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Cú Chulainn - An Iron Age Hero

Cú Chulainn - An Iron Age Hero

Daragh Smyth

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’Better to live but for a day and a night, provided my fame lives after me’. That Cú Chulainn’s wish has been fulfilled is an indisputable fact!
Cú Chulainn was the greatest hero of an heroic age centred on Ulster and North Leinster. In the traditional of heroes like Ajax, Achilles and King Arthur, he was a demi-god having both a solar deity. Jug, and Conchobar mac Nessa, king of Ulster for his father. Daragh Smyth, using original and edited Old Irish manuscripts, has crafted a fascinating and scholarly account of the life of Cú Chulainn and of aspects of social life in Ulster during the Iron Age

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Author Daragh Smyth
Publisher Irish Academic Press
Publication date 1 Jan 2005
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780716533269

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