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The Cuchullin Saga in Irish Literature (Volume 8) (Paperback) Loot Price: R386 Discovery Miles 3 860
The Cuchullin Saga in Irish Literature (Volume 8) (Paperback): Cuchulain, Eleanor Hull
The Cuchullin Saga in Irish Literature (Volume 8) (Paperback): Cuchulain, Eleanor Hull

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The Cuchullin Saga in Irish Literature (Volume 8) (Paperback)

Cuchulain, Eleanor Hull

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: IV THE TRAGICAL DEATH OF THE SONS OF USNACH PART I A KING renowned, exceeding mighty, became chief of the Province of Ulster. His name was Conchobar, son of Fachtna fathach, son of Capa, son of Ginga, son of Rury the Great from whom the Clan Rury are named. . . . And that valiant, victorious over-king went to enjoy a banquet and a feast, to the house of Fedlimid, son of Dall, Conchobar's own tale-teller. For thus was the feast of Emain Macha enjoyed at that time, to wit, three hundred threescore and five persons was the number of the knight's household that was computed in the house of each man of them. And while they were enjoying the banquet, Fedlimid's wife brought forth a daughter. Cathbad the Druid, who entered the assembly at that moment, uttered forebodings and prophecies about the girl, namely, that much evil and calamity would befall the province on her account. And when the warriors heard that, they desired to kill her on the spot. But Conchobar said,' It shall not be so done; but I will bring her with me, and put her to fosterage, so that she may be my own one wife.' Cathbad, the Druid, named her Deirdre; and the king placed her in an enclosure apart, with a fosterer and a nurse to rear her. And none of the province durst go near her save her fosterer and her nurse and a female satirist called Levarcham, and Conchobar himself. And thus she lived until she was ripe for marriage, and she outwent in beauty the women of her time. Once on a snowy day it came to pass that her fosterer killed a calf for her dinner: and when the blood of the calf was poured upon the snow, a black raven swooped down to drink it. When Deirdre took heed of that, she said to Levarcham that she would desire a husband having the three colours which she beheld, namely, the colour...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Cuchulain • Eleanor Hull
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-07756-9
Barcode: 9780217077569
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-07756-0

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