Bhreathnach (Máire M.)

Bhreathnach (Máire): The sovereignty goddess as goddess of death?
In ZCP 39 (1982), pp. 243–260.
Studies the role of the Sovereignty Goddess as agent of the King’s death in two Old Irish death-tales and draws parallels with Old Norse literature.
Bhreathnach (Máire): A new edition of Tochmarc Becfhola.
In Ériu 35 (1984), pp. 59–91.
Edition of Version 1, based on MSS TCD H 2. 16 and TCD H 3. 18; and of Version 2, based on Egerton 1781 and RIA B iv 1; with English translation and notes. Includes an examination of the historical background and literary themes.
West (Máire): Leabhar na hUidhre’s position in the manuscript history of Togail bruidne Da Derga and Orgain brudne Uí Dergae.
In CMCS 20 (Winter 1990), pp. 61–98.
Refutes the view that YBL originates directly from LU, and argues it belongs to a group of MSS deriving from a source independent of LU. A criticism of T. Ó Concheanainn, in Celtica 17 (1985), pp. 73-90, Éigse 16 (1975), pp. 146-162, etc.
West (Máire): Aspects of díberg in the tale Togail bruidne Da Derga.
In ZCP 49–50 (1997), pp. 950–964.
Explores general concepts about the early Irish institution of brigandage within the context of Togail bruidne Da Derga, with special attention to its association with wolflike activities, and argues that the tale conveys the Christian condemnation of díberg.
West (Máire): The genesis of Togail bruidne Da Derga: a reappraisal of the ‘two-source’ theory.
In Celtica 23 (1999), pp. 413–435.
West (Máire): Weavers’ beams, weaving rods and the Prophetess Fedelm.
In Saltair saíochta [Fs. Mac Eoin] (2013), pp. 463–474.