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Medieval Society has brought forth many oral traditions and stories that are romantic mysterious and show the cruelty of the times that it portrays Many stories during this time were told in the oral tradition being passed down from generation to generation These stories contain feats of great deeds supernatural power personal sacrifice and battles of epic dimension One of these stories The Story of Deirdre shows both cruelty jealously and the selfish characteristics of a Celtic lord and the sacrifice of true love The Story of Deirdre is a classic Celtic tale told in the genre of an Irish Narrative Drama CelticIrish stories always start with a festival where everyone is gathered and something with a supernatural presence appears to interrupt or to offer a vision The Celtic culture did not believe in individual gods such as Thor and Odon as the Germanic tribes They believed that their gods were little creatures that resided in the earth Their gods were in the trees grass and the water The Celtic people believed that the gods lived in the earth and represented life They also believed that a woman is the closest human form to god because a woman brings forth life when she gives birth to a new baby This is the reason that most of the soothsayers or seers are old women called leabharchams The beginning of The Story of Deirdre starts with the supernatural act of an unborn babys screams being heard throughout the festival The supernatural act is that this baby is not born yet but is heard This is the societal tradition that the supernatural exists among them Since they did not have priests they had druid witches leabharcham that foretold the events to come Conchubur the king was told that this baby
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