Hellhounds are popular mythical creatures that often appear in horror stories and movies. But what are they, exactly? Where do they come from? What do they do? In this post, we’ll explore the origins of hellhounds and what they represent.
What are Hellhounds?
Hellhounds are thought to be the servants of Hades in Greek mythology or Satan and his minions. These creatures are believed to be the guardians of Hell. They protect those within it and patrol the portal that is supposed to lead directly into it. The hellhound is also seen as an entity with a single task. To hunt down those damned souls who have escaped from Hell. Upon their escape, these souls cannot return to Hell until they are captured by a hellhound and dragged back by force. This is why they have been depicted as demonic creatures with flaming eyes, which can be seen patrolling both sides of Hell.