Celtic Myths – Magic and Kings (2001)
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Born in the times before the Iron Age Celtic mythology still entertains and enlightens us, today. They may not be as familiar as the tales of the Greeks, but the influence of the ancient Celts reaches many parts of the modern world. Tales of great warriors and kings, as transmitted through the eons became embellished and exaggerated until all that remains is mythology.
In this episode we explore tale of King Arthur and what he meant to people of different time periods. We learn of Queen Boudicca and her rebellion against the Roman Empire. The great warrior of Cu Chlainn reveals the archetype of the superhero was prominent even in the Iron Age. Finally, from the wickermen of Halloween and human sacrifices in marshes and bogs, thought of the other world played prominently in the minds of the ancient Celtic people.
Cathal O’shannon, George Macpherson, Nuala Hayes, Daniel Morden, Megan Lloyd