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Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race

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Kai. King Arthur's seneschal, 388;
accompanies Kilhwch on his quest for Olwen, 392;
refuses Peredur, 402
Keating. Reference to his “History of Ireland,” 150;
his reference to Maon, 153;
“History” of, tells of Ket's death, 244;
“History” of, tells of Maev's death, 245
Keelta mac Ronan. Summoned from the dead by Mongan, 81;
warrior and reciter, one of Finn's chief men, 261;
St. Patrick and, 289;
Finn whispers the tale of his enchantment to, 280;
Oisīn and, resolve to part, 282;
meets St. Patrick, 282;
assists Oisīn bury Oscar, 307
Keevan of the Curling Locks. Lover of Cleena, 127
Keltchar (kelt´yar). A lord of Ulster;
mac Datho's boar and, 243
Kenmare River. In Co. Kerry;
ancient name “Inverskena,” so called after Skena, 133
Kenverch´yn. The three hundred ravens of, 399
Kerry. Murna marries King of, 256
Kesair (kes´er). Gaulish princess, wife of King Ugainy the Great, 152;
grandmother of Maon, 153
Ket. Son of Maga;
rallies to Maev's foray against Ulster, 204;
slings Conall's “brain ball” at Conor mac Nessa which seven years after leads to his death, 241;
the Boar of mac Datho and, 244;
death of, told in Keating's “History of Ireland,” 244
Keva of the White Skin. Daughter of Finn, given in marriage to Goll mac Morna, 278
Kian. Father of Lugh, 109;
brother of Sawan and Goban, 110;
the end of, 114
Kicva. Daughter of Gwynn Gohoyw, wife of Pryderi, 373
Kilhwch (kil´hugh). Son to Kilydd and Goleuddydd;
story of Olwen and, 392;
accompanied on his quest (to find Olwen) by Kai, Bedwyr, Kynddelig, Bedwyr (Bedivere), Gwrhyr, Gwalchmai, and Menw, 392
Killarney, Lakes of. Ancient name, Locha Lein, given to, by Len, 123
Kilydd. Husband of Goleuddydd, father of Kilhwch, 387
Kimbay (Cimbaoth). Irish king;
reign of, and the founding of Emain Macha, 150;
brother of Red Hugh and Dithorba, 151;
compelled to wed Macha, 151
King Lear. “Historia Regum Britaniæ” furnished the subject of, 338
Kingsborough, Lord. “Antiquities of Mexico,” example of cup-and-ring markings reproduced in his book, 68
Knowledge. Nuts of, 256;
the Salmon of, 256
Kym´ideu Kyme´in-voll. Wife of Llassar Llaesgyvnewid, 368
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Kymon. A knight of Arthur's court;
the adventure of, 399
Kyn´ddelig. One of Arthur's servitors;
accompanies Kilhwch on his quest for Olwen, 392
Kyot (Guiot). Provençal poet;
and Wolfram von Eschenbach, 408
L
La Tène Culture. Relics found in Austria developed into, 29
Labra the Mariner. See 154
Laeg (layg). Cuchulain's friend and charioteer, 183;
sent by Cuchulain to rouse men of Ulster, 213;
visits Fairyland to report on Fand, 226;
the Grey of Macha resists being harnessed by, 230;
slain by Lewy, 232
Laery (lay´ry). 1. Son of King Ugainy the Great;
treacherously slain by his brother Covac, 152.
2. The Triumphant;
shrinks from test for the Championship of Ireland, 196;
mac Datho's boar and, 243.
3. Son of Neill;
sees vision of Cuchulain, 239
Lairgnen (lerg-nen). Connacht chief, betrothed to Deoca;
seizes the Children of Lir, 142
Lake of the Cauldron. Place where Matholwch met Llassar Llaesgyvnewid and his wife Kymideu Kymeinvoll, 368
Lake of the Dragon's Mouth. Resort of Caer, 121;
Angus Ōg joins his love, Caer, at, 122
Land of the Dead. “Spain” a synonymous term, 130;
the western extremity of Great Britain is, according to ancient writer cited by Plutarch, and also according to Procopius, 131
Land of the Living. = Land of the Happy Dead, 96;
gifts which Lugh brought from, 113
Land of Shadows. Dwelling-place of Skatha;
Cuchulain at, 189
Land of the Wee Folk. See 246, &c.
