Texts

Classification

Ulster Cycle

Subjects

Ailill mac MátaAilill mac Máta
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
king of Connacht, husband of Medb of Connacht
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BricriuBricriu
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
hostel-keeper (briugu) in the Ulster Cycle of tales
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CeltcharCeltchar (mac Uithechair)
Celtchar mac Uthechair, Celtchar mac Uithechair
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
Celtcha(i)r mac U(i)thechair, warrior in the Ulster Cycle of tales.
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Cet mac MágachCet mac Mágach
Cet mac Mátach
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
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
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
warrior of the Ulaid in the Ulster Cycle; son of Amergin and Findchóem
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Conchobar mac NessaConchobar mac Nessa
(time-frame ass. with 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 NáirCrimthann Nia Náir
son of Lugaid Ríab nDerg; high-king of Ireland in Irish tradition
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Cúscraid Mend MachaCúscraid Mend Macha
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
warrior in the Ulster Cycle, son of the Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa.
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Eógan mac DurthachtEógan mac Durthacht
No short description available
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Fergus mac RóichFergus mac Róich
(time-frame ass. with 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
(time-frame ass. with 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
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
Warrior in the Ulster Cycle, son of Cú Roí. In the tale Brislech Mór Maige Muirthemne, he is identified as the one who slew Cú Chulainn after wounding him with a spear.
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Medb ChrúachnaMedb of Crúachan
Medb of Crúachan, Medb Crúachna, Medb of Connacht
(time-frame ass. with 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
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
warrior in tales of the Ulster Cycle; commonly identified as a son of Gerrcend
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Mac Da ThóMac Da Thó
Mes Roeda Mac Da Thó
(time-frame ass. with 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.
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen,Patrick Brown