Aided Lócha‘The (violent) death of Lócha’

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  • Táin bó Cúailnge, Dinnshenchas, Aided
Anecdote about the death of Medb's handmaid Lócha (Recension 1) or Loche (Recension 2).
Aided Lócha
‘The (violent) death of Lócha’
The title occurs in recension I.
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The placename Réid Locha also occurs in [[Táin bó Cúailnge III |Recension III]], but the story which accompanies it in the other recensions is omitted here.(1)n. 1 Rudolf Thurneysen, ‘Táin bó Cúailghni nach H.2.17’, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 542 (line 1550).


Táin bó Cúailnge
Táin bó Cúailnge
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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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Medb ChrúachnaMedb of Crúachan
Medb of Crúachan, Medb Crúachna, Medb of Connacht
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
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.
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Réid LóchaRéid Lócha

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Rudolf Thurneysen, ‘Táin bó Cúailghni nach H.2.17’, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 542 (line 1550).

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[ed.] [tr.] OʼRahilly, Cecile [ed. and tr.], Táin bó Cúailnge: Recension I, Dublin: DIAS, 1976.
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31 (lines 973–977); 152–153 Recension I.
[ed.] [tr.] OʼRahilly, Cecile [ed. and tr.], Táin bó Cúalnge: from the Book of Leinster, Irish Texts Society, 49, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1967.
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37 (lines 1340–1338); 175 Recension II in LL.

Secondary sources (select)

Vries, Ranke de, “Similarities in the three female aided-tales”, Studia Celtica Fennica 8 (2011): 19–28.
Dennis Groenewegen
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