Aided Lóthair ‘The (violent) death of Lóthar’

  • prose
  • Táin bó Cúailnge, dinnshenchas, Aided

Story about the death of Medb’s cowherd Lóthar, with an additional anecdote about the search for the bull (tarb). It occurs only in the first recension of TBC.

Aided Lóthair
‘The (violent) death of Lóthar’
The story is thus referred to in its conclusion (Conid Aided Lóthair ar Tána sin).
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prose (primary)


Táin bó Cúailnge
Táin bó Cúailnge
id. 624
dinnshenchasIrish narrative literature, onomastic lore and learning, topographical literature
id. 32607


Medb Chrúachna
Medb of Crúachan
(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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Donn Cúailnge
Donn Cúailnge
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
The fertile brown bull of Cúailnge (Cooley, Co. Louth) in the Táin and foretales.

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Glenn GatGlenn Gat
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Slíab Cuillinn
Slíab Cuillinn ... Slieve Gullion
County Armagh
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Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] OʼRahilly, Cecile [ed. and tr.], Táin bó Cúailnge: Recension I, Dublin: DIAS, 1976.
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31 (ll. 977–1001); 153 Recension 1
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Dennis Groenewegen
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December 2012, last updated: January 2024