Words and Proper Names


Maier (Bernhard): Is Lug to be identified with Mercury (Bell. Gall. VI 17, 1)? New suggestions on an old problem.
In Ériu 47 (1996), pp. 127–135.
Considers the frequency of the element Lugu- in toponomy; the coincidence in date of the festival of Lugnusad and the annual festival in hounour of the Emperor Augustus at Lugudunum (Lyons); and the similarity of the Lug’s epithet samildánach to Caesar’s characterisation of Mercury as omnium inventor artium.
Gray (Elizabeth A.): Cath Maige Tuired: myth and structure (1–24).
In Éigse 18/2 (1981), pp. 183–209.
Gray (Elizabeth A.): Cath Maige Tuired: myth and structure (24–120).
In Éigse 19/1 (1982), pp. 1–35.
Continued from Éigse 18 (1981), pp. 183-209.
Ahlqvist (Anders): Two ethnic names in Ptolemy.
In BBCS 26/2 (May 1975), pp. 143–146.
Discusses the etymology of several theonyms and ethonyms containing the element *lug-(y)o/u-.
Gricourt (Daniel), Hollard (Dominique): Les dieux-héros médecins et bienfaiteurs dans les panthéons grec, celte et germanique.
In Ollodagos 15/1 (2001), pp. 7–95.
Investigates the rituals and attributes associated with the Gaulish healing divinity Bormo, and refers to his relationship with the Irish Óengus mac Óc, Dían Cécht and Lug, among others.
Lajoye (Patrice): Lug, Caradoc, Budoc: une histoire de désir.
In Ollodagos 19/1 (2005), pp. 51–116.
Offers a detailed comparison between Lug Lámfada, Lleu Llawgyffes, the British hero Caradoc and the Breton saint Budoc, with the aim of establishing that they all are equivalent mythological personae.
Hily (Gaël): Le dieu celtique Lugus.
Rennes: TIR = Travaux d’investigation et de recherche, 2012. 506 pp.
Rev. by
Pierre-Yves Lambert, in ÉtC 40 (2014), pp. 331-333.
Lacey (Brian): Lug’s forgotten Donegal kingdom: the archaeology, history and folklore of the Síl Lugdach of Cloghaneely.
Dublin: Four Courts, 2012. x + 141 pp.
Rev. by
Charles W. MacQuarrie, in Speculum 89/2 (Apr., 2014), pp. 504-506.
Vicky McAlister, in StH 40 (2014), pp. 202-203.
Liam Ronayne, in JRSAI 141 (2011), pp. 221-223.