Táin bó Regamna

  • Early Irish
  • prose
  • Ulster Cycle
(arguably) one of the remscéla to the Taín.
  • Early Irish
prose (primary)
Textual relationships
Prequel to the Aided Lóich episode of Táin bó Cúailnge. Referred to in Echtra Nerai.


Ulster Cycle
Ulster Cycle
id. 1797



Cú ChulainnCú Chulainn
Young Ulster hero and chief character of Táin bó Cuailnge and other tales of the Ulster Cycle; son of Súaltam or Lug and Deichtire (sister to Conchobor); husband of Emer (ingen Forgaill)
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The MorríganThe Morrígan
Morrígu, Mórrígan, Moirríoghan
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle, Túatha Dé Danann)
deity or supernatural figure in medieval Irish literature, frequently associated with war and destruction; she sometimes appears as part of a triad with Macha and the Badb; also associated with Nemain.
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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.] Corthals, Johan [ed. and tr.], Táin Bó Regamna: eine Vorerzählung zur Táin Bó Cúailnge, Sitzungsberichte Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-historische Klasse, 478, Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1987.
[ed.] [tr.] Corthals, Johan, “Táin bó Regamna und Táin bó Flidais: zwei altirische Erzählungen”, diss. (unpublished), Hamburg University, 1979.
[ed.] Windisch, Ernst [ed. and tr.], “Táin bó Regamna”, in: Ernst Windisch, and Whitley Stokes [eds.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 2, Leipzig, 1887. 239–254.
Internet Archive – Heft 2 and 1: <link>
[tr.] Leahy, A. H. [tr.], Heroic romances of Ireland, 2 vols, Irish Saga Library, 2, London, 1905–1906.
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vols 1-2 (Google Books): <link> Internet Archive – Gutenberg (plain text): <link>
Vol. 2, 131–141
[tr.] Draak, Maartje, and Frida de Jong [trs.], Van helden, elfen en dichters: de oudste verhalen uit Ierland, Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 1979.

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Flaithearta, Mícheál, “Echtra Nerai, Táin bó Regamna und ihr Verhältnis zur Táin bó Cuailgne”, in: Hildegard L. C. Tristram (ed.), Deutsche, Kelten und Iren: 150 Jahre deutsche Keltologie: Gearóid Mac Eoin zum 60. Geburtstag gewidmet, Hamburg: Buske, 1990. 155–176.
Windisch, Ernst, “Nachträge”, in: Ernst Windisch, and Whitley Stokes [eds.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 2, Leipzig, 1887. 255–256.
Internet Archive: <link>
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March 2011, last updated: June 2023