Inní diatá Cuslinn Brighde ⁊ Aidhed mic Dhíchoíme ‘Whence is Brigit's pipe, and the death of Díchoím's son’

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Cycles of the Kings
  • Middle Irish
10th century (Meyer)
prose (primary)
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Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
id. 80


Eochaid [king with horse’s ears]
Eochaid ... king with horse’s ears
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Mac DíchoímeMac Díchoíme
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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.

Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Stories and songs from Irish manuscripts: VII. King Eochaid has horse’s ears”, Otia Merseiana 3 (1903): 46–54.
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First part
Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed. and tr.], “Die Flöte von Mac Díchoeme”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 19 (1933): 117–124.
Second part

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Ralls-MacLeod, Karen, Music and the Celtic otherworld: from Ireland to Iona, Edinburgh: Polygon, 2000.  
Many cultures throughout history have made reference to the supernatural or spiritual dimension of music, and Scotland and Ireland are no exception. From the descriptions of the supernatural power of the 'fairy' harp in Elfland in the Scottish ballads to the sacred music of God's Heaven in the Saints' Lives, the Celtic sources provide a rich and varied selection of references to music and its perceived supernatural power and influence.With the increasing popularity of world music and Shamanism today, this important new book is an essential guide to the Celtic dimension of a universal phenomenon. Covering themes close to Irish and Scottish folklore Music and the Celtic Otherworld explores the universal concept of the spiritual dimension of music. It is also the first ever comprehensive collection of references from Celtic primary source material in translation, including Celtic tales, folklore, ballads, place-lore, saints' lives, poetry and proverbs.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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