The Great Myths #12: Queen Medb of Connacht (Celtic)

The Great Myths #12: Queen Medb of Connacht Human Voices Wake Us

An episode from 9/4/21: In this fifth episode on Celtic mythology, I read the famous “pillow talk” between Queen Medb and King Ailill of Connacht. Their dispute over who owns more riches, land, and animals leads to the start of the famous Táin Bó Cúailnge/Cattle Raid of Cooley.

The text of the story is taken from Thomas Kinsella’s translation of The Táin. I also read a passage about Medb from James MacKillop’s Oxford Dictionary of Celtic Mythology.

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