Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland

IRUSAN

Irish Cat fabulous creature

Also known as Írusán

King o' the Cats and Lord of Felines in various folk legends

He’s a very large cat — and when we say ‘large’ we’re talking size-of-a-cow. He lived a regal life of royal splendor in a cave near Knowth on the Boyne, attended by fawning felines and kitty minions.

If you think this all sounds cute, be warned. One day, Senchan, the Chief Bard of Ireland, mocked him in a poem — and was never heard from again.

So it is best to err on the cautious side and regard Irusan as no Earthly type of mog.

Irusan Facts and Figures

Name: Irusan
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Írusán

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Cats
Area of expertise: Cats

Good/Evil Rating: NOT OKAY, be careful
Popularity index: 1792

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Article last revised on May 23, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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