Warriors, Heroes & Villains

Mac Lugaidh

 

Name: Mac Lugaidh/ Mac Lughaidh/ Mac Lughach/ Lughaid/ Lewy

 

Titles: 'Caol' - 'The Slender' 

'Gaoine' - 'The Good'

 

Race:  Celtic

 

Father: Lugaid Lága (in some versions of tales)

 

Mother: Lugach Ní Fhionn

 

Uncle: Fionn Mac Cumhail (sometimes cited as grandfather)

 

Consort: Tuadh

 

Army:  The Fianna

 

Associated Deities: Mananann Angus Óg

 

Associated Sites: Hill of Allen Ben Edair Fionntraigh (Ventry, Co. Kerry)

 

Mac Lugaidh is sometimes described as a nephew of Fionn in other texts he is described as a grandson.  Fionn gives him advice on social etiquette and how to work well with other people, as Mac Lugaidh was annoying the other members of the Fianna with his lack of civility and his laziness.  He takes Fionn's advice and becomes one of the best of the Fianna.  He also excels in musicianship.

 

Stories, Myths and Legends Associated with Mac Lugaidh

 

The Flight From Teamhair

The Green Champions

The Hospitality of Cuanna's House

The King of Britain's Son

The Best Men of the Fianna

The King of Lochlann and his Sons

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