Is there any biographical information on the druid Amergin mentioned in the
Lebor Gabala Erenn ?
Are there any prior instances of mention ? When was he supposed to have
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From: "Christopher Gwinn" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2001 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: What every Celticist should know - Celtic Bohemia
> > So if the Milesian legends are not genuinely ancient Irish traditon-what
> > the genuine source that they are derived from? I always thought that
> > were genuine-Book of Leinster- yes?
> The situation is complicated - the history of the Irish as presented in
> medieval Lebor Gabala Erenn is a mixture of early native traditions (more
> scant than many would like to admit), and a thick strata of medieval
> Christian speculation, some of which came from the Continent (via the
> Spaniards Orosius and Isidore).
> For an interesting article online touching upon some of these subjects
> - Chris Gwinn