Fionn, Deirdre, and Lebarcham in Late Medieval Wales

Patrick Sims‐Williams

in Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199588657
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595431 | DOI:
Fionn, Deirdre, and Lebarcham in Late Medieval Wales

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This chapter discusses allusions to Fionn, Deirdre, and Lebarcham by late medieval Welsh poets, in particular Gruffudd ap Maredudd, Dafydd y Coed, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Casnodyn, Trahaearn, Lewys Glyn Cothi, Ieuan Du'r Bilwg, Dafydd Nanmor and Wiliam Llyn. A reference to ‘Ffin vab Koel’ in the satire Araith Iolo Goch is also discussed. The Deirdre allusions are to the late medieval Oided mac nUisnig (or Oidheadh Chloinne hUisneach) rather than the Old Irish Longes mac nUislenn. The descriptions of Lebarcham recall Talland Étair and Tochmarc Luaine ocus Aided Athairne.

Keywords: Fionn; Deirdre; Lebarcham; Gruffudd ap Maredudd; Dafydd y Coed; Dafydd ap Gwilym; Casnodyn; Trahaearn; Lewys Glyn Cothi; Ieuan Du'r Bilwg; Dafydd Nanmor; Wiliam Llyn; satire; Araith Iolo Goch; Oided mac nUisnig; Oidheadh Chloinne hUisneach; Longes mac nUislenn; Talland Étair; Tochmarc Luaine ocus Aided Athairne

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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