Name: Faoladh, Conroicht

Area of Origin: Ireland

The Faoladh is a non-hostile werewolf found in ancient Irish folklore, believed to protect children and stand guard over wounded men. Prior to the late 1700s when they were eradicated from the country, wolves were widely seen in Ireland, and were prominently featured in their mythology and folklore. Tales were told of saints having the power to curse men and women, turning them into wolves for certain periods of time as punishment for unjust deeds or showing signs of what they perceived as disrespect. The Faoladh are particularly prevalent in the folklore of Ossory, a medieval Irish kingdom; now present day County Kilkenny.

“Carl, since the monster of the episode is a werewolf...”

Carl the Animator: “Mmhmm?”

Ted the Animator: “…why the heck is he green?

Carl the Animator: “I’m going for something a little more avante-garde.”

Ted the Animator: “He also looks… vaguely slimy, actually.”

Carl the Animator: “Which is a very avante-garde thing for a werewolf to be.”

Ted the Animator: “Sure, but… why is he green?”

Carl the Animator: “It separates him from the countless nondescript fictional werewolves! The wolf man of 1941, the whurwilf of 1996 – something needs to finally break the mold.”

Ted the Animator: “Ok, yeah, but… why is he green?

Carl the Animator: “It’s a visual metaphor for his own inner duality. He’s envious of either side, human or wolf, living a life as a complete being.”

Ted the Animator: “So… human… plus wolf… equals goblin with a bad haircut?”

Carl the Animator: “Yes, if you look deep enough.”

Ted the Animator: “…this is the last time I let you handle character design.”

Lots of people suggested wolves for the doggo list so consider this the Good Canine List ver 2.0

Have some awesome wolves. 😎

Ghost (Game of Thrones)

Bigby Wolf (The Wolf Among Us)

Wolf Boss (Kung-Fu Panda II)

Kiba (Wolf’s Rain)

Ame and Yuki (Wolf Children)

The Wolf (Samurai Jack)

The Wolfman (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

The Wild Wolf (Fantastic Mr. Fox)

Moro (Princess Mononoke)

Reynardine (Gunnerkrigg Court)

Sif (Dark Souls)

Amaterasu (Okami)

White Fang (White Fang)

Wolf Spirit (Balto)

The Sheriff of Nottingham (Robin Hood)

Wolf Link (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

Wolf O’Donnell (Star Fox)

A Happy New Year, friends! Just be careful not to start a howl. ;)