Black dog terminology has many mutations, almost every county has its own variant.
In Greek mythology the black dogs are guardians of the underworld/hell, Cerberus three-headed dog which guards the gates of Hades, to prevent those who have crossed the river Styx from escaping.
In Scotland the black dog is the guardian of treasure buried under a standing stone near Murthley in Perthshire
The Cadejo is a black dog that haunts naughty young men who walk late at night on rural roads
Dip is an evil black hairy dog in Catalan myth, an emissary of the Devil who sucks people’s blood
However, Black dogs often seem to haunt ancient lanes, track ways, crossroads, old churchyards connected with dark agendas like prophecy, revenge or a warning.
Everyone on the road has heard the Legend of the Black Dog. Black dog appears when a truck driver starts to fall asleep.
This urban trucking legend was popularized by the Patrick Swayze movie Black Dog.
Some truck drivers said that it is like warning to get off the road and the others that it is an omen of death, sign for fatal accident that ends with the truck driver death or death of innocent people.
When a truck driver has been driving too long and he is tired and fatigued the moment he starts to fall asleep at the wheel the black dog jumps out of nowhere running toward the truck, this ghoul shows itself just before the moment of the crash.
There are different names in different parts of the world.
Bogey Beast (Lancashire)
Bargheust (Yorkshire and the North)
Black Shuck (East Anglia)
Cu Sith (Highlands)
Capelthwaite (Westmorland, Cumbria)
Guytrash Gurt Dog (Somerset)
Hairy Jack (Lincolnshire)
Mauthe Doog (Scotland)
Black Shuck (Suffolk)
Huay Chivo and Huay Pek (Mexico)
Cadejo (Central America)
Lobizon (Paraguay and Argentina)
This fairy phantom with fire red eyes mysteriously appears and disappears bringing chaos, fear and death.
The Legend of the Black Dog