Monster Monday: Psoglav

We all know about vampires and werewolves, or at least we think we do. The legends and myths that inspired these monsters are sometimes surprisingly different, but no less chilling. In this series of posts, Monster Monday, we’ll investigate the monsters that have informed our modern notions, as well as some lesser known monsters. Today, we talk about the Psoglav.

Cynocephalus, Hartmann Schedel (1493)
Cynocephalus, Hartmann Schedel (1493)

A psoglav is a demonic creature in the folklore of Serbia and Croatia. It has the head of a dog (psoglav means “dog head”), the hind legs of a horse, teeth of iron, and one giant eye.

I lives in caves or other dark places away from the sunlight. The psoglav eats human flesh, sometimes digging up fresh corpses.

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