show notes s02 e09
Irish Mythology Podcast
Iúil 30, 2021
The Rise of Lugh Lámhfada
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In this episode we hear about the challenges Lugh faces before he can take his place at the hall of the gods.
- What kind of game was fidchell?
- What can we learn about Lugh from the Continental Celtic god Lugus?
- What about the Welsh figure, Lleu Llaw Gyffes?
- What can maps and language tell us about Lugh?
- What clues can archaeology give us about his rise to prominence?
- What is his relationship to the other gods and the Fomorians?
- What modern festivals could be related to Lughnasadh?
Lugh goes to Tara to claim his place in the hall of the gods but first he will have to prove his value to them. To do this he must win at an ancient Irish version of chess called fidchell and undergo a test of strength from Ogma. Starring: Lugh, Nuada, Gamal, Camall.
Co-Starring Ogma, Macha, Gobniu, Dian Cecht.
We talk about Lugh, the festival of Lughnasadh, the continental celtic god Lugus, and the Welsh mythological figure Lleu Llaw Gyffes.
A cautionary tale on why you should always eat before you start work.
- The Second Battle of Moytura – Sect 53-74
- Ireland’s Immortals, A History of the Gods of Irish Myth – Mark Williams
- Pagan Celtic Ireland The Enigma of the Irish Iron Age
- The Mabinogion
- The Secret Life of Books with Cerys Mathews on the Mabinogion
- Francis McCaffrey
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)
All sounds cc licence from freesound.org except “riders of the sidhe chanting Lugh’s name”, by Marcas O’hUiscín.