Maol Póil and the dead nun
- Irish religious texts
Short story in which Maol Póil úa Cináetha, abbot of Cell Becáin, meets the ghost (bann-scál) of a dead gospel-nun (mainches soiscéla). Having discussed astrology with a fellow monk, the abbot goes to sleep. He has a dream-vision in which a nun, who had died six days previously, approaches him and insists that the abbot intercedes for her by chanting the Biait (Psalm 118: Beati immaculati...) in her honour.
- Maol Póil húa Cináetha .i. ab Mainistreach Cilli Becáin robhúi ⁊ manach aili ac lúadh astrolaice
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- I. Colum Cille, Comgall und Cainnech [fol. 43b2 ff], pp. 42-43
- II. St Patrick und Laegaire's Sohn Lugaid [fol. 44a1 ff], pp. 43-44
- III. Maoil Póil und die tote Nonne [fol. 44b1 ff], p. 44.
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