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Is there a connection between the use of the metaphor "black dog" for depression and the black dog of British folklore?

Typically, in Irish, Welsh, and Scottish folklore, a black dog denotes an omen of a death in the family, like a banshee, or at the very least a portent of some type. Perhaps that image has continued ...
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What are the earliest and latest reference of black dog apparitions in folklore?

I'm not sure about black dogs off-hand, but Welsh folklore has the Cŵn Annwn or "fairy hounds" which are white dogs with red ears and eyes, and have very similar legends other than that, of ...
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