[Ebook] The Táin By Anonymous – Shiningweb.info

The Táin It s fascinating to read texts like this, because it s ALMOST like reading about what militant secularists wish were the case a world with NO religion In this pre Christian epic, we see how people make meaning of their lives without their perspective being muddled by ideas about God, heaven, hell, right and wrong What would it be like Much to the chagrin of an atheist secularist anti Christian activist, life is hell ish without religion.Take sex Secularists say Christianity spoils sex for It s fascinating to read texts like this, because it s ALMOST like reading about what militant secularists wish were the case a world with NO religion In this pre Christian epic, we see how people make meaning of their lives without their perspective being muddled by ideas about God, heaven, hell, right and wrong What would it be like Much to the chagrin of an atheist secularist anti Christian activist, life is hell ish without religion.Take sex Secularists say Christianity spoils sex for everyone why does have to come with promises and love and all that Just let people have fun without moralizing everything, they say Except rape Rape is wrong That s when we re allowed to be moral eye roll You think we live in a rape culture NOW You think taking the morality out of sex makes itfun You should have lived in Ireland in the early centuries You d see that sex free from morality was anything but fun, ESPECIALLY for women Men because they call the shots, When I came across an actual copy of this book during my visit to Chicago, I was almost afraid to buy it I had to buy it, of course it s not often I find real evidence of Celtic Studies works showing up in bookstores, and when I do find titles that fit the bill, I always buy them Bookstores need to be supported and congratulated for stocking things that are outside of the mainstream.I was afraid to read the book because I was convinced that Thomas Kinsella s translation, graced by Louis le Br When I came across an actual copy of this book during my visit to Chicago, I was almost afraid to buy it I had to buy it, of course it s not oft The T in or An T in Irish , or complete asThe Cattle Raid of Cooley T in B C ailngeLet me just say I have some questions about this translation, and about the original transcribers whothan likely put their own spin on this story What sthere are multiple modern translations that differ in transliteration and literary style and I d like to understand the differences All aside this is a tale that begins with a trivial quarrel of a queen and her lover which escalates to the The T in or An T in Irish , or complete asThe Cattle Raid of Cooley T in B C ailngeLet me just say I have some questions about this translation, and about the original transcribers whothan likely put their own spin on this story What sthere are multiple modern translations that differ in transliteration and literary style and I d like to understand the differences All aside this is a tale that begins with a trivial quarrel of a queen and her lover which escalates to the point of all Ireland getting involved after a cattle deal went bad in the process of settling their domestic dispute The End.Beyond the explanations for how certain places got their name, it s upon the reader to extract any morals The most obvious takes are thou shalt not covet, try to talk it out first, don t bite offthan you can chew, and if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.You ll find several instances of absurd Looney Tune like descriptions of violence, there s also jus The Tain, sortof a bizarro Irish epic like all the other Irish epics was one of my favorite works in college The definitive translation is by Kinsella 1969 , but there s this newish one by Ciaran Carson 2007 , which I ve finally gotten around to judging.Here s the spoiler free gist of the Tain the Irish king Ailill and his wife M I just read this book for the third time, and finished teaching it this morning I always kind of forget how very, very weird the Irish were We just spent 30 minutes in each section talking about sex, and then 20 on whether this is a credible source or not for the 1st century Cuchulainn kills people in the most interesting ways Anyway, I love this book it just is such a reminder that people think about the world differently Kinsella s translation is also interesting no notes marked in th I just read this book for the third time, and finished teaching it this morning I always kind of forget how very, very weird the Irish were We just spent 30 minutes in each section talking about sex, and then 20 on whether this is a credible source or not for the 1st century Cuchulainn kills people