Mar a chuir Fionn às do Dhiarmad.

Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1976.190.B4; B5

Original Tape ID

SA1976.190

Summary

How Fionn let Diarmad die.

Diarmad was Fionn's nephew. Diarmad had a beauty spot under his hair and any woman who saw it would fall in love with him. He also had a vulnerable spot and if a wild boar's bristle entered it, it would kill him unless he got a drink from the hand of a woman who had seen the beauty spot. One day, Fionn and Diarmad were hunting wild boar and a bristle went into his vulnerable spot. Fionn let him die as he knew his wife was in love with Diarmad.

Followed by a discussion of words used in the story e.g. meadhan-gaoil [beauty spot] and doras-bàis [vulnerable spot]. Examples of such and how a pregnant woman could pass this mark/spot on to her unborn child.

Item Subject/Person

Diarmad

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS