The Lament of Maev Leith-Dherg p.33

“Cold at last he lies

Neath the burial-stone;

All the blood he shed

Could not save his own.”

The poem The Lament of Maev Leith-Dherg talks about how MacMoghcorb was slain.  The first line is explaining how they have finally killed King MacMoghcorb.  The second line of the excerpt details how he was already laid below his grave and head stone.  The third and fourth lines are explaining how even after king Macmoghcorb killed the many foes that he did he still could not save his own life.  I find it interesting how he was able to keep himself safe this entire time but in the end after all of his foes he had killed he still ended up dying himself.


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