Becc mac Dé

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Persons asssociated


Díarmait mac Cerbaill

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Classification data


Onomastic details
Given name: Irish:Becc • Irish:Bec
Floruit
d. 550s
Role > Occupation
» prophet
Role > Status

» character in Irish literature » Status: literary character
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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
Short description:
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
Short description:
A verse prophecy attributed to the seer Becc mac Dé on evil things to come



» In English: “The violent death of Diarmait mac Cerbaill” » Form: prose » Categories: Cycles of the Kings » Type: aided
Short description:
A composite Middle Irish tale about the reign and (threefold) death of Diarmait mac Cerbaill, king of Ireland. A common theme is the king’s violation of ecclesiastical sanctuary or protection.




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