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Image of a wolf from the Book of Kells, c. 800. Image © Trinity College Dublin, MS 58, fo. 76v. Reproduced with permission.
Wolves in Gerald of Wales, Topographia Hibernica, c. 1196–1223. Image © The British Library, Royal MS 13 B VIII fo. 17v. Reproduced with permission.
In Irish, ceann cait means literally ‘head of a cat’ but is a term for a long-eared owl.
Baby Owls © Kat Lovasi, CC BY 2.0.