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Usnach

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Usnech

n
(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).
Lavarcham's stories about Naisi, nephew of Conchobar and son of Usnech, fire her young imagination, and her constant pleas finally persuade Lavarcham to bring him to the house.
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,The.