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Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race

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Oisīn, son of, 252;
the coming of, 255;
his Danaan ancestry, 255;
Murna of the White Neck his mother, Cumhal his father, 255;
Demna his original name, 255;
put out to nurse, 256;
origin of name Finn (Fair One), 256;
slays Lia, 256;
taught poetry and science by Druid Finegas, 256;
eats of the Salmon of Knowledge, 256;
slays goblin at Slieve Fuad, 258;
made captain of the Fianna of Erin, 258;
makes a covenant with Conan, 259;
Dermot of the Love Spot, friend of, 261;
weds Grania, 261;
Oisīn, son of, 261;
Geena mac Luga, one of the men of, 262;
teaches the maxims of the Fianna to mac Luga, 263;
Murna, the mother of, 266;
Bran and Skolawn, hounds of, 269;
weds Saba, 267;
Saba taken from, by enchantment, 268;
Niam of the Golden Hair comes to, 270;
experience in the enchanted cave, 278;
Goll rescues, 278;
gives his daughter Keva to Goll, 278;
“The Chase of Slievegallion” and, 280;
“The Masque of,” by Mr. Standish O'Grady, 281;
the Hard Gilly (Gilla Dacar) and, 295;
Grania and, 304;
bewails Oscar's death, 306;
in all Ossianic literature no complete narrative of death of, 308;
tradition says he lies in trance in enchanted cave, like Kaiser Barbarossa, 308
Fintan. The Salmon of Knowledge, of which Finn eats, 256
Fionuala (fee-un-oo´la). Daughter of Lir and step-daughter of Aoife, 139;
Aoife's transformation into swans of Fionuala and, her brothers, 142
Fir-Bolg. See 103
Firbolgs. Nemedian survivors who return to Ireland, 102;
name signifies “Men of the Bags,” 103;
legend regarding, 103;
the Fir-Bolg, Fir-Domnan, and Galioin races generally designated as the, 103;
the Danaans and the, 137
Fir-dom´nan. See 103
Flegetan´is. A heathen writer, whose Arabic book formed a source for poet Kyot, 408
Fohla (fō´la). Wife of Danaan King mac Cecht, 132
Foill. A son of Nechtan, slain by Cuchulain, 194
Foll´aman. Conor's youngest son;
leads boy corps against Maev, 214
Fomor´ians. A misshapen, violent people representing the powers of evil;
their battle with the Partholanians, 97;
Nemedians in constant warfare with, 101;
their tyranny over country of Ireland, 109;
encounter between the Danaans and, 137
Forbay. Son of Conor mac Nessa;
slays Maev, 245
Ford of Ferdia. Place on the River Dee;
one champion at a time to meet Cuchulain at, 211;
the struggle at, between Cuchulain and Ferdia, 220
Forgall the Wily. The lord of Lusca, father of Emer, 185;
meets his death in escaping from Cuchulain, 195
Foth´ad. King, slain in battle with Finn mac Cumhal;
wager as to place of death made by Mongan, 81
Frag´arach (“The Answerer”).
