Ireland is full of tales of monsters, magic and fantastic beasts. When our ancestors came into the island these creatures still roamed free... but over time they, like the Tuatha Dé Danann, moved into the Otherworld.
They became Sidhe, joining the creatures of that other life. Still, Ireland has always been a place of thin boundaries, and even today there are tales of Otherworldly happenings.
One of these creatures is the Cú Sídhe with translates as 'Hound of the Hollow Hills'. These beasts are said to be amongst the most dangerous and tenacious of hunters.
Bound to the will of the Aos Sidhe, these hounds are said to move swiftly between the worlds, implacable in the search for their assigned prey. What makes these predators so successful you might wonder, and well it is that you should?
The Cú Sídhe makes no sound whilst it hunts. They are the silent shadow, the quiet stalker, the doom which comes unheard.
Yet, as with all things of the Otherworld there are ways in which to protect yourself. Though they move with complete silence, the Cú Sídhe does make but one noise. As they close upon their prey the hounds will let out a blood curdling howl. This is to announce that death has come. In Ireland those who heard the howl would know to seek the protection of their safe spaces.
As with the black coach and the Banshee, the Cú Sídhe is a harbinger of death, so pay attention when you hear the howl of the Cú Sídhe.
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