Texts

Tecosc Cuscraid‘The instruction to Cúscraid’

  • Early Irish
  • Medieval Irish wisdom literature, Ulster Cycle
A short series of precepts addressed to Cúscraid Mend Macha, Conchobor’s son and heir, by his foster-father Conall Cernach. The text is found in the introductory part of the tale of Cath Airtig.
Speaker/Addressee
Addressee: 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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Language
  • Early Irish

Classification

Medieval Irish wisdom literature Ulster Cycle

Subjects

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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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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Sources

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[ed.] [tr.] Best, R. I. [ed. and tr.], “The battle of Airtech”, Ériu 8 (1916): 170–190.
TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link>
173 and 180–181
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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