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The Boyhood Deeds of Cu Chulainn

The Boyhood Deeds of Cu Chulainn

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The Boyhood Deeds of Cu Chulainn Ie Tales Full Book - a Fictional Irish Tale.
The Boyhood Deeds of Cu Chulainn Ie Tales Full Book - a Fictional Irish Tale.

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Published by: Donnette Davis on Mar 03, 2009
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The Boyhood Deeds ofCu Chulainn
Sources: Hull,Eleanor,Standish Hayes O' Grady trans.,
The Cuchullin Saga,
(London 1898),pp.135-154. Ed.,LL,II
282-294 
Gregory,Lady Agusta Cross,Tom Peete and Clark Harris Slover,
Ancient Irish Tales,
Figgis,Dublin, Barnes and Noble, 1969. Kinsella, Thomas,
The Tain,
Oxford 
 
The Boyhood Deeds of Cu Chulainn www.staidenshomeschool.com
 
 Adapted www.staidenshomeschool.com 2007 please refer creditsNOT FOR RESALE
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INTRODUCTIONA large selection of the best-loved Irish legends are enjoyedby children from generation to generation. They have beentold for hundreds of years and are part of Irish history.With stories of great giants, clever warriors. Jealous queens,leprechauns, fairies and magical and mystical creatures, thereis something for everyone to enjoy.My fascination with Ireland, the Irish people and - welleverything Irish has been with me for a lifetime, and so shallbe and has been passed on to my own children, my son having‘half’ his roots in Ireland. Ireland is a land of myth andfantasy and a subject I will ne’er become weary of. Enjoythis adaptation. For easier uploading, I have excludedpictures. I extend my thanks to all my sources, known andunknown and all those who made possible the research.Donnette
 
The Boyhood Deeds of Cu Chulainn www.staidenshomeschool.com
 
 Adapted www.staidenshomeschool.com 2007 please refer creditsNOT FOR RESALE
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The Boyhood Deeds of Cu Chulainn"This boy," said Fergus, " was reared in his father's and hismother's house, by the seaside northwards in the plain ofMuirthemene, where someone gave him an account of themacrad or "boy-corps"of Emain Macha; how that Chochobardivides his day into three pa
 
rts: the first being devoted towatching the boy-corps at their sport, especially that ofhurling; the second to the playing of chess and draughts; thethird to pleasurable consuming of meat and drink untildrowsiness sets in, which then is promoted by the exertionsof minstrels and musicians to indulge favorable placidity ofmind and disposition.And, for all that we are banished from," continued Fergus "bymy word I swear that neither in Ireland nor in Scotland isthere a warrior like his (i.e., Conchobar's) counterpart. Thelittle, lad then, as aforesaid, having heard of all this, oneday told his mother that he was bent on a visit to EmainMacha to test the boy-corps at their own sports. Theobjected that he was immature, and ought to wait until somegrown warrior or other, or some confidential of Conchobar'sshould in order to insure his safety, bind over the boy-corpsto keep the peace toward him. He told his mother that thatwas too long an outlook, that he could not wait, and that allshe had to do was to set him a course for Emain Macha, sincehe did not know in which direction it lay."It is a weary way from here," said the mother, for betweenthee and it lies Sliab Fuait"."Give me the bearings," said he; and she did so.

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