Fenian cycle

Fenian cycle
the cycle of legends describing and glorifying the bravery, battles, and wandering life of the Irish Fenians, esp. under the leadership of Finn.

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Fenian cycle,
a mass of legends about a group of Irish warriors of the 300's and 400's, comparable to the Arthurian cycle of legends.

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