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For those who have been impacted by the historical snow storm in New England, I send thoughts and prayers to you and your loved ones.
In keeping with my goal of writing about "Great Loves in Mythology" for February, the month of love, I chose to write about Deirdre of the Sorrows and her beloved Naoise.
In ancient Celtic mythologies, there are several legends called Tragedies. The story of Deirdre and Naoise is one of those tragedies. It is a story of strong, abiding love that gave the lovers a reason to fight all who threatened their union. They even left their beloved homeland to go into exile for their love.
Here is the first of two articles I wrote about Deirdre and Naoise for the Folklore and Mythology site at BellaOnline.com.
Deirdre and Naoise - Irish Legend
The Irish legend of Deirdre and Naoise comes from the Ulster Cycle stories. These are tales from the time when Conchobar mac Nessa was king of Ulster. The story of Deidre and Naoise is one of undying love and tragic consequences for that love.
"Deirdre and Naoise - In Exile", will be available to read very soon.
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