YMMV Celtic Mythology Discussion

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01:57:38 PM Nov 26th 2017
Big Bads?

I think in relation to Irish Mythology there are two examples of Big Bads.

In the Mythological Cycle, I feel the Fomorians fill this role as they always seem to be there to hinder the success of the numerous invaders of Ireland, while their King Balor seems to fill the role of "Bigger Bad" since he only shows up towards the end of the Mythological Cycle.

In the Ulster Cycle, I think Maeve fits this role perfectly. She's mentioned and somewhat foreshadowed in the stories of the cycle and is then the main antagonist of the Táin Bó Cúailnge. She then also plays a part in the Death of Cú Chulainn, the main hero of the Ulster Cycle.

So would this be worth adding to the page?
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