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Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race

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Idol of Crom Cruach erected on, 149
Moytura, Plain of.
1. Scene of First Battle (Co. Sligo) between Danaans and the Firbolgs, 107.
2. Scene of Second Battle (Co. Mayo) between Danaans and Fomorians, 130;
the Dagda and, 120
Munsalväsche (Montsalvat), The Castle of, where, in W. von Eschenbach's poem, the Grail is preserved, 407
Munster. Ailill Olum, King of, 127;
“Hill of Ainé” and goddess Ainé 128;
origin of name, 154
Mur´ias, The City of (see Dana), 106
Murna of the White Neck. Wife of Cumhal, mother of Finn, 266;
takes refuge in forests of Slieve Bloom, and gives birth to Demna (Finn), 255;
marries King of Kerry, 256
Murtagh mac Erc. King of Ireland, brother of Fergus the Great;
lends famous Stone of Scone to Scotland, 105
Murthem´ney.
Kian killed on Plain of, 114;
Cuchulain of, seen in a vision by prophetess Fedelma, 206;
the carnage of, 214;
host of Ulster assemble on, 229;
Cuchulain at his dūn in, 230
Mycen´æ. Burial chamber of the Atreidæ, ancient dolmen yet stands beside, in, 53
Myrddin. See Merlin.
A deity in Arthur's mythological cycle, corresponds with Sun-god Nudd, 354;
suggestion of Professor Rhys that chief deity worshipped at Stonehenge was, 355;
seizes the “Thirteen Treasures of Britain,” 355
Mythological Cycle, The, 96
Mythology. Comparison between Gaelic and Cymric, 348;
compared with folklore, 418
Myths. Danaan, meaning of, 137;
Milesian, meaning of, 139;
Invasion, of Ireland, 145
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Naisi (nay'see). Son of Usna, loved by Deirdre, 198;
abducts Deirdre, 198;
Ardan and Ainlé, his brothers, 198;
Conor invites return of, 198;
his return under care of Fergus, 199;
slain by Owen son of Duracht, 201
Naqada (nak'a-da). Signs on ivory tablets discovered by Flinders Petrie in cemetery at, 78
Narberth. Castle where Pwyll had his court, 359;
Pwyll's adventure on the Mound of Arberth, near, 365;
Pryderi and Manawyddan and their wives left desolate at palace of, 373
Natchrantal (na-chran'tal). Famous champion of Maev;
assists to capture Brown Bull, 211
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Nechtan. Dūn of the sons of, 193;
Cuchulain provokes a fight with sons of, 194;
sons of, slain, 194
Neit (nayt).
Danaan king, slain in battle with the Fomorians, 132
Nemed. Son of Agnoman;
takes possession of Ireland, 98;
fights victoriously against Fomorians, his death, 101
Nemedians. Sail for Ireland, 99;
akin to the Partholanians, 101;
revolt of, against Fomorians, 102;
routed by Fomorians, 102
Nemglan. Commands Conary go to Tara, 168;
he declares Conary's geise, 168
Nennius. British historian in whose “Historia Britonum” (A.D. 800) is found first mention of Arthur, 336
Nessa. Daughter of Echid Yellow-heel, wife of Fachtna, mother of Conor, 180;
loved by Fergus, 180
Netherlands. Place-names of, Celtic element in, 27
New Grange. Tumulus at, regarded as dwelling-place of Fairy Folk, 70;
symbolic carvings at, 71;
the ship symbol at, 73;
Angus Ōg's palace at, 121;
Angus' fairy palace at Brugh na Boyna identical with, 143
Niam (nee'am).
1. Wife of Conall of the Victories;
tends Cuchulain, 229;
Bave puts a spell of straying on her, 230
2. Of the Golden Hair;
daughter of the King of the Land of Youth, 270;
Oisīn departs with, 272;
permits Oisīn to visit the Land of Erin, 273
Niss´yen. Son of Eurosswyd and Penardun, 366
Nodens. See Nudd
Nuada of the Silver Hand (noo'ada). King of the Danaans, 108;
his encounter with Balor, champion of the Fomorians, 117;

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