Similarity between Cernunnos of the Celtic tribes (left) and of Pashupatinath of Sanatan Dharma (Indian image of Shiva deity) is uncanny ...giving rise to a great deal of speculation about the connections
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. Known in their native land as the faoladh or conroicht, their predatory behaviour is typical of the common wolf, not beneath the occasional nocturnal raid .