Episode 24: The Dagda’s Club in Love and War (Explicit Content)

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Irish Mythology Podcast

Aibreán 28, 2022

Episode 24

The Dagda’s Club in Love and War

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In this episode we hear about The Dagda’s scouting mission to the Fomorian forward camp and two sexy encounters he has along the way. 

We ask:

  • Why was this section of The Second Battle of Moytura omitted from so many retellings?
  • Why are the sexual encounters of the gods important for the fertility of the land?
  • In what ways does The Dagda exemplify the Tao?
  • What is The Dagda’s relationship with Hermes and Pan?
  • What is the connection between this story and a 4,000 year old erotic poem from Messopotamia?

The Dagda is on a mission. He travels to the west to scout the invading Fomorian armies, but it’s not all business for the supreme father. On his way, he meets up with The Morrígan for their annual tryst and later on, he hooks up with an unlikely lover. All’s fair in love, war and sorcery. 

We talk censorship, sex in mythology, the Tao of The Dagda, Ancient Mesopotamian smut and the Greek god Pan. 

Starring: The Dagda, The Morrígan, Indech Mac Dé Domhnan and his unnamed daughter.

Co-Starring various Fomorians, the forest, the sea, the beings of the microcosm, birds, burrowing animals, and lots of crows.

A cautionary tale on why you should always go if you have to go. 



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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