Oarion = Lugaid

[/Oarion/ is the form of the name as used by Hesiodos]

Euru-ale was mother of Oarion. (according to Pherekudes Ė Apollodoros : Bibliotheke 1. 25)

Cothru was mother of Lugaid.

KaTReUs was a son of, and Euru-ale a daughter of, the same father (Minos).

"Cothru, wedded at one time to her three brothers. From this union is born

Oarion had 3 fathers : Zeus, Poseidon, & Hermes (Hyginus, Fabulae 195)

an only son, Lugaid ... . He has ... two circular red lines on his skin; one round his neck, and the other round his waist; they mark off the portions of his body wherein he resembles his three fathers. ...

is Euru-ale aequivalent to Side (Oarionís wife, imparting her name to a city in Pan-phulia)?

He wedded his mother, by whom he had a son". (IMC, p. 212)

Hermes was father also of NoRag- of Sardon.

"Each of the three parts of his body is like that of the appropriate father, the head being like that of Nar,

PhRaStor was son by incest of Io-kaste with her son Oidi-pous (according to Pherekudes Ė G&I, App. A), a descendant of (CDCM, Table 3) Zeus.

the upper body like that of Bres and

The LaTRine referred to the stables of Augeias, a son of Poseidon.

the lower body like that of Lothar." (NF, p. 62)

"warlike" -- PhaRSalos was battle-site for Brutus, who murdered Julius Caesar (who was reckoned as Brutusís father by Ploutarkhos); just as Zeus murdered his own father.

"Nar meaning noble, Bres meaning warlike, and Lothar meaning washing tub. ... , with

cf. white-washing by Poseidon?

the first function being white,

Mother of Norag- was Erutheia ĎRedí.

the second red and

cf. blackening of trees by strikes of lightning from Zeus?

the third black." (NF, p. 63)

cf. swimming by Oarion (Hyginus, Astronomica 2. 34)

"Lleu has a twin, Dylan, who is born before him and heads off shortly after birth into the sea where he swims like a fish." (NF, p. 66)

IMC = Henri DíArbois de Jubainville : The Irish Mythological Cycle and Celtic Mythology. Translated from the French by Richard Irvine Best. Dublin, 1903. http://books.google.com/books?id=hfIVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA212&lpg=PA212&dq=

NF = FOLKLORE, vol. 33, pp. 59-70. Emily Lyle : "Narrative Form and the Structure of

Myth". http://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol33/lyle.pdf (pdf)

G&I = Deborah Lyons : Gender and Immortality : Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult. Princeton U Pr, 1996. http://press.princeton.edu/books/lyons/appendix.html @574 -- FGrH 3 F 95

CDCM = Pierre Grimal : A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology. 1990.

These 3 body-segments may refer to Hurieus, Agamedes, and Trophonios : e.g., head of Lugaid separated by the neck-stripe may allude to the decapitation of Agamedes.

Derbforgaill = Side


Book of Leinster (DD)


Oarion, whose wife was Side, was generated by divine urine.

Lugaidís wife Derbforgaill urinated on snow in order to melt it.


The eyen of Oarion were gouged out.

The eyen of Derbforgaill were gouged out (by the women).

S^ims^o^nís eyen were put out (16:21).


The hair of Derbforgaill was shorn (by the women).

The hair of S^ims^o^n was shorn at the instigation of Dlilah (16:19).


"Cú Chulainn went to the house of the women and overturned it, killing everybody inside."

S^ims^o^n broke the pillar of an aedifice, killing everybody inside (16:30).


[The original text in the Irish language is quoted in :- Joanne Findon : A Woman's Words: Emer and female speech in the Ulster Cycle. U of Toronto Pr, 1997. p. 67 http://books.google.com/books?id=LLkJTeRsw8gC&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&dq= ]

DD = http://paddybrown.co.uk/?page_id=437

Derbforgaill had been shot down (with a slingshot) in the form of a bird; she became a woman upon thus descending to earth. {This is a common Indonesian (Borneo, Philippines, etc.) theme.}

Cu` Chulainn = Arthur; Lugaid = Savitr.

So that he could become king, Arthur pulled out from the rock a sword embedded in it.

