Celts: Becoming a Seer

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

The gift of the ‘sight’ was highly valued by the Celts. But this gift could cause the possessor great sorrow, especially if he or she foresaw the death of someone close to them. On the other hand, the seer might be able to avert catastrophe after receiving a premonition danger.

The most famous see in Irish mythology was Fionn, whose name means ‘wise or knowing one’. It was said that he gained his special ability while cooking a salmon: he accidentally burned his finger and stuck it in his mouth. Instantly, he knew everything, because the salmon was the salmon of knowledge, which had eaten nine hazelnuts from the tree of wisdom hanging over a magic pool in the Otherworld.

A different point of view

When you turn around
It is always behind you.
But with the back of your head
You can see it clearly

Image | Fionn mac…

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