The dog in Celtic culture represented companionship, loyalty, protection, good luck, and guidance. They were important in a Celt’s daily life, as well as vital to hunting and assisting in battle. They were such revered companions to the Celts that the highest compliment one could make to a hunter or warrior was to compare him to his dog. Hounds also represent giving and receiving love unconditionally. They symbolize allowing people into your life, letting them know you need their companionship, while still being true to yourself.