Máel Muru Othna
- d. 887
- Irish poets
- Othain ... Fahan, Co. Donegal
Early Irish poet and historian, who was apparently attached to the monastery of Othain (now Fahan, Inishowen barony, Co. Donegal), as his epithet suggests
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Ritari, Katja, “‘Whence is the origin of the Gaels?’: remembering the past in Irish pseudohistorical poems”, Peritia 28 (2017): 155–176.
This article explores the construction of Irish identity in the pseudohistorical poems of two authors, Máel Muru Othna and Gilla Cóemáin. In their poems, the memory of the past - real or imagined - is used to establish a continuity for the Irish as a clearly delineated people from the dawn of time to the authors’ medieval present.
Carey, John, “In search of Mael Muru Othna”, in: Purcell, Emer, Paul MacCotter, Julianne Nyhan, and John Sheehan (eds), Clerics, kings and vikings: essays on medieval Ireland in honour of Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015. 429–439.
Carey, John, “Máel Muru Othna (d. 887)”, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/17769>.
Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com>.
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