Becc mac Dé
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Becc mac Dé (d. 550s)
» best known from literary sources as an Irish prophet associated with Díarmait mac Cerbaill
Also known as: Becc mac Dead
Texts ascribed to and/or (possibly) authored by ‘Becc mac Dé’, insofar as these have been indexed by selgā. See the entries for more details and further references.
[Cétbriathra Bic meic Dé], verse beg. ‘Ailech cen gíall, Temair hi tráig’» Ascribed author(s): Becc mac Dé » Form: verse » Categories: Early Irish poetry
An Irish poem about the downfall of Ireland. The prose introduction explains it as a poem about the end of the world, representing the first words uttered by the prophet Becc mac Dé after his birth.
[In mac ndíaid a athar a nArd Mauchai], verse beg. ‘In mac ndíaid a athar a nArd Mauchai’» In English: “The son succeeding his father in Armagh” » Initial words (prose): ‘Is mairg thairgeubhai a hairisne a luc tíri na n-Gáidhel’ » Ascribed author(s): Becc mac Dé » Form: verse » Categories: Early Irish poetry
[Olc bith aromthá], verse beg. ‘Olc bith aromthá’ , part of or cited in: Aided Diarmata meic Cerbaill I, Independent» In English: “An evil world is at hand” » Ascribed author(s): Becc mac Dé » Form: verse » Categories: Early Irish poetry
A verse prophecy attributed to the seer Becc mac Dé on evil things to come
» Categories: Cycles of the Kings » Type: aided
A composite Middle Irish tale about the reign and (threefold) death of Díarmait mac Cerbaill, king of Ireland. A common theme is the king’s violation of ecclesiastical sanctuary or protection.