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Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race

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chants incantations to land of Erin, 136;
the Druid, gives judgment as to claims to sovranty of Eremon and Eber, 148;
Ollav Fōla compared with, 150
Ammia´nus Marcellin´us.
Gauls described by, 42
Amor´gin.
Father of Conall of the Victories, 177
Amyn´tas II.
King of Macedon, defeated and exiled, 23
Anglo-Saxon.
Wace's French translation of “Historia Regum Britaniæ” translated by Layamon into, 338
Angus.
A Danaan deity, 143.
See Angus Ōg
Angus Ōg (Angus the Young).
Son of the Dagda, Irish god of love, 123;
wooes and wins Caer, 123;
Dermot of the Love spot bred up with, 123;
Dermot of the Love spot revived by, 123;
father of Maga, 181;
Dermot and Grama rescued by magical devices of, 299;
Dermot's body borne away by, 303
Ankh, The.
Found on Megalithic carvings, 78;
the symbol of vitality or resurrection, 78
An´luan.
Son of Maga;
rallies to Maev's foray against Ulster, 204;
Conall produces the head of, to Ket, 244
Annwn (annoon).
Corresponds with Abyss, or Chaos;
the principle of destruction in Cymric cosmogony, 333
Answerer, The.
Mananan's magical sword, 125
Aoife (eefa).
Lir's second wife;
her jealousy of her step children, 140;
her punishment by Bōv the Red, 140
Aonbarr (ain-barr).
Mananan's magical steed, 125
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Apollo. Celtic equivalent, Lugh.
Magical services in honour of, described by Hecataeus, 58;
regarded by Gauls as deity of medicine, 88
Aquitan´i. One of three peoples inhabiting Gaul when Caesar's conquest began, 58
Arabia. Dolmens found in, 53
Arawn. A king in Annwn;
appeals to Pwyll for help against Havgan, 357;
exchanges kingdoms for a year with Pwyll, 359
Ard Macha (Armagh). Emain Macha now represented by grassy ramparts of a hill-fortress close to, 150;
significance, 251
Ard Righ (ard ree) (i.e., High King). Dermot MacKerval, of Ireland, 47
Ardan. Brother of Naisi, 198
Ardcullin. Cuchulain places white round pillar-stone of, 207
Ardee. Significance, 251
Ari´anrod. Sister of Gwydion;
proposed as virgin foot-holder to Māth;
Dylan and Llew sons of. 381
Aristotle. Celts and, 17
Armagh. Invisible dwelling of Lir on Slieve Fuad in County, 125
Arnold, Matthew. Reference to, in connexion with Celtic legendary literature, 419
Arr´ian. Celtic characteristics, evidence of, regarding, 36
Artaius. A god in Celtic mythology who occupies the place of Gwydion, 349
Arthur. Chosen leader against Saxons, whom he finally defeated in battle of Mount Badon, 337;
Geoffrey of Monmouth's “Historia Regum Britaniae” commemorates exploits of, 337;
son of Uther Pendragon and Igerna, 337;
Modred, his nephew, usurps crown of, 337;
Guanhumara, wife of, retires to convent, 338;
genealogy set forth, 352;
tales of, in Welsh literature, 386;
Kilhwch at court of, 388;
the “Dream of Rhonabwy” and, 393;
Owain, son of Urien, plays chess with, 393;
adventure of Kymon, knight of court of, 396;
Gwenhwyvar, wife of, 394;
Owain at court of, 399;
Peredur at court of, 402
Arthurian Saga. Mention of early British legend suggests, 336;
the saga in Brittany and Marie de France, 340;
Miss Jessie L. Weston's article on, in the “Encyc. Britann.,” 341;
Chrestien de Troyes influential in bringing into the poetic literature of Europe the, 341;
various sources of, discussed, 342;
the saga in Wales, 344;
never entered Ireland, 343;
