Reicne Fothaid Canainne‘The reicne of Fothad Canainne’
    verse beg. Trí Fothaig Elcca cen on

    • Old Irish
    • verse
    • Early Irish poetry, Finn Cycle
    Old Irish poem, with later prose introduction.
    Initial words (verse)
    • Trí Fothaig Elcca cen on
    • Old Irish
    8th century (Meyer)n. 1 Kuno Meyer, Fianaigecht (1910): xviii–xix.
    verse (primary)
    prose (secondary)


    Early Irish poetry Finn Cycle

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    The MorríganThe Morrígan (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle, Túatha Dé Danann) – deity or supernatural figure in medieval Irish literature, frequently associated with war and destruction; she sometimes appears as part of a triad with Macha and the Badb; also associated with Nemain.
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    Kuno Meyer, Fianaigecht (1910): xviii–xix.

    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.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “Reicne Fothaid Canainne”, in: Meyer, Kuno, Fianaigecht: being a collection of hitherto inedited Irish poems and tales relating to Finn and his Fiana, Todd Lecture Series 16, London: Hodges, Figgis, 1910. 1–21.
    CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    Edition based on TCD 1336 and verse in B IV 2.
    [ed.] Hull, Vernam [ed.], “The death of Fothath Cananne”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 20 (1936): 400–404.
    Edition based on NLI G 7.

    Secondary sources (select)

    Borsje, Jacqueline, “The ‘terror of the night’ and the Morrígain: shifting faces of the supernatural”, in: Ó Flaithearta, Mícheál [ed.], Proceedings of the Seventh Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Studia Celtica Upsaliensia 6, Uppsala: University of Uppsala, 2007. 71–98.
    Dare.uva.nl – eread: <link>
    Hull, Vernam, “Reicne Fothad Canainne”, Modern Language Notes 58:1 (1943): 29–31.
    Dennis Groenewegen,Julie Le Blanc
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