Inspired by *Nashoba-Hostina
's wonderful drawing and interesting Artist Comment of this deviation: fav.me/d4qbv10
I learned about the Faoladh/faelad today, and they're now officially my favorite type of werewolf. <3
They're the kind, protective and loyal type. I'll quote some info that I found on Tumblr and on this website - www.ancientworlds.net/aw/Artic…
The Irish werewolf is different from the Teutonic or European werewolf, as it is really not a "monster" at all. Unlike its continental cousins, this shapeshifter is the guardian and protector of children, wounded men and lost persons. According to some ancient sources, the Irish werewolves were even recruited by kings in time of war.
That short bit of info alone made me really love this type of werewolf, because wolves aren't viscious, horrible beasts. They're amazing creatures that deserve a hell of a lot more respect than they're getting. Wolves don't deserve their bad reputation at all...! So I think this werewolf is how werewolves should be, as it's more true to the animal they're based on / shapeshifting into.
Inspired by the faoladh, I sketched my own little version of one. I also added a quote that I love, which is from the lovely movie "Wolf Children Ame and Yuki" ("ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki" I think the original title was). The quote reads: "Why does the wolf always have to be the bad guy?"
I'll recommend checking out *Nashoba-Hostina
's deviation which I linked to, and read the description below her drawing. It's really interesting
I hope you like this little sketch though
art by: Elise M. Syvertsen / oomizuao 2013