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The Religion of the Ancient Celts

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{358} and one night, having lain down to sleep, he awoke as a stag, and lived in this form to old age. In the same way he became a boar, a hawk, and a salmon, which was caught and eaten by Cairell's wife, of whom he was born as Tuan, with a perfect recollection of his different forms.1221

This story, the invention of a ninth or tenth century Christian scribe to account for the current knowledge of the many invasions of Ireland,


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