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Dindshenchas 11: Tocmarc Étaíne 3 – A Game of Fidchell

Midir takes Étaín from Eochaid's court

As we reach the final section of “The Wooing of Étaín”, a game of fidchell leads to some epic gains and losses.  There will be archaic poetry, incest, a War of the Worlds and some civil engineering.

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By The Story Archaeologists.

Music: “Tam Lin” by Gian Castello.