Crimthann mac Fidaig

  • supp. fl. 4th century
  • Crimthann Mór mac Fidaig
  • kings
  • (agents)
In Irish historical tradition, a king of Munster and high-king of Ireland, who is portrayed in origin legends concerning the Éoganachta. Through his father Fidach son of Dáire Cerbba, he is given a descent from Ailill Ólomm, but no dynastic group is said to spring from him. According to his aided or ‘death-tale’, he was poisoned by his own sister Mongfhind. Some narratives connect him to Conall Corc.

See also: Conall Corc
Conall Corc
Legendary ancestor of the Éoganachta and a key figure in origin stories about the kingship of Cashel.

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Mongfhind ingen FhidaigMongfhind ingen Fhidaig
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