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Prominent member of the Túatha Dé Danann in Irish literature, a king and warrior whose all-round mastery of many skills and disciplines earns him the epithet Samildánach. Through his mother, he is descended from the Fomoire and his maternal uncle Balor is the one-eyed leader of the Fomoire whom he kills in the battle of Mag Tuired.
A warrior associated with Lugaid Mac Con, son of Mog Nuadat, progenitor of the Éoganacht.
  • supp. fl. c.reign of Cú Chorb
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.
son of Eochu Uairches in LGÉ
in Mesca Ulad, a king of Dál nAraide
Ancestor figure for the Érainn and Corco Loígde, son of Dáire (Doimtech). In versions of a sovereignty tale, he appears as one of five sons all named Lugaid because of a prophecy that one named Lugaid will take the kingship of Ireland. When the brothers are tested, each of them earns an epithet but it is Lugaid Loígde (‘of the Fawn’) who wins the favour of the sovereignty lady and gains the kingship.
Legendary high-king of Ireland, who is assigned a reign between Finnat Már and Congal Cláiringnech, his slayer. He appears in regnal lists, Éoganacht genealogies (e.g. LL p. 320) and the onomastic tract Cóir anmann.
Often simply Mac Con, a legendary high-king of Ireland from a people based in Munster; said to have defeated Éogan Mór and Art mac Cuinn in the battle of Mucrama after a return from exile following the battle of Cenn Abrat.
Warrior in the Ulster Cycle, son of Cú Roí. In the tale Brislech Mór Maige Muirthemne, he is identified as the one who slew Cú Chulainn after wounding him with a spear.
son of Lóegaire mac Néill
son of Óengus mac Nad Fraích; said to be of Patrick's household
ancestor figure for the Cenél Lugdach, said to be a descendant of Conall Gulban.
in Dál Cais genealogies, the great-grandfather of Cas; himself a son of Óengus Tírech and a descendant of Cormac Cass
in Acallam na senórach, the name of a king of Ireland whose three sons Ruide, Fíacha, and Eochaid form the subject of a subtale; cf. the Dál Cais ancestor of the same name.
legendary high-king of Ireland; said to have been born out of an incestuous relationship between the three Findemna (sons of Eochaid Feidlech) and their sister Clothru
Legendary petty king of Corann; the earliest traditions about him may be reflected in a genealogical account on the Luigne and Gailenga, in which his career is associated with the royal infant Nia Noí nGráinne; associated with the Déisi; known from later sagas as a fosterfather of Cormac mac Airt (see e.g. Geneamuin Chormaic ua Chuind and also Scéla Éogain ocus Cormaic, where his status and significance are somewhat diminished); figures in a curious anecdote concerning his three testicles, which is preserved in the Book of Lecan recension of Cóir anmann