Lebor gabála Érenn 1. The origins and wanderings of the Goídil

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First tract of Lebor gabála Érenn.

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Lebor gabála Érenn

A. Introductory matter » entry

Description: Introductory matter based on biblical history, from the Creation of Heaven and Earth to Noah, the Flood and the Dispersal of the Nations.

B. The origin of nations and lineage of the Goídil » entry

Description: On the division of the world among Noah's sons Ham, Shem and Japheth, and the lineage of the Goídil

C. De imthechtaib Goídel » entry

Description: On the wanderings of the Goídil


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.] Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 1, Irish Texts Society 34, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1932.
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Scowcroft, R. Mark, “Leabhar Gabhála. Part I: the growth of the text”, Ériu 38 (1987): 79–140.  
Dennis Groenewegen