The Battle of the Assembly of Masha

This is the story of the battle of Masha's Coven, the red branch of the mythology Irish.

the battle of the Assembly of Masha

The Battle of the Assembly of Masha

Ulates (Ulaid), where does their name come from? Easy to say). Ulaid, that is to say oll saith, that is to say the big one (oll) richness (saith) that they gave to the poets. Saith means "wealth", and (here is) an example of this, as the Panegyric of Colum Cille (Amra Choluimchille):

One Wednesday Judas broke his order
In the footsteps of the Devil, fierce revenge:
One Wednesday, he felt the desire for wealth:
One Wednesday, he betrayed the noble Jesus.

Or Ulaid, that is to say: they had the large (oll) half (leth) of Ireland, as regards war and battle.

Or Ulaid, that is to say: "big gray", that is to say that they had gray beards in the battle of Oenach Macha, ie, they tied gray wool to their chins in this same battle, that is: in battle they had gray beards.

Conchobar, son of Fachtna Fathach and his brothers, it is they who led the battle ofOenach Macha against Daball of the Vicious Blows, the son of the High King of Lochlann. Innumerable, then, was the army that was there with the son of the King of Lochlann, invading the province of Ulster to conquer Ireland. There they first encamped and then marched on Mag Macha.

The Rudraige clans gathered around Conchobar against the foreigners, to fight against them. Then Genann Joue-Brillante, son of Cathbad, said to his people: "Small is your army, O Ulates!" He said, "and each of you is young and hairless. "" What shall we do then, Genann? Everyone said. “Do this, O warriors,” said Genann. “Take a lot of gray wool, and tie the wool tightly to your faces, and from there the horror and fear of strangers will be greatest, as if you were royal champions. "

So the Ulates - at least all those without beards - acted on Genann's advice. Then the battle was fought, and the strangers routed, and their slaughter was carried out. That's why from this battle ofOenach Macha the Ulates (Ulaid) were (thus) named, as the poet says:

The Fachtna clans, they were flawless
Against every battle ***
Of them are named ***
The Ulates, since they were bearers of gray beards, powerful.

Or Ulaid, of Ollam Fodla, son of Fiacha Finscothach, ie Ulaid, a large offspring (oll-lethad) de 0llam, that is, the Ulates descend from Ollam Fodla and have gained in number. Or Ulaid, ie oll ai Ollam is said in another place. For he was a wonderful poet, and so he was called Ollam Fodla, and from him the Ulates are truly named, thus, for example:

Ollam Fodla ***
From him the Ulates were named.
Tara's Household Feast
By him (as) ruler was truly instituted.