Civic Bard Quest
11:00 - 09:30
Each weekend of the Civic Bard Quest will be focused on one of the four cycles of Irish Myth: Mythological, Ulster, Fenian and King.
We will begin with a telling of the myth, followed by an opportunity to immerse more deeply in the story. As a group we then analyse the story before reflecting on its contemporary relevance and meaning. Our task is to think through how we might want to be a teller of the story in whatever form we are comfortable.
In the first cycle we will outline the Irish unique Myth of Origin, the Book of Invasions and offer and explanation of where we come from.
In the second cycle we will explore the Myth of the Warrior in the epic Tain and offer a basis for exploring the warrior archetype then and now.
In the third cycle we will look at the hero outside the tribe in the myth of Fionn MacCumhail and its associated wisdom tradition.
In the fourth cycle we will introduce the kings and the inherent insights as to what constitutes a good leader whose land and people will prosper