Dindshenchas 06: Fled Bricrenn 3 – Your Head or Mine?
In the final episode of Fled Bricrenn, our heroes head deep into the Otherworld, a.k.a. Kerry. They enter the mysterious revolving fort of Cú Roí Mac Daire, culminating in the iconic beheading game.
Join the Story Archaeologists as they take an axe to the Gordian Knot of this magnificent, though bewildering, saga.
Please note: This would originally have been one long episode! This episode is marked as “Part 1 of 2”, which covers the rest of the text., but instead of “Part 2 of 2”, there will be a new episode, entitled Dindshenchas 7: Fled Bricrenn 4 – A Head to Head Discussion.
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Music: “Tam Lin” by Gian Castello.
Links for the episode
- Fled Bricrenn, “Bricriu’s Feast” – translated by George Henderson; Irish Texts Society, 1899
- Posted in: Dindshenchas 06: Fled Bricrenn 3 - Your Head or Mine? ♦ Podcast Episodes ♦ Series 03: Dindshenchas and the Art of Mythic Cartography
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