Gods and Fighting Men: The Story of the Tuatha De Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland

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GODS AND FIGHTING MEN: The Story of the Tuatha de Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland, was first published in 1904 by Lady Augusta Gregory. It contains many of the mythological histories of early Ireland, the stories of Lugh, of Mananaan, the Children of Lir, the coming of the Tuatha de Danaan, as well as those that deal with Oisin, Finn MacCumhal, the Fianna and their exploits, Oisin, and Diarmuid and Grania. Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852-1932) was an Irish dramatist and folklorist. With William Butler Yeats and others, she co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, and wrote numerous short works for both companies. Lady Gregory produced a number of books of retellings of stories taken from Irish mythology. Born into a class that identified closely with British rule, her conversion to cultural nationalism, as evidenced by her writings, was emblematic of many of the changes to occur in Ireland during her lifetime. Lady Gregory is mainly remembered for her work behind Irish Literary Revival. Her home at Coole Park, County Galway served as an important meeting place for leading Revival figures, and her early work as a member of the board of the Abbey was at least as important for the theatre's development as her creative writings. Her motto was taken from Aristotle: "To think like a wise man, but to express oneself like the common people."

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Isabelle Augusta Gregory is easily one of the best known literary figures of the early twentieth century. She was born and raised in the west of Ireland and developed an early love for all things literary. In her lifetime she wrote over 40 plays in addition to a great number of poems and essays. Her greatest accomplishment was the founding of what became the Abbey Theatre with William Butler Yeats in 1904.

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