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Celtic Chieftains

Sualtam

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Name:  Sualtam/ Sualtaimh / Sualtim

 

Province:  Ulster

 

Related Site:  Emain Macha  The Plain of Muirthemne Dun Dealgain

 

Father: Roig

 

Wife:  Dechtire

 

Son:  Setanta/Cúchulainn

 

King: Conchobar Mac Nessa

 

Associated Deities:  Macha Dagda Lugh 

Sualtam was the human father of Cúchulainn having married Dechtire his mother who was descended from the Good God the Dagda and was also half sister of King Conchobar Mac Nessa.  His severed head rebuked the King of Ulster waking him up to fight against the onslaught of the armies of Queen Medb and to help Cúchulainn in his need at the battle of The Táin Bó Cuailgne.

Stories, Myths and Legends associated with Sualtam

The Táin Bó Cuailgne

Cúchulainn and Sualtam

The Birth of Cúchulainn

The Awakening of Ulster

Birth of Cuchulain by Lady Gregory

Boy Deeds of Cuchulain by Lady Gregory

The Courting of Emer by Lady Gregory

 

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