Texts

    Aided Finn‘The death of Finn’

    • Finn Cycle
    Fragment of a text relating a version of the story of the Finn's death.
    In the manuscript, it follows the text, Tesmolta Cormaic ocus aided Finn, again dealing with Finn's death.
    Title
    Aided Finn
    ‘The death of Finn’
    No title occurs in the manuscript.
    Date
    10th century?

    Classification

    Finn Cycle

    Subject tags

     Death of Finn mac Cumaill
    Finn mac CumaillFionn mac Cumhaill / Find úa Báiscni (ass. time-frame: Cormac mac Airt, Finn mac Cumaill, Category:Finn Cycle) – Finn mac Cumaill (earlier mac Umaill?), Find úa Báiscni: central hero in medieval Irish and Scottish literature of the so-called Finn Cycle or Finn Cycle; warrior-hunter and leader of a fían
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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 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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “The death of Finn mac Cumaill”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 1 (1897): 462–465.
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    Laud fragment of Aided Finn.
    [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], Cath Finntrága or The Battle of Ventry, Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series 1.4, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1885.
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    Secondary sources (select)

    Parsons, Geraldine, “Breaking the cycle? Accounts of the death of Finn”, in: Arbuthnot, Sharon J., and Geraldine Parsons (eds.), The Gaelic Finn tradition, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012. 81–96.
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