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Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race

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Red Hugh. Ulster prince, father of Macha, brother of Dithorba and Kimbay, 151
Red Riders. Conary's journey with, 171
Religion. The Celtic, 46;
Megalithic People's, that of Magic, 58;
of Magic, invented in Persia and by Zoroaster, 61
Revue Celtique. Dr. Whitley Stokes' translation of the “Voyage of Maeldūn” in, 309
Rhiannon (ree'an-non). Daughter of Hevydd Hēn;
sets her love on Pwyll, 360;
marries Pwyll, 362;
her penance for slaying her son, 363;
her son Pryderi (Trouble) found, 365;
wedded to Manawyddan, 373
Rhonabwy (rōne'a-bwee). The dream of, 393
Rhun. Sent from King Arthur's court to Elphin's wife, 415
Rhys ap Tewdwr. South Welsh prince;
brought knowledge of Round Table to Wales, 343
Rhys, Sir J. His views on origin of population of Great Britain and Ireland, 78;
on Myrddin and Merlin, 355
Ridge of the Dead Woman. Vivionn buried at, 288
Roc. Angus' steward, 290;
his son crushed to death by Donn, 291;
then changed into a boar and charged to bring Dermot to death at length, 291
Romance. Gaelic and Continental, 345
Romans. Arthur resists demand for tribute by the, 337
Rome. Celts march on and sack, 26;
Britain and Gaul under yoke of, 35;
the empire of Maxen Wledig in, usurped, 385
Ross the Red. King of Ulster, husband of Maga, a daughter of Angus Ōg, 181;
Roy, his second wife, 181;
originator of the Red Branch, 181
Round Table, The. References to, 343
Roy. Second wife of Ross the Red, 181
Ru´adan, St. Tara cursed by, 49
Russell, Mr. G.W. Irish poet;
fine treatment of myth of Sinend and Connla's Well, 130
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Saba. Wife of Finn, mother of Oisīn, 270
Sacrifices. Practice of human, noted by Cæsar among Celts, 84;
human, in Ireland, 85;
Celtic practice of human, paralleled in Mexico and Carthage, 85;
of children, to idol Crom Cruach, by Gaels, 85;
in Egypt, practice of human, rare, 86
St. Benen. A companion of St. Patrick, 239
St. Finnen. Irish abbot;
legend concernin Tuan mac Carell and, 97
St. Patrick. Record of his mission to Ireland, 51;
Cascorach and, referred to in the “Colloquy of the Ancients,” 119;
Brogan, the scribe of, 119;
Ethné aged fifteen hundred years old at coming of, 144;
Ethné baptized by, 144;
summons Cuchulain from Hell, 239;
name Talkenn given by Irish to, 275;
met by Keelta, 282;
Irish legend and, 283
Salmon of Knowledge. See Fintan
Salmon of Llyn Llyw (lin li-oo'), The, 392
Samnite War, Third. Coincident with breaking up of Celtic Empire, 26
Sanchan Torpest. Chief bard of Ireland;
and the “Tain,” 238
Sa´wan. Brother of Kian and Goban, 110
Scandinavia. Dolmens found in, 53;
symbol of the feet found in, 77
Sem´ion. Son of Stariat, settlement [pg 454] in Ireland of;
Firbolgs descended from, 100
Sera. Father of Partholan, 96;
father of Starn, 98
Setan´ta. Earliest name of 183;
“the little pupil,” harries Maev's hosts, 208
Sgeimh Solais (skayv sulish) (Light of Beauty).
Daughter of Cairbry, wooed by son of King of the Decies, 304
Shannon, The River. Myth of Sinend and the Well of Knowledge accounts for name of, 129;
Dithorba's five sons flee over, 151;
mac Cecht visits, 175;
Dermot and Grania cross Ford of Luan on the, 299
Ship Symbol, The. 76
Sic´ulus, Diodorus. A contemporary of Julius Cæsar;
describes Gauls, 42
Sidhe (shee), or Fairy Folk. Tumulus at New Grange (Ireland) regarded as dwelling-place of, 69
Silva Gadelica. Reference to Mr. S.H. O'Grady's work, 281
Sin´end. Goddess, daughter of Lir's son, Lodan;
her fatal visit to Connla's Well, 129
Sign, Llewellyn. Welsh bard, compiler of “Barddas,” 332
Skatha. A mighty woman-warrior of Land of Shadows, 187;
instructs Cuchulain, 189;
her two special feats, how to leap the Bridge of the Leaps and to use the Gae Bolg, 188
Skena. Wife of the poet Amergin;
her untimely death, 133
Slayney, The River. Visited by mac Cecht, 175
Slievb Bloom. Murna takes refuge in forests of, and there Demna (Finn) is born, 255
Slieve Fuad (sleeve foo'ad) (afterwards Slievegallion).
