- Sep 2014
Cormac Mac Art
According to myth the leader of his warriors was Finn mac Cool....kind of a Lancelot character of divine birth to a fae woman and a mortal man. In this story the woman leaves Finn and runs off with a beautiful warrior named Dermond.
Cormac lost an eye in battle and lost his kingship. He went to spend his last days in a monastary. According to him he actually met one of the most powerful of the fae kings Oengus mac Og who warned him not to go to war with the man he fought and lost to. Oh yeah, king is the land and the land is the king...any blemish keeps a man from being king...also infertility will cost you.
For a real man there is much mythology about him and he predates the arrival of the Anglo Saxons by a couple of hundred years.
As I said he is my candidate