Monday, September 26, 2005


UI's Celtic Mythology - Ruadan

Ruadan, in Irish mythology, was the son of the goddess Brigid and of Bres, the half-Fomorii ruler of the Tuatha De Danann. At the second battle of Magh Tuireadh Ruadan was sent to spy on the Tuatha De Danann smith god Goibhniu who was busily making spears. Ruadan seized one of these weapons and thrust it into the god, but Goibhniu merely pulled it out again and drove it into Ruadan, mortally wounding him. When the goddess Brigid came to the battlefield to bewail her son, her weeping was said to be the first keening in Ireland.

Damn. Did Ruadan's plan backfire or what?


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