Detail from Setanta (or Táin) Wall

Setanta (or Táin) Wall, Dublin, Ireland
A portion of a mosaic mural that goes by the name of the Táin Wall in Dublin (Desmond Kinney,1974). It shows Cúchulainn, fatally wounded, having tied himself to a tree so he could die standing and facing his enemies. His horse, Grey of Macha, is fighting with him. The raven is Mórrígan, a battle-goddess, sits on his shoulder after he dies. The long haired woman on horseback to the right is Queen Maeve. It’s an excellent read but if you happen to know a story teller …


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