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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])

poem/story 43


  1. Know ye the reason for the name of Lusmag with its bright splendour? before the battle of Mag Tuired yonder it was called Mag Muired Moncaide.
  2. From the battle of Mag Tuired in the north its name was Lusmag of warlike prowess: there blameless Diancecht applied a herb to every wound to heal it.

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  4. He brayed each herb, clever device, here by the spring of Slange: at bloody Achad Abla he succoured grateful kings.
  5. Every warrior he laid under the water would rise up sleek and sound, without blemish, spot, or hurt on visage or noble body.
  6. Thus arose of yore the name Lusmag of the voluble physicians; of the skill of Diancecht lord of spells under guidance it hath well learned a tale.