Cuchulain the hound of ulster

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  1. Arctic_Wolf

    Arctic_Wolf shadow of the night

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    I have bin thinking alot of the Book Red Branch and the celtic/irish (i forget which one he was from) hero Cuchulain, and was wundering if anyone knows anything on him or knows of any web site i could go to learn more things on him. i prety mutch have the book memorized on facts from him and the research i have done on line says the same thing, like i said just wundring if anyone knows of a good website that i might learn somthin new about him


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    mallomere hedgerow wanderer

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    I loved Red Branch. All of Morgan LLywelyn's books are awesome. Just google Cuchulain, its amazing what you'll find.
     
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    Arctic_Wolf shadow of the night

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    thanks mallomere, i know Morgan LLywelyn's books are good but i cant seem to get into the bard, but will eventualy thanks, ill try it again
     
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    Balthor Stoneface Dwarf metal guitarist

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    You might want to try a book calle "Celtic myth and legend" by Charles Squire. It has the Red Branch of Ulster, and stuff about the Gaelic gods. It's a really good book
     
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    Doesn't Cuchulainn mean Achilles or something, I do know that in Ireland there is a place called Ulster.
     
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    doleniel Elven High Priestess

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    Cuchulainn was a completely different character, and it means "the hound of Culainn"

    I haven't read the book to which you refer, so I'm afraid I don't know how much more or less I know than you. I am quite a fan of Celtic mythology, however, so If you have any specific questions. . .
     
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    I just know that my friend told me that it was the Gaelic translation for Achilles. Not that I am saying that those two stories have anything to do with each other, if that is what you are thinking.