Story Archaeology

Uncovering the layers of Irish Mythology through a regular podcast and related articles

A Crock of Old Cobblers ~ A Holiday Special

iubhdansvat2Fergus mac Léite gets to encounter the underwater world of the  Lupracán, a story which in the late middle / early modern Irish version, almost certainly, inspired Swift’s wonderful satire, ‘Gulliver’s Travels’. The Story Archaeologists, ear herbs at the ready, dive right into the tale, but wonder how these small, but proud and fiercely independent, beings  have devolved, over the centuries into the scary  Leprechaun  travesties .that are dragged out every Paddy’s day?

The Saga of Fergus mac Léite  

The king of the Lupracán’s journey to Emain, and how the death of Fergus mac Léite, king of Ulster was brought about.

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