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Friday, November 18, 2011

Cú Chulainn

Author: Darage Smyth

Price: €17.50 €12.50

Cú Chulainn was the grestest hero of an heroic centred on Ulster and North Leinster. He is in the European tradition of heroes, from Ajax to Achilles to King Arthur. He was a demi-god, having both a solar deity, Lug, and Conchobar mac Nessa, king of Ulster, for his father.This book followas Cú Chulainn from his birth to his initiation in arms, his various romances in Ireland and Scotland, and his marriage to Emer at Emain Macha.

Darragh Smyth was born and lives in Dublin, where he teaches Early Irish History and Mythology at Dublin Institute of Technology. He is the author of A Guide To Irish Mythology and co-author of places of Mythology. He is a fellow of Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.

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