Scél asa mberar co mbad hé Find mac Cumaill Mongán ocus aní dia fíl aided Fothaid Airgdig ‘A story from which it was inferred that Mongán was Find mac Cumaill, and the cause of the death of Fothad Airgdech’

  • prose
  • Cycles of the Kings, Finn Cycle, Aided


Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
id. 80
Finn Cycle
Finn Cycle
id. 578


Mongán mac Fiachnai
Mongán mac Fíachnai
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Fothad Airctech
Fothad Airctech (Airgtech)
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Finn mac Cumaill
Finn mac Cumaill (Find úa Báiscni)
(time-frame ass. with Finn Cycle, Finn mac Cumaill, Cormac mac Airt)
Finn mac Cumaill (earlier mac Umaill?), Find úa Báiscni: central hero in medieval Irish and Scottish literature of the so-called Finn Cycle; warrior-hunter and leader of a fían

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Forgoll [poet]Forgoll ... poet
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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.] White, Nora [ed. and tr.], Compert Mongáin and three other early Mongán tales, Maynooth Medieval Irish Texts, 5, Maynooth: Department of Old and Middle Irish, National University of Ireland, 2006.
[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno, and Alfred Nutt, The voyage of Bran, son of Febal to the land of the living, 2 vols, vol. 1: The happy otherworld, London: David Nutt, 1895.
Internet Archive: <link>
45–48 (edition); 49–52 (translation)
[ed.] Hull, Vernam [ed.], “An incomplete version of the Imram Brain and four stories concerning Mongan”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 18 (1930): 409–419.
[tr.] Lea, Anne [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: John T. Koch, and John Carey (eds), The Celtic Heroic Age. Literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe and early Ireland & Wales, 4th ed., 1, Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2003. [Various].  
§ 103 ("Scél asa mBerar Combad hé Find Mac Cumaill Mongán 7 aní día fil Aided Fothaid Airgdig a Scél so sís: A Story from which it is Inferred that Mongán was Find mac Cumaill and Concerning the Cause of the Death of Fothad Airgdech.").

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Meyer, Kuno, and Alfred Nutt, The voyage of Bran, son of Febal to the land of the living, 2 vols, Grimm Library, 4, 6, London: Nutt, 1895–1897.
Internet Archive – search results: <link> Internet Archive – volume 1: <link> Internet Archive – volume 2: <link>
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