The Second Oldest Lineages of the West

The phrase “the violent bear it away” fascinated the twentieth-century Irish-American storyteller Flannery O’Connor, who used it as the title of one of her novels. O’Connor’s surname connects her to an Irish royal family descended from Conchobor (pronounced “Connor”), the prehistoric king of Ulster… In the western world, the antiquity of Irish lineages is exceeded only by that of the Jews.

Cahill, How the Irish Saved Civilization, p. 123

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