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Dindshenchas 10: Tocmarc Étaíne 2 – The Re-Born Identity

Étaín and Midir: illustration by Kathy Moore

Étaín and Midir: illustration by Kathy Moore

As Étaín grows up to be the most beautiful woman in Ireland – again – she is wooed and won by no less than the king of all Ireland. But no story can be that simple!

Join the Story Archaeologists as they seek out the improbable causes of the “sick-lying” of Étaín’s new brother-in-law.

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By The Story Archaeologists.

Music: “Tam Lin” by Gian Castello.

1 Comment

  1. Jennifer

    without a Queen there wasn’t a royal house. Etain pours healing waters on the brother. Maeve pours mead and selects who would be King. It’s the Queen that makes the King. That explains Helen of Troy to me, they had to get the Queen back or not be King

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