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When his daughter Eithne gave birth to triplets, Balor hurled the babies into the sea. One was saved and given the name Lugh. He fulfilled the prophecy when he joined the Tuatha de´ Danaan in the second Battle of Moytura. He cast a spear at Balor with such force that the eye was driven through the back of Balor’s head, killing the king and most of the Fomorian army behind him. In The Countess Cathleen (CPl. 45, 49), Aleel describes Balor in hell, in the company of Barach, Cailitin, and Conchubar.

She was three years older than WBY and lived with her family at 60 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin. ’’ In January 1884, he wrote his first play, Vivien and Time, later published as Time and the Witch Vivien. She played the part of Vivien in an amateur performance of the play given at the home of Judge Wright in Howth, and WBY began writing for her The Island of Statues. In September 1884, she married her fiance, Henry Morgan Byrne, a solicitor, in St. Peter’s Church, Dublin. The marriage ended in divorce.

Greek teacher and thinker. He was born in Stagira, the son of a doctor. —a role that WBY alludes to in the poem ‘‘Among School Children’’ (CP. 242). , he fled to Chalcis and died a year later. Aristotle left little writing, but his principles and ideas, including the treatises De Anima, De Poetica, and Rhetoric, were passed down through lecture notes taken by his pupils. WBY characterized Lady Gregory by quoting Aristotle: ‘‘[T]o write well one should express oneself like the common people, but think like a wise man’’ (UP2.

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