Land of Youth. Identical with “Land of the Dead,” “Land of the Living,” q.v.;
See 125;
Cleena once lived in, 127;
Connla's Well in, visited by Sinend, 129;
still lives in imagination of Irish peasant, 137;
mystic country of People of Dana after their dispossession by Children of Miled, 156;
pagan conception of, referred to, 161;
lover from, visits Messbuachalla, to whom she bears Conary, 167;
Oisīn sees wonders of, 272;
Oisīn returns from, 273;
“The Lady of the Fountain” and the, 396
Layamon. Translator. See “Historia Regum Britaniæ”
Legend. The cycles of Irish, 95
Leicester. See Llyr
Leinster. Book of, and de Jubainville, 24;
ancient tract, the “Dinnsenchus,” preserved in, 85;
traditional derivation of name, 154;
men of, rally to Maev's foray against Ulster, 205;
Mesroda, son of Datho, dwelt in province of, 241
Leix. Reavers from, slay Ailill Edge-of-Battle, 310;
Maeldūn's voyage to, 331
Len. Goldsmith of Bōv the Red;
gave ancient name, Locha Lein, to the Lakes of Killarney, 123
Levar´cam. Deirdre's nurse, 200;
Conor questions, re sons of Usna, 199
Lewy. Son of Curoi, Cuchulain's foe, 233;
slain by Conall of the Victories, 233
Lia (lee´a). Lord of Luachar, treasurer to the Clan Morna, 255;
slain by Finn, 256;
father of Conan, 258
Lia Fail (lee´a fawl), The. The Stone of Destiny, 121
Liagan (lee´a-gan). A pirate, slain by Conan mac Morna, 260
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Light-of-Beauty. See Sgeimh Solais
Lir (leer).
1. Sea-god, father of Mananan, 139;
Mananan and, referred to, 125;
identical with the Greek Oceanus, 125;
father of Lodan and grandparent of Sinend, 129;
Cymric deity Llyr corresponds with, 347.
2. The Children of, the transformation of, 142;
their death, 142
Lismore. “The Dean of Lismore's Book,” by James Macgregor.
Dean of, described, 288
Llassar Llaesgyv´newid. Husband of Kymideu Kymeinvoll, giver of magic cauldron to Bran, 368
Llevelys. Son of Beli;
story of Ludd (Nudd) and, 386
Llew Llaw Gyffes. Otherwise “The Lion of the Sure Hand.”
A hero the subject of the tale “Māth Son of Māthonwy,” 348;
identical with the Gaelic deity Lugh of the Long Arm, 348;
how he got his name, 382;
the flower-wife of, named Blodeuwedd, 383;
slays Gronw Pebyr, who had betrayed him, 384
Lludd. See Nudd
Llwyd. Son of Kilcoed, an enchanter;
removes magic spell from seven Cantrevs of Dyfed, and from Pryderi and Rhiannon, 377
Llyr. In Welsh legend, father of Manawyddan;
Irish equivalents, Lir and Mananan, 347;
Llyr-cester (now Leicester) once a centre of the worship of, 347;
house of, corresponds with Gaelic Lir, 349;
Penardun, daughter of Dōn, wife of, 349;
genealogy set forth, 351
Loch. Son of Mofebis, champion sent by Mae against Cuchulain, 212;
wounds Cuchulain, but is slain by him, 212
Loch Gara. Lake in Roscommon;
mac Cecht's visit to, 176
Loch Rory. Fergus mac Leda's adventure in, 249
Loch Ryve. Maev retires to island on, and is slain there by Forbay, 245
Lodan. Son of Lir, father of goddess Sinend, 129
Loherangrain. Knight of the Swan, son of Parzival, 408
Loughcrew. Great tumulus at, supposed burying-place of Ollav Fōla, 150
Lourdes. Cult of waters of, 67
Lucan. Triad of deities mentioned by, 86
Luchad (loo-chad). Father of Luchta, 112
Luchta (looch-ta). Son of Luchad, 112;

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