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Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race

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identical with solar deity in Cymric mythology, viz., Nudd or Lludd, 347
Nudd, or Lludd. Roman equivalent, Nodens.
A solar deity in Cymric mythology, 347;
identical with Danaan deity, Nuada of the Silver Hand, 347;
under name Lludd, said to have had a temple on the site of St. Paul's, 347;
entrance to Lludd's temple called Parth Lludd (British), which Saxons translated Ludes Geat—our present Ludgate, 347;
story of Llevelys and, 386;
Edeyrn, son of, jousts with Geraint for Enid, 400
Nuts of Knowledge. Drop from hazel-boughs into pool where Salmon of Knowledge lived, 256
Nutt, Mr. Alfred. Reference to, in connexion with the “Hill of Ainé,” 129;
reference to, in connexion with Oisīn-and-Patrick dialogues, 289;
reference to object of the tale of Taliesin in his edition of the “Mabinogion,” 412
Nynniaw. Peibaw and, brothers, two Kings of Britain, their quarrel over the stars, 356
O
O'Donovan. A great Irish antiquary;
folk-tale discovered by, 119
O'Dyna, Cantred of. Dermot's patrimony, 300
O'Grady.
1. Standish.
References to his “Critical History of Ireland” on the founding of Emain Macha, 152;
his “Masque of Finn” referred to, 281
2. Standish Hayes.
Reference to his “Silva Gadelica,” 281
Ocean-Sweeper. Mananan's magical boat, 125
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Odyssey, The. Mr H.B. Cotterill's hexameter version, quotation from, 80
Ogma. Warrior of Nuada of the Silver Hand, 118
Oisīn (ush'een). Otherwise Little Fawn.
Son of Finn, greatest poet of the Gael, 261;
father of Oscar, 261;
buries Aideen, 261;
birth of, from Saba, 270;
loved by Niam of the Golden Hair, 272;
returns from Land of Youth, 273;
Keelta and, resolve to part, 282;
assists Keelta bury Oscar, 307
Old Celtic Romances. Reference to Dr. P.W. Joyce's, 312
Ollav. Definition of the term, 149
Ollav Fōla. Eighteenth King of Ireland from Eremon, the most distinguished Ollav of Ireland, 150;
compared with Goban the Smith and Amergin the Poet, 150
Olwen. The story of Kilhwch and, 392;
daughter of Yspaddaden, 387;
how she got the name “She of the White Track,” 390;
bride of Kilhwch, 392
Orlam. Slain by Cuchulain, 209
Oscar. Son of Oisīn;
slays Linné, 261;
Aideen, wife of, 261;
her death after battle of Gowra, 261;
type of hard strength, 262;
reference to death at battle of Gowra, 275;
his death described, 308
Osi´ris. Feet of, symbol of visitation, in Egypt, 77
Ossianic Society. “Transactions” of, 280;
battle of Gowra (Gabhra) described in, 305
Os´thanes. Earliest writer on subject of magic, 62
Other-World. Keelta summoned from, 81;
faith of, held by Celts, 82;
Mercury regarded by Gauls as guide of dead to, 87
Owain. Son of Urien;
plays chess with King Arthur, 393;
the Black Knight and, 399;
seen by Peredur, 401
Owel. Foster-son of Mananan and a Druid, father of Ainé, 127
Owen. Son of Duracht;
slays Naisi and other sons of Usna, 201
Owens of Aran. Ailill, of the sept of, 311;
Maeldūn goes to dwell with, 311
Owl of Cwm Cawlwyd (coom cawl´wŭd), The, 392
P
Patrick, St. Ireland apostolised by, 51;
symbol of the feet and, 77
Pasth´olan. His coming into Ireland from the West;
his origin, 96
Partholanians. Battle between the Fomorians and, 97;
end of race by plague on the Old Plain, 97;
Nemedians akin to, 101
Peibaw. Nynniaw and, two brothers, Kings of Britain, their quarrel over the stars, 356
Penar´dun. Daughter of Dōn, wife of Llyr, and also of Eurosswyd, sister of Māth, 366;
mother of Bran, also of Nissyen and Evnissyen, 366
People of the Sidhe (shee).