Invisible dwelling of Lir on, 125;
Cuchulain finds his foe on, 232;
Finn slays goblin at, 258
Slievegall´ion. A fairy mountain;
the Chase of, 280.
See Slieve Fuad
Slievenamon (sleeve-na-mon'). The Brugh of, Finn and Keelta hunt on, 286
Sohrab and Rustum. Reference to, 192
Spain. Celts conquer from the Carthaginians, 21;
Carthaginian trade with, broken down by Greeks, 22;
place-names of Celtic element in, 27;
dolmens found round the Mediterranean coast of, 53;
equivalent, Land of the Dead, 102
Squire, Mr. Author of “Mythol. of Brit. Islands,” 411
Sreng. Ambassador sent to People of Dana by Firbolgs, 106
Stag of Redynvre (red-in'vry), The, 392
Starn. Son of Sera, brother of Partholan, 97
Stokes, Dr. Whitley. Reference to, 167;
reference to his translation of the “Voyage of Maeldūn” in “Revue Celtique,” 309
Stone, Coronation. At Westminster Abbey, identical with Stone of Scone, 105
Stone of Abundance. Equivalent, Cauldron of Abundance.
The Grail in Wolfram's poem as a, 409;
similar stone appears in the Welsh “Peredur,” 409;
correspondences, the Celtic Cauldron of the Dagda, 410;
in the Welsh legend Bran obtained the Cauldron, 410;
in a poem by Taliesin the Cauldron forms part of the spoils of Hades, 410
Stone of Destiny. Otherwise Lia Fail.
One of the treasures of the Danaans, 105
Stone of Scone. Fabulous origin of, and present depository, 105
Stone-Worship. Supposed reason of, 66;
denounced by Synod of Arles, 66;
denounced by Charlemagne 66;
black [pg 455] stone of Pergamos and Second Punic War, 66;
the Grail a relic of ancient, 409
Stonehenge. Dressed stones used in megalithic monument at, 54;
Professor Rhys' suggestion that Myrddin was worshipped at, 354;
Geoffrey of Monmouth and, 354
Strabo. Characteristics of Celts, told by, 46
Straits of Moyle (between Ireland and Scotland).
Aoife's cruelty to her step-children on the, 140
Strand of the Footprints. How name derived, 191
Sualtam (soo'al-tam). Father of Cuchulain (see Lugh), 206;
his attempts to arouse Ulster, 221;
his death, 222
Sweden. The ship symbol on rock-sculptures of, 73
Switzerland. Place-names of, Celtic element in, 27;
lake-dwellings in, 56
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Tain Bo Cuailgné (thawn bo quel'gny). Significance, 203;
tale of, all written out by Finn mac Gorman, Bishop of Kildare, in 1150, 225;
the recovery of, 234;
reputed author, Fergus mac Roy, 234;
Sir S. Ferguson treats of recovery of, in “Lays of the Western Gael,” 234;
Sanchan Torpest, taunted by High King Guary, resolves to find the lost, 236;
early Celtic MSS. and, 296
Taliesin (tal-i-es'in). A mythical bard;
his prophecy regarding the devotion of the Cymry to their tongue, 385;
the tale of, 417;
found by Elphin, son of Gwyddno, 414;
made prime bard of Britain, 417
Talkenn. (Adze-head). Name given by the Irish to St. Patrick, 275
Taltiu, or Telta. Daughter of the King of the “Great Plain” (the Land of the Dead), wedded by Eochy mac Erc, 103
Tara. Seat of the High Kings of Ireland;

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