The Entombed Female (ONLINE LINK)

Fri 29 Oct, 1PM

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Fri 29 Oct 2021 1PM

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Exploring myths and stories of women from our ancient past

In the stories associated with many of our historic monuments especially ancient tombs and burials, the central characters are women.

This lecture will look at the burial traditions of our past and the place of women within them.

It will examine the physical evidence of the entombed female, commencing with the megalithic traditions of the late Neolithic and continuing through later Bronze Age, Iron Age and Medieval burial practices.

I will also look at the myths and folklore surrounding these burials, recounting tales of fascinating female characters such as the Cailleach Bhéara, Tailtiu and Áine, who are associated with many of our ancient burial sites.

Lecture by Ulster University’s Bronagh Patricia Murray

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