> (b) would it be accurate to say that pagan Irish/Celtic/European
> heroic culture valued fame as the greatest attainment in life,
> while later christian culture posited afterlife in heaven as the
> main goal
I just came across a Würzburg gloss that concisely expresses
the clerical view of fame, the polar opposite of Cú Chulainn's:
"samaltir in molad dóinde fri laithe ar a gairti mbís"
I'll leave this for one of our colleagues to translate.