Texts

The colloquy between Fintan and the hawk of Achill
verse beg. Arsaidh sin, a eoúin Accla

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Irish legendary history, Mythological Cycle
Poem presenting a conversation between Fintan mac Bóchra, the sole survivor of the Flood, and an ancient hawk (seboc) of the island of Achill.
Initial words (verse)
  • Arsaidh sin, a eoúin Accla
Language
  • Middle Irish
  • ?
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
116
Number of lines
465

Classification

Early Irish poetry Irish legendary history Mythological Cycle

Subject tags

Fintan mac BóchraFintan mac Bóchra (ass. time-frame: Universal history) – A figure of medieval Irish tradition who survives the Flood and lives to give eye-witness accounts of the history of Ireland
See more
hawk of Achillhawk of Achill
Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.
See more

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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “The colloquy between Fintan and the hawk of Achill”, in: Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 1, Halle and Dublin, 1907. 24–39.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
[tr.] Hull, Eleanor, “The hawk of Achill or the legend of the oldest animals”, Folk-Lore 43:4 (1932): 376–409.
Discussion, with an English translation of part of the text (with assistance from Maud Joynt).
Translation wanted.
A full translation has not been recorded at this stage.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
blog comments powered by Disqus