Texts

    Aided Echach meic Maireda‘The death of Eochu mac Maireda’

    • Middle Irish
    • Medieval Irish literature, Aideda
    On the origin of Lough Neagh (‘lake of Eochu’)
    Manuscripts
    Language
    • Middle Irish
    Date
    12th century (Ranke de Vries)

    Classification

    Medieval Irish literature
     Aideda

    Subject tags

    Eochu mac MairedaEochu mac MairedaNo short description available
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    Lí BanLí Ban
    Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.
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    MidirMidir of Brí Léith / Midir – one of the Túatha Dé Danann in early Irish literature
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    Keywords

    inundation

    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 entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

    [ed.] [tr.] Vries, Ranke de, Two texts on Loch nEchach: De causis torchi Corc' Óche and Aided Echach maic Maireda, Irish Texts Society 65, London: Irish Texts Society, 2012.
    Edition and translation
    [ed.] [tr.] O'Grady, Standish Hayes, Silva Gadelica, 2 vols, London: Williams & Norgate, 1892.
    Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 1 (originally from Google): <link>, <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2 (originally from Google): <link>, <link>
    Vol 1: 233–237; vol 2: 265–269.
    [tr.] Herbert, Máire [ed.], “Society and myth, c. 700-1300”, in: Bourke, Angela (et al., eds), The Field Day anthology of Irish writing, vol. IV: Irish women's writing and traditions, Cork: Cork University Press, 2002. 250–272.
    271–272 introduction by Máire Herbert and a reprint of O'Grady's translation, with much of the verse left out.
    [ed.] [tr.] Crowe, John O'Beirne [ed. and tr.], “Ancient lake legends of Ireland — No. I. Aided Echac maic Mairedo. The destruction of Eochad, son of Mairid; from the original Irish in Lebor na h-Uidre, a manuscript preserved in the library of the Royal Irish Academy”, The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland, 4th series, 1:1 — 1870 (1878): 94–112.
    Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
    [tr.] Joyce, P. W. [tr.], Old Celtic romances, 3rd ed. (1879), London: Longmans, 1907.
    Internet Archive – 1920 reprint: <link> Internet Archive – 1879 edition: <link> Internet Archive – 1879 edition: <link>
    97–105

    Secondary sources (select)

    Imhoff, Helen, “The themes and structure of Aided Echach maic Maireda”, Ériu 58 (2008): 107–131.
    Vries, Ranke de, “Het onafwendbare einde van Eochu, zoon van Mairid”, in: Genee, Inge, Bart Jaski, and Bernadette Smelik (eds.), Arthur, Brigit, Conn, Deirdre... Verhaal, taal en recht in de Keltische wereld. Liber amicorum voor Leni van Strien-Gerritsen, Nijmegen: Stichting Uitgeverij de Keltische Draak, 2003. 186–202.
    Vries, Ranke de, “The names of Lí Bán”, in: Nagy, Joseph Falaky [ed.], Myth in Celtic literatures, CSANA Yearbook 6, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007. 39–54.
    Contributors
    Patrick Brown,Dennis Groenewegen
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