Nechtan Scéne

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In the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology Nechtan Scéne (Nechta Scéne, Nechtan Scéine) was the mother of three warriors named Fannell, Foill and Tuchell, who boasted they had killed more Ulstermen than there were Ulstermen still living in revenge for their father's death at the hands of Ulstermen.[1] They were killed by Cúchulainn in The Boyhood Deeds of Cúchulainn with the spear Del Chliss of Nechtan.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stokes, Whitley (1900). ARCHIV FUR CELTISCHE LEXIKOGRAPHIE, Volume 1. p. 23. ISBN 9781270739784. "FerUlli son of Lugaid was their father and Nechtan Scene was their mother. Ulstermen slew their father, that was why they were at war with them." 
  2. ^ "The Boyhood Deeds of CuChulainn". Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  3. ^ MacKillop, James (1998). Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 119. ISBN 978-0198691570.