Films and legends with the Irish Wolfhound

Films and legends with the Irish Wolfhound

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Films and legends with the Irish Wolfhound

Last year I travelled around Ireland with my Irish Wolfhound Amara.

We were looking for the roots of the Irish Wolfhound. However, we were unable to find out much. Do you know any legends or films in which an Irish Wolfhound appears?

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Hello Elke,

How exciting that you were able to visit Ireland with your Irish Wolfhound! How was your experience? Did you feel like Amara liked the trip too?

There are several legends of Wolfhounds. One of the most popular legends being the one of "Cú Chulainn", also known as the “Hound of Culann”. He is an Irish warrior hero and demigod who is often depicted with a loyal hound.

Another legend is that the giant Finn McCool, also known as Fionn Mac Cumhaill, had two hounds. His loyal companions Bran and Sceólang are described as being mostly white, with purple haunches, a crimson tail, blue feet, and standing as tall as Finn's shoulder. 

As for movies with Wolfhounds, there are "The Secret of Kells" and "Braveheart" (did you know that the 13th century Trim Castle in County Meath starred in Braveheart? We have some more cool Irish movie info here.).

I hope this helps and that you and Amara enjoyed your visit last year!
If you like you can reply in German (or in English) if you prefer.

All the best,
Annika

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