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Omens Ordeals and Oracles: On Demons and Wepons in Early Irish Texts by Jacqueline Borsje

This article has been made available to us by kind permission of its author, Professor Jacqueline Borsje, University of Amsterdam and University of Ulster.  It was published in Peritia, the Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland, volume 13, 1999.

Please do not re-use this content without the express permission of the author / publishers.

You can read the article in PDF format here:

A HTML version is being prepared, and will be posted here shortly.

You can buy a copy of Jacqueline’s new book, “The Celtic Evil Eye and Related Mythological Motifs in Medieval Ireland” here:

This book represents the result of years of research, and has been presented in a way that is accessible to non-scholars, and includes translations of both Cath Maige Tuired and The Destruction of Dá Derga’s Hostel.  It is well worth buying and reading (plug! plug!).

1 Comment

  1. Congrats to Jacqueline Borsje on her recent publication. I took a look at its table of contents and it looks set to be a wonderful read and full of insighting ideas.

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