According to Scottish folklore, the Cù Sìth is said to be the size of a young bull. Its fur is shaggy, and usually cited as being dark green though sometimes white. Its tail is described as being long and either coiled up or plaited (braided). Its paws are described as being the width of a man’s hand.
The Cù Sìth was feared as a harbinger of death and would appear to bear away the soul of a person to the afterlife, similar to the manner of the Grim Reaper.
Irish Wolfhounds are calm and serene, but have an intensity about them that cannot be ignored. Combine that with their ancestry being the same vein as the Cu Sith, and you have the inspiration for this haunting image.
This artwork is 100% hand-drawn digitally. 10% of my proceeds of any product containing the Wolfhound Cù Sìth artwork will be donated to Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation in Ottawa, ON. Birch Haven is a rescue devoted specifically to giant breed dogs, especially those with special needs. This artwork is part of a series, where designs of fantasy crossed dog breeds help out various rescues locally and globally.