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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])
- Blod, son of Cu, son of Cass the renowned,
son of Uachall the many-shaped,
killed Bregmael the famous smith
of Cuirche, son of Snithe the swimmer.
- 5] Curche Cendmar was a daring king
over Medraige and over Herot;
through him Blod, son of Cass Clothmin,
found never sure protection.
- He fared in his shipclear purpose!
10] from the Bottom of pure-cold Galway,
from Ath Cliath in wide Herot
to Ath Cliath in Cualu.
- Thence he came after many a turn
to the Point of Nar, son of Edliuc,
15] and possessed, as his special portion,
the mountain whose name derives from Blod.
- A valiant man who used to wage battle died
at Sliab Bladmavast renown!
even Blad, son of Bregon, with troops of warriors,
20] died of disease in the monster-haunted Sliab Blod.
- Or, it is from the son of Bregon the wrathful
that it is named Sliab Bladma, with onsets of women;
their increase is not far from the cattle
was the mountain where it happened through strong Blad.
- 25] Or the monsters of the sea that was not calm,
beastsruisenda was their name
came throughout the land of the tribes,
so that from them is named Sliab Bled.
- Blod, son of Cu, son of Cass Clothmin,
30] slew the herd of Bregmael Ban,
the smith of Curche, son of Snithe;
he settled at Ross Tire Nair.