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Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh (Ailís): Varia: I. The modus operandi of the author of the TBC-LL as exemplified by Mellgleó nIliach and Medb’s fúal.
In Ériu 58 (2008), pp. 169–180.
[1.] Compares the two versions of Mellgleó nIliach and suggests that the author of Recension II changed and omitted original satirical elements so as to present the Ulstermen in a more favourable light. [2.] Argues against attempts at a positive interpretation of the episode of Medb’s urination/menstruation, and suggests that the redactor of Recension II deliberately used the motif to create a misogynistic portrayal of Medb.