Skip to main content

Colloquy of the Ancients

Colloquy of the Ancients

A collection of Ossianic legends of ancient Ireland made into one work about the thirteenth or fourteenth century. It relates how the Fian heroes Keelta and Oisin, each with eight warriors, meet to talk over the glorious past for the last time. Then Oisin returns to the Fairy Mound of his mother, and Keelta meets with St. Patrick and his monks at Drumdreg. Keelta tells the saint many tales, interspersed with lyrics, with which he is delighted. The paint eventually baptizes Keelta and his warriors and grants them absolution.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Colloquy of the Ancients." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. . Encyclopedia.com. 16 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Colloquy of the Ancients." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 16, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/colloquy-ancients

"Colloquy of the Ancients." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. . Retrieved October 16, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/colloquy-ancients

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.