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Labraid Lámderg

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[Ir., speaker, red hand]. A hero of Fionn mac Cumhaill's Fianna, even though he is reputed to be the son of Bolg, ancestor of the Fir Bolg. He accompanies Oscar on adventures ...

Labraid Lámderg

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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... Lámderg , Labraid Lámhdhearg [Ir., speaker, red hand]. A hero of Fionn mac Cumhaill 's Fianna , even though he is reputed to be the son of Bolg , ancestor of the Fir Bolg . He accompanies Oscar on adventures...

Labraid Lámderg

Labraid Lámderg  

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[Ir., speaker, red hand].A hero of Fionn mac Cumhaill's Fianna, even though he is reputed to be the son of Bolg, ancestor of the Fir Bolg. He accompanies Oscar on adventures overseas.
Oscar

Oscar  

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1 Osgar, Oscur, Osca [Ir., deer-lover (?); cf. os, fawn]. A leading warrior of Fenian narrative, ‘the Galahad of the Cycle’, the son of Oisín and the grandson of Fionn mac Cumhaill. As he does not ...
Oscar

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...If a warrior is called for a single combat with a fearsome challenger, Oscar most readily serves. Oral-tradition texts have Oscar wrestling Goll mac Morna to establish himself as the strongest of all the Fianna . He engages in overseas adventures accompanied by Labraid Lámderg [red hand]. In Tóraighecht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne [The Pursuit of Diarmait and Gráinne], Oscar sympathizes with the fugitive lovers against his grandfather. Étaín (3) is Oscar's usual consort, although he is a pale lover compared to Diarmait. Oscar's climactic moment...

Fianna

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...; Coil Cróda ; Conán mac Lia ; Conán mac Morna , a Falstaffian comic figure; Conn (2) ; Dian (2) ; Diorruing , the faithful attendant; Fáelán mac Finn ; Fáelchu ; Faltlaba ; Fatha ; Febal ; Ferdoman ; Fiachna (5) ; Foltor ; Fothad Canainne; Garaid ; Labraid Lámderg [red hand]; Liagan, another swift runner; Mac Lughach , Fionn's lazy nephew, Maine (10) . The celebrated judge Fíthel may have been a member. Heroic and romantic portrayals of the Fianna began in Anglo-Irish and English literature as early as 1800 , giving rise to the...

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