Ossian

Ossian (ən; Scottish Gaelic: Oisean) is the narrator and purported author of a cycle of epic poems published by the Scottish poet James Macpherson from 1760. Macpherson claimed to have collected word-of-mouth material in Scots Gaelic, said to be from ancient sources, and that the work was his translation of that material. Ossian is based on Oisí...
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Ossian

Legendary Gaelic hero and bard, claimed by both Ireland and Scotland. He is sometimes represented as the son of ...
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Ossian

Legendary Gaelic hero and bard, claimed by both Ireland and Scotland. He is sometimes represented as the son of Finn Mac Cumhaill, in about AD 250, and as having lived to tell the tales of Finn and the Ulster heroes to St Patrick, in about 400. The publication in 1760 of James Macpherson's poems, attributed to Ossian, made Ossian's name fam...
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Ossian

Ossian (osh'un) or Oisin (ushēn') , legendary Gaelic poet, supposedly the son of Finn mac Cumhail, hero of a cycle of tales and poems that place his deeds of valor in the 3d cent. A.D. These traditional tales were preserved in Ireland and in the Scottish Highlands, with Ossian as the b...
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Ossian

the Irish warrior-poet of the Fenian cycle of hero tales about Finn MacCumhaill (MacCool) and his war band, the Fianna Éireann. The name Ossian ... [5 related articles]
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