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Andrea K Höst

Australian writer of science fiction and fantasy.
Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend - Miranda J. Green Good basic dictionary with nice illustrations.Found myself more than a little annoyed by this description of Medb, though:"She is promiscuous, mating with at least nine mortal kings and refusing to allow any king to rule in Tara who has not first mated with her. One of her consorts is Ferghus, a hero of extreme virility, who needs seven ordinary women (or Medb) to satisfy him."The negative word 'promiscuous' is applied to Medb (because of the ritual joining of immortal land-goddess and current mortal king), but Ferghus - sexing seven women apparently in a group - is 'virile' and 'satisfied', with no negative implication.