show notes s02 e08
Irish Mythology Podcast
Iúil 26, 2021
Lugh Lámhfada and his Resistance Militia
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In this episode we hear about how the young god Lugh and the Dagda’s son Bodbh Dearg organise to fight against the Fomorians.
- What kind of God is Lugh?
- In what way does his name live on in Modern Ireland?
- How do we know he was popular in the late Iron Age?
- What clues can archaeology give us about the type of society that worshipped him?
- What is his relationship to the other gods and the Fomorians?
- What kind of festival was Lughnasadh?
Bres and the Fomorians are raiding Ireland but Nuada doesn’t want to drag the Tuath Dé into another war. Lugh and Bodbh Dearg take matters into their own hands and organise the riders of the sidhe into a resistance militia.
Co-Starring Bres, Bodbh Dearg, Nuada, Fomorians.
We also talk about placelore, Lughnasadh and what archaeology can tell us about the worship of Lugh.
A cautionary tale on why you should always assume that the fella making threats has back up.
- The Fate of the Children of Turenn
- Ireland’s Immortals, A History of the Gods of Irish Myth – Mark Williams
- Pagan Celtic Ireland The Enigma of the Irish Iron Age
- Beyond Elites: Reassessing Iron Age Archaeology, Brian Dolan, 2014, Oxford Journal of Archaeology.
- Annals of the four masters
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.