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Journal Article

MACHA AND THE INVENTION OF MYTH

GREGORY TONER
Ériu
Vol. 60 (2010), pp. 81-109
Published by: Royal Irish Academy
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41417580
Page Count: 29

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Topics: Inventions, Kingship, Childbirth, Sovereignty, Twins, Daughters, Sons, Tales, Naming conventions, Narratives
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Abstract

This paper provides new literary analyses of two tales associated with Emain Macha, both of which feature a woman called Macha: Noínden Ulad, which purports to tell the origin of the debility that the Ulstermen suffered during the Táin, and the story of Macha Mongruad, who overthrew her enemies and forced them to construct the fort of Emain Macha. The discussion considers issues of warriorhood, justice and gender, and seeks to disentangle the themes of sovereignty and war in relation to the women called Macha. Two of the four women bearing the name Macha are, in all probability, relatively late innovations, and the primary function of the remaining two figures lies in warfare.

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