Overview

Fintan


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

[proto-Celtic vindo-senos, white ancient (?); vindo-tenos, white fire (?)].

Name borne by numerous figures in early Ireland, secular and ecclesiastical, including seventy-four saints and pseudo-saints and dozens of names cited in genealogies and pedigrees. The best-known Fintan, usually cited without patronymic, is Fintan mac Bóchra.

Subjects: Religion.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.