Brislech Mór Maige Muirthemne

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Brislech Mór Maige Muirthemne

    Brislech Mór Maige Muirthemne, also known as Aided Con Culainn

    • Old Irish
    • Ulster Cycle
    Verse, with prose. Cf. the Early Modern Irish rendition Oidheadh Con Culainn
    Manuscripts
    Language
    • Old Irish
    • Old Irish.

    Date
    mid-8th century or even earlier (Pokorny).
    n. 1 Julius Pokorny, ‘Germanisch-irisches’, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 13 (1921): 123.
    Textual relationships
    The dindsenchas poem Achall ar aicce Temair deals with some of the consequences of Cú Chulainn's death and Conall Cernach's vengeance.

    Classification

    Ulster Cycle

    Subject tags

    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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    Conall CernachConall Cernach (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – warrior of the Ulaid in the Ulster Cycle; son of Amergin and Findchóem
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    • Sources

    Notes

    Julius Pokorny, ‘Germanisch-irisches’, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 13 (1921): 123.

    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 the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    [ed.] [tr.] Kimpton, Bettina [ed. and tr.], The death of Cú Chulainn. A critical edition of the earliest version of Brislech Mór Maige Muirthemni, Maynooth Medieval Irish Texts 6, Maynooth: School of Celtic Studies, National University of Ireland, 2009.
    Based on LL and H 3. 18
    [ed.] Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed.], Zu irischen Handschriften und Litteraturdenkmälern [I], Abhandlungen der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Philologisch-Historische Klasse 14.2, Berlin, 1912.
    13–19 H 3. 18
    [ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “Cuchulainn’s death [abridged from the Book of Leinster, ff. 77, a 1 – 78, b 2]”, Revue Celtique 3 (1876–1878): 175–185, 152.
    Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
    Part of the LL text.
    [tr.] Tymoczko, Maria [tr.], Two death tales from the Ulster Cycle: The death of Cu Roi and The death of Cu Chulainn, Dolmen Texts 2, Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1981.
    The first complete English translation, including verse sections.
    [tr.] Carey, John [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: Koch, John T., and John Carey (eds.), The Celtic Heroic Age. Literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe and early Ireland & Wales, Celtic Studies Publications 1, 4th ed. (1995), Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2003. [Various].
    §86 LL version
    [tr.] d'Arbois de Jubainville, Marie-Henri [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: d'Arbois de Jubainville, Marie-Henri, L’épopée celtique en Irlande, Cours de littérature celtique 5, Paris: Thorin, 1892. [Various].
    Internet Archive: <link>
    326–354

    Secondary sources

    Pokorny, Julius, “Germanisch-irisches [1. Nochmals altir. gildae; 2. Germanische Lehnworte im Irischen]”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 13 (1921): 111–129.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    547–556

    Kimpton, Bettina [ed. and tr.], The death of Cú Chulainn. A critical edition of the earliest version of Brislech Mór Maige Muirthemni, Maynooth Medieval Irish Texts 6, Maynooth: School of Celtic Studies, National University of Ireland, 2009.
    Carey, John [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: Koch, John T., and John Carey (eds.), The Celtic Heroic Age. Literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe and early Ireland & Wales, Celtic Studies Publications 1, 4th ed. (1995), Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2003. [Various].
    Sayers, William, “Three charioteering gifts in Mesca Ulad and Táin bó Cúailnge : immorchor ṅdelend, foscul díriuch, léim dar boilg”, Ériu 32 (1981): 163–167.
    Tymoczko, Maria [tr.], Two death tales from the Ulster Cycle: The death of Cu Roi and The death of Cu Chulainn, Dolmen Texts 2, Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1981.
    Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    547–567   [2.63] “Brislech mōr Maige Muirtheimne oder ConCulainn”
    Pokorny, Julius, “Germanisch-irisches [1. Nochmals altir. gildae; 2. Germanische Lehnworte im Irischen]”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 13 (1921): 111–129.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed.], Zu irischen Handschriften und Litteraturdenkmälern II, Abhandlungen der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Philologisch-Historische Klasse 14.3, Berlin, 1913.
    13–19   [18] “Aided ConCulainn”
    Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed.], Zu irischen Handschriften und Litteraturdenkmälern [I], Abhandlungen der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Philologisch-Historische Klasse 14.2, Berlin, 1912.
    Hull, Eleanor [ed.], The Cuchullin saga in Irish literature: being a collection of stories relating to the hero Cuchullin, Grimm Library 8, London, 1898.
    Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
    [12] “The tragical death of Cuchullin”
    tr. Whitley Stokes
    d'Arbois de Jubainville, Marie-Henri [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: d'Arbois de Jubainville, Marie-Henri, L’épopée celtique en Irlande, Cours de littérature celtique 5, Paris: Thorin, 1892. [Various].
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “Cuchulainn’s death [abridged from the Book of Leinster, ff. 77, a 1 – 78, b 2]”, Revue Celtique 3 (1876–1878): 175–185, 152.
    Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>

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