Morrigu


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Related to Morrigu: Badb, Morrighan
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Noun1.Morrigu - Celtic war goddess
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
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The statue is a perfect representation of myth's impoverishment of meaning: Cuchulain is more potent as a reserve of memory than as a living person; the mythological figure is itself a martyr for memory-a sacrificial death (Cuchulain's imprisonment in bronze) for the living who then feed on him, as Morrigu, the Goddess of War, perches on Cuchulain's shoulder in the form of a raven (Miller iz9).
For example in Irish mythology, prior to the coming of the Gael, the Morrigu, the Great Queen, the Crow of Battle, lived at Tara.