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john-flynn:

Cerberus 

Irish Wolfhound Cerberus. Lovin it.Actually reminds me that 3 dogs burst out of owenagcat sn irish hellmouth. They went on to act individually but with the number of.them I wonder if the stories are related
john-flynn:

My big fat Jackalope on the Before I die on north main street, cork city. So much fun and great working with the girls who organised it. a stop motion video will be up soon.

This reminds me that myth is found in cities aswell as in the wilderness.Cork city is intimately connected to myths from hero and king Conal Corc to Saint Barra patron saint of the city its steeped in the stuff. Defo my favorite city after Dublin.Saint Barra is a great character in myth like Patrick his cult mightve adopted a regional death deity cult. He raises the dead and even goes to the afterlife to shake gods hand. But where Patrick has lots to do with Donn Barra has lots in common with Manannan mac lir.His name might come from barrafind/bright or magic wave, he gallops across the sea on his horse like manannan and is master over the animals in it like Tethra. His mythological origins are compounded in his conception story. His father is a smith (an occult.profession in myth) named Amergin. Amergin is a famous magician in myth with a famous poem “the lay of Amergin” that uses indigenous symbolism possibly to call the world into existance.His conception uses an indigenous motif. The baby lets a deafening cry frim the womb that auspices a great life. Its a motif famous in “the exile of the sons of Uisliu”.With alk that while Barra might be a saint in stories and he might be a patron of Cork city. His character in the life of Barra is definately pure mythology.
Anonymous said: Someone has probably asked before, but what are your favorite sources (or the ones you find most useful) on Irish Mythology? Thanks for asking! Questions make tumblr a lot more fun for me :) My answer is anything free is good. Irish culture is communal property and no one person has the right to charge for myths because no one.person owns them. Ive links to three good sites for myths on the top left of my drop down menu. Theyve the same 100 or so myths but some of the translations are done in different styled. Literal, Romantic or Artistic. If.i was having a bit of a moan id say stay away from “retellings”. Theyre like third hand information. Theres no connection to the source and its just people who never cultivated the skill to do translations trying to make cash off culture.

Anonymous said: Someone has probably asked before, but what are your favorite sources (or the ones you find most useful) on Irish Mythology?

Thanks for asking! Questions make tumblr a lot more fun for me :)

My answer is anything free is good. Irish culture is communal property and no one person has the right to charge for myths because no one.person owns them.

Ive links to three good sites for myths on the top left of my drop down menu. Theyve the same 100 or so myths but some of the translations are done in different styled. Literal, Romantic or Artistic.

If.i was having a bit of a moan id say stay away from “retellings”. Theyre like third hand information. Theres no connection to the source and its just people who never cultivated the skill to do translations trying to make cash off culture.