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The Gulon is a Scandinavian creature that is described as being a creature looking similar to a dog, but with the ears, head, and claws of a cat. The beast supposedly has shaggy brown fur and the tail of a fox. It is also know as the Jerff in Sweden and the Vielfras in Germany. The Gulon is vicious, and is said to kill prey larger than itself and gorge until it can't possibly eat anymore. Then it will push itself in between two trees and pushing out the meal, then returning to eat again.


The Gulon is used as the symbol for glutton as it stuffs more than it can fill. Its blood has aphrodisiac qualities, and it was said to be mixed with honey and served at weddings.

It is believed that it was first documented Swedish historian Olaus Magnus. Here is how he is described:

"... great as a great dog, and his ears and face are like a cat's, his feet and nails are very sharp, his body is hairy, with long brown hair, his tail is somewhat shorter, but his hair is thicker and of this they make brave winter caps. Wherefore this creature is the most voracious, for when it finds a carcass, he devours so much that his body, filled by so much meat, is stretched like a drum, and finding a strait passage between trees, he presseth between them, that he may discharge his body by violence, and thus being emptied, he returns to the carcass and fills himself top full."

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Artist's rendering by wildragon

Possible Explanation

The Gulon is thought to be just an over exaggerated wolverine. The two animals do share a lot of similarities in appearance and behavior.