Aided Medb‘The violent death of Medb’

  • Early Irish
  • prose
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Early Irish
prose (primary)


Ulster Cycle
Ulster Cycle
id. 1797


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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Furbaide Fer BendFurbaide Fer Bend
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
Son of Conchobar mac Nessa (king of the Ulaid) in the Ulster Cycle of tales
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[ed.] [tr.] Hull, Vernam [ed. and tr.], “Aided Meidbe: The violent death of Medb”, Speculum 13 (1938): 52–61.
Edited from both manuscripts (LL and Gaelic MS XL).
[tr.] Meyer, Kuno, “The Edinburgh Gaelic manuscript XL”, Celtic Magazine 12 (1887): 208–218.
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211–212 Translation of the text in Gaelic MS XL.
Dennis Groenewegen, Patrick Brown
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