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A Barghest

A Barghest is a creature that resembles a large, black dog. The only member of the species seen in the series so far is Jellybean.


As a puppy, they don't differ too much in size from regular dogs, but fully grown they can become as tall as a small building. Appearance-wise they look like a bigger version of regular dogs, except they can make their eyes glow with yellow light.

According to Alfur in "Chapter 13: The Black Hound", Barghest usually live deep in the mountains. Somehow however, a young Barghest got lost in Trolberg years ago, and was adopted by Tontu, who named him Jellybean. This Barghest would later stalk the streets of Trolberg, looking for his owner.

According to Hilda's research in "Hilda and the Black Hound", Barghest are rare, and it is believed that Trolls and Giants used to keep them as pets. According to "Hilda's Book of Beasts and Spirits", there are known cases of Trolls raising Barghets as aggressive guard dogs. These barghests tend to be the most dangerous, and have given the species a bad reputation, but a well raised barghest can be as friendly and loyal as any domesticated dog.


ve Characters
Main characters HildaJohannaFridaDavidAlfur AldricTwig
Sparrow Scouts Raven LeaderWilly
Trolberg Safety Patrol Erik AhlbergGerda GustavKeeper of the BellSelby
Witches KaisaMatilda PilqvistThe Committee of Three
Vikings Torgund's clan (TorgundOlafBjarnsenElofUliSolveig) • Knudsen clan (KnudsenGunnhildFergurdsenRedsdottirErrolHrothgar)
Other kids TrevorTrevor's friends
Other adults Bearded sailorDavid's dadDavid's momEdmund AhlbergEmil GammelplassenFrida's dadFrida's momFarmerEnid HallgrimLinn JacobsenLloydPeter OstenfeldPrincipal MagnussonKelly's momPeg legged sailorVictoria Van GaleTrevor's momMulch ManagerSigrid SpenstigUnnamed ladyGil JonesWandaHead of Marketing of Jortsother
Elves AdelineAldric FamilyAloysiusBarchBragga Family (Agnes BraggaBartell Bragga) • Elf KingElf Prime MinisterElf mayorGertrudePrime Minister's cavalryRupertTomasJester elfUlrik
Giants: Forest GiantJorgenIllusSigmund
Trolls AmmaBabaTryllaBaby trollFemale trollTrundleTrundle's brotherTwo-Headed Troll
Nisse Tontu (alpha)Tontu (beta)Victoria Van Gale's nisseTontu (David’s house)
Spirits: Water SpiritsWeather Spirits
Marra David's MarraKelly
Ghosts Abigail's dadCraigie WilliamsEngilbjort WilliamsGhost refereeDraugen (AbigailNicholasDraugen Captain) • Shoe-stealing ghost
Yule Lads KertasnikirPvorusleikirKetkrokurStekkjarsaurGluggagaegir
Other creatures CedricDeer-foxes (Deer-Fox HerdTwig's parents) • Barghest (Jellybean) • GrylaThe House in the WoodsKrakenNittens (AngelinaPeppercorn) • Rat KingRock-Chewing SlugSigurdSalt-LionThunderbird (The Great Raven) • Tide MiceVittra (Georgie) • Walking Land CreatureWoffWood Folk (Wood Man) • LindwormTriffidEldridVoid of No ReturnTildy's monstersTime WormRed wolfother