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The Deeds of Finn Mac Cool: An Irish Myth (Script-Story)

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This is the tale of Finn Mac Cool, the greatest warrior in Irish mythology and the legendary eater of the Salmon of Knowledge! After a deadly feud breaks out among the Fianna, the High King of Ireland's elite guard, Finn's father is killed, and his mother must leave infant Finn in the care of two elderly foster-mothers. These women raise Finn in the forest until the time he is strong enough to reclaim his father's place among the Fianna. The only problem is that in order to do so, Finn must face a fire-breathing creature called Aillen the Burner from the fairy Otherworld and defeat his father's killer, Goll the One-Eyed. 

This 15-page download features: a 13-page Reader's Theater script-story with reading parts for 9 readers + 2-page teacher guide complete with:

  • Story summary
  • Background information
  • Essential questions
  • "Creature Feature": All about Aillen the Burner and the fairies
  • Discussion questions
  • Teachable terms
  • Recall questions

This myth teaches the following character concepts:

  • Forgiveness over revenge
  • The importance of knowledge


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