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Mythic Heroes of Celtic Ireland
The Celtic mythology of Ireland is best summarized as consisting of four broad cycles. This month's article deals with mythic Celtic mortals, figures who populate the stories in the second and third cycles below. Four Cycles of Irish Mythology Foundation...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
The Basics of Vedic Mythology
The Vedic language forms a chain with the isolating, agglutinative and inflexional stages of the Indus language, as proved by the march of the clause ta na Sa of the isolating Indus to the vedic root tarS (to be thirsty). At the isolating stage of the...
Deities & Heros >> Indic
The Twilight of the Celtic Gods
The Milesians, according to myth, were the first Celts to settle in Ireland. This group was named after the eight sons of Mil (some texts say King Milesius); these Gaelic peoples, the myths report, came to Ireland from Spain. Ironically, the first phase of...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Story of the Celts: The Celts of Ireland
The Celts of Ireland [ 33 ] The Celts arrived in Ireland by 350 B.C (some say earlier) and they thrive there to this day. A claim might be made that the Celtic Irish are among the world's oldest nationality groups. Despite periods when foreigners tried in...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Celtic Gods and Heros: Celtic Gods of Mainland Europe
Speakers of Celtic languages once dominated a swath of Europe stretching from Spain to areas of modern-day Turkey. At various times in their heyday from 500 to 100 B.C., these Celtic peoples controlled what is now France, southern Germany, northern Italy,...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
The Fisher King
A confused but powerful set of tales coalesce in the Arthurian mythos to create this figure. Stripped of all the divergent threads and inconsistencies, the essence of the story seems to be that of a Guardian of a sacred treasure (the Grail, in the Arthurian...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish

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Hall of Fire this Saturday: Boromir, tragic hero of Gondor
A proud, strong warrior and a charismatic leader of men, Boromir the Brave is both a heroic and a tragic figure in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. His need for power, action, and great deeds push him too far.
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Patrice Lumumba: a tragic hero
Black History-Month. About 55 years ago, yet another great crime was committed on the African continent by imperialist forces. Like many such heinous acts, there was complicity by Africans.
The heroes of Fukushima Daiichi, but don't call them that
He was forwarding an email he received from a Californian who had just watched my film and was sufficiently motivated to track down Tak's email to tell him this: “You stated that you did not consider yourself a hero in this tragic event.
The Brothers Grimsby's Mark Strong addresses the elephant in the room
Entertainment Weekly: You just recently finished this run as Eddie Carbone, the tragic hero of A View from the Bridge, in an amazing, challenging stage production of that Arthur Miller play.

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