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The Bog of Eternal Stench

The Bog of Eternal Stench

Oh, it doesn't matter what it's like! It's the Bog of Eternal Stench!
~ Hoggle about the Bog of Eternal Stench.

The Bog of Eternal Stench is a seething swampy body of dirty "water" and it is one of the locations featured in the 1986 fantasy movie Labyrinth.

The bog regularly emits unpleasant gurgles, belches, and other noises, and sends forth an repulsive odor. Brackish muddy fluids and bubbling openings dot the area, and sunken tree branches and swamp poke out from the horrid depths. Legend has it that if you put so much as one toe in the Bog, you will smell bad forever.

Hoggle is duly terrified of the bog, and the general atmosphere is such that it inhibits breathing. The bog can be crossed through a bridge, guarded by Sir Didymus later became friends with Sarah Williams and her friends on her jouney to rescue her brother Toby from Jareth the Goblin King, and lies en route to Goblin City. Rotting trees and weeds surround the bog, and the entire area resembles a swamp with dyspepsia.

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Trivia

  • According to the film's production notes, the bog was created from 30,000 gallons of water mixed with celabol, a thickening powder used in many wallpaper pastes. Brown and blue dyes were then added, along with tiny glass beads, to create a sludgy yet flexible swamp mass, with additional effects installed to create the bubbling emissions.

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