Deirdre


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Deirdre

(dâr`drə, dēr`–), beautiful heroine of Irish legend. A druid prophesied at her birth that she would bring great misfortunes. Deirdre, chosen to be the wife of Conchobar, king of Ulster, fell in love with Naoise, the son of Usnach, and fled with him and his two brothers to Scotland. After a long idyllic stay there, they were enticed into returning to Ireland by Conchobar, who then treacherously killed the sons of Usnach. Deirdre, her heart broken, died on her lover's grave. This legend was very popular with the writers of the Irish literary renaissance, notably Yeats, Synge, and James Stephens.
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Deirdre

prophesied to become the most beautiful woman in Ireland. [Irish Legend: Benét, 259]

Deirdre

when Noisi is betrayed and slain, she kills herself. [Irish Legend: Benét, 259–260]
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"'A vision I saw last night,' says Deirdre, 'namely that three birds came unto us having three sups of honey in their beaks, and that they left them with us, and that they took three sups of our blood with them.'
"'It is,' says Deirdre, 'that Fergus comes unto us with a message of peace from Conor, for more sweet is not honey than the message of peace of the false man.'
So although the heart of Deirdre was sad and heavy with foreboding of evil, they set sail for the land of Erin.
And the story tells how the boding sorrow that Deirdre felt fulfilled itself, and how they were betrayed, and how the brothers fought and died, and how Deirdre mourned until
Such in a few words is the story of Deirdre. But you must read the tale itself to find out how beautiful it is.
In both The Tain and in Deirdre we find the love of fighting, the brave joy of the strong man when he finds a gallant foe.
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