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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 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. I'm a wolf Therian and Irish! ^^
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foxxilov Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
This is so beautiful! How do you pronounce the Gaelic? or is it phonetic?
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Illahie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm hopeless with the phonetic spelling; but it sounds close to "mock tear" :)
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foxxilov Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
thanks! :D
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JabberwockyX93 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, Peterstone company, I got my puzzle-claddagh from them :)
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Illahie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
They have some fabulous work! :D
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Cybopath Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Love the simplistic design. Doesn't Mac Tire literally mean Son of the Country?
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Illahie Featured By Owner 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
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Cybopath Featured By Owner 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.
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Illahie Featured By Owner 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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jim9999 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
i don't really know what you meen with the river ford battle-stuff but THAT'S AWESOME YOU4RE THE MOST AMAZING ARTIST I'VE EVER SEEN (no offence against my other favorite artists)

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I'm smart :dummy: :crazy:
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Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you kindly :)
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raye001 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
WOW AWESOME WOLF MY FAVE ANIMAL AND I AM CRAZY FOR CELTIC STUFF moastly the triskelion, beautiful
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Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Glad you like it!
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Cynothoglys Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
wonderful series! :)
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Illahie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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Cynothoglys Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Welcome! :)
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DemonKitsuneOfNight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Student General Artist
Awesome! what is the pendant made of/attached to? Is ther a ring on it already?
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Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is made of sterling silver, with a 18kt gold accent and the pendant hangs from a bail on the back. That way, you don't see a silly loop on the top. You can see how they hang here; [link] the dragonfly has a snake chain running through the bail.
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DemonKitsuneOfNight Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Student General Artist
Ah. Amazing! It's going on my Christmas list!
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Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Yay!
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Kirk-Hammett Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
This pendant, is it attachable to a necklace? (As you'd assume being called a ';pendant';) I'm tempted to buy one. I've been looking bloody EVERYWHERE for Celtic animal pendants. Deviant Art is brilliant, because you can find rare things you don't get anywhere else. Have you got a photo of any of them on an actual necklace I can look at possibly? They are all very beautiful, I wish I could get all of them haha!
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Illahie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, the necklace can be fitted through a bail on the back of the pendants, and the bail allows for a fair range of necklaces, or even cord if you wish :)

If you click here; [link] you'll see the dragonfly pendant hanging from a snake chain.
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Kirk-Hammett Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Thanks for that mate! That gives me a better idea. Hopefully I'll be able to buy it. Christmas time is ridiculous, I have too many friends and family, but I can always ask someone to get it for me as a gift (I have everything really that I want at this age, so obscure things online are great). Hope to speak to you about it soon. :D
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darkyuki Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
God you are awesome. :)

FINALLY! First paycheck, if I have anything left after buying something else I need to, this is next! :D
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Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are welcome :)
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lennan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
Yay it's the wolf. =) I like how you have the pendant on the images now. THey all look so very pretty. =)
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Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! And yes, I think it looks loads better with the pendant images accompanying the design :)
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lennan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
You're welcome. =)
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ObscureGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh :O
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Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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ObscureGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
u know ur bored when uve drunk ur 4th cup of tea in a row =,=
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Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
aren't you glad Uni is starting soon ;)
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ObscureGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i want uni....now =,=
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Metalwolfe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
hey, I know this stuff. It's great to see you are willing to share your knowledge, so others may know it too. Great work!!
:#1: =)
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Illahie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks!
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ardashir Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Very lovely work! Thanks for posting it.
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Illahie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome
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RaowenBlackbird Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Absolutely brilliant work, as always.
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Illahie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D thanks!
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jodipheonix Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008   General Artist
this is a great series :heart:
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Illahie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you so much :)
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jodipheonix Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008   General Artist
you're very welcome :)
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IkaikaDesign Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oooooo now i really like that one =D well done!
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Illahie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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IkaikaDesign Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome =)
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