“Strong Celtic Women” lecture at St. John Fisher tonight

St. John Fisher College and The New York Council for the Humanities welcome Dr. James MacKillop tonight for a timely lecture on “Strong Celtic Women.” This event is free and open to the public and will take place at 6:00pm in the Wilson Formal Lounge, Haffey Hall at SJFC.

Via St. John Fisher College:

This presentation is an exploration of some of the reasons Celtic myths feature more prominent and forceful women than are generally found in Greek or Norse mythologies. Some are ancient goddesses, like Epona, the center of cults. Others are epic figures, like Maeve, a leading player in the Tain Bo Cuailnge, from medieval Ireland. In this presentation, the speaker will draw on his own publications and personal knowledge, as well as the most recent findings of genome studies to explore centuries of strong Celtic women.

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