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Cuchulain: The Hound of Ulster
Language: en
Pages: 279
Authors: Eleanor Henrietta Hull
Categories: Chuchulain (legendary character)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-28 - Publisher: Library of Alexandria

The events that circle round King Conor mac Nessa and Cuchulain as their principal figures are supposed to have occurred, as we gather from the legends themselves, about the first century of our era. According to one of the stories, King Conor is said to have died in a paroxysm of wrath and horror, brought on by hearing the news of the crucifixion of our Lord by the Jews. Though this story is evidently one of the few interpolations having their origin in Christian times (the main body of the legends being purely pagan), the probability that they took shape about this period is increased almost to certainty by the remarkable agreement we find in them with the accounts derived from classical writers who lived and wrote about this same period, and who comment on the habits of the Gauls of France, the Danube valley and Asia Minor, and the Belgic tribes who inhabited South-eastern Britain, with whom the Roman armies came into contact in the course of their wars of aggression and expansion. The descriptions given by Poseidonius, a century before Christ, or Diodorus, Cæsar and Livy half a century later, agree remarkably with the notices found in these Irish stories of social conditions, weapons, dress, and appearance. The large wicker shields, the huge double-bladed swords lifted above the head to strike, the courage amounting to rashness of the Celt in attack, the furious onset of the scythed war-chariots, the disregard of death, the habit of rushing into battle without waiting to don their clothes, the single combats, the great feasts, the “Champion’s Bit” reserved as a mark of distinction for the bravest warrior; these, and many other characteristics found in our tales, are commented upon in the pages of the Roman historians. The culture represented in them is that known to archæologists as “late Celtic,” called on the Continent the La Tène period, i.e. the period extending from about 400 B.C. to the first century of the Christian era; and the actual remains of weapons, ornaments, and dress found in Ireland confirm the supposition that we are dealing with this stage of culture. We may, then, take it that these tales were formed about the beginning of our era, although the earliest written documents that we have of them are not earlier than the eleventh and twelfth century. Between the time of their invention for the entertainment of the chiefs and kings of Ireland to the time of their incorporation in the great books which contain the bulk of the tales, they were handed down by word of mouth, every bard and professional story-teller (of whom there was at least one in every great man’s house) being obliged to know by heart a great number of these romances, and prepared at any moment to recite those which he might be called upon to give. In the course of centuries of recitation certain changes crept in, but in the main they come to us much as they were originally recited. In some tales, of which we have a number of copies of different ages, we can trace these changes and notice the additions and modifications that have been made.
Progress & Identity in the Plays of W.B. Yeats, 1892-1907
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Barbara A. Suess
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-16 - Publisher: Routledge

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Deirdre of the Sorrows
Language: en
Pages: 52
Authors: John Millington Synge
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-20 - Publisher: CreateSpace

Deirdre of the Sorrows - Deirdre and Conchobar by J. M. Synge. Deirdre of the Sorrows is a three-act play written by Irish playwright John Millington Synge, first performed at the Abbey Theatre by the Irish National Theatre Society in 1910. The play is based on Irish Mythology, in particular the myths concerning Deirdre and Conchobar. The work was unfinished at the author's death in 1909, but was completed by William Butler Yeats and Synge's fiancee, Molly Allgood. Lavarcham's house on Slieve Fuadh. Conchubor, the aging High King of Ulster, has charged Lavarcham to raise the child Deirdre to be his queen when she comes of age. Lavarcham finds that the now-beautiful Deirdre is a willful young woman, without interest in marrying an old man. Conchubor comes to Slieve Fuadh to bring Deirdre to his palace, Emain Macha, ignoring her pleas to remain in the countryside for another year. After he leaves, Naoise, son of Usna, and his brothers come to the cottage seeking Deirdre, and she tells them of her summons. Deirdre is aware of a prophecy that she will be the doom of the sons of Usna; nonetheless she asks Naoise to take her away from Ulster. He agrees, and Ainnle weds them in an impromptu ceremony. Alban. Deirdre and the sons of Usna have lived happily on a remote island for seven years. Fergus arrives bearing an offer of peace from Conchubor, and asks Deirdre and Naoise to return with him to Emain Macha. Lavarcham warns Deirdre not to accept, and Owen, a spy in the service of Conchubor, intimidates Deirdre with suggestions that death awaits Naoise in Ulster. Naoise tells Fergus that he plans to live the rest of his life with Deirdre in Alban, but Deirdre convinces him to accept Conchubor's offer, reasoning that it is better to die young, at the peak of their love, than to grow old and live in the shadow of their past happiness.
A Book of Myths
Language: en
Pages: 683
Authors: Jean Lang
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-09 - Publisher: Good Press

"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
The Celtic Mythology
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: T. W. Rolleston
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-21 - Publisher: e-artnow

This eBook edition of "The Celtic Mythology" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This edition of Celtic Myths and Legends represents a selected collection of Irish tales, Welsh myths & Arthurian legends. There are numerous stories from the Celtic mythology but also there are facts about their history and religion, about where they came from, where they went and where they are now. Contents: The Celts in Ancient History The Religion of the Celts The Irish Invasion Myths The Early Milesian Kings Tales of the Ultonian Cycle Tales of the Ossianic Cycle The Voyage of Maeldūn Myths and Tales of the Cymry
Forus feasa air Erinn, etc. A Complete History of Ireland, from the first colonization of the island by Parthalon, to the Anglo-Norman invasion, etc. [Translated from the Irish by W. Haliday.] Irish and Eng
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Geoffrey KEATING (D.D.)
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1811 - Publisher:

