Episode 25: Road to Moytura Episode I: March of the Fomóire

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Irish Mythology Podcast

Meitheamh 02, 2022

Episode 25

Road to Moytura Episode I: March of the Fomóire

Thank you for listening to this episode!

Here you’ll find our notes, links to research and some personal highlights from your hosts. 

Welcome | fáilte 

In this episode we hear about Indech and Balor’s battle plans and a foe set on scuppering those plans. The story is an original piece set within our retelling of the saga, The Second Battle of Moytura

We ask:

  • What did Indech do to warrant his daughter’s betrayal? 
  • What big mistake did the Fomorians make before marching to battle?
  • Why add detail to existing stories?
  • How were the old sagas originally told?
  • What is the relationship between the poetic versions, mediaeval literary sagas, the versions of traditional storytellers, and modern adaptations?
  • What was Lady Augusta Gregory’s role in repopularising the stories of Irish Mythology?

The Fomorians are ready to march to meet the Tuath Dé in Battle but their battle plans omitted a plan to ask the land spirits for permission to cross their territory. Will their lack of respect come back to bite them?

Starring: Balor, Bres, Elatha, Indech Mac Dé Domhnan, and his unnamed daughter.

Co-Starring various Fomorians, the forest, a river.

A cautionary tale on why you should always make sure your family aren’t mad at you before you need their help. 



Written, presented and produced  by Marcas Ó hUiscín and Stephanie Ní Thiarnaigh. 

Music – Celtic Warrior by Damiano Baldoni (licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 public licence 


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