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The Tain Bo Flidais

The Táin Bó Flidhais, or The Book of the Driving of Flidais’ Cattle, is the main source of information about the goddess Flidais. This story has been preserved in two versions, a shorter version in the… 1,238 more words

Mythology

Jet Lag and Badass Women of the 1st Century

After checking out the Crested Butte Library’s entire selection of Irish authors and histories of Ireland, I proceeded to read approximately none of the six books I so eagerly grabbed from the library. 700 more words

Ireland

Cave of Cats: a Journey to the Underworld

Recently, I made a 12-day trip through Ireland, Wales and Cornwall to complete some research and interviews for my forthcoming book. Amongst many adventures, the most powerful was a trip to Oweynagat, the mythical Cave of Cats, at Rathcroghan, County Roscommon. 1,579 more words

Place-conjurings

Medb of Cruachan, & feminist musings

I take the time now to excerpt some things from Thomas Kinsella’s translation of the Táin.  Medb leaps of the page and makes me think about myself.  634 more words

Medb, Celtic Sovereignty Goddess

Medb, Celtic Sovereignty Goddess of Connacht, the wilderness in the Irish west, ruled war, fertility and the earth. A man became king of Connacht only by participating in a ritual of intoxication and entering into sacred marriage with Medb at Connacht’s mystical center, Tara. 293 more words

The Goddess

Medb, Celtic Sovereignty Goddess of War and Fertility

Medb, Celtic Sovereignty Goddess of Connacht, the wilderness in the Irish west, ruled war, fertility and the earth. A man became king of Connacht only by participating in a ritual of intoxication and entering into sacred marriage with Medb at Connacht’s mystical center, Tara. 947 more words

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