Dindshenchas 02: Dindshenchas and Dreamtime
Mythic cartography is the art of mapping stories onto a living landscape. In Ireland, these patterns are visible through the corpus of Dindshenchas poems and prose: in Australia, they have traditionally been painted onto rocks by the First Australians.
Join the Story Archaeologists as they chart the Songlines and Storylines in these, environmentally differing, mythic map libraries.
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Music: “Tam Lin” by Gian Castello.
Links for the episode
- To learn more about Kakadu national park in the Northern Territories in Australia, visit their website: kakadu.com.au
- To learn about the archaeology of Knowth in the Boyne Valley, visit the official website: newgrange.com/knowth.htm
- This site has excellent images of all the decorated kerbstones at Knowth: megalithicireland.com/Knowth.htm
- To find out about the extraordinary Neolithic complex discovered in Orkney, visit this site: orkneyjar.com/archaeology/nessofbrodgar
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- Tagged: Acallam na nÉces, Archaeology, Áth Liaic Find, Athleague, Berba, Cnogba, Creation stories, Dagda, Djang, Dreamtime, Eithliu, Find Mac Umhall, Fionn McCool, First Australian, Kakadu, Knowth, Metrical Dindshenchas, Northern Territories, Óengus Mac Ind Óc, poetry, prophecy, River Barrow, Sinann, Story Archaeology, storytelling