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Tochmarc Lúaine ⁊ aided Athairne‘The wooing of Luan and the death of Athirne’

  • Middle Irish
  • Medieval Irish literature about poets, Ulster Cycle
Manuscripts
Language
  • Middle Irish
Date
second half of the 12th century (Breatnach)

Classification

Medieval Irish literature about poets Ulster Cycle

Subject tags

AthirneAthairne (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – chief poet and satirist of the Ulstermen in the Ulster Cycle
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CathbadCathbad (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – druid to Conchobar mac Nessa, king of Ulster, in the Ulster Cycle; husband of Ness and possible father of Conchobar mac Nessa.
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CeltcharCeltchar (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – Celtcha(i)r mac U(i)thechair, warrior in the Ulster Cycle of tales
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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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Conchobar mac NessaConchobar mac Nessa (ass. time-frame: 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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Cú ChulainnCú Chulainn – Young Ulster hero and chief character of Táin bó Cuailnge and other tales of the Ulster Cycle; son of Súaltam or Lug and Deichtire (sister to Conchobor); husband of Emer (ingen Forgaill)
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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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Eógan mac DurthachtEógan mac DurthachtNo short description available
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LeborchamLeborcham
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Manannán mac LirManannán mac Lir – mythological figure in Irish literature, typically associated with the sea
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Munremar mac GerrcindMunremar mac Gerrcind (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – warrior in tales of the Ulster Cycle; commonly identified as a son of Gerrcend
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Sencha mac AilellaSencha mac Ailella
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Sources

Notes

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.] Breatnach, Liam [ed.], “Tochmarc Luaine ocus Aided Athairne”, Celtica 13 (1980): 1–31.
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The wooing of Luaine and the death of Athirne”, Revue Celtique 24 (1903): 270–287, 446 (add. and corr.).
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[corr.] Stokes, Whitley, “Corrections and additions [Rev. Celt. t. XXIV]”, Revue Celtique 25 (1904): 458.
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Secondary sources (select)

Findon, Joanne, “Nes, Deirdriu, Luaine: fated women in Conchobar’s life”, in: Sheehan, Sarah, Joanne Findon, and Westley Follett (eds.), Gablánach in scélaigecht: Celtic studies in honour of Ann Dooley, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. 154–170.
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