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the virgin births of irish myth

Jesus and Mary weren’t the first; throughout history, exceptional men around the world were said to have been born of virgin mothers. It’s still going on today: forty five women claimed to be virgin mothers in the US in recent years. And of course, Irish mythology is as rife with tales of virgin births as it is with stories of sex, violence, and tragic romance.

The Irish Wolfhound

Known as Cú Faoil in Irish, the wolfhound is the tallest breed of dog in the world. Originally used in battle to pull enemy warriors from horse-back or chariot, it was also renowned for hunting wolves, after which it is named, wild boar, deer and some stories even say, the Giant Irish Elk.