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Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race

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Cuchulain by Lugh, 123;
daughter of Druid Cathbad, 182;
her appearance to Conor mac Nessa after three years' absence, 182;
her gift of a son to Ulster, Cuchulain, by Lugh, 182
Dee, The River. Now the Ford of Ferdia, 211
Deirdre (deer´dree). Daughter of Felim, 196;
Druid Cathbad draws her horoscope, 197;
Conor decides to wed when of age, 197;
nursed by Levarcam, 197;
her love for Naisi, 198;
carried off by Naisi, 198;
returns with Naisi to Ireland, 200;
forced to wed Conor, she dashes herself against a rock and is killed, 201;
the tales of Grania and, compared, 304
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Deities. The Celtic, Cæsar on, 88;
popular and bardic conception of Danaan, 104
Demetrius. Visit to Britain of, 355;
mentions island where “Kronos” was imprisoned in sleep while Briareus kept watch over him, 355
Demna. Otherwise Finn.
Birth of, 255
Deo´ca. A princess of Munster;
Children of Lir and, 142
Dermot MacKerval. Rule of, in Ireland, and the cursing of Tara, 48;
arrests and tries Hugh Guairy, 48;
dream of wife of, 48
Dermot of the Love Spot (Dermot O'Dyna). Follower of Finn mac Cumhal, lover of Grania, bred up with Angus at palace on Boyne, 123;
the typical lover of Irish legend, 123;
slain by wild Boar of Ben Bulben, 302;
friend of Finn's, 261;
described as a Gaelic Adonis, 290;
Donn, father of, 290;
Roc and, 291;
how Dermot got the Love Spot, 292;
adventure with Gilla Dacar's steed, 295;
fight with the Knight of the Well, 294;
love-story of Grania and, 304
Derryvar´agh, Lake. Aoife's cruelty to her step-children at, 142
Desa. Foster-father of Conary Mōr, 167
Dewy-Red. Horse of Conall of the Victories, 233
Dialogues. Reference to Oisīn-and-Patrick and Keelta-and-Patrick, 289
Diancecht (dee´an-kecht). Physician to the Danaans, 108
Dineen's Irish Dictionary. Reference to, 165
Dinnsenchus (din-shen´cus). Ancient tract, preserved in the “Book of Leinster,” 85
Din´odig. Cantrev of, over which Llew and Blodeuwedd reigned, 383
Dinrigh (din´ree). Maon slays Covac at, 153
Diodor´us Sic´ulus. A contemporary of Julius Cæsar;
describes Gauls, 42;
Pythagoras and, 80
Dis. Pluto, equivalent, 88
Dithor´ba. Brother of Red Hugh and Kimbay, slain by Macha, 151;
five sons of, taken captive by Macha, 152
Diur´an the Rhymer. Germān and, companions of Maeldūn on his wonderful voyage, 313;
returns with piece of silver net, 331
Dodder, The River, 175
Dolmens Cromlechs, tumuli and, explanation of, 53
Dōn (o as in “bone”).
A Cymric mother-goddess, representing the Gaelic Dana, 349;
Penardun, a daughter of 349;
Gwydion, son of, 349;
genealogy set forth, 350
Donn. 1. Mac Midir, son of Midir the Proud, 285.
2. Father of Dermot;
gives his son to be nurtured by Angus Ōg, 290
Donnybrook. Da Derga's hostel at, 170
Doocloone. Ailill slain in church of, 310;
Maeldūn at, 311
Dowth. Tumulus of, 74
Druidism. Its existence in British Isles, Gaul, &c., 82;
magical rites of, belief in survived in early Irish Christianity, 83
Druids. Doctrines of, 39;
regarded as intermediaries between God and man, 42;
the sovran power in Celtica, 46;
suppressed by Emperor Tiberius, 62;
Aryan root for the word discovered, 82;
testimony of Dion Chrysostom to the power of the, 83;
religious, philosophic and scientific culture superintended by, record of Cæsar regarding, 84;
cosmogonic teaching died with their order, 95
Dublin. Conary goes toward, 167;
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Conary's foster-brothers land at, for raiding purposes, 169
Dupaix. Reference to cup-and-ring markings in book “Monuments of New Spain,” 68
Dyfed. Pryderi and Manawyddan at, 374;
Gwydion and Gilvaethwy at, 379
Dylan (“Son of the Wave”). Son of Arianrod;
his death-groan the roar of the tide at mouth of the river Conway, 380
E
Eagle of Gwern Abwy, The, 392
Eber Donn (Brown Eber). Milesian lord;
his brutal exultation and its sequel, 136;
reference to, as one of Milesian leaders, 148
Eber Finn (Fair Eber). One of the Milesian leaders, 148;
slain by Eremon, 148
Ecne (ec´nay). The god whose grandmother was Dana, 103
Egypt-ian. The ship symbol in the sepulchral art of, 75;
Feet of Osiris, symbol of visitation, in, 77;
ideas of immortality, 87;
human sacrifices in, abolished by Amasis I., 86
Eis´irt. Bard to King of Wee Folk, 247;
his visit to King Fergus in Ulster, 247
Elphin. Son of Gwyddno;
finds Taliesin, 414;
his boast of wife and bard at Arthur's court, 415;
the sequel, 417
Em´ain Mach´a. The Morrigan passes through, to warn Cuchulain, 127;
founding of, with reign of Kimbay, 150;
equivalent, the Brooch of Macha, 150;
Macha compels five sons of Dithorba to construct ramparts and trenches of, 152;
appearance of Dectera in fields of, 182;
Cuchulain drives back to, 186;
news of Cuchulain's battle-fury brought to, 194;
Fergus returns to, 201;
boy corps at, go forth to help Cuchulain, 214;
Ulster men return to, with great glory, 225;
Conall's “brain ball” laid up at, 240
Ema´nia. Women of, meet Cuchulain, 194;
sacrifice of boy corps of, avenged by Cuchulain, 214;
Cuchulain takes farewell of womenfolk of, 231.