Danaans dwindle into fairies, otherwise the, 137
Per´diccas II. Son of Amyntas II., killed in battle, 23
Per´edur. The tale of, and the origin of the Grail Legend, 407;
corresponds to Perceval of Chrestien de Troyes, 400
Per´gamos. Black Stone of, subject of embassy from Rome during Second Punic War, 66
Perilous Glen. Cuchulain escapes beasts of, 187
Peronnik folk tale, 400, note
Persia. Religion of magic invented in, by Zoroaster, 61
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Petrie, Flinders. Discoveries by, 78;
on Egyptian origin of symbol of mother and child, 79
Philip. Younger brother of Perdiccas, 23
Philo´stratus. Reference of, to enamelling by Britons, 30
Plain of Ill-Luck. Cuchulain crosses, 187
Plato. Celts and, 17;
evidence of, to Celtic characteristics, 36
Pliny. Religion of magic discussed by, 61
Plutarch. Land of the Dead referred to by, as the western extremity of Great Britain, 131
Pluto (Gk. Pluton). Dis, equivalent;
god of the Underworld, 88;
associated with wealth, like Celtic gods of the Underworld, 349
Polyb´ius. Description of the Gæsati in battle of Clastidium, 41
Polynesian, the practice named “tabu” and the Irish geis, similarity between, 165
Portugal. Place-names of, Celtic element in, 27
Posidon´ius. On bardic institution among Celts, 57
Procop´ius. Land of the Dead referred to by as the western extremity of Great Britain, 131
Province of the Spearmen (Irish, Laighin“Ly-in”). See 154
Pryderi (pri-dair'y) (Trouble). Son of Pwyll and Rhiannon;
his loss 363;
his restoration by Teirnyon, 365;
Kicva, the wife of, 365;
the tale of Manawyddan and, 378;
Gwydion and the swine of, 378;
his death, 379
Pwyll (poo-till; modern Powell). Prince of Dyfed;
how he got his title Pen Annwn, or “Head of Hades,” 359;
his adventure on the Mound of Arberth, near the Castle of Narberth, 365;
fixes his choice on Rhiannon for wife, 360;
Gwawl's trick on him, 361;
Rhiannon's plan to save Pwyll from Gwawl's power, 361;
weds Rhiannon, 362;
imposes a penance on his wife, 363;
his son Pryderi (Trouble) found, 365
Pythag´oras. Celtic idea of transmigration and, 80
Pyth´eas. The German tribes about 31
Q
Quelgny, or Cuailgné. Cattle-raid of, made by Queen Maev, 180;
Brown Bull of, owned by Dara, 202;
the theme of the “Tain Bo Cuailgné” is the Brown Bull of, 203;
Brown Bull of, is Celtic counterpart of Hindu sky-deity, Indra, 203;
Brown Bull of, captured at Slievegallion, Co. Armagh, by Maev, 211;
white-horned Bull of Ailell slain by Brown Bull of, 225;
reputed author of, Fergus mac Roy, 234;
Sanchan Torpest searches for lost lay of, 238
R
Rā. Egyptian Sun god;
ship symbol in sepulchral art of Egypt connected with worship of, 76
Rath Grania. King Cormac and Finn feasted at, 300
Rath Luachar. Lia keeps the Treasure Bag at, 255
Rathcroghan. Maev's palace in Roscommon, 202
Red Branch. Order of chivalry which had its seat in Emain Macha, 178;
the time of glory of, during Conor's reign, 181;
heroes of, and Cuchulain strive for the Championship of Ireland, 196;
Hostel, Naisi and Deirdre at, 200;
with Cuchulain and Conor passes away the glory of, 241

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