Abstalón, adba na ríg

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Abstalón, adba na ríg

    verse beg. Abstalón, adba na ríg

    • verse
    • Early Irish poetry
    Late Middle Irish poem on the beheading of St John the Baptist by Mog Ruith.
    Initial words (verse)
    • Abstalón, adba na ríg
    Manuscripts
    Form
    verse (primary)

    Classification

    Early Irish poetry

    Subject tags

    Mog RuithMog Ruith, Mug Roith, Mug Ruith – Legendary Irish magician from Munster, who was linked in Ireland to biblical and apocryphal traditions, notably as a pupil under Simon Magus and as one responsible for the beheading of John the Baptist. He appears in Irish genealogies as a descendant of Medb and her lover Fergus mac Roích and as an ancestor for Fir Maige Féine, in the area about present-day Fermoy.
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    John the BaptistJohn the BaptistNo short description available
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    • Sources

    Primary sources
    Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    [ed.] [tr.] Ó Cuív, Brian, “Two items from Irish apocryphal tradition”, Celtica 10 (1973): 87–113.
    [id. 2.]
    [ed.] [tr.] Mackinnon, Donald, “The executioner of John the Baptist”, The Celtic Review 8 (1912–1913): 168–170.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    The version from the Edinburgh MS
    [ed.] [tr.] Mackinnon, Donald, A descriptive catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh, and elsewhere in Scotland, Edinburgh: Brown, 1912.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    76–77 Edinburgh version

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    Ó Cuív, Brian, “Two items from Irish apocryphal tradition”, Celtica 10 (1973): 87–113.
    Mackinnon, Donald, “The executioner of John the Baptist”, The Celtic Review 8 (1912–1913): 168–170.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Mackinnon, Donald, A descriptive catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh, and elsewhere in Scotland, Edinburgh: Brown, 1912.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

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