A nÉirinn thiocfos tosach an adhbhoir

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A prophecy in Irish prose attributed to Merlin
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"A nÉirinn thiocfos tosach an adhbhoir"
Ascribed to: MerlinMerlin
(time-frame ass. with King Arthur)
magician in Arthurian legend; primarily a creation of Geoffrey of Monmouth, who appears to have based his character on the prophet Myrddin as well as Ambrosius Aurelianus.
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[ed.] [tr.] Ó Cuív, Brian, “Miscellanea: 3. A Merlin prophecy”, Celtica 18 (1986): 115–117.
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December 2010, last updated: November 2022