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Cath Muige Tuired Cunga‘The battle of Mag Tuired at Cong’

  • Early Modern Irish
  • prose
  • Mythological Cycle
Early Modern Irish tale of the conflict fought between the Túatha Dé Danann and the Fir Bolg over the sovereignty of Ireland.
Title
Cath Muige Tuired Cunga
‘The battle of Mag Tuired at Cong’
Per one of the concluding lines (Conad é Cath Muige Tuired Cunga conuige sin). The central event of the tale is also referred as the first battle of Mag Tuired, distinguishing it from the battle between the Túatha Dé Danann and the Fomoire.
Manuscripts
Language
  • Early Modern Irish
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Mythological Cycle

Subject tags

Túatha Dé DanannTúatha Dé Danann (ass. time-frame: Túatha Dé Danann) – A common Irish designation for a group of supernatural or magical figures in Irish history, broadly equivalent to the aes síde. In the pseudo-historical tradition represented by Lebor gabála Érenn and other texts, they are presented and to some extent euhemerised as the pre-Christian people that conquered Ireland from the Fir Bolg and were later overcome by the sons of Míl (the Gaels).
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Fir BolgFir BolgNo short description available
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 Mag Tuired

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.] Fraser, John, “The first battle of Moytura”, Ériu 8 (1916): 1–63.

Secondary sources (select)

Murphy, Gerard, “Notes on Cath Maige Tuired”, Éigse 7 (1953–1955): 191–198.
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