An Irish werewolf, the Faoladh is different from other European werewolves as it is not a monster at all. Unlike other werewolves it is a shapeshifter who can turn into a wolf at will. It is believed that they were pagans who were cursed by St Patrick for refusing to convert to Christianity. A Faoladh looks like a normal wolf. If they are attacked in their wolf form they will still have the tell tale injuries on their human body. If they kill a sheep or cow the blood will still remain on their faces when they turn back into a human.
Unlike other werewolves, the Faoladh is a good werewolf. It has been known to protect children, wounded men and lost people. They usually live in pairs. They sometimes live as wolves for seven year periods. They can also heal the sick and wounded, and have been known to guide lost strangers to safety. According to ancient sources, Irish werewolves were even recruited by kings during times of war. Faoladh have the same predatory nature as normal wolves. They will eat farm animals and prey on herds of cattle and sheep for food.
Faoladh refuse to attack humans. If attacked or surprised while in their wolf form they will simply run away because being injured can cause them to shift back into their more vulnerable human form.