Comparisons with Irish mythology

Milesians [cf. the Milesian Fables]

"The Milesians had three leaders when they set out for the conquest of Ireland - Eber Donn (Brown Eber), Eber Finn (Fair Eber)) and Eremon. Of these the first-named ... was not allowed to enter the land" (M&LCR, p. 147).

MILEtos was one of 3 brethren; another of thosse 3, namely Amphi-themis, never entered Hellas (CDCM, s.v.. "Acacallis").

The woman EMaiN wielded a "brooch ... crossed by a long pin" (M&LCR, p. 150), namely /eo/ ‘bodkin’ (M&LCR, p. 149).

The Danaides women, the most celebrated of whom was AMumoNe (GM 60.g), wielded sharp hairpins (GM 60.k).

M&LCR = Thomas William Rolleston : Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race. 1911.

CDCM = Pierre Grimal : A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Basil Blackwell., 1990.

Ailill = Minos


Hellenic etc.

UGainy’s wife was (M&LCR, p. 151) KESAiR (a name cognate with Latin /CaESAR/ ‘Tonsured’).

O,ku-to`r’s [< *UGra-tara] wife Si`f suffered "the rape of a lock", being tonsured.

Ugainy’s sons included LaeRY.

O,ku-to`r’s sons included (according to the Prose Edda) Lo`-RIdi (alias dictus – in the Poe:tic Edda -- Mo`di).

LaERY {cf. the name of the LiRIs river, valley of

Poda-LEiRIos was founder of

the saCRani’s (OR) city Alba Longa}, and also Laery’s son

the city Surnos in KaRia (CDCM, s.v. "Podalirius")

AiLill {cf. /ILex/, the emblem of Alba Longa (UHD, s.v. "Alba Longa")} were murdered by the resurrected corpse COvaC.

The murder of Minos was contrived by KOKalos(GM 92.i) .

Ailill’s son (M&LCR, p. 151) MAoN swallowed (M&LCR, p. 152) a female mouse {cf. the capture of a female mouse by MANawyddan (according to the Mabinogion)};

Minos’s son Glaukos "was chasing a mouse" (GM 90.c).

and thereafter MAON was "quiet as a mouse".

cf. Skt. /MAUNa/ ‘silence’; /muni/ ‘silent sage’.

Maon’s soldiers "were armed with spears having broad blue-green iron heads" (M&LCR, p. 153) –green rust would be characteristic of copper : cf. "copper-head" snakes.

Glaukos was resuscitated by that which was brought by a serpent (GM 90.e-f).

Maon "had long ears" (M&LCR, p. 153).

Another Glaukos was revived by means of (GM 90.j) a hare. (Hares are long-eared.)

Maon received the sobriquet "LABRa".

cf. /LABuRinthos/ in Gnosos-Knossos

Craftiny’s harp spake (M&LCR, p. 154), after it had accompanied (M&LCR, p. 152) a laudation to the woman MORiath {cf. /MOiRai (‘Fates’)}.

Apollon "had once rested his lyre" (GM 91.b) upon a musical stone afterwards played by the woman SKULLe {cf. /SKULD/, name of one of the Nornir (‘Fates’)}.

As surrogate for the sleeping Aillil (O, p. 143), MIDir

Incited by the sleeping Silenos (GM 83.b), MIDas

from the palace of her husband king Eochaid (O, p. 144)

obtained the kinship (GM 83.f) at Telmissos

abducted, by flying in swan-guise (O, p. 145), the woman Etain.

by means of a prophetess of the royal eagle (GM 83.d).

Midir brought Etain to the heaven wherein "the hue of the foxglove is on every cheek" (O, p. 143) (Foxglove-blossoms are purple.)

Midir was rewarded by (GM 83.c) Dio-nusos, god of grapes. (Grapes are purple.)

O = Padraic Colum : Orpheus : Myths of the World. 1930.

OR = Barthold Georg Niebuhr : Origins of Rome.

UHD = George Crabb : Universal Historical Dictionary: or explanation of the names of persons and places. London, 1833. 1

poe:ts (communicating with God, who is not of this world, viz. not a permanent resident of this world, but merely a tarrier – Strong’s 3885 /LUN/ – here)

the poe:tical diction of AThaiRNe "was hard to understand" (CM, p. 47).


from /ater/ "difficult to be understood" (LD) is derived the river-name / ATeRNus/.


