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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Maine Mór mac Echach

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 16 words.

Purported founder of the Uí Maine tribe/family of medieval Galway and Roscommon.

Gihanga and the Herd that Rose from a Lake (Nyarwanda/Rwanda)

Harold Scheub.

in A Dictionary of African Mythology

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 86 words.

Gihanga, the son of Nkuba Lightning, the lord of heaven, was the founder of the Rwanda mystical kingdom, the cultural

Tsoede and the Fruit That Cured (Nupe/Nigeria)

Harold Scheub.

in A Dictionary of African Mythology

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 533 words.

The earliest history of Nupe centers around the figure of Tsoede or Edegi, the culture hero and mythical founder of

Zhaungzi

David Leeming.

in A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 64 words.

Zhaungzi (Chuang-tsu) may have been a contemporary of Laozi, the traditional founder of Daoism (see Daoism). Like Laozi,

Gāthās

David Leeming.

in A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 46 words.

The sacred songs attributed to Zarathustra (see Zoroaster), the poet-priest and founder of Zoroastrianism (see Zoroastrianism),

Gayomart

David Leeming.

in A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 107 words.

In an ancient myth, Gayomart is the primal human aspect of the Zoroastrian (see Zoroastrianism) founder Zarathustra (

Aurobindo Ghose

David Leeming.

in A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 42 words.

The founder of Integral Yoga, a system combining older forms of yoga (see yoga), which works toward a

Daoism

David Leeming.

in A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 145 words.

Daoism (Taoism) is in some ways a religion and in others a philosophical system. The founder of Daoism, Laozi (Lao

Cairbre 1

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 29 words.

The son of Niall Noígiallach [of the Nine Hostages]. He was the founder of a dynasty and gave his name

Lugaid Conmac

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 34 words.

Sometime eponym of Connemara, in place of the usual eponymous founder, Conmac, a by-blow of Medb and Fergus

Míl Espáine

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 394 words.

[Ir., soldier of Spain; cf. L miles Hispaniae].

Eponymous founder of the Milesians, final mythic invaders of Ireland

Corc mac Luigthig

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 229 words.

[Ir. corcc, heart].

Also known as Conall Corc, Conall mac Luigthig. Traditional founder of the kingship of

Conmac

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 42 words.

[Ir., wolf's son].

The eponymous founder of Connemara [Ir. Conmaicne Mara] is thought to be Conmac. Sources disagree whether

Declan, Saint

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 134 words.

Important saint of early Ireland, founder of the monastery of Ardmore in what is now Co. Waterford; patron of the

Maine

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 36 words.

Name borne by countless personages in early Ireland, especially legendary warriors and founders of dynasties and at least one saint.

Olave II

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 69 words.

[Norse Olaf (?)].

Legendary Manx ruler and founder of the island's royal line, also called Goddardson, the son of Goddard

Finnian of Clonard, Saint.

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 122 words.

Sixth-century (d. 549) founder and abbot of the monastery of Clonard, east of the modern town of Kinnegad,

Keyne

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 167 words.

[W cain, beautiful].

Fifth-century Welsh virgin, reputed founder of a church in Anglesey, whose story was celebrated elsewhere

Finnian of Moville, Saint

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 214 words.

[Ir. mag bile, plain of the large, venerated tree].

Sixth-century (d. c.579) bishop and founder of the

Djanggawul Creation

David Adams Leeming and Margaret Adams Leeming.

in A Dictionary of Creation Myths

January 1994; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 392 words.

Djanggawul is the mythical founder of an aboriginal cult named after him. As in the case of many origin myths,