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copyright 1985 c.e. by MicroMuse Press
|An Irish Myth Concordance
by Mike Nichols
Intro | A-C | D-L | M-Z
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'Myth is what we call other people's religion.'
The following concordance is based on Gods and Fighting Men by Lady
Augusta Gregory, first published in 1904. Page number references are to the
1976 trade paperback edition published by the MacMillan Company of Canada
Limited. Breif supplimentary material is taken from 'Dictionary of Irish Myth
and Legend' by Ronan Coghlan, published in 1979 by Donard Publishing Comapany,
and referenced as 'DIM' in the following text.
As this is intended to be a concordance of the Irish mythological cycle
only (as opposed to heroic, legendary, or historical material), references are
limited to Part I, Books I - V, of Lady Gregory's volume. 'Gods and Fighting
Men' was selected as the primary text for this concordance because it
represents the most comprehensive synthesis of variant sources (both published
and oral) ever attempted as a continuous narrative of Irish mythology. Lady
Gregory lists her published sources as follows:
O'Curry, 'Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish'
De Jubainville, 'Cycle Mythologique'
Hennessy, 'Chronicum Scotorum'
Atkinson, 'Book of Leinster'
'Annals of the Four Masters'
Nennius, 'Hist. Brit.' (Irish Version)
Zimmer, 'Glossae Hibernacae'
Whitley Stokes, 'Three Irish Glossaries'
Nutt, 'Voyage of Bran'
'Proceedings Ossianic Society'
O'Beirne Crowe, 'Arma Columcille'
Dean of Lismore's Book
Windisch, 'Irische Texte'
Hennessy et. al., 'Revue Celtique'
'Kilkenny Archaeological Journal'
Curtin's 'Folk Tales'
'Proceedings Royal Irish Academy'
Dr. Sigerson, 'Bards of Gael and Gall'
Miscellanies, 'Celtic Society'
Muller, 'Revue Celtique'
Standish Hayes O'Grady, 'Silva Gaedelica'