Conaire Mor

In Celtic* mythology Conaire Mor was a high king of Ireland, the son of Mess Buachalla and the bird god Nemglan. The conditions surrounding the birth of Conaire Mor were all favorable, and it seemed that his reign would be peaceful and prosperous. In fact, Ireland did enjoy a golden age under his rule.

Like all ancient Irish kings, however, Conaire Mor was given several laws, or geis, that he could not break. In one situation, he was forced to choose between his love for his brothers and his royal duty not to violate the gets. He ended up breaking one of the rules. As a result, the good fortune of his kingdom came to an end, and Conaire Mor was killed in battle.

See also Celtic Mythology .

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