Sex aetates mundi ‘Six ages of the world’
- Irish legendary history, Irish religious texts
Biblical genealogies along with apocryphal notes about Mary and her father Joachim as well as a prayer to Mary. The text appears incomplete on a single page in a unit of TCD MS 1336, where it is said to be taken from the Lebor buide Meic Murchada. According to Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, the text derives from a lost version of the Sex aetates mundi.
Irish tract on the origins of alphabetsIrish tract on the origins of alphabetsA Middle Irish tract on the invention or discovery of the Hebrew, Greek and Latin alphabets.
Poem (22 stanzas) in the Sex aetates mundi.
Middle Irish poem found in the Book of Lecan version of Sex aetates mundi.
Early Middle Irish(?) poem (6 qq) attributed to one Óengus mac Suibne on the twelve sons and one daughter of Jacob. The text is known from certain recensions of the Sex aetates mundi.Réidig dam, a Dé, do nim (Dublittir Úa hUathgaile)Réidig dam, a Dé, do nim (Dublittir Úa hUathgaile)Middle Irish poem attributed to Dublittir Úa hUathgaile (fl. late 11th century), fer léigin at Glen Uissen, now Killeshin. It is attested both as the concluding poem in the Sex aetates mundi and in independent manuscript contexts.
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.
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