Etsecht Bic meic Dé

  • Early Irish
  • prose

Short Irish story of Becc mac Dé, his prophetic gift and the three falsehoods he utters on the day of his death, when he meets Colum Cille. The text is essentially an excerpt from the first recension of Aided Diarmata meic Cerbaill.



Becc mac DéBecc mac Dé (d. 550s) – legendary seer, best known from literary sources as an Irish prophet associated with Díarmait mac Cerbaill
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Colum CilleColum Cille / Columba (fl. 6th century) – founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
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Dennis Groenewegen
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