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The Mythology of Ireland

Hill of Tara is sublime in both a scenic and historic sense. This area, which is also a constantly evolving archaeological site, is a treasure trove of information about the ancient societies of Ireland.

According to local legend and ancient tradition, Hill of Tara was the seat of Ireland's High King in ancient times. Modern scholars and researchers claim that the site was more of a sacred one, deeply involved with the religious rites associated with kingship as opposed to being an actual throne. Hill of Tara is also rich in the iconography of ancient Irish legend, including weathered but enduring monuments to ancient goddesses like Maeve and Cernunnos.

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