Borsje, Jacqueline






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Borsje, Jacqueline, “Fled Bricrenn and tales of terror”, Peritia 19 (2005): 173–192.

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Fled Bricrenn and tales of terror”
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19
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173–192
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The episode about Úath mac Imomain from Fled Bricrenn, ‘The feast of Bricriu’, occurs only in Lebor na hUidre (s. xi/xii), on a leaf inserted by scribe H (also known as ‘the interpolator’). Edgar Slotkin concluded that H invented this episode himself and offers an impressive theory on why H may have done so. This is a fresh study of the relevant texts and a refinement of Slotkin’s theory. H inserted the episode, but drew on older traditions, possibly from manuscripts now lost. Moreover, Úath mac 10 Imomain is shown to be part of a larger literary context. The medieval Irish tale type called úatha (tales of terror) and the form and function of supernatural beings called úatha ‘terrors’ are discussed.
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Úath mac ImomainÚath mac Imomain – character in the LU version of Fled Bricrend
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