McCone (Kim): Die Spottwettkämpfe in der Geschichte von Mac Da Thós Schwein.
In KF 1 (2006), pp. 149–161.
Argues that Scéla mucce meic Dathó is an elaborated, Christian-oriented satire composed in a monastic milieu, whose author makes use of the boasting contest with the aim of ridiculising the warlike lifestyle of Early Ireland. Furthermore argues that Cú Chulainn is the unnamed subject of a parody at the anticlimatic end of the narrative.



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