Texts

    Scéla mucce Meic Da Thó‘The tale of Mac Da Thó's pig’

    • Old Irish
    • Ulster Cycle

    Classification

    Ulster Cycle

    Subject tags

    Ailill mac MátaAilill mac Máta (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – king of Connacht, husband of Medb of Connacht
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    BricriuBricriu (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – hostel-keeper (briugu) in the Ulster Cycle of tales
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    CeltcharCeltchar (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – Celtcha(i)r mac U(i)thechair, warrior in the Ulster Cycle of tales
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    Cet mac MágachCet mac Mátach / Cet mac Mágach (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle, Legendary figure) – warrior in the Ulster Cycle of tales; hero of Connacht; in some texts, brother of Findchóem and uncle of Conall Cernach.
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    Conall CernachConall Cernach (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – warrior of the Ulaid in the Ulster Cycle; son of Amergin and Findchóem
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    Conchobar mac NessaConchobar mac Nessa (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – king of the Ulaid in tales of the Ulster Cycle; son either of Cathbad or Fachtna Fáthach (father) and Ness (mother); husband of Mugain; father of Cormac Cond Longas, Cúscraid Mend Macha, Furbaide Fer Bend and Fedelm Noíchrothach; fosterfather of Cú Chulainn.
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    Crimthann Nia NairCrimthann Nia Nair
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    Cúscraid Mend MachaCúscraid Mend Macha (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – warrior in the Ulster Cycle, son of the Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa.
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    Eógan mac DurthachtEógan mac DurthachtNo short description available
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    Fergus mac RóichFergus mac Róich (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – warrior in tales of the Ulster Cycle; former king of Ulster in exile in Connacht; Medb’s lover
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    Lóegaire BúadachLóegaire Búadach (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – Hero in tales of the Ulster Cycle; said to be a son of Connad Buide and grandson of Iliach
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    Lugaid mac Con RoíLugaid mac Con Roí
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    Medb ChrúachnaMedb Crúachna / Medb of Crúachan / Medb of Connacht (ass. time-frame: Subject:Ulster Cycle) – Queen of the Connachta, co-ruler with her husband Ailill mac Máta, in the Ulster Cycle. She is said to have a daughter, Findabair, and seven sons known as the seven Maines. Her lover is Fergus mac Róich.
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    Munremar mac GerrcindMunremar mac Gerrcind (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – warrior in tales of the Ulster Cycle; commonly identified as a son of Gerrcend
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    Mac Da ThóMes Roeda Mac Da Thó (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – king of Leinster in the tale known as Scéla mucce Meic Mac Da Thó
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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.] Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed.], Scéla mucce Meic Dathó, Mediaeval and Modern Irish Series 6, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1935.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    [ed.] Windisch, Ernst [ed.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 1, Leipzig, 1880.
    Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
    93–112.
    [ed.] Scarre, Annie M. [ed.], “Scél Muicce Maic Dá Thó”, in: Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 5, Halle and Dublin, 1913. 8–17.
    Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link> Internet Archive – Anecdota vols 1-5: <link> Internet Archive – Anecdota vols 3-5: <link>
    [ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], Hibernica minora, being a fragment of an Old-Irish treatise on the Psalter, Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series 8, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1894.
    Internet Archive: <link> TLH – Erchoitmed ingine Gulidi (ed. and tr.): <link>
    [tr.] Gantz, Jeffrey [tr.], Early Irish myths and sagas, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981.
    179–187.
    [tr.] Leahy, A. H. [tr.], Heroic romances of Ireland, 2 vols, Irish Saga Library 2, London, 1905–1906.
    Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vols 1-2 (Google Books): <link> Internet Archive – Gutenberg (plain text): <link>
    vol. 1: 33–49.
    [tr.] Corthals, Johan, Altirische Erzählkunst, Forum Celticum: Studien zu keltischen Sprachen und Kulturen 1, Münster: Lit, 1996.
    Translation into German
    [tr.] Draak, Maartje, and Frida de Jong (trs.), Van helden, elfen en dichters: de oudste verhalen uit Ierland, Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 1979.
    92–103.
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