Facts and Figures

Enchanted Companions

The following list shows the faithful animals of gods or mortals, such as horses and dogs that are found in the popular myths and legends.

Please note this is not a list of monsters and giants.

 

Companion Animal Type Owners Myth Origin
Adnúall dog Finn MacCumaill Celtic/Irish
Bel Joeor horse Tristan Celtic/Arthurian
Bran dog Finn MacCumaill Celtic/Irish
Cabal/Cavall dog Arthur Welsh/Arthurian
Ceingalad horse Gwalchmei (Gawain) Celtic/Welsh
Chesnut Long-Neck
(Lively Steed of Britain)
horse Kai (Kay) Celtic/Welsh
Cloven-Hoof
(Plundered Horse of Britain)
horse Owain (Yvain) Celtic/Welsh
Drudwyn horse Mabon Celtic/Welsh
Du horse Moro Battle Leader, Gwynn ap Nudd Celtic/Welsh
Dun-Grey
(Pack-Horse of Britain)
horse Rhydderch Hael Celtic/Welsh
Gringolets horse Gawain Arthurian
Gwynn Dun Mane horse Mabon, Gweddw Celtic/Welsh
Husdant dog Tristan Celtic/Arthurian
Liath Macha (Grey of Macha) horse Cu Chulainn Celtic/Irish
Lion the Merciless parrot Arthur (in the Knight of the Parrot) Arthurian
Llamrei mare Arthur, Caw of Scotland Celtic/Arthurian
Lomair dog Finn Mac Cumhaill Celtic/Irish
Morvarc’h horse Gradlon Celtic/Breton
Pale Yellow of the Stud
(Bestowed Horse of Britain)
horse Lleu Celtic/Welsh
Passe-Brewel horse Tristan Celtic/Arthurian
Passelande horse Arthur Arthurian
Saingliu, Dubh Sainglenn horse Cu Chulainn Celtic/Irish
Sceolang dog Finn MacCumaill Celtic/Irish
White Lion lion Owain/Yvain Welsh/Arthurian

 

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