Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Celtic Dog: The dog animal symbol also maintains a pure root meaning throughout time and culture. That meaning is loyalty, of course. Man (and woman's) best friend, the dog symbolizes the strong bond of companionship felt between human and animal.
The dog was considered to be good luck in the village, and as such, the symbol of the dog was commonly found in Celtic décor, clothing, etc. There are reports that the dog symbol is a harbinger of good health. More likely, the dog's companionship warded away the illnesses loneliness and rejection cause.
Further, a Celt was rarely found hunting without a hound nearby. Dogs were necessities in life, and therefore highly regarded.
From What's Your Sign