The Sons of Mil finally break through the magic
of the Children of Danu and land on the shores of Erin. They demand
recompense for the death of their kin and negotiations take place.
Now it is up to the Tuatha De Danaan - will they fight, flee or
come up with another plan? And yet, the great Bard Amergin also has
a trick or two up his sleeve!
This episode is the 12th episode
of the Irish Mythological Cycle. It is also the final part of the
Lebor Gabala Erenn - the Book of Invasions of
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- Promo - The Wigglian
- Promo - Mary Jones
- The Song of Amergin
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The Song of Amergin -
Episode 12 of the Irish Mythological Cycle and final part of the
Book of Invasions
Names Used in this
Listed in order of
- Sons of Mil
- Inver Scene
- Kenmare Bay
- Slieve Mis
- Tuatha De Danaan
- Slieve Eibhline
- Druim Cain
- Fir Bolg
- Cermait Honey-mouth
- Eber Donn
- Men of De
- Sceig Michil
- Inver Colpa
- Lough Luigdech
We send out a Big Thank you to
Greg Lemon of the Myth Show (now sadly pod-faded) for sending us a
screen capture of our iTunes reviews and send out a shout to our
reviewers. We finish off by discussing the Song of Amergin and thank Mary Jones
for her help.
Promo - The Wigglian
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Promo - Mary Jones Celtic
Jones, The Celtic Literature Collective is one of the best
resources for ancient Celtic literature on the web.
The Song of Amergin -
There are many different
translations of The Song of Amergin,
which is perhaps the best known piece of all ancient Celtic poetry.
With great thanks to the inestimable Mary Jones
for her enthusiasm and scholarship, we can present what is possibly
the best translation of the earliest transcription.
Mary has also written and excellent
and thought provoking piece about some of the symbolism in the poem
which can be found along with some of the other translations that
we found in our Resources section.
I am a wind in the sea
I am a sea-wave upon the land
I am the sound of the sea
I am a stag of seven combats
I am a hawk upon a cliff
I am a tear-drop of the sun
I am the fairest of flowers
I am a boar for valour
I am a salmon in a pool
I am a lake in a plain
I am the excellence of arts
I am a spear that wages battle with plunder.
I am a god who forms subjects
Who explains the stones of the mountains?
Who invokes the ages of the moon?
Where lies the setting of the sun?
Who bears cattle from the house of Tethra?
Who are the cattle of Tethra who laugh?
What man, what god forms weapons?
I invoked a poet... a poet of wind.
Sources used in this
Gods and Fighting Men, Lady Gregory, Sacred Texts and
Book of Invasions, Mary Jones
The History of Ireland, Geoffrey Keating,
The Song of Amergin, All About Irish
Song of Amergin, Amergin.net
History of Ireland, Geoffrey Keating, Books I-II,
The Book of Leinster, CELT
And, of course, the Awen -
inspiration and imagination!
Edward, our son, as Eber Donn.
Esther, our daughter, as Banba.
Estelle, our daughter-in-law, as Fodhla and
Matt Howard, our friend, as
the Three Kings of the Tuatha De Danaan.
Jo Morrison for
her wonderful harp music used in this episode as the Dagda's Harp.
You can find her website here. The track we use here as the bardic
accompaniment is Chiorsdain's Lullaby. See the
Contributor page for details.
The Secret Garden . See the
Contributor page for details.
Angels in Disguise . See the
page for details.
Time Ticks Away
by Jigger. See
Page for details.
For our Theme
The Skylark and
Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See
their Contributor page for details.
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