named weapons in slaine

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Postby toothill man » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:03 pm

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Postby The King » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:17 am

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Postby Standing-Stone » Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:13 am

The Gáe Bulg (also Gáe Bulga, Gáe Bolg, Gáe Bolga, meaning "notched spear", "belly spear", "bellows-dart," or possibly "lightning spear") was the spear of Cúchulainn in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. It was given to him by his teacher, the warrior princess Scáthach, and its technique was taught only to him.

It was made from the bone of a sea monster, the Coinchenn, that had died while fighting another sea monster, the Curruid. Although some sources make it out to be simply a particularly deadly spear, others - notably the Book of Leinster - state that it could only be used under very specialized, ritual conditions:

The Gáe Bulg had to be made ready for use on a stream and cast from the fork of the toes. It entered a man's body with a single wound, like a javelin, then opened into thirty barbs. Only by cutting away the flesh could it be taken from that man's body.
- The Táin, trans. Thomas Kinsella

In other versions of the legend, the spear had seven heads, each with seven barbs. In the Táin Bó Cuailnge, Cúchulainn received the spear after training with the great warrior master Scáthach in Alba. She taught him and his foster-brother, Ferdiad, everything the same, except she only taught the Gáe Bulg feat to Cuchulainn. He later used it in single combat against Ferdiad. They were fighting in a ford, and Ferdiad had the upper hand; Cúchulainn's charioteer, Láeg, floated the Gáe Bulg down the stream to his master, who cast it into Ferdiad's body, piercing the warrior's armor and "coursing through the highways and byways of his body so that every single joint filled with barbs." Needless to say, Ferdiad died soon after. On a separate occasion, Cúchulainn also killed his own son, Connla, with the spear. In both instances, it was used a last resort, as once thrown it proved invariably fatal.



Copied straight from it's wiki entry. I just thought I would mention this one incase it hasn't been already.

They say it's made from the bone of a sea monster and I was wondering it's from stingray. Though I'm not sure if the the 'Coincehnenn' ( It may be something more related to the giant squid.) and the StingRay
are one and the same.

http://boldra.com/images/incoming/steve_irwin/barb.jpg

Heres a picture of the actual barb of stingray. This is what may have been attached to the end of the spaer shaft in the forging of weapon only used by the honoured Celtic warriors who were taught the art of 'Spearach Caden'.
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Postby toothill man » Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:58 pm

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Postby The King » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:26 pm

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Postby toothill man » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:20 pm

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Postby superc0ntra » Wed May 23, 2007 11:43 am

An axe named Toothfairy
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Postby toothill man » Fri May 25, 2007 8:57 pm

a dagger known as point of no return 8) :wink: :lol:
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Postby The King » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:21 pm

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Postby The King » Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:19 pm

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Postby The King » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:00 am

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Postby toothill man » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:08 pm

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Postby The King » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:09 pm

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Re: named weapons in slaine

Postby Neo » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:01 pm

toothill man wrote:just wondering what others have called there weapons please share then others can use then in there games.
We used various Celtic dictionaries to make up interesting names with an appropriate grammatical theme.

some fairly good downloadable pdf cletic dictionaries can be downloaded from this site 9and some fonts) http://www.alphadictionary.com/director ... es/Celtic/
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Postby toothill man » Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:01 pm

thank you for the downloads 8)
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Postby Neo » Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:16 pm

toothill man wrote:thank you for the downloads 8)
My pleasure ;)
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Postby Standing-Stone » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:48 am

That Celtic Language link is Gold. A great find.

Anyway....,

I found this ancient weapon on the Wikipedia, after looking up the Thirteen Treasures of Britain.

'Dyrnwyn' or 'White-Hilt'. Which means 'White-Tooth'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyrnwyn

And the Thirteen Treasures it came from.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirteen_T ... of_Britain
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Postby toothill man » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:03 pm

great links both and full of slaine ideas 8)
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Postby The King » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:19 pm

Head axe (as a pun for headache)
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Postby The King » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:58 pm

The Lug's lightnings (for javelins)

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