Becc mac Dé

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Becc mac Dé
  • d. 550s
legendary seer, best known from literary sources as an Irish prophet associated with Díarmait mac Cerbaill
See also: Díarmait mac CerbaillDíarmait mac Cerbaill (supp. d. 565) – high-king of Ireland
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See also references for related subjects.
Zumbuhl, Mark, “Becc mac Dé and the Irish traditions of prophecy”, unpublished M.Phil. diss.: University of Glasgow, 2000.
Aided Diarmata meic Cerbaill I, Independent
A verse prophecy attributed to the seer Becc mac Dé on evil things to come
  • BECC MAC DÉ (ascr.)
  • Early Irish poetry
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.
  • BECC MAC DÉ (ascr.)
  • Early Irish poetry
  • BECC MAC DÉ (ascr.)
  • Early Irish poetry
  • Ard Macha
  • Ó CLÉIRIGH (MÍCHEÁL)
  • Ó MAOIL CHONAIRE (FEAR FEASA)
  • Ó CLÉIRIGH (CÚ CHOIGCRÍCHE)
  • Ó DUIBHGEANNÁIN (CÚ CHOIGCRÍCHE)
  • Ó CLÉIRIGH (CONAIRE)
  • Ó MAOIL CHONAIRE (MUIRIS)
  • Early Modern Irish
  • Irish annals
A composite Middle Irish tale about the reign and (threefold) death of Díarmait mac Cerbaill, king of Ireland. A common theme is the king’s violation of ecclesiastical sanctuary or protection.
  • Aided
  • Cycles of the Kings
  • Díarmait mac Cerbaill
  • Ciarán (mac int Shaír) of Clonmacnoise
  • Ruadán of Lorrha
  • Brénainn of Birr
  • Colum Cille
  • Old Irish
  • Middle Irish
  • Latin language
  • Irish annals
  • Irish annals


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