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By Jeffrey Gantz

First written down within the 8th century advert, those early Irish tales depict a miles older global half delusion, half legend and half background. wealthy with magic and achingly appealing, they communicate of a land of heroic battles, extreme love and warrior beliefs, during which the otherworld is explored and males mingle freely with the gods. From the shiny adventures of the good Celtic hero Cu Chulaind, to the beautiful Exile of the Sons of Uisliu' a story of treachery, honour and romance those are masterpieces of ardour and power, and shape the root for the Irish literary culture: a mythic legacy that was once a strong effect at the paintings of Yeats, Synge and Joyce.

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Dappled. light grey underneath and dark grey above. with horses' hooves on them. and a blackthorn vat that can hold them all. Besides that. fifty gold-hilted swords. Moreover. fifty white red-eared cows and fifty white red-eared calves. and a bronze spancel on each calf. Moreover. fifty grey red-headed wethers. three-headed. three-horned. Moreover. fifty ivory-hilted blades. Moreover. fifty bright-speckled cloaks. ' Thereafter Echu's foster-father questioned him. asking how he had obtained such riches.

Could have done so earlier if I had wished: replied Mider. ' asked Echu. 'My arms round ~tafn and a kiss from her: said Mider. ' The previous year, Mider had come to woo ~ta{n, but he had not been successful. The name by which he had called her then was B~ Find,S and this is how he had spoken to her: B~ Find, will you come with me to a wondrous land where there is music? Hair is like the blooming primrose there; smooth bodies are the colour of snow. There, there is neither mine nor yours; bright are teeth, dark are brows.

Early Irish Myths and Sagas it does: said the Dagdae. 'He hewed at you menacingly on a day of peace and friendship. and since your life was dearer to you than your land, you surrendered the land in return for being spared. Even so. I will give you land that is no Worse than the Bruig: 'What land is that? ' asked Elcmar. ·Cletech. and the three lands about it. and the boys from the Bruig playing before you every day, and the fruit of the B6and for your enjoyment: 'Fair enough - let it be thus: said Elcmar.

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