Tochmarc Treblainne‘The wooing of Treblann’

  • Middle Irish
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Middle Irish
  • Middle Irish
1150-1200 (Jennings)


Ulster Cycle

Subject tags

Ailill mac MátaAilill mac Máta (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – king of Connacht, husband of Medb of Connacht
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Cairpre Nia FerCairpre Nia Fer – Cairbre/Coirpre Nia Fer, king of Tara from the Laigin, whose reign is dated by Tírechán to the time of Mac Con and his sons, but which in later tales coincides with the time of the Ulster Cycle.
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FráechFráech / Fróech / Fráech mac Fidaig – Fráech mac Fidaig or Fráech mac Idaith; eponymous hero of Táin bó Fraích
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Medb ChrúachnaMedb Crúachna / Medb of Crúachan / Medb of Connacht (ass. time-frame: Subject:Ulster Cycle) – Queen of the Connachta, co-ruler with her husband Ailill mac Máta, in the Ulster Cycle. She is said to have a daughter, Findabair, and seven sons known as the seven Maines. Her lover is Fergus mac Róich.
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MidirMidir of Brí Léith / Midir – one of the Túatha Dé Danann in early Irish literature
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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.], and Julius Pokorny [gen. ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Tochmarc Treblainne”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 13 (1921): 166–175.
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[tr.] Jennings, Rachel [tr.], “A translation of the Tochmarc Treblainne”, Emania 16 (1997): 73–78.

Secondary sources (select)

Meek, Donald E., “Táin bó Fraích and other ‘Fráech’ texts: a study in thematic relationships. Part I”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 7 (1984): 1–37.
Meek, Donald E., “Táin bó Fraích and other ‘Fráech’ texts: a study in thematic relationships. Part II”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 8 (1984): 65–85.
Patrick Brown,Dennis Groenewegen
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