>On the TV (I don't know
>what channel) was a children's show (I believe), the subtitle of which
>was "The Legends of Tir Na Nog."
Doing a search trying to find the mythical aspects, this web address came up:
Yes, my younger brothers are fascinated by the "magical" aspects of this
show. I've even sat down and watched a few episodes. It seems like FOX tv
is trying to win over younger audiences by amazing them with magical,
fantasy images. Remember all of the hype that the mini series "Merlin" got
from the newspapers? It was the special computer effects. Like the water
being thrown out of a chalice and hanging in the air, before falling to the
ground. To me, this "Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog" tv show is nothing more
than a Power Rangers show dressed up with sprinkly fairy dust and some
swords. I wouldn't take it seriously.
>If I understand correctly, this is the
>Irish name, or one of them, for the Celtic Otherworld. (Incidentally,
>there was a reference to Tir Na Nog as the "land of eternal youth and
>beauty" just before the ship sank in "Titanic.")
If I remember correctly from a book I read quite a few months ago, Tir Na Nog
is the place where souls go after death and wait for their next life to come
on (a waiting room between carnations). I'm not exactly sure if this is the
same idea or not.
Another source says that Tir na nog, the land of the dead, is said to be in
the west. In winter, Tir na nog is believed to be at its closest to the land
of the living.
I will do another search if you would like some more information.