Finn mac Cumaill (Find úa Báiscni)

  • members of a fían (fénnidi), Irish poets
Finn mac Cumaill (earlier mac Umaill?), Find úa Báiscni: central hero in medieval Irish and Scottish literature of the so-called Finn Cycle; warrior-hunter and leader of a fían
See also: Aí ArdúallachAí Ardúallach
(time-frame ass. with Finn Cycle)
daughter of Finn mac Cumaill
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Ailbe ingen ChormaicAilbe ingen Chormaic
(time-frame ass. with Cormac mac Airt)
daughter of Cormac mac Airt; wooed by Finn mac Cumaill in the tale of Tochmarc Ailbe.
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Bran, Sceolaing and AdnúallBran, Sceolaing and Adnúall
hounds of Finn mac Cumaill
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Caílte mac RónáinCaílte mac Rónáin
Caílte mac Crundchon meic Rónáin
(time-frame ass. with Finn Cycle)
or Caílte mac Crundchon meic Rónáin, kinsman of Finn mac Cumaill and a prominent member of his fían; accomplished warrior and hunter; one of the protagonists of Acallam na senórach
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Cormac mac AirtCormac mac Airt
(time-frame ass. with Cormac mac Airt)
legendary high-king of Ireland; son of Art son of Conn Cétchathach; contemporary of Finn mac Cumaill
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Cúldub mac uí BirggeCúldub mac uí Birgge
Cúldub mac Fidga
Cúldub (mac (h)uí Birgge in Finn and the man in the tree; mac Fidga in Echta Lagen...), fairy thief and opponent of Finn mac Cumaill.
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Cumall mac TrénmóirCumall mac Trénmóir
(time-frame ass. with Finn mac Cumaill)
father of Finn mac Cumaill; a fían-leader who fell in the battle of Cnucha.
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Fergus FínbélFergus Fínbél
Fergus Fínbhélach
(time-frame ass. with Cormac mac Airt, Finn mac Cumaill)
In tales of the Finn Cycle, a poet in the retinue of Finn mac Cumaill, sometimes identified as a son of a certain Finn.
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GráinneGráinne
(time-frame ass. with Cormac mac Airt, Finn Cycle)
daughter of Cormac mac Airt
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Mac Lesc mac LadáinMac Lesc mac Ladáin
(time-frame ass. with Finn mac Cumaill)
A servant or aithech of Finn mac Cumaill.
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Mac LugachMac Lugach
incestuously begotten son of Finn’s son Dáire Derg and daughter Lugach
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Muirne MuncháemMuirne Muncháem
(time-frame ass. with Finn Cycle)
mother of Finn mac Cumaill; daughter of Tadg mac Núadat.
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Oisín mac FinnOisín mac Finn
Oisín
(time-frame ass. with Finn mac Cumaill, Cormac mac Airt, Saint Patrick, Finn Cycle)
A fían-warrior, son of Finn, in the Finn Cycle of medieval Irish literature
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Oscar mac OisínOscar mac Oisín
(time-frame ass. with Finn Cycle)
son of Oisín son of Finn mac Cumaill
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See also references for related subjects.
Soverino, Tiziana, “‘Here, Finn… take this and give him a lick of it’: two place-lore stories about Fi(o)nn Mac Cum(h)aill in medieval Irish literature and modern oral tradition”, in: Egeler, Matthias (ed.), Landscape and myth in northwestern Europe, Borders, Boundaries, Landscapes 2, Turnhout: Brepols, 2019. 147–161.
Innes, Sìm, “Fionn and Ailbhe’s riddles between Ireland and Scotland”, in: Boyd, Matthieu (ed.), Ollam: studies in Gaelic and related traditions in honor of Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, Madison and Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016. 271–285.
Nagy, Joseph Falaky, “Finn and the Fenian tradition”, in: Wright, Julia M. [ed.], A companion to Irish literature, vol. 1, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 27–38.
Stern, Ludwig Christian, “Ceangal nan tri chaol”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 6 (1908): 188–190.
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