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Jamie Kirland (205.188.209.13 - 205.188.209.13)
Posted on Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 10:28 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Im writing a paper for school. I must create two mythical Irish Gods. I would like the Irish words for "strength" and "security"
Thanks so much,
Jamie

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james (63.183.137.120 - 63.183.137.120)
Posted on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 11:31 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Jamie, A chara,

The strict translations for the words are as follows:

Strength = Neart

Security = Slándáil

There may be a way of modifying them to create a more name-like appearance. IE: rather than the straightforward word of "strength" there may be a suffix/prefix/mutation that would translate as "one of unparalleled strength"---maybe not, though.

As an alternative there are two figures from Irish mythology that may fit well into your situation.

Fionn Mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool) was renowned as the leader of the Fianna, a mythical band of warriors that were unmatched in battle. Their exploits are ripe with examples of cunning tactics utilized to defend the Irish people from attacks and onslaughts by superior forces. He could represent Security.

Setanta, better known as Cuchullain (The hound of Cullan) was a single warrior who's deeds on and off the battlefield were beyond compare. He could represent Strength.

Any web search for these guys will give you TONS of insight into who they were and makes for some really interesting reading.

Ádh mór ort le d'páipér (Good luck with your paper)

Le meas,

James

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shay (159.134.136.20 - 159.134.136.20)
Posted on Sunday, April 06, 2003 - 02:47 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

strength - neart or láidreacht

security - sábháilteacht or neamhbhaol

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