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Celtic Chieftains


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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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