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Old February 7th, 2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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Does anyone know a similar story in Celtic myth or legend to this?


Does anyone know any Celtic stories set in Ancient Ireland that go kind of like this: A young woman of noble or royal birth falls in love with a warrior, but her father doesn't approve. In the end, she chooses to leave the warrior though she still loves him and wed a man of noble/royal birth that her father approves of. Later on, she wishes to see her former lover again, but finds out that he has died and she becomes grief-stricken.

Do you know any stories that are like this or very similar?
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Old February 7th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #2

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Sounds like Tristan and Iseult.
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Look up 'story of Deirdre and Naoise' on Google.
Part of the Ulster cycle, based around the 'Navan Fort', near Armagh.
(5 miles from where I am sitting now!)
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