Celtic Ireland - Heroes and Heroines
Amairgen | Legendary poet and warrior who resembles the Welsh Taliesin.
Cathbadh | A druid who appears in various tales of the Ulster Cycle.
Conall Cernach | Warrior-hero of Ulster; his name suggests his status: Conall means “strong” and Cernach translates roughly as “victorious”.
Conchobar | King of Ulster; closely linked with the hero Cu Chulainn.
Conn | A High King of Ireland; known as “Conn of the Hundred Battles”.
Cu Chulainn | A hero and warrior par excellence; his name means “hound of Culann”.
Cu Roi | In the Ulster Cycle, he is a sorcerer who transforms himself into various guises.
Deirdre | A beautiful woman whose tragic tale is part of the Ulster Cycle.
Emer | The wife of Cu Chulainn.
Fedelma | Poet and prophetess in the service of Queen Medb.
Ferghus | The king of Ulster prior to Conchobar.
Finn Mac Cool | Hero of the Fionn Cycle; he was also the leader of the Fianna.
Fintan | The salmon of knowledge.
Grainne | In the Fionn Cycle, she is betrothed to Finn, but falls in love with Diarmaid.