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Title:
Myths and folk tales of Ireland
Author:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906.
Uniform Title:
Myths and folk-lore of Ireland
Publication Information:
New York : Dover Publications, 1975.
Physical Description:
vi, 245 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published in 1890 under title: Myths and folk-lore of Ireland.
Language:
English
Contents:
The son of the King of Erin, and the Giant of Lock Lein -- The three daughters of King O'Hara -- The weaver's son and the giant of the White Hill -- Fair, brown, and trembling -- The King of Erin and the Queen of the Lonesome Island -- The Shee an Gannon and the Gruagach Gaire -- The three daughters of the King of the East, and the son of a King of Erin -- The fisherman's son and the gruagach of tricks -- The thirteenth son of the King of Erin -- Kil Arthur -- Shaking-head -- Birth of Fin MacCumhail and origin of the Fenians of Erin -- Fin MacCumhail and the Fenians of Erin in the castle of fear Dubh -- Fin MacCumhail and the knight of the full axe -- Gilla na Grakin and Fin MacCumhail -- Fin MacCumhail, the seven brothers, and the King of France -- Black, brown, and gray -- Fin MacCumhail and the son of the King of Alba -- Cuculin -- Oisin in tir na n-og.
ISBN:
9780486224305
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library GR147 .C83 1975 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Twenty folk tales representing hundreds of years of the collective Irish imagination transport readers to a world where everything is alive and anything can happen! Vivid descriptions of battles with giants, dead men who come back to life, humans imprisoned in animals' bodies, heroes with incredible strength, and more.


Table of Contents

"The Son of the King of Erin, and the Giant of Loch Léin"
The Three Daughters of King O'hara
The Weaver's Son and the Giant of the White Hill
"Fair, Brown, and Trembling"
The King of Erin and the Queen of the Lonesome Island
The Shee an Gannon and the Gruagach Gaire
"The Three Daughters of the King of the East, and the Son of a King in Erin"
The Fisherman's Son and the Gruagach of Tricks
The Thirteenth Son of the King of Erin
Kil Arthur
Shaking-Head
Birth of Fin Maccumhail and Origin of the Fenians of Erin
Fin Maccumhail and the Fenians of Erin in the Castle of Fear Dubh
Fin Maccumhail and the Knight of the Full Axe
Gilla Na Grakin and Fin Maccumhail
"Fin Maccumhail, the Seven Brothers, and the King of France"
"Black, Brown, and Gray"
Fin Maccumhail and the Son of the King of Alba
Cucúlin
Oisin In Tir Na N-Og
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