Irish Myths and Legends

Description

Irish mythology is rich and deep -- the stories have a timeless appeal full of adventure, intrigue and otherworld magic.  Daithi and the class will read translations of the oldest versions of some of the myths, filling in the background from Dáithí's studies of Celtic culture, and encouraging conversation and discussion about what the stories may mean to us.

 

Spring semester, Dáithí and the class will focus on reading The Táin — The Cattle-Raid of Cooley — the great epic of early Irish literature and myth, using Thomas Kinsella’s translation of the oldest version, filling in the background from Dáithí's studies of Celtic culture, and encouraging conversation and discussion about what the stories may mean to us. The Táin features some of the greatest characters of Irish literature — Cú Chulainn, Queen Maeve, Fergus mac Roich and the Bodb, the Raven Goddess of doom and the battle-field.




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18 - &up Sproule 1/28 - 5/20 Mo 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM $256.00 View