Hamel, A. G. van






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Hamel, A. G. van, Een Iersch kettingsprookje, Mededeelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afd. Letterkunde Series A 63, no. 10, Amsterdam, 1927.

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Een Iersch kettingsprookje
Place
Amsterdam
Year
1927
Series
Mededeelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen
Afd. Letterkunde Series A 63, no. 10
Language
Dutch
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Abstract (cited)
In the present paper a more or less conjectural text is given of a cumulative story in Irish, which was heard in West-Cork. It consists of an introduction, linking the events of the tale to the great famine of the nineteenth century, a main part or body, whose bardic character speaks in favour of seventeenth or eighteenth century origin, and a tail containing a well-known cheville. The body relates the struggle of an old couple with their ten sons against a supernatural being called Meacanán. This name also occurs in a seventeenth century text, Pairlement Chlainne Tomáis, and means Turnip-Man. A Russian folk-tale, Rjepka, is compared, and it is suggested that the two stories should be fundamentally identical. In that case the Irish version would have developed from the original frame under bardic infiuences.
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Irish Meacanán • Irish mecon

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