Texts

    Dinnshenchas of Móin Gai Glais
    verse beg. Culdub mac Déin dia Samna

    • Middle Irish
    • verse, prose
    • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Mythological Cycle, Dinnshenchas, Aided
    Dinnshenchas of Móin Gai Glais, in prose and verse. When Cúldub mac Déin slays one Fidrad at Samain, Gae Glas, grandson of Lug, comes to avenge Fidrad's death and kills Cúldub with a spear. The prose version, which is generally fuller, adds that the spear entered the ground and was not found until Máel Odrán dug it up and used it to kill Aithechdae, king of Uí Máil. The prose also identifies the spear as the Carr of Belach Duirgen.
    Title
    Dinnshenchas of Móin Gai Glais
    It is headed Aided Culduib ⁊ Gai Glais in the Book of Leinster.
    Initial words (verse)
    • Culdub mac Déin dia Samna
    Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
    Manuscripts
    Dinnshenchas Érenn A (poem)
    Dinnshenchas Érenn C (mixed)
    Language
    • Middle Irish
    Form
    verse, prose (primary)
    verse (secondary)
    Contains poems
    Imlech Ech / i Moin da Ruad ar cach leth’ » A quatrain in the prose version, which says that Maelodrán recited it when he discovered the spear.

    Classification

    Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn Mythological Cycle
     Dinnshenchas  Aided

    Subject tags

    Cúldub mac DéinCúldub mac Déin – Otherworldly character in the Dinnshenchas of Móin Gai Glais, according to which he slew Fidrad (eponym of Ard Fidraid) at Samain and was slain in turn by Gae Glas (eponym of Móin Gaí Glais); may be a version of the Cúldub slain by Finn mac Cumaill in other narratives.
    See more
     Móin Gai Glais  Ard Fidraid

    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.] Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 2, Todd Lecture Series 9, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1906.
    CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
    64–65 [id. 14. ‘Moin Gai Glais’] Poem. direct link direct link direct link
    [ed.] [tr.] Gwynn, E. J., The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 5, Todd Lecture Series 12, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1935.
    Internet Archive – vol. 5: <link>
    123 Addenda. direct link
    [ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, “The prose tales in the Rennes dindshenchas”, Revue Celtique 15 (1894): 272–336, 418–484.
    TLH – edition (I, pp. 277-336): <link> TLH – translation (I): <link> TLH – edition (II, pp. 418-484): <link> TLH – translation (II): <link> Celtic Digital Initiative: <link> Internet Archive – 272–336: <link> Internet Archive – 272–336: <link> Internet Archive – 418–484: <link> Internet Archive – 418–484: <link>
    305–306 [id. 14. ‘Móin Gai Glaiss’] Prose version from the Rennes MS.
    [ed.] Greene, David [ed.], Fingal Rónáin and other stories, Mediaeval and Modern Irish Series 16, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1955.
    CELT – Fingal Rónáin (ed.): <link> CELT – Orgain Denna Ríg (ed.): <link> CELT – Esnada tige Buchet (ed.): <link> CELT – Orgguin trí mac Diarmata meic Cerbaill (ed.): <link>
    54 (appendix) Edition of the prose text based on TCD 1436, with variant readings from the Rennes MS and the Book of Ballymote.

    Secondary sources (select)

    Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 2, Todd Lecture Series 9, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1906.
    CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
    104 [id. 14. ‘Moin Gai Glais’] direct link
    Murphy, Gerard, Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 3: Introduction, notes, appendices and glossary, Irish Texts Society 43, London: Irish Texts Society, 1953.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    lxv–lxvii direct link
    Scott, Robert D., The thumb of knowledge in legends of Finn, Sigurd and Taliesin: studies in Celtic and French literature, Publications of the Institute of French Studies, New York, 1930.
    24–27
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