Airdena inna cóic lá ndéc ria mbráth

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Irish religious texts
Airdena inna cóic lá ndéc ria mbráth
also known as The fifteen tokens of Doomsday
  • Middle Irish
prose (primary)


Irish religious textsIrish religious texts



fifteen signs before Doomsdaynumerical motifs, signs before Doomsday
fifteen signs before Doomsday
id. 27117


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.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The fifteen tokens of doomsday”, Revue Celtique 28 (1907): 308–326, 432 (corr.).
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Heist, William W., The fifteen signs before Doomsday, East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State College Press, 1952.  

Contents: Preface -- Saltair na rann [edition and translation of verses CLIII-CLXII] -- I. The legend -- II. Previous study of the legend -- III. The sources proposed by Nölle and Grau -- IV. The chief early groups -- V. The later development -- VI. Conclusions -- Appendix A. Versions of the Fifteen Signs Annotated -- Appendix B. Versions not used in this study -- Bibliography -- Index.

HathiTrust: <link>
Seymour, St. John D., “The eschatology of the early Irish Church”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 14 (1923): 179–211.
Internet Archive: <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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