Episode 29: The Second Battle of Moytura

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Irish Mythology Podcast

Nollaig 15, 2022

Episode 29

The Second Battle of Moytura

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 finally see the Tuath Dé and the Fomóir meet in Battle and witness the big showdown between Balor and Lugh. 

We ask:

  • What was the meaning of Balor and Lugh’s duel before the arrival of Christianity in Ireland?
  • Was Lugh’s use of a slingshot a later addition influenced by the biblical battle of David and Goliath?
  • Who kiled Balor’s counterpart in Welsh mythology?
  • Is the Second Battle of Moytura our Wild Hunt?
  • Why did Wonder Woman go to Tír na nÓg?

This time it’s war!

We’ve been leading up to this battle since episode three and well, here it is.

The Tuath Dé face the Fomóir at Moytura and Lugh will finally face his grandfather, Balor of the Destructive Eye.

Starring: Lugh, Balor, Indech, Ogma, Airmed, Loch Half-Green.

Co Starring: The Dagda, Macha, Nuada, Elatha, Bres, Gobniu, Dian Cecht, Luchta, Ochtriuil, Miach.

A cautionary tale on why you should always have enough helpers on hand to open your destructive eye.



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 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode 

Cinematic Music-03 by Michael-DB (4.0) 

Medieval Combat – Yap Audio Production (3.0)

Defense of Lanosia » Dark Battle – Tyops (4.0)

BIG-REVERB-WARHORN – newagesoup (3.0)

Ghost01 and 02 – Patrick Corra (4.0)

Indech Indech Indech + Gwan Indech (Marcas and Stephie). 

Metal workshop sounds – Marcas

All other sounds Creative Commons 

Art by Nance Kinane 

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