Brendan Voyage To The Land Of The Blessed

Saturday 27th February. 4.30pm (Dublin time)

Live storytelling via zoom

Brendan is primarily renowned for his legendary journey to the Isle of the Blessed as described in the Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis (Voyage of Saint Brendan the Abbot) of the ninth century. The voyage is dated to AD 512–530. On his trip, Brendan is supposed to have seen Saint Brendan’s Island, a blessed island covered with vegetation. When he lands on the island he has to fight the giant sea monster named “Jasconius”.

Reserve your place below and we will send you the zoom link. It is going to be an epic telling.

This series builds on the two earlier Nine Waves Immersions and pick up the theme of Exile, Migration and the Immigrant.  There is such a prevalence of these stories in the Irish tradition we might suggest the Irish are ‘the people from somewhere else’.
There is a mix in the stories of involuntary exile, eg. Children of Lir, but there are also stories where the exile is entirely chosen.  This is in both the Irish Myth and the Christian tradition.  This meeting of worlds is a constant theme throughout.
We will complement these myth tellings with input from writers and thinkers and artists whose work is complementary.  With Bard Mythologies, our  mythic method facilitates the participants sharing their meanings and insights  generated by the stories, both personal and collectively.
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