Aithed Emere (le Tuir nGlesta mac rig Lochlann)‘The elopement of Emer (with Tuir Glesta, son of the King of Lochlann)’

  • prose
  • Ulster Cycle
prose (primary)


Ulster Cycle


Cú ChulainnCú Chulainn – Young Ulster hero and chief character of Táin bó Cuailnge and other tales of the Ulster Cycle; son of Súaltam or Lug and Deichtire (sister to Conchobor); husband of Emer (ingen Forgaill)
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Emer ingen ForgaillEmer ingen Forgaill / Emer (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – wife of Cú Chulainn in the Ulster Cycle of tales
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Tuir GlestaTuir Glesta – Tuir Glesta, son of the King of Lochlann
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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.], “Irish miscellanies: Anecdota from the Stowe MS. n° 992”, Revue Celtique 6 (1883–1885): 173–186.
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184–185 ‘The elopment of Emer with Tuir Glesta, son of the King of Norway’. Edited and translated.

Secondary sources (select)

Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.  
comments: Part 1 (chapters 1-23): Allgemeines; Part 2 (chapters 1-85): Die Ulter Sage
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Dennis Groenewegen,Patrick Brown
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