Medieval Irish tale lists/gnáthscéla

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Medieval Irish tale lists/gnáthscéla

The opening section in version B of the medieval Irish tale lists and not found in version A. It offers a list of gnáthscéla (miscellaneous tales), many of which refer to individual episodes in Táin bó Cúailnge.
Context(s)
The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.

Manuscripts

Form

primary form(s) — list

Classification

Medieval Irish literature
Contents

The titles in the list of gnáthscéla are given below, with a note on the texts to which these titles appear to refer.

Aided Con Culaind

Summary:
Title referring to Aided Con Culaind, also known as Brislech Mór Maige Muirthemne
» Manuscript details: not in 23 N 10 » Textual sources: Brislech Mór Maige Muirthemne

Serglige Con Culainn

Summary:
Title referring to Serglige Con Culainn
» Manuscript details: not in Rawl. B 512 » Textual sources: Serglige Con Culainn

Tromdam Echach Aireman

Summary:
Title referring to an episode of Tochmarc Étaíne. It is regarded as one of the three fore-tales (rem-scéla) to the Orgain brudne Uí Dergae, according to the LU version of the latter text (p. 99). The other two are given as Tesbaid Étaíne and Aisnéis síde Maic Óic do Midir Breg Leith ina síd.

Scél Uath hEcailsi

» Comments: Cf. the title Uath Ecalsa Imchummair in the list of uatha.

Gabail in tSidhe

Summary:
Title referring to De gabáil in t-shída
» Textual sources: De gabáil in t-shída

Aislingi in Maic Oig

Summary:
Title referring to Aislinge Óenguso
» Textual sources: Aislinge Óenguso

Tain Bo Cuailnge

Summary:
Title referring to Táin bó Cúailnge
» Textual sources: Táin bó Cúailnge

Cupar in da Mucadha

Summary:
Title referring to the tale De chophur in dá muccida
» Textual sources: De chophur in dá muccida

Longus nUlad

Summary:
Title referring to either Fochonn loingse Fergusa meic Roich or Longes mac nUislenn
» References: Proinsias Mac Cana, The learned tales of medieval Ireland (1980): 67 note 4 » Textual sources: Fochonn loingse Fergusa meic RoichLonges mac nUislenn

Congala Conaild Cernaigh

Summary:
Title referring to a text known as Congala Conaild Cernaigh

Cathbuadha Con Roi

Summary:
Title referring to a text known as Cathbuadha Con Roi

Caladhgleo Cethirn

Summary:
Title referring to an episode of Táin bó Cuailnge
» Textual sources: Caladgleó Cethirn

Mellgleo Iliach

Summary:
Title referring to an episode of Táin bó Cuailnge
» Textual sources: Meillgleó nIliach

Fiacalgleo Finntain

Summary:
Title referring to an episode of Táin bó Cuailnge
» Textual sources: Fiacalgleó Findtain

Airecar nArad

Summary:
Title referring to an episode of Táin bó Cuailnge
» Textual sources: Airecor nArad

Brislech Moighi Murtheimne

Summary:
Title referring to an episode of Táin bó Cuailnge, or perhaps Brislech Mór Maige Muirthemne (also known Aided Con Culainn), although this text is already referred to above, except in the copy of 23 N 10..

Imsligi Glendamnach

Summary:
Title referring to an episode of Táin bó Cuailnge

In Cath for Gairich ⁊ Irgairich

Summary:
Title referring to an episode of Táin bó Cuailnge

Ús in Duiu Chuailngne dia Thir

Damghal ina Tarbh a Tarbda

Summary:
Title referring to an episode of Táin bó Cuailnge

Tochustal nUlad

Summary:
Title referring to an episode of Táin bó Cuailnge
» Textual sources: Tochestol Ulad

Fercuitred Medhba

Summary:
Title referring to Ferchuitred Medba
» Textual sources: Ferchuitred Medba

Mesca Ulad

Summary:
Title referring to Mesca Ulad (or a version thereof)
» Textual sources: Mesca Ulad

Boithreim Ulad

Summary:
Title referring to a tale known as Boithréim Ulad. Mac Cana suggests that the title belongs to the previous entry, referring to the same text with the comparable title Mesca Ulad, but that a link such as .i. has been lost in transmission.
» References: Proinsias Mac Cana, The learned tales of medieval Ireland (1980) » Textual sources: Boithreim UladMesca Ulad

Forbuis bFer bFalgae

Summary:
Title referring to Forfess Fer Fálgae
» Textual sources: Forfess Fer Fálgae

Toicheim ina Buidhen

Summary:
Title referring to an episode of Táin bó Cúailnge
» Textual sources: Toichim na mbuiden

Airne Finghin

Summary:
Title referring to the tale Airne Fíngein
» Textual sources: Airne Fíngein

Scéla Alaxandair maic Pilip ac gabail righi ⁊ imperichta in domain

Summary:
Title referring to a tale about Alexander the Great
  • Sources


Queried results

if available
Mac Cana, Proinsias, The learned tales of medieval Ireland, Dublin: DIAS, 1980.
d'Arbois de Jubainville, Marie-Henri, Essai d'un catalogue de la littérature épique de l'Irlande: précédé d'une étude sur les manuscripts en langue irlandaise conservés dans les Iles Britanniques et sur le continent, Paris: Thorin, 1883.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

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