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The Death of Cú Chulainn

The Sick Bed of CuChulainn

The Sick Bed of Cú Chulainn. The legendary Irish Celtic warrior king. The title is also a great song by The Pogues. The Sick Bed of CuChulainn

3. 'Cuculain... in death's pangs' by Patrick Tuohy (1919). It shows the hero strapped to a standing stone close to a lake-edge. An otter emerges from rushes close to his feet while two ravens take flight above his head. The depiction is based on the later version of the death-tale of Cúchulainn in which the hero kills an otter (dobharchú) for drinking his blood. First published in The Triumph and Passing of Cuculain by Standish O'Grady (1919).

3. 'Cuculain... in death's pangs' by Patrick Tuohy (1919). It shows the hero strapped to a standing stone close to a lake-edge. An otter emerges from rushes close to his feet while two ravens take flight above his head. The depiction is based on the later version of the death-tale of Cúchulainn in which the hero kills an otter (dobharchú) for drinking his blood. First published in The Triumph and Passing of Cuculain by Standish O'Grady (1919).

Statue of "The Dying Cuchulain" by Oliver Sheppard (1911), now at the GPO, Dublin. Although, apparently, his (Cuchulainn) tutelary goddess, the Morrigu seems to have been made the instrument through the decree of a cruel fate, in his premature death.

Statue of "The Dying Cuchulain" by Oliver Sheppard now at the GPO, Dublin.

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Not explicitly Norse but the Celtic chooser of the slain? Sounds like a Valkyrie to me.The Morrigan - Shape-shifting Celtic goddess of War, Fate and Death. Story in "The GODDESSES / Psychology of Female Power"

Lugh of the Long Arm Open Edition Print by MickieMuellerStudio, $15.00

Lugh of the Long Arm Open Edition Print

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Simon Bisley - Art from the graphic novel Slaine: The Horned God

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But although, the assistance given to Cuchullain by Neman was both frequent and important, the intervention of Morrigu in his behalf is more constant. Nay, he seems to have been the object of her special care.

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Macha Curses the Men of Ulster, Stephen Reid’s illustration from Eleanor Hull’s ‘The Boys’ Cuchulainn’ You may also like

Emer, wife of Cu Chulainn, is an Irish mythological figure. Strong woman.

Emer, wife of Cu Chulainn, is an Irish mythological figure. Goddess of wisdom.

Raven Talk! Death Of The Old, Birth Of The New. Something Lost, But, Found. Circuit Of Motion, Completes Itself. Soul Retrieval. Mastering Magic. Mystique Mythology. Trickster By...

Raven Talk! Death Of The Old, Birth Of The New. Something Lost, But, Found. Circuit Of Motion, Completes Itself. Soul Retrieval. Mastering Magic. Mystique Mythology. Trickster By...

Cerunnos the Celtic god of life, wealth, animals, fertility, and the underworld. He is the Horned God, and symbolizes the element of Earth, love, luck, and fertility.

Cerunnos the Celtic god of life, wealth, animals, fertility, and the underworld. He is the Horned God, and symbolizes the element of Earth, love, luck, and fertility.

Cuchulainn carries Ferdiad across the river.  While we may suspect a few characters, such as Medb or Cú Roí, of once being deities, and Cú Chulainn in particular displays superhuman prowess, the characters are mortal and associated with a specific time and place. If the Mythological Cycle represents a Golden Age, the Ulster Cycle is Ireland's Heroic Age.

Celtic Mythology - Cuchulainn carries Ferdiad across the river.

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