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Usnach (ˈʊʃnəx) or
(European Myth & Legend) (in Irish legend) the father of Naoise
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Written about 1160 and completed sometime between 1201 and 1224, it contains historical and genealogical poems, mainly on Leinster kings and heroes; mythological and historical accounts of invasions and battles; descriptive prose and verse topographical lists giving the history and etymology of nearly 200 place-names; treatises on bardic and Greek meters; Latin hymns; a version of the hero tale The Cattle Raid of Cooley; and the oldest version of The Tragic Death of the Sons of Usnech
(the legend of Deirdre).
Ultimately they are persuaded to return, and, betrayed, the sons of Usnech
Tragic Death of the Sons of Usnech
, The , Irish Oidheadh Chloinne Uisneach.
The tale having the most profound influence on later Irish literature is Tragic Death of the Sons of Usnech