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The Battle of Moytura 07: Reflections of Moytura – The Landscape of a Story (Part 1)

Heapstown Cairn / Ochtriallach's Cairn

Heapstown Cairn / Ochtriallach’s Cairn

Now that we have the entire saga before us, we can take a step back and see what shapes and patterns emerge.  Is the saga a patchwork of tales with unnecessary repetition, or is there some significance to all its duplications and reflections?

Enter the realm of Experimental Story Archaeology in the first episode to view the whole story from a new angle.

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By The Story Archaeologists.

Music: “Tam Lin” by Gian Castello.

1 Comment

  1. Liz McMahon

    Dear Chris Thompson and Isolde Carmody
    I just wanted to say a massive thank you for providing the amazing resource of story archaeology. For the last four years I have been working as a healer serving Danu, Brigid and the Cailleach in Scotland. I worked as a healer and was a Yundrung Bon indigenous Tibetan Buddhism) practitioner for over 20 years, but in recent years I have found my way back to the indigenous spirituality of my own land and people. I am also training as a priestess of ISIS (ISET) and sense that the two traditions are connected. I have been desperately trying to find information and material to help me accurately understand the mythical cycles of Ireland and in particular the Tuatha de Danann. My family came over to Scotland from Ireland during the last famine from Sligo, which I visited last July and this allowed me to visit the mythical battle site of Moytura and many other sites over a 3 week period. What you are doing with these stories, the commentaries and the written material is absolutely priceless and precious educationally and is superb at opening this understanding and knowledge to everyone. It has taken 4 years to find you guys and I am deeply grateful. I will make a donation shortly. Best Wishes and Bright Blessings Liz McMahon :)

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