Revisiting Mythical Women. 4: Revisiting Airmed.
Airmed is the daughter of the great Dé Danann physician, Dían Cécht, part of a family of healers. Together, they create the healing well of Sláine, which restores injured warriors at the Second Battle of Moytura. But do the meanings of their names tell a different story?
In our revisit to what may seem at first reading, a side story in the great battle saga, join the the Story archaeologists as they re-evaluate the role of Airmed and her family, finding their actions central to the main theme of the epic Moytura story.
In this episode, and our update, we referenced many other episodes, including our entire second series on Moytura.. However, for now, we will include a couple of the most relevant links.
For the story of Dían Cécht, Miach and Airmed in the context of Moytura, go to: The Battle of Moytura Episode 5: The Four Craftsmen.
For examples of laws on sick-lying ( crólige) in context go to : Dindshenchas 09: Tocmarc Étaíne 1 – A Fly On The Wall and Dindshenchas 10: Tocmarc Étaíne 2 – The Re-Born Identity
- Posted in: Podcast Episodes ♦ Revisiting Mythical Women 4: Revisiting Airmed ♦ Series 05: Revisiting Mythical Women
- Tagged: Airmed, Bride of the Corn, Cath Maige Tuired, Crolige, Dían Cécht, Goibniu, Isis, John Barleycorn, Míach, Osiris, Seth, The Battle of Moytura, The Four Craftsmen, Well of Sláine