Mór Muman ⁊ Aided Cuanach meic Ailchine‘Mór of Munster and the violent death of Cuana mac Ailchine’

  • Middle Irish, Old Irish
  • prose, prosimetrum
  • Cycles of the Kings, Aided
entire text • single version
  • Middle Irish Old Irish
  • early Middle Irish (prose), Old Irish (poetry).(1)n. 1 Gerard Murphy, Early Irish metrics (1961).
prose, prosimetrum (primary)
verse (secondary)
Textual relationships
Related: Scéla Suithcheirne ingine Áeda Bennáin ⁊ Rónáin Dícollai meic Fergusa TuileScéla Suithcheirne ingine Áeda Bennáin ⁊ Rónáin Dícollai meic Fergusa TuileMedieval Irish tale about Suithchern, daughter of Áed Bennáin


Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
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Mór MumanMór Muman
(supp. fl. early 6th century)
reputed daughter of Áed Bennán mac Crimthainn, king of Munster from the Éoganachta, and wife of Fíngen mac Áedo Duib. In scholarship about her role in such tales as Aided Chúanach meic Ailchíne, she is often described as a sovereignty goddess.
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Cúanu mac AilchíneCúanu mac Ailchíne
King of the Fir Maige Féne.
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Gerard Murphy, Early Irish metrics (1961).

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.] O'Nolan, T. P. [ed. and tr.], “Mór of Munster and the tragic fate of Cuanu son of Cailchin”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 30 C (1912–1913): 261–282.
Internet Archive – offprint: <link> Internet Archive – PRIA 30: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] Thornton, Donna J. [ed. and tr.], “Aided Chuanach Meic Cailchíne [edited and annotated by Donna J. Thornton]”, Cork, Unpublished MA thesis: University College Cork, 1993.
[ed.] [tr.] Gillespie, Fergus P. J., “Mor Muman ocus Aided Cuanach meic Ailchini: a critical edition with introduction, translation, variant manuscript readings, textual notes, glossary, and indexes”, Dublin, Unpublished MA thesis: University College Dublin, 1985.
[ed.] [tr.] Stam, Nike, “Aided Chúanach mac Cailchíne. Aggressive tribes and agressive trees: a critical edition”, Utrecht, Unpublished MA thesis: Utrecht University, 2010.
Igitur – PDF: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Murphy, Gerard, Early Irish metrics, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1961.
Dennis Groenewegen, Nike Stam
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