Warriors, Heroes & Villains

Conan Maol

 

Name: Conan Maol/ Mel/ 'The Bald'/ 'The Blunt'

 

Race: Celtic

 

Clan: Morna

 

Army: Fianna

 

Father: Fidga

 

Brother: Goll Mac Morna

 

Banner: 'The Briar'

 

Associated Deities: Manannan Flidais

 

Associated Sites: Connaught Benn Edair Hill of Allen

 

Associated Herbs, Trees & Fungi: Blackberry Whitethorn Blackthorn

 

Conan Maol is the brother of Goll Mac Morna.  He is renowned for his lack of tact and delicacy but is nonetheless very brave in battle.  In one of his encounters his skin is stripped from his back and he is healed by the Sidhe putting a sheep's skin on his back which grows onto it, becoming a part of his own body.  He only grudgingly trusts Fionn Mac Cumhal as leader of the Fianna, and although he gives him his loyalty he retains a deeper loyalty for his own clan.

He was very quarrelsome and was always first into the fray of any fight.  His banner had a briar on it because the thorny branch best described his nature.

 

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Stories, Myths and Legends Associated with Conan Maol

 

Cat-Heads and Dog-Heads

The Cave of Ceiscoran

Death of Fionn Mac Cumhail

The Great Fight

The Green Champions

The Hard Servant

The House of the Quicken Trees

The Hunt of Slieve Cuillen

The King of Ulster's Son

 

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