Thursday, September 29, 2005


UI's Celtic Mythology - Searbhan

Searbhan, in Irish mythology, was a Fomorii warrior, one of the ancient sea gods. This surly one-eyed, one armed and one-legged fighter guarded a magic tree, which no one dared appraoch. However during the sixteen-year flight of Grainne and Diarmuid Ua Duibhne from the Fianna, the hard-pressed lovers managed to become friends with Searbhan and he allowed them to shelter in the branches of the magic tree, which made it difficult for Finn MacCool to find them. However, Searbhan and Diarmuid came to blows when Grainne attempted to eat some of the magic berries that grew on the tree, and the Fomorii warrior was slain with his own club.

What is it with women and forbidden fruit, eh?


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