Summer 2020 Alumni Lecture
Gods, Heroes and Kings:
The Cycles of Irish Mythology
Monday 1st June 2020
18:30 - 20:00 BST
In the great body of Irish myths that became part of an oral tradition and would, after the Christianisation of Ireland, be documented and preserved, we find immortal gods, superhuman warriors, supernatural women, and the beautiful bull over whom a great queen waged a war, and whose fate is the subject of the greatest myth of them all – Táin Bó Cúailnge.
Tonight we look at the four cycles of Irish mythology from the Tuatha Dé Daanan of the Mythological Cycle, who arrived in Ireland from the Northern skies, to the Christian kings of the Historical Cycle, who, alongside St. Patrick, fought a losing battle against the worship of the Sun.
Dr. Frances Clynes is the Module Tutor on the Sky and Psyche module of the MA CAA. She is a graduate of the Sophia Centre, having been awarded the MA in 2007 and a PhD in 2016 on the impact of the Internet on Astrology. She is currently the Vice-President of the Faculty of Astrological Studies and a Lecturer in Computing at the Technological University of Dublin.
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