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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.

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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

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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

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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,

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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),

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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 (

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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,

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