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Jun 7, 2008

Battle is joined and the mighty Balor comes to the field.

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Show Summary:

The eve of the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh and Lugh gets promises of aid from the Tuatha De Danaan. The giant Balor of the Evil Eye enters the fray and the death toll rises. The Tuatha De are fighting not only for their land but for their entire race.

This episode is the 9th episode of the Irish Book of Invasions.

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Show Summary:

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:40
  • News & Views 1:47
  • Story 5:28
  • Listener Feedback - Vicky, Kathy 24:54
  • Promo - Mary Jones 25:42
  • Promo - Deo's Shadow 26:12
  • Welsh Leeks 27:29

All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irish9

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

 


News & Views

Ruth has a great idea and we ask our listeners to join with us in celebrating our ancestors by telling their stories. This is the episode that we are releasing without accents being used for some of the characters. What do you think? Is it better or worse? Let us know - we welcome your views.

 

Let Fly the Crows of Battle - Episode 9 of the Irish Mythological Cycle and Part 9 of the Book of Invasions

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Teamhair
  • Carynx
  • Erin
  • Dagda
  • Ogma
  • Tuatha De Danaan
  • Lugh
  • Tir-na-nOg
  • Mathgen
  • Sliabh League
  • Dena Ulad
  • Mourne Mountains
  • Bri Ruri
  • Slieve Bloom
  • Sliabh Snechtai
  • Slemish
  • Blai Sliabh
  • Nemthenn
  • Sliabh Maccu Belgodon
  • Segais
  • Cruachan Aigle
  • Fomor, Fomori
  • Lough Derg
  • Lough Luimnigh
  • Lough Corrib
  • Lough Reagh
  • Lough Mask
  • Lough Neagh
  • Lough Gara
  • Lough Reagh
  • Marloch
  • Sidhe
  • Bechulle
  • Dianan
  • Cairbre
  • Etain
  • Glam Dicenn
  • Goban
  • Dolb
  • Credne
  • Luchta
  • Diancecht
  • The Morrigan
  • Magh Tuireadh
  • Aes Dara
  • Indech
  • De Domnan
  • Tollus-Dam
  • Ech Dam
  • Eru
  • Rechtaid the White
  • Fosad
  • Fedlimid
  • Ibor
  • Scibar
  • Minn
  • Slaine
  • Loch Arboch
  • Octruil
  • Airmed
  • Octriallach
  • Nes
  • Men of Dea
  • Midhir
  • Bodb Dearg
  • Badb
  • Macha
  • Nuada
  • Ceithlenn
  • Abhean
  • Leat Glas
  • Uinius
  • Bres
  • Elatha

Listener Feedback

Vicky, Kathy

We share some emails with you from listeners who have given us some great information. Kathy from the US has solved Ruth's question about Leeks and the Welsh by finding a quote from the Sacred Texts website.

She also found the following quotes from Henry V (Shakespeare):-

FLUELLEN
Your majesty says very true: if your majesties is
remembered of it, the Welshmen did good service in a
garden where leeks did grow, wearVing leeks in their
Monmouth caps; which, your majesty know, to this
hour is an honourable badge of the service; and I do
believe your majesty takes no scorn to wear the leek
upon Saint Tavy's day.

KING HENRY V
I wear it for a memorable honour;
For I am Welsh, you know, good countryman.

FLUELLEN
All the water in Wye cannot wash your majesty's
Welsh plood out of your pody, I can tell you that:
God pless it and preserve it, as long as it pleases
his grace, and his majesty too!

Thank you Kathy.

 

Promo - Mary Jones

Amazing Celtic resource site with information about everything! OK, I'm a bit enthusiastic but she does do an amazing job. She also hosts the Celtic Literature Collective which is one of the major resources for our stories. You can spend hours here. Visit her site at http://www.maryjones.us/.

 

Promo - Deo's Shadow

An extremely professional pagan podcast hosted by Deo and Mandy that often includes pieces about Celtic Mythology. Brendan Cathbad Myers has been in their latest episode and has also given them permission to produce one of his lectures about the Celtic Creation Story (or lack of it) which you can find in Episode 36. Check out this fun podcast at http://www.deos-shadow.com/. Sadly, the podcast was discontinued and you read about it here.

 

Sources used in this Episode

Sacred Texts, Gods & Fighting Men by Lady Gregory

Timeless Myths

http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T300011.html

Lebor Gabala

Sacred Texts, Celtic Wonder Tales, Ella Young

Sacred Texts, Cath Maghe Tuired, Elizabeth A Gray

Sacred Texts, Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race, Thomas Rolleston

The Mythological Cycle, The Second Battle of Mag Tured

Celtic Twilight

Celtic Literature Collective, Mary Jones

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks

For voice acting: Edward, our son, as Credne and Balor. Matt Howard, our friend,  as Ogma and Ruadan. Kyle Morris as Mathgen.

For incidental music: Diane Arkenstone, The Secret Garden . See the Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise . See the Contributor page for details.

Time Ticks Away by Jigger. See their Contributor Page for details.


For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Slán Go Foill!', which is Irish for 'Goodbye', or more literally 'Wishing you safety for a while'!

 


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