Terrible sword brought by Lugh from the Land of the Living, 113
France. Place-names of, Celtic element in, 27
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Fuamnach (foo´am-nach). Wife of Midir the Proud, 156;
her jealousy of a second bride, Etain, 156;
transforms Etain into a butterfly by magic art, 158;
Midir tells of her death, 160
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Gae Bolg. The thrust of, taught by Skatha to Cuchulain, 189;
Cuchulam slays his son Connla by, 192;
Cuchulain slays Loch by, 213;
Cuchulain slays Ferdia by, 220
Gaelic. Cymric language and, 35;
effect of legends of, on Continental poets, 50;
bards' ideas of chivalric romance anticipated by, 246;
Cymric legend and, compared, 419;
Continental romance and, 345
Gaels. Sacrifices of children by, to idol Crom Cruach, 85
Gæsat´i. Celtic warriors, in battle of Clastidium, 41
Galatia. Celtic state of, St. Jerome's attestation re, 34
Gal´ioin. See 103
Galles, M. René. Tumulus of Mané-er-H´oeck described by, 63
Garach. Mac Roth views Ulster men on Plain of, 223;
the battle of, 225
Gaul-s. Under Roman yoke, 35;
Cæsar's account of, 37;
described by Diodorus Siculus, 42;
described by Ammianus Marcellinus, 42;
Dr. Rice Holmes describes, 43;
commerce on Mediterranean, Bay of Biscay, &c., of, 44;
religious beliefs and rites described by Julius Cæsar, 52;
human sacrifices in, 84;
votive inscriptions to Æsus, Teutates, and Taranus, found in, 87;
Dis, or Pluto, a most notable god of, 88;
dead carried from, to Britain, 131;
Maon taken to, 153
Gaulois, La Religion des. Reference to, 83
Gauvain (Sir Gawain). Fellow-knight with Perceval, 406
Gavr´inis. Chiromancy at, 64
Geena mac Luga. Son of Luga, one of Finn's men, 262;
Finn teaches the maxims of the Fianna to, 263
Geis-e (singular, gaysh; plural, gaysha). The law of the, 164;
meaning of this Irish word explained, 164;
instances: Dermot of the Love Spot, Conary Mōr, and Fergus mac Roy, 165;
Grania puts Dermot under, 298
Gelon. Defeat of Hamilcar by, at Himera, 22
Genealogy. Of Conary Mōr, from Eochy, 164;
of Conor mac Nessa, from Ross the Red, 181;
of Cuchulain and Conall of the Victories, from Druid Cathbad, 181;
of Dōn, 350;
of Llyr, 351;
of Arthur, 352
Geneir. Knight of Arthur's court, 401
Geoffrey of Monmouth. Bishop of St. Asaph;
his “Historia Regum Britaniæ” written to commemorate Arthur's exploits, 337
Geraint. The tale of Enid and, 400
Gerald, Earl. Son of goddess Ainé, 128
Germān (ghermawn—g hard). Diuran and, companions of Maeldūn on his wonderful voyage, 313
Germanic Words. Many important, traceable to Celtic origin, 32
Germans. Menace to classical civilisation of, under names of Cimbri and Teutones, 31;
de Jubainville's explanation regarding, as a subject people, 31;
overthrow of Celtic supremacy by, 33;
burial rites practised by, 33;
chastity of, 41
Germany. Place-names of, Celtic element in, 27
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Gilla Dacar (The Hard Gilly). Story of, 295
Gilvaeth´wy. Son of Dōn, nephew of Māth, 378;
his love for Goewin, and its sequel, 380
Giraldus Cambrensis. Testimony to the fairness of the Irish Celt, 21.
See Bleheris
Glen Etive. Dwelling place of Naisi and Deirdre, 198
Gloucester. Mabon released from prison in, 392;
the “nine sorceresses” of, 404
Glower. The strong man of the Wee Folk, 246
Glyn Cuch. Pwyll's hunt in woods of, 357
Goban the Smith. Brother of Kian and Sawan;
corresponds to Wayland Smith in Germanic legend, 117;
Ollav Fōla compared with, 150
God. Cythrawl and, two primary existences in the Cymric cosmogony, standing for principles of life and destruction, 335;
the ineffable Name of, pronounced, and the “Manred” formed, 333
Gods. Megalithic People's conception of their, 87;
of Aryan Celts, equated by Cæsar with Mercury, Apollo, Mars, &c , 86;
triad of, Æsus, Teutates, and Taranus, mentioned by Lucan, 86;
Lugh, or Lugus, the god of Light, 88
Goewin (go-ay´win). Daughter of Pebin;
Gilvaethwy's love for, and its sequel, 380
Golasecca. A great settlement of the Lowland Celts, in Cisalpine Gaul, 56
Goleuddydd. Wife of Kilydd;
mother of Kilhwch, 387
Goll mac Morna. Son of Morna, captain of the Fianna of Erin, 257;

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