Cuchulain Of Muirthemne by Lady Augusta Gregory

Cuchulain Of Muirthemne

byLady Augusta Gregory

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Cuchulain Of Muirthemne
By Lady Augusta Gregory

This is Lady Gregory's collation of the Cuchulain cycle. Cuchulain was a mighty warrior, 'the Hound of Ulster', the hero of 'the Red Branch', a band of elite fighters of ancient Ireland. Cuchulain is the subject of numerous tales set in pre-Christian Ireland, including the pivotal 'War for the Bull of Cuailgne'. The mythological and supernatural elements are tightly interwoven in this saga, including the ever-present Sidhe (fairies); and Celtic gods and goddesses, particularly Morrigu, the goddess of war. As for the battles, they are principally composed of single combats as hair-raising as any in the Iliad or the Mahabharata. The female characters are vivid and self-motivated. The saga is overlaid with episodes which could be echoes of ancient myths, for instance the story of the two shapeshifting swineherds. There are sections of great poetry embedded in the text, particularly the lament of Emer on Cuchulain's death.

Lady Gregory's prose, which resembles that of William Morris and her collaborator Yeats, is gorgeous and moves the story along vigorously. This rendition of the Cuchulain saga is required reading for anyone interested in Celtic mythology.

Title:Cuchulain Of MuirthemneFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 15, 2016Publisher:Bhoomi Digital Apps.Language:English

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