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The Horse - slate coaster

The Horse - slate coaster


Jul 8th - Aug 4th

The Horse, or Capall in Irish, is an animal with many connections to Irish folklore. We see this animal in various guises, from the mysterious Púca of the Sidhe and the malevolent Each Uisce to the magnificence of Niamh’s white horse and Aonbharr of the Sea God Manannán Mac Lir. One of the most famous of Irish mythological characters, Cúchullain, had two horses, Liath Macha and Dubh Sainglend, gifts from the Morrigan or her Macha. On the day he was mortally wounded, Liath Macha (the king of horses), was reluctant to be harnessed to the chariot but finally relented. In the ensuing battle, the second spear of Lugaid Mac Con Rí pierced the horse, the third, mortally wounded Cúchullain. It is said that initially Liath Macha returned to Linn Liaith, where Cúchullain had first been introduced to him, but on realizing that his master had been so badly injured, returned and killed many of the enemy.
The Horse July 8th – Aug 4th. Tree lore equivalent is the Holly

illustration from an original by Margaret McKenna


Slate coasters
Dimension (L x W x H) 100 x 100 x 0 Millimetre
Weight 125 Gram