Texts

Mo Chutu, Comgall and the Devil

  • Irish religious texts, Irish hagiography
Short anecdotal story about St Mo Chutu of Rathan, telling how the Devil caused him to go on pilgrimage.
Manuscripts

Classification

Irish religious texts Irish hagiography

Subjects

Mo Chutu of Rahan and LismoreMo Chutu of Rahan and Lismore / Mo Chutu mac Fínaill / Carthach (the younger) / Mo Chutu of Rahan / Mo Chutu of Lismore (d. 637) – Mo Chutu mac Fínaill (Carthach the younger), patron saint of Rathan (Rahan, Co. Offaly) and Les Mór (Lismore, Co. Wexford)
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Comgall of BangorComgall of Bangor / Comgall mac Sétnai / Comgall moccu Araidi (d. 601/602) – Comgall (mac Sétnai) moccu Araidi, patron saint of Bangor
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Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: II. Aus Rawlinson B. 512. Mochuta und der Teufel”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 3 (1901): 32–33.
Celtic Digital Initiative – all Mitteilungen from ZCP 3: <link> CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Edition based on Rawlinson B 512.
[ed.] Plummer, Charles [ed. and tr.], Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.  
comments: Contents:
  • Vol. 1: Introduction, texts, glossary
  • Vol. 2: Translations, notes, indexes
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2 (originally from Google Books_: <link>
Vol. 1, 310–311, xxxix Edition.
[tr.] Plummer, Charles [ed. and tr.], Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.  
comments: Contents:
  • Vol. 1: Introduction, texts, glossary
  • Vol. 2: Translations, notes, indexes
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2 (originally from Google Books_: <link>
Vol. 2, 301–302, 360 Translation.

Secondary sources (select)

Kenney, James F., “Chapter V: The monastic churches: II. The churches of the sixth to ninth centuries; general treatises”, in: Kenney, James F., The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies 11, Revised ed. (1929), New York: Octagon, 1966. 372–485.
453 (§ 236.iii) [id. 236.3.]
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