Mallacht Críst...

Mallacht Críst ar a hanmoin!

(curse * of Christ * on * her * soul)

Christ’s curse on her soul!

When Suibhne Geilt thinks back on the now-deceased Old Woman of the Mill, who had incited his return to madness, he curses her in those words. Saint Moling places a similar curse on the swineherd who kills Suibhne at the tale’s end: “Mallacht Críst ort, a bhuachaill!” See also “Goirde shaogail duit” in this collection.

Topics: Curses & Insults