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Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:03 pm
by toothill man
staff of the mighty

the horned bow

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:17 am
by The King
arrows of the four winds

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:13 am
by Standing-Stone
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'.

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:58 pm
by toothill man
darkener of wombs

belly slicer

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:26 pm
by The King
Punisher

Righter of wrongs

The best and final medecine

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:20 pm
by toothill man
blunt beast

liver killer

pains giver

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 11:43 am
by superc0ntra
An axe named Toothfairy

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 8:57 pm
by toothill man
a dagger known as point of no return 8) :wink: :lol:

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:21 pm
by The King
Moon sword

Dung stones

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:19 pm
by The King
Swirling Madness

Deep Feeling

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:00 am
by The King
Brain crusher

Frostbite

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:08 pm
by toothill man
bite of the hare


tooth of the dog

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:09 pm
by The King
Little brother (for a great sword)

My balls (sling stones)

Re: named weapons in slaine

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:01 pm
by Neo
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/

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:01 pm
by toothill man
thank you for the downloads 8)

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:16 pm
by Neo
toothill man wrote:thank you for the downloads 8)
My pleasure ;)

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:48 am
by Standing-Stone
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

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:03 pm
by toothill man
great links both and full of slaine ideas 8)

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:19 pm
by The King
Head axe (as a pun for headache)

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:58 pm
by The King
The Lug's lightnings (for javelins)

Head shortener