Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, Volume 3, Parts 1-2

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Hirzel, 1891 - Folklore

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Page 213 - Nine hazels .... grow over the well. The purple hazels drop their nuts into the fountain, and the five salmon which are in the fountain sever them and send their husks floating down the stream.
Page 213 - But Cormac shook the branch at them so that he banished grief from them all and cast them into sleep. That day month comes the warrior and takes with him Cairpre Lifechair (the son of Cormac). Weeping and sorrow ceased not in Tara after the boy, and on that night no one therein ate or slept, and they were in grief and exceeding gloom. But Cormac shook the branch at them, and they parted from (their) sorrow.
Page 321 - Macniad followed her ; and it seemed to him that the radiance of her face was the sun rising in the month of May, and her fragrance was likened by him to an odorous herb-garden. And after that he mingled in love with her, and she said to him : " Good is thy journey, for 7 am the Sovranty, and thou shall obtain the sovranty of Erin.
Page 216 - The fountain which thou sawest, with the five streams out of it, is the Fountain of Knowledge, and the streams are the five senses through which knowledge is obtained (?). And no one will have knowledge who drinketh not a draught out of the fountain itself and out of the streams. The folk of many arts are those who drink of them both.
Page 213 - Cormac found himself on a great plain alone. There was a large fortress in the midst of the plain with a wall of bronze around it. In the fortress was a house of white silver, and it was half-thatched with the wings of white birds. A fairy host of horsemen [was] haunting the house, with lapfuls of the wings of white birds in their bosoms to thatch the house.
Page 393 - So on the morrow the twain fare forth to the well, and the druid sang spells and prophecies over the spring. And the druid said: 'Wash thyself therewith, and thou wilt bring forth a son, and no child will be less pious than he to his mother's kin, to wit, to the Connaughtmen.
Page 377 - Fdelad, that is, he was the man that used to shift into fdelad, ie wolf-shapes. He and his offspring after him used to go, whenever they pleased, into the shapes of the wolves, and, after the custom of wolves, kill the herds. Wherefore he was called Laignech Fdelad, for he was the first of them (the group composed of Laignech and his descendants) to go into a wolf-shape.
Page 212 - Cormac's daughter, son, and wife to the Other World, "wherein is nought save truth, and there is neither age nor decay nor gloom nor sadness nor envy nor jealousy nor hatred nor haughtiness" (§ 27). The loss of his wife Cormac cannot endure, and he follows the stranger: A great mist was brought upon them in the midst of the plain of the wall. Cormac found himself on a great plain alone. There was a large fortress in the midst of the plain with a wall of bronze around it. In the fortress...
Page 393 - The damsel's time arrived, and she bore a son. Druids came to baptise the child into heathenism, and they sang the heathen baptism over the little child...

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