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Mythology

Postby Celtchar on Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:27 am

Discuss Celtic mythology (a convenient blanket term).

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Re: Mythology

Postby oldrat on Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:00 pm

funny, but is unrelated to the medieval history
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Re: Mythology

Postby Celtchar on Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:51 pm

Not necessarily; mythology is highly relevant to the study of Ireland, for example Cath Ruis na Ríg gives us insight into hygienic practices.

"Then were their positions fixed and their pavilions were pitched, their huts and their tents were made. Their fires were kindled, cooking of food and drink was made; baths of clean-bathing were made by them, and their hair was smooth-combed; their persons were minutely cleansed, supper and vicutals were eaten by them; and tunes and merry songs and eulogies were sung by them."
-Cath Ruis na Ríg
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Re: Mythology

Postby oldrat on Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:10 pm

more important is the dating of entries. if they are created BC
then maybe they will not be valid after 1000 years
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Re: Mythology

Postby Celtchar on Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:35 pm

It's hardly ancient material; the Ulster Cycle is part of medieval literature and Celtic mythology in general which is why I didn't post this in the classical section.
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Re: Mythology

Postby Billy on Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:57 pm

It's the popular literature of the medieval period, regardless of the likely antiquity of some of the core elements. To say it is unrelated to Irish medieval history is to seriously underestimate its value.

BTW who is The Red Lord meant to be? Derg?
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Re: Mythology

Postby Celtchar on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:59 pm

I don't know who the red lord is supposed to be; I just posted those images for laughs.
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Re: Mythology

Postby Billy on Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:03 am

It is a fun image alright, thanks for posting.
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Re: Mythology

Postby Celtchar on Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:17 am

np
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