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Category Archives: Immrama 08: King Cormac Mac Airt

Cormac’s Adventures in the Otherworld – The Texts

In the podcast episode, we were working off three main texts: The Twelve Ordeals includes the descriptions of various means for telling truth from falsehood, describes many things decided at Cormac’s Feast of Tara, his adventure in the Land of Promise, and a court case through which Cormac obtained his sword. Download or view the …

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The Instructions of King Cormac

“O Cormac, grandson of Conn,” said Cairbre, “what are the dues of a chief and of an ale-house?” “Not hard to tell,” said Cormac. “Good behaviour around a good chief Lights to lamps Exerting oneself for the company A proper settlement of seats Liberality of dispensers A nimble hand at distributing Attentive service Music in …

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Rowing Around Immrama 08 – The Shocking Revelations Concerning King Cormac Mac Airt

King Cormac Mac Airt is often called “The Irish Solomon”. But was this legendary king quite the wise old judge suggested by that epithet? Find out with the Story Archaeologists in this long-awaited – and lon-running! – 2 hour dig for truth and justice.   Don’t forget to subscribe to get the latest posts! Related …

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