On 9/05/2015 9:23 PM, Neil McLeod wrote:
>> "Ni faigbetha maith, didiu " or Eochaid,"faicebsa ailig fort dara eisi.
>> In t-a[i]nius ro-mor tuargabais fort,
>> bethir cen ainius dara eisi. Nicon bia acht each bachlach[u] uait..." Liz
> "You shall get no good [from it], indeed," said Eochaid. "I will leave a
> curse on you as a consequence of it. The great pleasure you have
> constructed for yourself, you will be without pleasure on account of it.
> There will be nothing but horse-boys [descended] from you."
How then to explain this entry in the Annals of Ulster (and elsewhere) for
the year 616:
mors Aedhain m. Mongain regis Dal Riatai (corrected in marg.) uel Araide.
'the death of Áedán, son of Mongán, king of (Dál Ríata—corrected to:) Dál
The index to Corp.Gen.Hib. confirms that our Mongán had a son Áedán (and
that there is no such personage among the Dál Ríata). So much for the curse!
Synchronicity being what it is, I also noted today a story about Mongán's
death in the annalistic entries in MS Egerton 1782, one of the parallel MSS
for our just completed excerpts dealing with Díarmait mac Cerbaill and Becc
mac Dé. It is at Silva Gadelica [Ir.] 391-2 = [Eng] 425-426.