For the sake of Lugaid (so that Lugaid could become king), Cu` Chulainn hewed asunder a rock with his sword.


Three one-eyed hags feed to Cu` Chulainn hound-meat.

Three Graiai, sharing a single eye; it is stolen by Perseus.

shield SVALIN of the sun

shield of SU`ALtaIN, whose head continued to prophesy after being decapitated

Orpheus, whose head continued to prophesy after being decapitated

O`dinn kept 2 pet ravens.

Ravens perched on the shoulder of Cu` Chulainn (after was dead).


The dead S`adidís sword slew. (1001 Nights)

The dead Cu` Chulainnís sword amputated Lugaidís hand.

SaViTR.ís hand was amputated.


Lugaid died from being bitten by Conallís horse.

SVaDiL-fari died on account of his horse.

Aided Con Culainn ("the death of Cú Chulainn") http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/C%C3%BA_Chulainn

Crimthann = Krimittos (god worshipped in Sikelia; the original of St. Christopher)

Oarionís mother Euru-ale had as her sisters Ariadne, Phaidra, and Akakallis (GG&M, p. 887, s.v. "Minos").

"Crimthann was son of Lugaid Red Stripes ... . Lugaid's mother was Clothru, a sister of Medb and Ethne.

Ariadne and Phaidra were both wives of Theseus.

Clothru and Ethne are both said to have been wives of Conchobar after

Another wife of (GM 103.b) Theseus was Helene, who was the occasion for the Ilion war. She left him for Mene-lawos.

Medb [who caused a war over a bull] left him for Ailill; and

KRIMiTTos (Krimissos) was a god who had the head of (GM 137.g) the same species of beast (hound) as was sent by (GM 81.p) one Nereid (Psamathe) and was transformed into stone by another Nereid (Thetis).

their brothers, Bres, Nar, and Lothar, were called the Three Finns, or White Ones, of Emuin. Once Clothru bewailed her childless condition to them, and as a result of her entreaties she had a son Lugaid by all three. ^į Clothru again bore a child to Lugaid, Crimthann Nia Nair, or "Nar's Man," the hero of this story and afterward supreme king, who fared on what is called "a splendid adventure" with

The NeReid Thetis praesented weapons (to her son); the weapons (including a "spear" Ė GM 81.m) had been acquired as marriage-gifts when she had married Peleus. Another weapon of Peleus was a "magic sword" (GM 81.h, i).

a goddess or witch called Nar. He went to a land overseas, where he remained with her for a month and a half; and at his departure he obtained many love-tokens ó a chariot and a golden draught-board, a sword richly ornamented, a spear whose wounds were always mortal, a sling which never missed its aim, two dogs worth a hundred female slaves, and a beautiful mantle." (CM, p. 90)

GG&M = C. Scott Littleton : Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology. vol 9.

GM = Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. 1955.

CM = THE MYTHOLOGY OF ALL RACES, vol. III = "Celtic, Slavic". ("Celtic" by John A. MacCulloch) Boston : Marshall Jones Co., M DCCCC XVIII. http://www.archive.org/stream/mythologyofall03gray/mythologyofall03gray_djvu.txt


[∂414.] "EURYGANE(ia) in the cyclic Oidipodeia, second wife of Oidipous and mother of Antigone, Ismene, Polyneikes, and Eteokles (Pherec. in schol. Eur. Phoin. 13, 53, 1760; Paus. 9.5.11). See Iokaste (2), Astymedousa."

[∂198.] "ASTYMEDOUSA daughter of Sthenelos and Nikippe (1), third wife of Oidipous after Iokaste. She accuses his sons of sexual misconduct, which provokes his curse on them (schol. A. Iliad 4.376; schol. Eur. Phoin. 53 = Pherec. FGrH 3 F 95). Also called Medousa (Apollod. 2.4.5)."

The variants of the marriages of Oidi-pous are listed in :- Robert J. Buck : A History of Boeotia. University of Alberta, 1979. pp. 48-49

Euru-ganeia was daughter of Peri-phas (Hyper-phas according to Pausanias 9:5:11).

Astu-medousa (Medousa according to Apollodoros Biblioth. 3:4:5) was daughter of Sthenelos.