Mythological RoundTable® Group of Dublin

The Mythological RoundTable® Group of Dublin is part of the worldwide network of MRT's associated with the Joseph Campbell® Foundation. The primary purpose of round tables is for people with a common interest in Joseph Campbell's books and lectures on mythology to meet up and have a chat or to collaborate on projects.

Bill Moyers interviews Joseph Campbell

With comparative mythology as the loom, so to speak, Joseph Campbell's scholarly corpus provides a blueprint for how the various fields of the humanities can be woven together to reveal a rich narrative tapestry of the emergence of humanity. This website will not only try to highlight some of the known strands of this story but indeed, using Campbell's narrative method, try to recover some of its lost strands.

But what is the relevance of myth today? In the second episode of the Power of Myth series Campbell answers this question.

Contact: T Dolan / 083 0022720 or see events on meetup.com/Odysseans

Interactive Timemaps

Interactive Timemaps provide an interesting way to index and access information. Maps for covering the period of Celtic Christianity in the First Millennium and Paleolithic Sites in Europe are well advanced.

The Book of Kells provides some marvellously illustrated pages dense with symbolism which we will have to review. Until then we have posted some of its finest illustrated pages online.
Also see: The Art of the Scribes

Fairy Tales

Mythology is a bit like maya, it both illuminates and obscures. Myths are typically written by an elite and then engaged with by the populace through ritual.

Fairy tales on the other hand come from different sources and one of these is the folk psyche. They can be eloquent of unconscious processes in the collective-psyche of the populace.
New Section: Fairy Tales.

Word Sleuth:

*gere (PIE) - Crane (English)or in Irish An Corr :-

O.E. cran "large wading bird," common Germanic (O.S. krano, O.H.G. krano, Ger. Kranich,Welsh garan, Lith. garnys "heron, stork").
Although this bird has been absent from Ireland for about three centuries the birds role in ancient society has been forgotten. This is due in part due to the fact that its name in Irish is similar to that of the Grey Heron (An Corr vs An Corr Glas). The animal appears to have been domesticated and is thought to be represented by the bird leading the procession on the Ahenny Celtic Cross. Knocknagor (cnoc na gcorr - hill of the cranes/herons); Reaskcor (riasc corr - marsh where cranes gather);.

Title: Archaeology ireland - Spring 2011 - Out of sight out of Mind - Authors: Lorcan O'Toole and Ronan O'Flaherty - Pub: Word Well Books - ISBN: 9-770790-892024-03
Title: Northern Ireland Place Names Project - Authors: (Ulster Place Name Project 1952) - Pub: Queen's University Belfast - ISBN: http://www.placenamesni.org
Title: Online Etymology Dictionary - Authors: Douglas Harper - Pub: Douglas Harper - ISBN: http://www.etymonline.com/