Agents
Medb of Crúachan
  • Connacht, Ráith Crúachain
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.
See also: Ailill mac MátaAilill mac Máta (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – king of Connacht, husband of Medb of Connacht
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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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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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The seven Mainesseven Maines, The (ass. time-frame: Conaire Mór, Conchobar mac Nessa, Ulster Cycle) – 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.
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Sessle, Erica, “Misogyny and Medb: approaching Medb with feminist critism”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 135–138.
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