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Ailill mac Máta
king of Connacht, husband of Medb of Connacht
See also: 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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Fergus mac RóichFergus mac Róich (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – warrior in tales of the Ulster Cycle; former king of Ulster in exile in Connacht; Medb’s lover
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Findabair [daughter of Medb and Ailill]Findabair ... daughter of Medb and Ailill (ass. time-frame: Subject:Ulster Cycle) – daughter of Medb and Ailill in the Ulster Cycle
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The seven Mainesseven Maines, The (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle, Conchobar mac Nessa, Conaire Mór) – In the Ulster Cycle, the seven Maines (na secht Maine) are a collective designation for the seven, or eight, sons of Medb and Ailill, all of whom are named Maine: Maine Máithremail and Maine Aithremail, Maine Míngor and Maine Mórgor, Maine Andóe, Maine Milscothach and/or Maine Mó Epert, and Maine Conda(s)gaib/Cotagaib Uile.
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See also references for related subjects.
Edel, Doris, Inside the Táin: exploring Cú Chulainn, Fergus, Ailill, and Medb, Berlin: curach bhán, 2015.
Ó Cathasaigh, Tomás, “Ailill and Medb: a marriage of equals”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 46–53.


Independent, Tochmarc Emire
Poem in the form of a prophecy delivered by Scáthach to Cú Chulainn.
  • Old Irish
  • Early Irish poetry
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Cú Chulainn
  • Scáthach
  • Medb of Crúachan
  • Ailill mac Máta
  • Finnbennach (Aí)
  • Donn Cúailnge
  • Early Irish
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Fergus mac Róich
  • Ailill mac Máta
  • Old Irish
  • Middle Irish
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Táin bó Cúailnge
A tale of the Ulster Cycle, set after the death of Conchobar.
  • Middle Irish
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Ailill mac Máta
  • Amairgen mac Eccit (Salaig)
  • The Badb
  • Cet mac Mágach
  • Conall Cernach
  • Cormac Cond Longas
  • Craiphtine ... Ulster Cycle
  • Cúscraid Mend Macha
  • Da Coca
  • Dubthach Dóel Ulad
  • Fergus mac Róich
  • Medb of Crúachan
  • Old Irish
  • Middle Irish
  • Cycles of the Kings
  • Ailill Ólomm
  • Sadb ingen Chuinn
  • Éogan Mór mac Ailella
  • Lugaid Mac Con
  • Lugaid Lága(e)
  • Ferchess mac Commáin
  • Do Déra
  • Éogabal (var. Éogabul, Eogabál), sometimes mac Durgabuil
  • Battle of Mag Mucrama
  • Fer Fí
  • Early Modern Irish
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Ailill mac Máta
  • Conall Cernach
  • Medb of Crúachan
Táin bó Cúailnge I, Táin bó Cúailnge II
Short episode in the Táin bó Cúailnge (Recension I and II) in which Fergus praises the young hero Cú Chulainn. It forms a prelude to Fergus' reminiscences of Cú Chulainn's deeds, which are found in the next two episodes.
  • Táin bó Cúailnge
  • Ailill mac Máta
  • Medb of Crúachan
  • Fergus mac Róich
  • Cú Chulainn
  • Emain Macha
  • Old Irish
  • remscéla to Táin bó Cúailnge
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Ailill mac Máta
  • Conall Cernach
  • Fráech
  • Medb of Crúachan
  • Findabair
Táin bó Cúailnge I
Episode found in the first recension of Táin bó Cúailnge
  • Táin bó Cúailnge
  • Cú Chulainn
  • Findabair, Finnabair
  • Ailill mac Máta
  • Fergus mac Róich
  • Lóeg mac Ríangabra
  • Rochad mac Fathemáin
  • Old Irish
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Ailill mac Máta
  • Bricriu
  • Celtchar (mac Uithechair)
  • Cet mac Mágach
  • Conall Cernach
  • Conchobar mac Nessa
  • Cúscraid Mend Macha
  • Eógan mac Durthacht
  • Fergus mac Róich
  • Lóegaire Búadach
  • Medb of Crúachan
  • Munremar mac Gerrcind
  • Mac Da Thó
  • Crimthann Nia Nair
  • Lugaid mac Con Roí
Táin bó Cúailnge I, Táin bó Cúailnge II
  • Táin bó Cúailnge
  • Late Middle Irish
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Medb of Crúachan
  • Eochaid Feidlech
  • Conchobar mac Nessa
  • Eochaid Dála
  • Ailill mac Máta
  • The seven Maines
  • The three Findemna
  • Tinde mac Connrach
  • Old Irish
  • Middle Irish
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Táin bó Cúailnge
  • Middle Irish
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Ailill mac Máta
  • Medb of Crúachan
  • Midir of Brí Léith
  • Cairpre Nia Fer
  • Fráech
  • Bóann
  • Ulster Cycle
  • The seven Maines
  • Medb of Crúachan
  • Ailill mac Máta
  • Late Old Irish
  • Early Middle Irish
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Ailill mac Máta
  • Eochu mac Coirpri meic Néill
Early Irish tale which relates how Fergus mac Róich came to slay Ailill Find, king of the Ciarraige, and gained the latter's wife Flidais. It is regarded as one of the remscéla to the Táin bó Cúailnge.
  • Old Irish
  • remscéla to Táin bó Cúailnge
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Fergus mac Róich
  • Flidais
  • Ailill mac Máta
  • Bricriu
  • Dubthach Dóel Ulad
Táin bó Cúailnge I, Táin bó Cúailnge II
Episode in the Táin bó Cúailnge (Recensions I and II), in which the warrior Cethern mac Fintain single-handedly fights the men of Ireland in their encampment (while Cú Chulainn is recovering), returns to receive treatment for his wounds, and launches a final attack on the encampment. It is the first of a final series of episodes in the Táin (the so-called dinda na Tána as Recension I describes them).
  • Táin bó Cúailnge
  • Old Irish
  • remscéla to Táin bó Cúailnge
  • Mythological Cycle
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Óengus mac ind Óc
  • Medb of Crúachan
  • Ailill mac Máta
  • Fíngen ... physician of Conchobar mac Nessa
  • DUBTHACH MACCU LUGAIR (ascr.)
  • Early Irish
  • Early Irish poetry
  • Uí Chennselaig
  • Énna(e) Cennselach mac Labrada
  • Crimthann mac Énnai Chennselaig