Aided Guill (meic Carbada) ⁊ Gairb (Glinne Rige)‘The violent deaths of Goll and Garb’

  • Late Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Late Middle Irish
  • Late Middle Irish
prose (primary)


Ulster Cycle
Ulster Cycle
id. 1797


Cú ChulainnCú Chulainn
Young Ulster hero and chief character of Táin bó Cuailnge and other tales of the Ulster Cycle; son of Súaltam or Lug and Deichtire (sister to Conchobor); husband of Emer (ingen Forgaill)
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Conchobar mac NessaConchobar mac Nessa
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
king of the Ulaid in tales of the Ulster Cycle; son either of Cathbad or Fachtna Fáthach (father) and Ness (mother); husband of Mugain; father of Cormac Cond Longas, Cúscraid Mend Macha, Furbaide Fer Bend and Fedelm Noíchrothach; fosterfather of Cú Chulainn.
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Goll mac CarbadaGoll mac Carbada
No short description available
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Garb Glinne RígeGarb Glinne Ríge
Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.

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[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The violent deaths of Goll and Garb”, Revue Celtique 14 (1893): 396–449.
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Secondary sources (select)

Fogarty, Hugh, “Aided Guill meic Carbada 7 Aided Gairb Glinne Rige: intertextuality and the inward look in a late Middle Irish prose saga”, in: Elizabeth Boyle, and Deborah Hayden (eds), Authorities and adaptations: the reworking and transmission of textual sources in medieval Ireland, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2014. 185–210.
Dennis Groenewegen, Patrick Brown
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