Imthechta Moga Ruith ‘The adventures of Mog Ruith’

  • Irish
  • prose
  • Medieval Irish literature
First words (prose)
  • Cacht ingen Catmaind do Brreathaib Manann a mathair dobreth a mbroid tairis
  • Irish
prose (primary)


Medieval Irish literatureMedieval Irish literature


Legends of Mog Ruith, Simon Magus and John the Baptistapocryphal and pseudepigraphical literature
Legends of Mog Ruith, Simon Magus and John the Baptist
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Mog Ruith
Mog Ruith
Legendary Irish magician from Munster, who was linked in Ireland to biblical and apocryphal traditions, notably as a pupil under Simon Magus and as one responsible for the beheading of John the Baptist. He appears in Irish genealogies as a descendant of Medb and her lover Fergus mac Roích and as an ancestor for Fir Maige Féine, in the area about present-day Fermoy.

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Simon Magus
Simon Magus
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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.] Müller-Lisowski, Käte, “Texte zur Mog Ruith Sage 2. Imtheachta Moighi Ruith andso”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 14 (1923): 154–156.
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