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Celtic Mythology
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: T. W. Rolleston
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-06 - Publisher: e-artnow

This edition of Celtic Myths and Legends represents a selected collection of Irish tales, Welsh myths & Arthurian legends. There are numerous stories from the Celtic mythology but also there are facts about their history and religion, about where they came from, where they went and where they are now. Contents: The Celts in Ancient History The Religion of the Celts The Irish Invasion Myths The Early Milesian Kings Tales of the Ultonian Cycle Tales of the Ossianic Cycle The Voyage of Maeldūn Myths and Tales of the Cymry
CUCHULAIN - The Hound Of Ulster
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Anon E. Mouse
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-28 - Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

Herein, Eleanor Hull chronicles the life of Cuchulain in 30 chapters in what is now considered to be a classic volume. This volume is further enhanced with 9 full page plates illustrated by Stephen Reid. Cuchulain is an Irish mythological hero who appears in the stories of the Ulster Cycle, as well as in Scottish and Manx folklore. He is believed to be an incarnation of the god Lugh, who is also his father. His mother is the mortal Deichtine, sister of Conchobar mac Nessa. Born Sétanta, he gained his better-known name as a child, after killing Culann's fierce guard-dog in self-defence and offered to take its place until a replacement could be reared. At the age of seventeen he defended Ulster single-handedly against the armies of queen Medb of Connacht in the famous Táin Bó Cúailnge ("Cattle Raid of Cooley"). It was prophesied that his great deeds would give him everlasting fame, but his life would be a short one. He is known for his terrifying battle frenzy, or ríastrad (translated by Thomas Kinsella as "warp spasm" and by Ciaran Carson as "torque"), in which he becomes an unrecognisable monster who knows neither friend nor foe. He fights from his chariot, driven by his loyal charioteer Láeg and drawn by his horses, Liath Macha and Dub Sainglend. In more modern times, Cú Chulainn is more often referred to as the "Hound of Ulster" TAGS: folklore, fairy tales, celtic myths, legends, children’s stories, fables, celt, Ireland, Irish, Scotland, Isle of Man, Conor, king of Ulster, queen meave, woman-seer, Setanta, boy-corps, king conor, Cuchulain, arms, first feats, championship, adventures, shadow land, woo, wife, brown bull, cooley, refuse, plucking out, four pronged pole, deer, ill-luck, etarcomal, fate, spits, holly wood, combat, ferdia, fall, awake, end, rising out, humbling, swan maidens, fairy land, fairyland, Deirdre, contentions, contend, bring up, sleep wanderer, wiles of king conor, sorrowful, death, usna’s sons, son, conla, hound at bay, fame, outlive, life, red rout, queen Medb, Connacht, Lugh, father, Conchobar mac Nessa, Táin Bó Cúailnge, Cattle Raid of Cooley, charioteer, Laeg, Liath Macha, Dub Sainglend
Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race
Language: en
Pages: 1033
Authors: T. W. Rolleston
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-16 - Publisher: Good Press

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A Complete History of Ireland
Language: en
Pages: 415
Authors: Geoffrey Keating
Categories: Ireland
Type: BOOK - Published: 1811 - Publisher:

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A Celtic Tale
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: David Riley
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-26 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

People like stories. They like to read them, they like to hear them, and they like to tell them. Ill never forget the stories of my wifes cousin Uncle Charles whod pour a cup of coffee, light up his favorite pipe, and begin to recall his seafaring days in the US Navy as we both sat at his small dining room table under the dim light of a homemade Tiffany-like lamp. Hed casually speak of wartimes as if it were just a Sunday walk in the park, only slowing his tempo a bit when it came to those near-death experiences, like nearly being crushed to death as he got pinned between a ship and a dock piling, waiting and praying as the massive ship eased away from the piling with a swell instead of popping open his barrel chest against the timber. I always anxiously anticipated our story time together. Unfortunately, Charles eventually passed away. Two careers, one ending as a lieutenant commander of the navy and one as a captain in a sheriffs department, had finally taken its toll on his health. I miss him, but his stories live on in my mind. So if stories within our lifetime can impact us and stay with us so long, what kind of story would it have to be to survive over two thousand years of human history? Just such a story is the legend of Deirdre of the Sorrows. My first encounter with this legend was actually musical in nature. In a little shop outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee, I first heard the music of A Celtic Tale by Hearts of Space, and the sound captured my imagination. Not even knowing what the music was about, I bought the cassette and began investigating the tale of Deirdre of the Sorrows that had inspired this music. Think about it! Some old Irish legend survives several millennia and inspires some extremely talented musicians on the west coast of the USA to orchestrate a whole album of music about it! Thats intriguing. From there, I wrote my own narrative to the music and, in time, began contemplating more deeply about this complex tale of love, betrayal, and human destiny. After reading many versions of this tale and looking at the archeological evidence from this time period in Northern Ireland, a more complete story started to formulate itself in my mind. Whether I wanted to or not, it became apparent over time that I was bound by some unseen force to write this novel. Here is the gist of the story. A dark and powerful druid prophesizes that the most beautiful woman in the world will be born, marry one of three highly admired young brothers in Ireland, and eventually cause the downfall of the kingdom. Instead of killing the baby when she was born, the king decides to raise the girl and marry her on her sixteenth birthday to nullify the prophecy . . . like that was going to work! Well, you can imagine . . . no, wait. You dont have tojust read the story!
A Reading Book in Irish History
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: P.W. Joyce
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-23 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

Reproduction of the original: A Reading Book in Irish History by P.W. Joyce