Free Presentation: Irish Myth and the Sacred Landscape

Daily Dose  |  03/14/2012 7:00 am

April 20: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater

Between the tenth and twelfth centuries, scholars catalogued Irish mythological locations and their histories, and these came to be known as the dindshenchas. These stories typically feature one or more of the gods of the pre-Christian Irish and in many cases, the places mentioned can be linked with known prehistoric sites. The tales carried a level of meaning considered significant. Ronald Hicks, professor of anthropology at Ball State University, discusses the relationship between the myths, the sites and the annual agricultural and calendrical cycle of Ireland. The program is co-sponsored by the Toledo Museum of Art and the Archaeological Institute of America-Toledo Society.