Borsje (Jacqueline): Omens, ordeals and oracles: on demons and weapons in early Irish texts.
In Peritia 13 (1999), pp. 224–248.
Discusses the sword ritual described in Serglige Con Culainn §2.15-17, and argues that the background for the demons mentioned in this and other texts in connection with the delivery of an oracular message about fights in the past is to be found in the Irish war goddesses (particularly the Morrígan).



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