Tag Archives: Folk Tale

Fate of the Lir-Brood… Stuart France

* Finnola, once my pride and joy Dark Aedh, of adventures bold Bright Fiachra, gentle, playful boy Little Conn, with curls of gold. * The Crafty-Ones met to choose their Chieftain. Five there were in the running… Red-Bove, Angus-Ever-Young, Ilbrec … Continue reading

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Niall of the Nine…Stuart France

* When young, Niall and his four step-brothers, Brian, Fiachra, Ailill and Fergus were given weapons by a smith and sent out hunting to prove their arms. After losing their way in a forest, the five youths lit a fire … Continue reading

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Raven Post…. Stuart France

* Fear Death-in-Life Get death in life… * Embrace Death-in-Life Get life in death… * Source: Stuart France

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Star Boy … Stuart France

* In the beginning… Star-Boy went about the world Defending people against their enemies. * Star-Boy was so strong… He broke all bows of wood And armed himself with a bone-bow A bone-knife And a stone war-club. * One day… … Continue reading

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Craft of the White-Crow… Stuart France

* Whiter than the swan on a lake Whiter than the gull of the stream Whiter than snow on the high-peak. * Like a wave of the sea from ebb to flood Slender as the tall-birch, blowing… Of a shape-sweet … Continue reading

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Tell-Tale Signs III… Stuart France

* ‘Brown, Black, Grey and Red, All men and women end up dead.’ It seems to me that this rather macabre Fionn tale, adapted from a collection made by Jeremiah Curtin and first published under the title, ‘Myths and Folk-Lore … Continue reading

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…and Red. Stuart France

* … When the Fenians had risen and come out the following morning, Fin approached Brown, Black and Grey and said, “Do you have anything to relate from the watch last night.” So, the three newcomers told their respective stories … Continue reading

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