Tochmarc Baisi bandruad‘The wooing of Bais the druidess’

  • Irish
  • Medieval Irish literature

A very short text written in an obscure form of medieval Irish and apparently relating to a meeting between Fachtna Fáthach, known from other sources as a legendary king of Ulster, and a certain Bais, sorceress (bandruad) and daughter of Crunnmáel.

Tochmarc Baisi bandruad
‘The wooing of Bais the druidess’
Headed ‘Toghmarc Baisi bandruad ind so’
  • Irish


Medieval Irish literature

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Fachtna FáthachFachtna Fáthach
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Bais ingen CrunnmaílBais ingen Crunnmaíl
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[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Toghmarc Baisi bandruad ind so”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 104.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Edition based on TCD 1337 and Harleian 5280.
No translation has been recorded at this stage.
Dennis Groenewegen
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