Aislinge Cormaic‘Cormac’s dream vision’

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King Cormac mac Airt experiences a dream vision in which his wife Eithne Thóebfhota sleeps with the Ulsterman Eochu Gunnat and later returns to Cormac. The druids explains the dream to Cormac, saying that Eochu will be king of Tara for one year.(1)n. 1 31 note 109 Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, The heroic biography of Cormac mac Airt (1977).

This narrative is preserved as an interpolation in a longer text about Nia son of Lugna Fer Trí.

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Cycles of the Kings
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Cycle of Cormac mac AirtCycles of the Kings
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Cormac mac AirtCormac mac Airt
(time-frame ass. with Cormac mac Airt)
Legendary high-king of Ireland; son of Art son of Conn Cétchathach; contemporary of Finn mac Cumaill.
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Eithne ThóebfhotaEithne Thóebfhota
wife of Cormac mac Airt; daughter of Cathaír Mór
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Eochu GunnatEochu Gunnat mac Féicc
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31 note 109 Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, The heroic biography of Cormac mac Airt (1977).

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[ed.] [tr.] Carney, James P. [ed. and tr.], “Nia son of Lugna Fer Trí”, Éigse 2 (1940): 187–197.
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