"Irish Myth and the Sacred Landscape" is the title of a presentation being given at the Toledo, Ohio Museum of Art on April 20 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.
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, will discuss the relationship between the myths, the sites, and the annual agricultural and calendrical cycle of Ireland. Cosponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America-Toledo Society.