Dinnshenchas of Berba verse beg. In Berba búan a bailbe
- Middle Irish
- prose, verse
- Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Mythological Cycle
- In Berba búan a bailbe
- Middle Irish
A brief Irish poem (6 qq) about Deichen, son of the Dagda. Details of the story suggest a merging of two characters from Irish tradition: (1) Deichen in certain narrative developments of an Irish triad about the three things that constitute a blacksmith (originally from the Bretha nemed), two of which are associated with the Dagda and the Morrígan; and (2) the Meche or Meiche who is featured in the dinnshenchas of the river Barrow (in one version of this text, Meiche is identified as a son of the Morrígan and the Dagda; in another, at least of the Morrígan).
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.
An edition and translation of the prose texts in the Dinnshenchas Érenn as they occur in Rennes, Bibliothèque de Rennes Métropole, MS 598. Missing texts are supplied from the Book of Lecan version.
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