Dinnshenchas of Móin Gai Glais

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Dinnshenchas of Móin Gai Glais

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

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.

Context(s)
The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Recensions:

Manuscripts

Dinnshenchas Érenn A (poem)
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18, 1339) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2] p. 191a (lines 56–64)   heading: ‘Aided Culduib ⁊ Gai Glais’   beginning: ‘Culdub mac Dein dia Samna’ Gwynn omits mention of this copy on p. 64.
Dinnshenchas Érenn C (mixed)

Language

Middle Irish

Form

primary form(s) — verse, prose

Form

secondary form(s) — verse

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 Déin
 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 the entry for the relevant manuscript.

[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

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

Queried results

if available
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>
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>
Gwynn, E. J., The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 5, Todd Lecture Series 12, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1935.
Internet Archive – vol. 5: <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.
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>
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>

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