See Emain Macha
Emer. Daughter of Forgall;
wooed by Cuchulain, 186;
Cuchulain seeks and carries off, 195;
becomes Cuchulain's wife, 195;
learns of the tryst between Cuchulain and Fand, 228;
Cuchulain sees her corpse in his madness, 230
Enamelling. Celts and art of, 30
Encyclopædia Britannica. Article on Arthurian saga in, 341
Enid. The tale of Geraint and, 400
Eochy (yeo´hee). 1. Son of Erc, Firbolg king, husband of Taltiu, or Telta, 103.
2. King of Ireland;
reference to appearance of Midir the Proud to, on the Hill of Tara, 124;
High King of Ireland, wooes and marries Etain, 158;
Midir appears to, and challenges to play chess, 162
Eph´orus. Celts and, 36
Erc. King of Ireland, Cuchulain's foe, 233;
mortally wounds the Grey of Macha, 232
Er´emon. First Milesian king of all Ireland, 148
Eri. Mother of King Bres, 108;
reveals father of Bres as Elatha, 108
Erinn (Erin). See 132;
reference to High-Kingship of, 152
Eriu. Wife of Danaan king MacGrené, 132;
dative form, Erinn, poetic name applied to Ireland, 132
Erris Bay. The Children of Lir at, 142
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Et´ain.
Second bride of Midir the Proud, 156;
transformed by Fuamnach into a butterfly, 156;
driven by a magic tempest into the fairy palace of Angus, 156;
again the magic tempest drives her forth, 156;
swallowed by Etar, and reappears as a mortal child, 157;
visited by Eochy, the High King, who wooes and makes her his wife, 158;
the desperate love of Ailill for, 160;
Midir the Proud comes to claim, as his Danaan wife, 163;
recovered by Eochy, 163
Etain Oig.
Daughter of Etain, 163;
King Conary Mōr descended from, 164;
married Cormac, King of Ulster, 165;
put away owing to barrenness, 166;
cowherd of Eterskel cares for her one daughter, 166
Et´ar.
Mother of Etain, 157
Eterskel.
King of Ireland, whose cowherd cares for Messbuachalla, 166;
on his death he is succeeded by Conary Mōr, 169
Eth´al A´nubal.
Prince of Danaans of Connacht, father of Caer, 122
Ethlinn, or Ethnea.
Daughter of Balor, 110;
gives her love to Kian, 111;
gives birth to three sons, 111;
one son, Lugh, 182;
belongs to Finn's ancestry, 255
Ethné.
The tale of, 145
Etruscans.
Celts conquer Northern Italy from, 21
Europe.
Seeds of freedom and culture in, kept alive by Celtica, 22;
diffusion of Celtic power in Mid-, 26;
Celtic place-names in, 27;
what it owes to Celts, 49;
western lands of, dolmens found in, 53
Evniss´yen.
Son of Eurosswyd and Penardun, 366;
mutilates horses of Matholwch, 367;
atonement made by Bran for his outrage, 368;
slays the warriors hidden in the meal-bags, 370;
dies in the magic cauldron, 371
Evrawc.
Father of Peredur, 401
Evric.
Farmer who befriends Fionuala and her brothers, 141
Excalibur.
See 224
F
Fabii.
Romans elect as military tribunes, 25
Fab´ius Ambust´us.
Treachery of three sons of, against Celts, 25
Facht´na.
The giant, King of Ulster, 180;
Nessa, wife of, 180;
father of Conor, 180;
succeeded at death by his half-brother, Fergus, 180
Fair Mane.
Woman who nurtured many of the Fianna, 262
Fairy Folk.
Equivalent, Sidhe (shee). The tumulus at New Grange (Ireland) regarded as dwelling-place of, 69;
the Coulin overheard from, 119;
Conary Mōr lured by, into breaking his geise, 170;
seal all sources of water against mac Cecht, 176;
Fergus mac Leda and, 249;
Conan mac Morna and, 260;
Keelta and the, 266;
Gwyn ap Nudd, King of Welsh (Tylwyth Teg), 353
Fairyland.
Land of the Dead, 96;

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