Air n-Aithesc articles

The following articles are in previous issues of Air n-Aithesc.. They can now be Air N-Aithescdownloaded here. Please respect copyright.

Great thanks to Ceffyl Aedui for PDF conversion. Maya StClair for starting AnA in the first place, as well as support…and all the editors at AnA that helped make this readable….it’s not their fault where it isn’t!

*NEW* “The Hounds Betwixt and Between: Cú Chulainn and Finn as Liminal Heroes” –  Air n-Aithesc Vol. 4  Issue 2, Lughnasadh/Samhain 2017  –  The two most famous heroes of Ireland, one often claimed to be a “hero inside the tribe” the other a “hero outside the tribe,” yet both represent the Outlaw Warrior standing on the edge.  An earlier, shorter version appeared as “The Hero Betwixt and Between” in  Keltria Journal #43 -“Heroes & Heroines”, 2013    PDF for $1.50- $3

“There Was Not Found a Man to Withstand Her” –
Air n-Aithesc Vol. 3 Issue 2, Lughnasadh/Samhain 2017 – Aife and Éachtach, those women who could not be beaten in a fair fight, even by the greatest warriors.  PDF for $1.50- $3

“The War Goddess’s Bitch
“- Air n-Aithesc Vol. 3 Issue 1, Imbolc/Bealtaine 2016 – Some things about female shapeshifters and canine-warriors, as well as some of my own experiences on this path   PDF for $1.50- $3

“Warriors for the Horse Goddess”
  –   Air n-Aithesc Vol. 2 Issue 2, Lughnasadh/Samhain 2015  on serving Macha by fighting for horse welfare, includes both research on such Goddesses and personal experience. On site, but $1.50-$3 is appreciated to help feed the horses

“‘By Force in the Battlefield’: Finding the Irish Female Hero”  – Air n-Aithesc Vol. 1 Issue 1, Imbolc 2014 Women warriors in  Irish literature are often antagonists or, at best, aids to the male hero. This looks at a few who are heroes of their own stories. PDF for $1.50- $3

“Going into Wolf Shape” – Air n-Aithesc Vol. 1 Issue 1, Imbolc 2014 – A look at the connections between warriors and canines, both wolf and dogs , in Irish culture, looking at possible proto-Indo-European roots suggested by recent archaeological finds. PDF for $1.50- $3

“Muimme naFiann: Foster-mother of Heroes”  – Air n-Aithesc Vol. 1 Issue 2, Lughnasadh 2014  – A look at Scáthach, Bodbmall, Líath Lúachra (and other names used for Finn’s foster-mothers) and how their stories can inspire women, especially older women, involved in fénnidecht PDF for $1.50- $3

“Chase to Nowhere: Thoughts on Fénnidecht Rites of Passage”
  – Air n-Aithesc Vol. 2 Issue 1, Imbolc/Bealtaine 2015 -Exploring evidence for the very non-linear rites of passage into and out of the wilderness warbands and how we might use this today.  PDF for $1.50- $3

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