Circling The Tain 02: Portents and Prophecies
The richly interwoven stories that make up the Táin tradition contain a wide diversity of characters. There is much to explore. Even their back stories have back stories!
In this episode, we explore the back stories of two such characters: the well-known Ulster king, Conchobar Mac Nessa, and the lesser-known Ulster hero, Conall Cernach.
Join the Story Archaeologists in the first of two episodes that uncover the significance of a few portentous conceptions and births.
Read the texts for yourself!
Links to other books referenced in the episode
Need some revision?
You may find it helpful to revisit our episodes on Fled Bricrenn, Bricriu’s Feast:
Fled Bricrenn 1: The Feasting Hall
Fled Bricrenn 2: The Road to Crúachán
Fled Bricrenn 3: Your Head or Mine?
Fled Bricrenn 4: A Head to Head Discussion
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Music: “Tam Lin” by Gian Castello
- Posted in: Circling the Táin 02: Portents and Prophecies ♦ Podcast Episodes ♦ Series 06: Circling the Táin
- Tagged: Acallam na nÉces, birth, Cathbad, Cét Mac Mágach, Compert, Conall, Conall Cernach, conception, Conchobar, Conchobar Mac Nessa, Connacht, Connaught, Emain Macha, Findchóem, Ness, prophecy, Táin bó Cuailnge, Táin Tradition, Ulaid, Ulster, Ulster Cycle