero complex
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    • Tumblrites be like "my favorite part of ceramic plate witchcraft burial ceremonies"
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    • my floof
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    • The black dog is an english omen of death, if you see one you are going to die soon
      PennName 12 aug
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    • Was the dog dead though?
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    • Personally I’d be fine being buried first, but idk I’m not dead.
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    • Old person about to die. Everyone looks at the dog
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    • What if they don’t have a dead dog
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    • Grandmas about to die, go get old yeller
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    • Anyone else had dreams about the black dog? That thing is a powerhouse of "you're fucked". Its eyes always scared the shit out of me.
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    • Cursed everything should cross over
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    • Is that the inspiration for black dog by led zep
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    • It’s also how reincarnation works. Some of your previous incarnations are trying to save you, others are trying to destroy you. Or some shit.
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    • this is a very interesting factoid
      MyMCideas 11 aug
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    • But what about the poor doggy? It never gets to cross over?
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    • That paragraph needs some more punctuation.
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    • Big Black Cockerspaniel
      flipster 11 aug
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    • Reddit cringe
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    • Ah yes, “black dog folklore”
      Ryjak 11 aug
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    • The Grim
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    • Rolled and smoked my doggies
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    • Doge slayer
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    • When I was 14 I saw a big black dog walking through a hospital cafeteria. No one else saw it, including my mom who was with me. Super weird.
      In2JC724 11 aug
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    • Well, guess what I'm now adding to my d&d campaign
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    • Doom slayer's doggo except instead of hunting demons it makes sure the spirits reach heaven
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    • You mean it's called a Friend
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    • so what you’re sayin is, i was the first to ever be buried?
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    • There's an anime with a church grim in it. What's it called. I swear he's like an edgy looking dude that turns into a big black dog
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    • Put me and good doggie in together
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    • That’s probably the idea that made the Grimm in RWBY
      Zaanne 11 aug
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    • One time when I was probably like 15 or so I was walking past a cemetery at night and was chased off by the sound of a BIG dog running towards me from inside the fence. Nothing was there but I still ran. Definitely not a good boy
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    • I have a black dog named Bobert and he’s honestly just a grumpy butt
      fellyjo 11 aug
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    • I've always hated how the grim is perceived as a bad omen or something negative because its literally a protector its GOOD to see him doing his good boy job
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    • The best doggo
      DNJONX 11 aug
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    • It was thought that when a new graveyard was built that the first soul to be buried there would have to guard it for an eternity. In order to keep someone from being buried there first and giving them this task that would essentially keep them from the afterlife, so they bury the dog instead
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    • I learned about that bit of folklore from the ancient magus bride.
      Mechazawa 11 aug
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    • It’s also a Britain legend called Black Shuck
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    • I hope the dog died from natural causes and not some weird sacrifico
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    • so you sacrifice the dog from not passing over got it
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    • Am I the only thinking it was pitiful for people to be selfish enough to bury a dog, and then try to justify it? I mean. All good dogs go to heaven, but not once forced into sacrificing afterlife over humans who want to be in heaven more then dogs.
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    • They have to kiII it first
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    • For all of you they didn’t actually end a dog for this. It’s folklore.
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    • But earth is all connected so it is one giant cemetery this we only have a single grim reaper.
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    • Bury me first so I may guide my grand children’s children’s children’s s children’s children’s children
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    • Anubis
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    • "first person to pass away" hate to break it, as great as they can be. Dogs aren't persons
      Dusky 10 aug
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    • Yeah thats great, but can you not use "and" so many fucking times.
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    • Gravely good boi!
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    • “We don’t wanna experience it so let’s subject the most kind and loyal creature to us to that fate”
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    • Now I'm just picturing a village slaughtering a poor puppers so they dont gotta be the grim reaper.
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    • Listen to black dog by ajj
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    • The superb boi
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    • Anyone know how I can get like 500$ fast? I’m 15
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    • I’d like to be the first buried
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    • I would want to be a spirit guide when I go. The blind, empty, numb nothing awaiting after death seems punishment not peace
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    • Church grim is name I need to hear from a grizzled old man on there 2nd flask of whisky.
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    • Idk that sounds like a good job
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    • So murder a dog out of superstition? Yeah, that sounds like a good thing to do.
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    • Sirius black
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    • I finally understand the Harry Potter fortune teller scene and why “the grim” and the black dog was related to death.
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    • i had a black dog miss her
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