Texts

The chase of Síd na mBan Finn and the death of Finn

  • Early Modern Irish
  • prose
  • Finn Cycle
prose
Title
The chase of Síd na mBan Finn and the death of Finn
This is the title in Meyer’s edition of the text.(1)n. 1 Kuno Meyer, ‘The Chase of Síd na mBan Finn and the Death of Finn’ in Fianaigecht... (1910). Gerard Murphy prefers the title The slaying of the pig of Formaoíl and the death of Finn, owing to the existence of a similarly titled, but unrelated early modern poem in the Fenian tradition, known as Seilg Sléibhe na mBan (‘The chase of Slievenamon’).(2)n. 2 Gerard Murphy, Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn: Irish text, with translation into English, vol. 2 (1933): 136.
Language
  • Early Modern Irish
Date
13th or 14th century
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Finn Cycle

Sources

Notes

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[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “The Chase of Síd na mBan Finn and the Death of Finn”, 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. 52–99.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen