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The Ulster Cycle
Includes a complete translation of the epic "Irish Iliad", the Táin Bó Cuailnge, the Cattle Raid of Cooley, which features the warrior hero Cúchulainn.
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The Finn Cycle
Stories of the mythical warrior band the Fianna, Finn MacCool and Oisin. Including the "Hunt of Slieve Cuilinn" and "The birth of Fin MacCumhail".
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The Tuatha Dé Danann
The mythical race of gods of ancient Ireland. The Tuatha Dé Danann were said to have descended from the clouds, and were strong and beautiful beings, superior to mortals.
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Dindshenchas - places
A collection of poetry from various sources which deals with the placenames of ancient Ireland and reveals how eminent places came to get their names.
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Myth concordance
A comprehensive dictionary of Irish mythology and legend based on 'Gods and Fighting Men' by Lady Augusta Gregory, first published in 1904 - the characters, deities and places of Irish myth.
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Astronomical mythology
Read the ancient stories which reveal a great interest in astronomy and the sky during ancient times.
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Other myths & legends
The Excellence of the ancient word: Druid Rhetorics from ancient Irish tales. Lengthy but fantastic article, including Amergin's Challenge. Click here to go there
The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel: An English translation by Whitley Stokes (1910) of a very ancient Irish epic which was written down about 1100AD.
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The Second Battle of Moytura. Nuadu Silver-Arm leads the Tuatha Dé Danann in battle against the Fomorians.
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