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Táin bó Regamna

  • Early Irish
  • prose
  • Ulster Cycle, remscéla to Táin bó Cúailnge
(arguably) one of the remscéla to the Taín.
Manuscripts
Language
  • Early Irish
Form
prose (primary)
Textual relationships
Prequel to the Aided Lóich episode of Táin bó Cúailnge. Referred to in Echtra Nerai.

Classification

Ulster Cycle
 remscéla to Táin bó Cúailnge

Subject tags

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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The MorríganThe Morrígan (ass. time-frame: Túatha Dé Danann, Ulster Cycle) – deity or supernatural figure in medieval Irish literature, frequently associated with war and destruction; she sometimes appears as part of a triad with Macha and the Badb; also associated with Nemain.
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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.] [tr.] Corthals, Johan [ed. and tr.], Táin Bó Regamna: eine Vorerzählung zur Táin Bó Cúailnge, Sitzungsberichte Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-historische Klasse 478, Veröffentlichungen der Keltischen Kommission 5, Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1987.
[ed.] [tr.] Corthals, Johan, “Táin bó Regamna und Táin bó Flidais: zwei altirische Erzählungen”, diss. (unpublished): Hamburg University, 1979.
[ed.] Windisch, Ernst [ed. and tr.], “Táin bó Regamna”, in: Windisch, Ernst, and Whitley Stokes (eds.), Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 2:2, Leipzig, 1887. 239–254.
Internet Archive – Heft 2 and 1: <link>
[tr.] Leahy, A. H. [tr.], Heroic romances of Ireland, 2 vols, Irish Saga Library 2, London, 1905–1906.
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vols 1-2 (Google Books): <link> Internet Archive – Gutenberg (plain text): <link>
Vol. 2, 131–141
[tr.] Draak, Maartje, and Frida de Jong (trs.), Van helden, elfen en dichters: de oudste verhalen uit Ierland, Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 1979.
68–71

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Flaithearta, Mícheál, “Echtra Nerai, Táin Bó Regamna und ihr Verhältnis zur Táin Bó Cuailgne”, in: Tristram, Hildegard L. C. [ed.], Deutsche, Kelten und Iren: 150 Jahre deutsche Keltologie: Gearóid Mac Eoin zum 60. Geburtstag gewidmet, Hamburg: Buske, 1990. 155–176.
Windisch, Ernst, “Nachträge”, in: Windisch, Ernst, and Whitley Stokes (eds.), Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 2:2, Leipzig, 1887. 255–256.
Internet Archive: <link>
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Patrick Brown,Dennis Groenewegen
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