in the most interesting ways Anyway, I love this book it just is such a reminder that people think about the world Imagine someone took you for a walk from the North to the South of the USA, from New England across the Mason Dixon line and onward to Georgia, all the while using cues from the landscape to narrate the Civil War The T in does this, guiding the reader through an interactive map where the story and the landscape are inseparable While undeniably a classic epic, the unity of place, narrative, and heritage gives The T in the feel of classic Indian epics, like the Bhagavad Gita and Ramayana, couc Imagi Giving this stars seems kind of ridiculous But I will, anyway.It is a minor embarrassment that I had not read The T in until last week When my sister found out she made me, which is fair enough We are quite immersed in many of the stories surrounding the Ulster cycle during our education the young C chulainn, Medb and Ailill We are even told a vastly simplified version of the T in B C ailnge, mostly focusing on the two bulls and not the war going on around them.My first shock was how blood Giving this stars seems kind of ridiculous But I will, anyway.It is a minor embarrassment that I had not read The T in until last week When my sister found out she made me, which is fair enough We are quite immersed in many of the stories surrounding the Ulster cycle during our education the young C chulainn, Medb and Ailill We are even told a vastly simplified version of the T in B C ailnge, mostly focusing on the two bulls and not the war going on around them.My first shock was how blood thirsty the epic is They certainly excised that aspect of the tales in school My second was how funny it was And I m still not sure if the humour is intentional There s a section where Cathach comes back after riding his chariot off into battle alone, and he s been ripped to bits C chulainn sends for healers and 15 some say 50 of them come and each says he s done for, and every time one of them says that Cathach kills them with a fierce punch I haven t read much Irish mythology at all, so it was high time I got round to reading The T in It s an epic based around the feats of C Chulainn, as he defends the land of Ulster from the armies of Ailell and Medb It s here s one of my favourite words again hyperbolic and, well, it s an epic, what do you expect There s verse and one on one combats and ridiculous feats of arms involving throwing spears through boulders and so on I was actually surprised by how little I knew about The Tain I haven t read much Irish mythology at all, so it was high time I got round to reading The T in It s an epic based around the feats of C Chulainn, as he defends the land of Ulster from the armie The Tain is epic In fact it is Epic at least as Epic asfamous Epics, such as the Iliad In fact, the number of correspondences between the Cattle Raid of Cooley and the story of Achilles rage is remarkable It must be I just remarked it Wanna know what they are at least some of them, anyway Oi you at the back stop saying, No here we go Illiad Achilles only vulnerable on one heel.Tain CuChulain s foster brother only vulnerable to a gae bolga shoved where the sun doesn t s The Tain is epic In fact it is Epic at least as Epic asfamous Epics, such as the Iliad In fact, the number of correspondences between the Cattle Raid of Cooley and the story of Achilles rage is remarkable It must be I just remarked it Wanna know what they are at least some of them, anyway Oi you at the back stop saying, No here we go Illiad Achilles only vulnerable on one heel.Tain CuChulain s foster brother only vulnerable to a gae bolga shoved where the sun doesn t shine The gae bolga is a mysterious design of spear the blade had backward pointing barbs other aspects of the design are obscure and variou The T In B C Ailnge, Centre Piece Of The Eighth Century Ulster Cycle Of Heroic Tales, Is Ireland S Nearest Approach To A Great Epic It Tells The Story Of A Great Cattle Raid, The Invasion Of Ulster By The Armies Of Medb And Ailill, Queen And King Of Connacht, And Their Allies, Seeking To Carry Off The Great Brown Bull Of C Ailnge The Hero Of The Tale Is C Chulainn, The Hound Of Ulster, Who Resists The Invaders Single Handed, While Ulster S Warriors Lie Sick.Thomas Kinsella S Presents A Complete And Living Version Of The Story His Translation Is Based On The Partial Texts In Two Medieval Manuscripts, With Elements From Other Version, And Adds A Group Of Related Stories Which Prepare For The Action Of The T In Illustrated With Brush Drawings By Louis Le Brocquy, This Edition Provides A Combination Of Medieval Epic And Modern Art.


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