Conall Cernach

Warrior of the Ulaid in the Ulster Cycle; son of Amergin and Findchóem.

See also: AmerginAmergin
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Cet mac MágachCet mac Mágach
Cet mac Mátach
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
Warrior in the Ulster Cycle of tales; hero of Connacht; in some texts, brother of Findchóem and uncle of Conall Cernach.
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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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Lugaid Laígsech CendmárLugaid Laígsech Cendmár
(supp. fl. c.reign of Cú Chorb)
Lugaid Lóechsech, Laígsech Cendmár, Laígsech Cennmór, Lugaid Laígse, Lugaid Loígse, Lugaid Loígsech, Lugaid Laigse mac Loigsig Chendmáir
(time-frame ass. with Cú Chorb mac Moga Corb)
In Irish historical tradition, Lugaid Laígsech Cendmár, or Laígsech Cendmár, al. Lugaid Loígse, is the eponymous ancestor of the Laígsi/Loígis/Loíges and a son of Conall Cernach. In a number of genealogies, his persona is artificially divided into a son and his father, Lugaid Laígse and Loigsech Cendmár. While he is not prominent in saga literatue, he is given a role in an origin legend concerning the Loígis, according to which he helped Cú Chorb, king of Leinster, repel the Munstermen.
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Secondary sources (select)

Sayers, William, “Portraits of the Ulster hero Conall Cernach: a case for Waardenburg’s syndrome?”, Emania 20 (2006): 75–80.
Sayers, William, “Severed heads under Conall’s knee (Scéla mucce Meic Dathó)”, Mankind Quarterly 34 (1994): 369–378.
Mallory, James P., “The career of Conall Cernach”, Emania 6 (Spring, 1989): 22–28.

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