[R.c Veda 5:11 – VM, p. 129] AThaRvaN was SAKHa (‘friend’),

The Aternus river-valley was the centre (at Italicum) of activities of the SOCialists.

Athairne brought (CM, p. 46) 3 cranes (like cranes, LOONs are waterfowl).

having walked with God Varun.a (<*waLUNa). Atharvan was author of a Veda named for him.^k walked with God (B-Re>s^it 5:24).^k (Enoch) was author of a book named for him.


The walking was of 7 steps (cf. the 7 steps walked by S`akya-muni at birth; 7 steps to the north in the marriage-caerimony according to the S`rauta-Sutra).

cf. the Chinese scripture Journey to the North, the North being the Black Land (‘black’ is another meaning of /ater/, and the ‘Black Land’ is the northern of the TL-MRY ‘2 Lands’ of Aiguptos).

CM = Lady Augusta Gregory : Cuchulain of Muirthemne. 1902.

LD = Lewis & Short : A Latin Dictionary.

VM = Nagendra Kr. Singh : Vedic Mythology.

other events concerning the court of king Conchubar

The bones of COiNChENN were found (CM, p. 45).

Skt. /KANKAN.a/ ‘bracelet’ : cf. the handcuffs worn by (GM 67.g) the death-god Haides.

The finder of these bones was the son of BUaN; and

BUNi is a Siberian name of the world for souls of the dead.

he gave them to the son of JUBAR – cf. Latin JUBAR ‘star-light’ (LD).

"Under the feeble light of the stars" (GM 35.b) was found the ingredient resultant in the site whereat "giants’ bones are sometimes turned up" (GM 35.g), wherefore the helmet of Haides was borrowed.

When "in danger of death" a 2-pronged "fork" was the emblem displayed (CM, p. 44).

cf. "the fork of Hades" (Z, vol. 2, pt. 1, p. 227, fn. 4) and of the Getaic god Salmoxis

CONCHUbar held a silvern bough bearing golden apples (CM, p. 43).

For S`ANKHa-cUda, a god was transformed (by an herb-goddess) into a stone fossil (S`P "YKh RS", cap. 41) – cf. the being transformed into stone of Atlas, who had brought "the golden apples" (GM 133.d) from (GM 133.e) the Garden (Orchard) of the Hesperides.

"seventeen weapon-equipment" was proffered by king Conchubar, along with the king’s "own two spears, his own sword, and his own shield." ("BDC")

In Lha-sa (as witnessed in a rN`i-ma vision), a divine king had "his retinue of seventeen servants"; and was himself "carrying a shield, a spear, and a sword." (DRA, p. 39)

GM = Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. 1955.

Z = Cook : Zeus.

S`P "YKh" = "Yuddha Khanda, Rudra Samhita" of the S`iva Upa-Puran.a

"BDC" = "Boyhood Deeds of Cu` Chulainn" &

DRA = The Dark Red Amulet. Snow Lion Publications, Ithaca (NY), 2008.

Destruction of Da` Derga’s Hostel

["RJ"] "A handsome man who had got his baldness newly. By him were two young men" : Ferde and Fordae [< *WaRDH-]

the Jaina originator of scalp-shaving was tirthankara VARDHa-mana.

["RN&B"] "a pair was in it, and they ... as swift as a waterwheel"

[HYEY, p. 137] "two subordinates" for the Waterwheel

["RMG"] DoRD-BRUiGe’s son Srub-daire, a wearer of "cow’s hair"

[CDCM] DaRDanos was father of Ilos : another [CDCM] Ilos (grandson of brother of first Ilos) went to PHRUGia (< *BHRUJ-), following a cow.

["RFC"] the woman CIChuil caused the death of a king

[CDCM, s.v. "Cicones"] KIKonian women killed Orpheus

["RBB"] BA`iThIs of Britain

[CDCM] PHASIs (< *BHATI-) gave his name to the Kolkhian river ARkT-oUros (: ARTh-UR, king of Britain).

["RM"] MLIThE the MIMe

[CDCM, s.v. "Curetes"] MeLISSEus (< *MeLITTEu-), brother of MIMas.

["RNS"] "one-eyed man asquint with a ruinous eye. A swine’s head he had on the fire, continually squealing".

[MHW, p. 133a] Maya god of # 4 is Akanc^ob "he with the squint who cried aloud".

