23Curtayne, Alice. "The Twilight of Tara." The Irish Monthly, vol. 60, no. 706, 1932, pp. 187–191.

George Petrie provides this translation of what tradition holds was St. Patrick's prayer as he approached Tara to confront the king:
"At Temur to-day [I place] the strength of heaven, the height of the sun, the whiteness of snow, the force of fire, the rapidity of lightning, the swiftness of the wind, the depth of the sea, the stability of the earth, the hardness of rocks, [between me and the powers of paganism and demons]."