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Department
Celtic Languages and Literatures
Course
Celtic Languages and Literatures Celtic 103
Professor
Catherine Mc Kenna
Semester
Fall

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The Ulster Cycle Lady Gregory’s 1902 re­compilation of stories from the Ulster Cycle – collection of prose narratives,  th written texts of which go back to the 8  century Cuchulain of Muirthemne, 1902 At the center is the Tain Bo Cuailnge – The Cattle Raid of Cooley. Centerpiece of Ulster Cycle  Stories. Queen of Connacht wants bull belonging to the Ulsters and ends warriors to get it.  Lebor na hUidre – The Book of the Dun Cow, 1106 The Book of Leinster, ca. 1170 CuChulainn Remscel – associated foretale to the time. (such as how the men got labor pains, or the tale of  conception. CuChulainn’s father is Lug, a god, and his mother is Dechtine, sister to the king, which is a very  specific kind of nephew, because the sister’s son is significant in many ancient, early literary  traditions and in many societies, possibly because one can never be positive of the father of the  child, but the mother’s brother is DEFINITELY related to the child. But Sualdam is his earth father,  step father sort of thing, but possibly also he was conceived 3 times (?))
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