Whilst water for drinking by him was being sought (from various rivers, including the NEiM), king Conaire died.

Whilst water for drinking was being sought (at NEMea), Opheltes-Arkhemoros died (GM 106.g).

At Da` DeRGa’s hostel was "an ant of ancient land", being of the size of a wolf.

DRaGiane is a province of Afghanistan; designated as "mountain ants" on the upper Sindhu are marmots "bigger than a fox, though not so big as a dog" ("G-DA", "D&AG").

From this emmet, Mac Cecht was rescued by a woman.

Tudeus was nearly rescued by goddess Athene (GM 106.j).

Mac Cecht accidentally dissolved Le` Fli Flaith (< *WL-).

Tudeus murdered (CDCM, s.v. "Tydeus") Alkathoos (< *WaL-).

"RJ" = "Judges"

"RN&B" = "Nial and Bruthne"

"RMG" = "Manx Giants"

"RFC" = "Fer Caille"

"RBB" = "Ba`ithis of Britain"

"RM" = "Mimes"

"RNS" = "Na`r the Squinter"

HYEY = Eva Wong (translatrix) : Holding Yin, Embracing Yang. Shambhala, Boston, 2005.

MHW = J. Eric S. Thompson : Maya Hieroglyphic Writing. CARNEGIE INSTITUTION OF WASHINGTON PUBLICATION No. 589, 1950. [pdf]

"G-DA" = "Gold-Digging Ants"

"D&AG" = "Drokhpas and the ant’s Gold-II"

Stripe-Eye = Cu` Chulainn = Ne-zha

Cu` Chulainn


he played with "his ball of silver" ("BDC"); he slang a stone (CM, p. 41).

Stripe-Eye held a ball, with a sling for hurling it (CBM, p. 35 lower right).

"tall and thick, steady and strong, ... rose up from the dead center of his skull a straight spout of ... darkly and magically smoking." (EH, p. 305)

From the vertex of the head of Stripe-Eye, a column of smoke arose (CBM, p. 38 lower right).

"The hero-halo rose out of his brow" ("CW-S").

"Universal Ring" is worn around the shoulders of Ne-zha.

"set the wheel rolling, ... and the heat of it made a firm path across the quagmire" (M&LCR, p. 187).

A pairs of rolling wheels were traveled upon by Ne-zha. {cf. "broad path" made by divine wheel in OS^ 23:13}

The woman Devor-gill "tore a strip from her dress, and gave it to him to bind round the wound." (CM, p. 40)

Similar to Ne-zha is Nala-kuvara; Nala torn off (as clothing for himself) a piece of the dress of the woman Damayanti.

"CW-S" = "Cúchulainn's Warp-Spasm"

EH = Dean A. Miller : The Epic Hero. John Hopkins U Pr, 2000.

M&LCR = Thomas William Rolleston : Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race. 1911.

CBM = Codex Borgianus Mexicanus.

OS^ = Odes of S^lomoh

S^ims^o^n = Cu`-roi = Ghat.a-ud-kaca

[MRF, p. 99] Greysteel’s strength waxed and waned with the hours of the nychthemeron. ([MRF, p. 106] similarly for Escanor de la Montaigne.)

[Maha-bharata] Ghat.a-ud-kaca’s [kaca ‘hair’] strength waxed and waned with the hours of the nychthemeron.

[Tragic Death of Cu`-roi -- MRF, p. 100] The hair of Cu`-chulainn was shorn (by Cu`-roi) for the woman Bla`thnat;

The hair of S^ims^o^n was shorn for the woman Dlilah;

a stronghold constructed "of ever pillarstone standing" (menhir) in Eire, resulted in the death of its constructor Cu`-roi.

he pulled down pillars of an aedifice, resulting the deaths of its inhabitants.

MRF = Mabel Van Duzee : A Medieval Romance of Friendship: Eger and Grime. Burt Franklin, NY, 1963.


"Liber, a bright champion of feasts, was wife of

[CDCM] Libitina/Libentina was goddess of corpse-handlers. (LIBERtina is VOLuSIa, ALRH pp. 70-1; where in Norse VO,LSI is a part of a corpse.)

huge and ruddy Rudraige."

[Veda] Rudra (ruddy) is god of corpses.

ALRH = Ettore Pais : Ancient Legends of Roman History. 1905.

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