Scéla Éogain Móir ⁊ Chuinn Chétchathaig‘The story of Éogan Mór and Conn Cétchathach’

  • Cycles of the Kings
Irish account of the power struggle between Éogan Mór and Conn Cétchathach.


Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
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Mug Núadat [alias Éogan Taídlech]Mug Núadat (al. Éogan Taídlech)
Éogan Taídlech, Éogan Fidlech, Mug Núadat
(time-frame ass. with Conn Cétchathach)
legendary king of Munster; father of Ailill Ólomm and grandfather of Éogan Mór; ancestor of the Éoganacht. His main rival in the sources is Conn Cétchathach, with whom he comes to an arrangement: to divide Ireland into a northern half (Leth Cuinn) and a southern half (Leth Moga).
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Conn CétchathachConn Cétchathach
legendary high-king of Ireland; son of Fedlimid Rechtmar
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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.] Hull, Vernam [ed.], “Eogán Mór and Conn Cétchathach”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 19 (1933): 59–61.
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Eogan Mór und Conn”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 12 (1918): 292–293.
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[ed.] [tr.] O'Curry, Eugene [ed. and tr.], Cath Mhuighe Léana or The Battle of Magh Leana, together with Tochmarc Moméra or the Courtship of Moméra, Publications of the Celtic Society 4, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1855.
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