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For old and young alike—eight desirable stories choked with whimsy, attraction and magic: "The destiny of the kids of Lir," "The Shepherd of Middvai," "Beth Gellert," "The story of Ivan," "Morraha," "The tale of Deirdre," "The Llanfabon Changeling," and "The Sea-Maiden." Reset in huge, easy-to-read sort.

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Ix. , x. , xiv. -xvii. , xix. , xx. , xxiv); one (xxv. ) is usual to Irish and Welsh; and one (xxii. ) to Irish and Cornish; seven are discovered in simple terms one of the Celts in eire (i. -iii. , xii. , xviii. , xxii. , xxvi); (viii. , xi. ) one of the Scotch; and 3 (vii. , xiii. , xxi. ) one of the Welsh. eventually, as far as we will be able to verify their beginning, 4 (v. , xvi. , xxi. , xxii. ) are from the East; 5 (vi. , x. , xiv. , xx. , xxv. ) are ecu drolls; 3 of the romantic stories appear to have been imported (vii. , ix. , xix. ); whereas 3 others are very likely Celtic exportations to the Continent (xv. , xvii. , xxiv. ) although the, final could have formerly come thence; the remainder 11 are, so far as identified, unique to Celtic lands. a little a similar consequence may pop out, i think, because the research of any consultant choice of folk-tales of any eu district. I. CONNLA AND THE FAIRY MAIDEN. resource. —From the previous Irish "Echtra Condla chaim maic Cuind Chetchathaig" of the Leabhar na h-Uidhre ("Book of the Dun Cow"), which should have been written ahead of 1106, whilst its scribe Maelmori ("Servant of Mary") was once murdered. the unique is given via Windisch in his Irish Grammar, p. a hundred and twenty, additionally within the Trans. Kilkenny Archaeol. Soc. for 1874. a fraction happens in a Rawlinson MS. , defined through Dr. W. Stokes, Tripartite existence, p. xxxvi. i've got used the interpretation of Prof. Zimmer in his Keltische Beiträge, ii. (Zeits. f. deutsches Altertum, Bd. xxxiii. 262-4). Dr. Joyce has a a little florid model in, his previous Celtic Romances, from which i've got borrowed a slightly or . i've got neither extenuated nor additional aught however the final sentence of the Fairy Maiden's final speech. a part of the unique is in metrical shape, in order that the complete is of the cante-fable species which i think to be the unique type of the folk-tale (Cf. Eng. Fairy stories, notes, p. 240, and infra, p. 257). Parallels. —Prof. Zimmer's paper includes 3 different money owed of the terra repromissionis within the Irish sagas, certainly one of them being the same experience of Cormac the nephew of Connla, or Condla Ruad as he could be referred to as. The fairy apple of gold happens in Cormac Mac Art's stopover at to the Brug of Manannan (Nutt's Holy Grail, 193). comments. —Conn the hundred-fighter had the head-kingship of eire 123-157 A. D. , in keeping with the Annals of the 4 Masters, i. a hundred and five. at the day of his beginning the 5 nice roads from Tara to all elements of eire have been accomplished: one among them from Dublin continues to be used. Connaught is related to were named after him, yet this can be scarcely consonant with Joyce's identity with Ptolemy's Nagnatai (Irish neighborhood Names, i. 75). yet there may be little question of Conn's lifestyles as a robust ruler in eire within the moment century. The old life of Connla turns out additionally to be authenticated by way of the connection with him as Conly, the eldest son of Conn, within the Annals of Clonmacnoise. As Conn used to be succeeded by way of his 3rd son, paintings Enear, Connla used to be both slain or disappeared in the course of his father's lifetime. less than those conditions it's not not likely that our legend grew up in the century after Conn—i.

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