Mad Sweeney/

Statuetta scolpita su legno di gelso, alta 15cm,  che raffigura Mad Sweeney/Buile Suibhne .

Suibhne era un re  irlandese che fu maledetto da San  Ronano e condannato alla follia e a vagare senza meta. Alla vigilia della Battaglia di Moira nel 637 d.C., venne trasformato in un uccello e fuggì in rovina.

La Serie ‘American Gods’ suggerisce che  Mad Sweeney fosse originariamente il re dio  Lugh del Tuatha Dé Danann che ha combattuto contro i Fomori,  guidati da suo nonno, Balor. Gettò una lancia attraverso l’occhio di Balor e decapitò. Fu il Re Supremo d’Irlanda dal 1870 al 1830 a.C.

Statuette carved on mulberry wood, 15cm high, depicting Mad Sweeney / Buile Suibhne.Suibhne was an Irish king  who was cursed by St. Ronan to madness and wandering. On the eve of the Battle of Moira in AD 637, he is transformed into a bird and flees in derangement.

The series ‘American God’s’ suggests that Mad Sweeney was originally King Lugh of the Tuatha Dé Danann who fought against the Fomorians, who were led by his grandfather, Balor. He threw a spear through Balor’s eye and beheaded him. He was the High King of Ireland from 1870–1830 BC.

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