From the mysterious Túatha Dé Danann and fairy-people of Irish folk-belief of the Mythological Cycle, we will travel north and witness the deeds of the boy warrior Cúchullain as we go through the Ulster Cycle, before tasting the Salmon of Knowledge and sleeping under the stars of Leinster with the mighty Fianna in the Fenian Cycle, and finally take a tour through the courts of famous kings as we bring our journey to a close with the Cycle of Kings.
These tales have been told around fires and at bedsides for millenia, themselves speaking of ancient times. Tales about extraordinary otherworldy places, triumphant feats of heros, of mysterious creatures and evil phantoms, of gods and kings, of maidens and of monsters.
From the dense forests of Ireland to its chilly mountain peaks and its rugged coastlines, Éiru’s entire landscape screams out with the tales of her legends of the heroic sagas.
Chocked full of stories, analysis, and lots of useful resources this course will be your go-to reference archive for Irish Mythology.