The Fruit of the Otherworld: The Apple Tree

“Seven deer by Slieve Bloom was Finn’s first chase,—a brave and stout exertion— at the end of seven years crowned with honour, at the famous Apple-tree of the fiana. A vessel full of gold, of glorious silver, the woman out of Slieve Slánga gave to him; we know for certain that this was the first fair treasure which he took to the fian for noble distribution.”

Author unknown, Cormaic’s poem ‘A Rí richid, réidig dam’, Book of Leinster, 1160 – 1224

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