Tuesday, October 11, 2005


UI's Celtic Mythology - Tuireann

Tuireann was the Irish father of three sons who killed Cian, father of the son god Lugh. To atone for this crime, Lugh demanded that the sons of Tuireann should perform a series of near impossible tasks, bringing back to Ireland such magical objects as a healing pigskin belonging to a king of Greece and a cooking spit from an undersea kingdom. When fulfilling their final labour they were badly wounded and Tuireann begged Lugh for the pigskin to cure his sons but the god refused and they died.

This would be one of the more depressing Celtic tales!


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