Monday, October 11, 2010

Cairn

I've been wanting to make some pictures from my trip to Ireland, and Queen Medb's Cairn on the summit of Knocknarea Mountain in Strandhill was my first choice. (She is also known as Queen Maeve if you anglicize her name.) Queen Medb's got an interesting story, a mixture of potential truths and a lot of mythology. But, what really surprised me is that it turns out she was killed by Furbaide with a piece of cheese. Yes, cheese. He used it as a missile to kill her while she bathed in a pool. I figure that part must be true.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely landscape. Poor ol Queen Maeve... cheese doesn't sound like a sophisticated way to go!

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  2. very nice piece, strange story!

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  3. i think that someone somewhere got the old irish for cheese and rock mixed up - that's how rumours start!

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  4. This drawing is beautiful. My daughter's name is Maeve and Ive been scouring the internet looking for a photo of Queen Maeve's Cairn. Id love to discuss further if possible...

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