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    Medieval Irish tale lists/gnáthscéla

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    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.
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    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

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