Aided Bresail meic Díarmata‘The violent death of Bressal mac Díarmata’
- Early Irish
- Cycles of the Kings, Aideda
A brief, early Irish saga and hagiographical legend, which relates how Díarmait mac Cerbaill had his son Bresal slain for appropriating a nun’s cow and how St Béccán rescued the soul of the king’s son from hell, resuscitating him.
- Independently attested
- Dublin, University College, MS Franciscan A 3 = detached folios from the Book of Leinster [s. xii]p. 358 context: Martyrology of TallaghtText written in the left margin. The main text is that of the Martyrology of Tallaght.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 O 48a (476) = Liber Flavus Fergusiorum, part 1 [c. 1435-1440]f. 20(72)va.i–vb.m
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 3 A, ff. 1-19 [c.1467]f. 11vbbeginning: ‘Fecht do rigne Bresal mac Diarmaddo’
- Dublin, University College, MS Franciscan A 9 [s. xv (?)]p. 43b.m–44a.m
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS B iv 2 (1080) [1627-1628]f. 144ra
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1382 (H 5. 10) ? (to be verified)
- Version incorporated in the second recension of Aided Díarmata meic Cerbaill.
- Cork, University College, Book of Lismore = Book of Lismore (Leabhar Leasa Móir) [s. xv]f. 136va.1–va.33 context: Aided Diarmata meic Cerbaill II
- Early Irish
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