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FIONN-MAC-CUMHAILL

Celtic Hero legendary mortal

Legendary Hero of the Fenians

He burnt his thumb trying to turn the wise fish FINTAN on a makeshift spit, and when he sucked the resulting blister a great splurge of knowledge was released into his head. But his digestive system couldn’t cope and all the knowledge passed onto his son OISIN.

With a salmon that smart, it’s more than likely it escaped back into the river and burning Finn with a fin was a ruse to put this into effect.

The heroic FIONN-MAC-CUMHAILL delights in cross-country running into strange situations with dogged persistence.

He is so popular that there is even a spin-off giant character called FINN-MACCOOL.

FIONN-MAC-CUMHAILL FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : FIONN-MAC-CUMHAILL
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Location : Western Europe
Gender : Male
Type : legendary mortal

In charge of : Heroics
God of : Hero

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index : 3688

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Article last updated on 10 August 2014 by Peter J Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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