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In many love stories, such as those of Deirdre and Grainne, the heroine places
the hero under a geis to elope with her. This pattern or sequence provided a
lengthy cycle of tales connected with a particular hero, or group of heroes, which
Others issue challenges, like Cii Rof mac Dairi at Briccriu's Feast. The remainder
are either foolish and gentle, or they exist for weaker men to vanquish.
Giantesses also feature in Celtic mythology: Bebinn in the Fenian Cycle, for
example, and ...
This cycle involved a nomadic or semi-nomadic way of life. Dome-shaped
wigwams were constructed which could be built quite quickly. Travel was on foot
or by birchbark canoe, or by toboggan in winter. Chippewa myths may be divided
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