John the Baptist
  • feast-day: 24 June, 29 August
See also: Mog RuithMog Ruith / Mug Roith / Mug Ruith – Legendary Irish magician from Munster, who was linked in Ireland to biblical and apocryphal traditions, notably as a pupil under Simon Magus and as one responsible for the beheading of John the Baptist. He appears in Irish genealogies as a descendant of Medb and her lover Fergus mac Roích and as an ancestor for Fir Maige Féine, in the area about present-day Fermoy.
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O'Leary, Aideen M., “Constructing the magical biography of the Irish druid Mog Ruith”, in: Classen, Albrecht (ed.), Magic and magicians in the middle ages and the early modern time: the occult in pre-modern sciences, medicine, literature, religion, and astrology, Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture 20, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017. 219–230.
Müller-Lisowski, Käte, “La légende de saint Jean dans la tradition irlandaise et le druide Mog Ruith”, Études Celtiques 3:5 (1938): 46–70.
Journal volume:  Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 3, fascicule 5, 1938: <link> Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 3, fascicule 6, 1938: <link>
Müller-Lisowski, Käte, “Die Johanneslegende im Irischen und der Druide Mog Ruith”, PhD dissertation: Vienna University, 1923.
Scarre, Annie M., “The beheading of John the Baptist by Mog Ruith”, Ériu 4 (1908–1910): 173–181.
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