Psoglav

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Psoglav (Serbian: Псоглави, literally doghead) is a demonic mythical creature in Serbian mythology; belief about it existed in parts of Croatia and Montenegro.[1] Psoglav was described as having a human body with horse legs, and dog's head with iron teeth and a single eye on the forehead.[1]

Psoglavs were described to live in caves or in a dark land which has plenty of gemstones, but no sun.[1] They practice anthropophagy, by eating people, or even digging out corpses from graves to eat them.[1] In the Croatian language, the term is Psoglavac. There are numerous legends about them, particularly on the Istrian peninsula in Croatia.

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  1. ^ a b c d Š. Kulišić; P. Ž. Petrović, N. Pantelić (1970). "Псоглав". Српски митолошки речник (in Serbian). Belgrade: Nolit. p. 249.