Aithirne [' aO ʴ ir ʴ n ʴ e], also Athirne, surnamed Áilgesach ( áilges - " not objectionable Please " ) is in the Ulster Cycle of Celtic mythology of Ireland, the name of a poet ( fili ) at the court of King Conchobar mac Nessa of Ulster.


Aithirne is the son of the poet Ferchertne and the teacher of Amairgin mac ECIT Salaig. He is a master in the art of áilges (see above) and the glam dícenn ( " ritual curse "). An old myth tells how he can wrest the god Midir characterized by fasting and the "three cranes of parsimony " ( corr diúltada ). The first " Do not come ," cried incessantly, the second "Go away," and the third " Passing the house! ". Anyone who even looked at these three cranes, could stand no fight victorious on that day.

In the story Cath Étair ( "The Battle of ETAR " ) is Aithirne was commissioned by King Conchobar on a tour of Ireland on the road, on which he makes by his outrageous claims enemies everywhere. He always wanders around Connacht so long around the province of the left ( evil impending ) Page Turning up the one-eyed king Eochu mac Luchtai is ready to tear out his good eye for mischief defense. The King of Munster is forced in a similar way to give him his pregnant wife for a night. However, when he abducted into Leinster 150 noblewomen, followed him quickly -positioned army and besieged him with 100 Ultem in the castle ETAR ( Howth, County Fingal in Dublin). Only the application of Conall Cernachs where the Leinster King Mes Gegra loses his life, saves the besieged.

From Aithirnes death at the hands of King Conchobar the saga Tochmarc Luaine acus aided Athirni reported ( " The advertising Luaines and death Athirnes ").