Synopses & Reviews
Twenty folk tales representing hundreds of years of the collective Irish imagination transport readers to a world where everything is alive and anything can happen! Vivid descriptions of battles with giants, dead men who come back to life, humans imprisoned in animals' bodies, heroes with incredible strength, and more.
Taken down from Gaelic storytellers, the 20 tales included in this book are divided into two parts: 11 are miscellaneous stories offering Irish versions of the general European fairy tales, and 9 are stories from the Fenian cycle--tales of Fin MacCumhail and his warriors, the Fenians of Erin.
Twenty folk tales represent hundreds of years of the collective Irish imagination. Vivid descriptions of battles with giants, humans imprisoned in animals' bodies, heroes with incredible strength, and more.
Table of Contents
"THE SON OF THE KING OF ERIN, AND THE GIANT OF LOCH LÉIN"
THE THREE DAUGHTERS OF KING O'HARA
THE WEAVER'S SON AND THE GIANT OF THE WHITE HILL
"FAIR, BROWN, AND TREMBLING"
THE KING OF ERIN AND THE QUEEN OF THE LONESOME ISLAND
THE SHEE AN GANNON AND THE GRUAGACH GAIRE
"THE THREE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING OF THE EAST, AND THE SON OF A KING IN ERIN"
THE FISHERMAN'S SON AND THE GRUAGACH OF TRICKS
THE THIRTEENTH SON OF THE KING OF ERIN
BIRTH OF FIN MACCUMHAIL AND ORIGIN OF THE FENIANS OF ERIN
FIN MACCUMHAIL AND THE FENIANS OF ERIN IN THE CASTLE OF FEAR DUBH
FIN MACCUMHAIL AND THE KNIGHT OF THE FULL AXE
GILLA NA GRAKIN AND FIN MACCUMHAIL
"FIN MACCUMHAIL, THE SEVEN BROTHERS, AND THE KING OF FRANCE"
"BLACK, BROWN, AND GRAY"
FIN MACCUMHAIL AND THE SON OF THE KING OF ALBA
OISIN IN TIR NA N-OG