Dog - Loyalty, Companionship
To the Celtic peoples, dogs have often symbolized the strong bond of companionship and loyalty between human and animal. The Celtic goddess to protect travelers, Nehalennia, is often depicted with dogs at her side. Dogs figured prominently in Celtic artwork, especially within the Books of Kells, Durrow and Lindisfarne. Fiercely protective of their human families, the barking of a faithful dog can be a first alert to danger or concern.