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This is Lady Gregory's collation of the Cuchulain cycle. Cuchulain was a mighty warrior, 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. 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. 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.
This book has 298 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1902.
Production notes: This ebook of Cuchulain of Muirthemne was published by Global Grey in 2018.
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