why so little is heard of, in accounts of Cymric myths, 344
Asa. Scandinavian deity, 86
Asal. Of the Golden Pillars King, 115
Asura-Masda. Persian deity, 86
Athnurchar (ath-nur´char), or Ardnurchar (The Ford of the Sling-cast). The River-ford where Ket slings Conall's “brain ball” at Conor mac Nessa, 240;
significance, 251
Atlantic, The. Aoife's cruelty to her step-children on waters of, 141
Austria. Discovery of pre-Roman necropolis in, 28;
relics found in, developed into the La Tène culture, 29
Avagddu (avagdhoo). Son of Tegid Voel, 413;
deprived of gift of supernatural insight, 413
A´valon. Land of the Dead;
bears relation with Norse Valhall, 338;
its later identification with Glastonbury, 338
Avon Dia. Duel between Cuchulain and Ferdia causes waters of, to hold back, 121
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Babylonia. The ship symbol in, 76
Balkans. Earliest home of mountain Celts was ranges of, 57
Balor. Ancestor of Lugh, 88;
Bres sent to seek aid of, 109;
informed that Danaans refuse tribute, 113;
Fomorian champion, engages Nuada of the Silver Hand, and slain by Lugh, 117;
one of the names of the god of Death, 130;
included in Finn's ancestry, 255
Banba Wife of Danaan king, MacCuill, 132
Bann, The River. Visited by mac Cecht, 175
Barbarossa, Kaiser. Tradition that Finn lies in some enchanted cove spellbound, like, 308
Barddas. Compilation enshrining Druidic thought, 332;
Christian persons and episodes figure in, 333;
extract from, in catechism form, 335
Bardic differs from popular conception of Danaan deities, 104
Barrow, The River. Visited by mac Cecht, 175
Bar´uch. A lord of the Red Branch; meets Naisi and Deirdre on landing in Ireland, 199;
persuades Fergus to feast at his house, 199;
dūn, on the Straits of Moyle, 251
Bavb (bayv). Calatin's daughter; puts a spell of straying on Niam, 230
Beälcu (bay'al-koo). A Connacht champion; rescue of Conall by, 244;
slain by sons owing to a stratagem of Conall's, 245;
Conall slays sons of, 245
Bebo. Wife of Iubdan. King of Wee Folk, 247
Bed´wyr (bed-weer). Equivalent, Sir Bedivere. One of Arthur's servitors who accompanies Kilhwch on his quest for Olwen, 392
Belgæ. One of three peoples inhabiting Gaul when Cæsar's conquest began, 58
Beli. Cymric god of Death, husband of Dōn;
corresponds with the Irish Bilé, 349;
Lludd and Llevelys, sons of, 385
Bell, Mr. Arthur Reference to a drawing by, showing act of stone-worship, 66
Bel´tené. One of the names of the god of Death;
first of May sacred to, 133
Ben Bulben. Dermot of the Love-spot slain by the wild boar of, 302;
Dermot and the Boar of, 291
Ben´digeid Vran, or Bran the Blessed. King of the Isle of the Mighty (Britain);
Manawyddan, his brother, 365;
Branwen, his sister, 366;
gives Branwen as wife to Matholwch, 366;
makes atonement for Evnissyen's outrage by giving Matholwch the magic cauldron, &c., 368;
invades Ireland to succour Branwen, 372;
the wonderful head of, 372
Bertrand, A. See pp. 83
Bilé (bil-ay). One of the names of the god of Death (i.e., of the underworld), 130;
father of Miled, 130;
equivalent, Cymric god Beli, husband of Dōn, 349
Birōg. A Druidess who assists Kian to be avenged on Balor, 111
Black Knight, The. Kymon and, 396;
Owain and, 397
Black Sainglend (sen'glend). Cuchulain's last horse; breaks from him, 232
Blai. Oisīn's Danaan mother, 282
Blanid. Wife of Curoi; sets her love on Cuchulain, 229;

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