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Wolf - Celtic Animals by Illahie Wolf - Celtic Animals by Illahie
As the wild counterpart of the dog, the wolf is more connected to nature and the wilds. Fiercely loyal to friends and family, it is a frightening animal to those they oppose.

Historically, bands of warriors that lived on the outside of the community protecting those within from harm, were associated with wolves. The Morrígan also takes on the form of a wolf during her battle with Cú Chulainn in a river ford.

The Wolf will help you choose your "pack" wisely, and to defend those that you love. At the same time he can teach you independence as well.

Item is available as Silver and Gold pendant, (approx 31mm tall); [link]

Or on apparel items; [link]

We'll look into the deeper meaning of another fascinating Celtic creature later this week.
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PinesongWolf May 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. I'm a wolf Therian and Irish! ^^
This is so beautiful! How do you pronounce the Gaelic? or is it phonetic?
Illahie Oct 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm hopeless with the phonetic spelling; but it sounds close to "mock tear" :)
JabberwockyX93 Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, Peterstone company, I got my puzzle-claddagh from them :)
Illahie Jan 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
They have some fabulous work! :D
Cybopath Jan 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Love the simplistic design. Doesn't Mac Tire literally mean Son of the Country?
Illahie Jan 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Son of the Country, or son of the earth :) But mac tíre is a more 'modern' way of pronouncing it. Earlier days would have used faolchú as their way of saying wolf. I stuck with mac tíre, since I think it's more poetic, and it ties in nicely with the warrior bands that lived on the outskirts
Cybopath Jan 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Interesting, I have a poor knowledge of Gaelic, which I think is terrible for a Scot. It just struck me that Mac (an) Tire would be similar to the name MacIntyre.
Illahie Jan 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
It would sound similar, but I've no idea if the Scots Gaelic word for wolf is similar to the Irish Gaelic version ;)
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