Celtic Ireland - Hero & Heroine Names
legendary poet and warrior who resembles the Welsh Taliesin
a druid who appears in various tales of the Ulster Cycle
Conall Cernach |
warrior-hero of Ulster; his name suggests his status: Conall means "strong" and Cernach translates roughly as "victorious"
king of Ulster; closely linked with the hero Cu Chulainn
a High King of Ireland; known as "Conn of the Hundred Battles"
Cu Chulainn |
a hero and warrior par excellence; his name means "hound of Culann"
Cu Roi |
in the Ulster Cycle, he is a sorcerer who transforms himself into various guises
beautiful woman whose tragic tale is part of the Ulster Cycle
the wife of Cu Chulainn
poet and prophetess in the service of Queen Medb
the king of Ulster prior to Conchobar
Finn Mac Cool |
hero of the Fionn Cycle; he was also the leader of the Fianna
the salmon of knowledge
in the Fionn Cycle, she is betrothed to Finn, but falls in love with Diarmaid
Mac Da Tho |
appears in the Ulster Cycle as a king of Leinster; in reality a god of the Otherworld
hero who went on a legendary voyage
Queen of Connacht; a translation of her name is "she who intoxicates"
romantically linked to Deirdre in the Ulster Cycle
son of Finn (the hero of the Fionn Cycle); a warrior and poet
he led the initial group that colonized Ireland, according to legend (in the Book of Invasions)
a legendary female warrior who trained Cu Chulainn
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