Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland

SALMON OF KNOWLEDGE

Irish Knowledge fabulous creature

Also known as Bradán Feasa, Salmon of Wisdom

Picture of the Irish Knowledge fabulous creature Salmon of Knowledge from our Irish mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

An extremely savvy salmon

Where did he get his knowledge? From pootling around at the bottom of Nechtan’s Well of Inspiration. Where did the Well get its inspiration? From the Hazel Nuts of Knowledge which overhung the Well.

Just a moment — there is a hazel tree just outside in our garden at the Hub of the Universe. How is it doing? What is that squirrel doing giving me a very rude gesture? Why is there not a single nut in sight?

What happened to the Salmon of Knowledge? He was burnt to a knowledgeable crisp thanks to Finegas, and gobbled down by Fionn mac Cumhaill.

Salmon of Knowledge Facts and Figures

Name: Salmon of Knowledge
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Bradán Feasa, Salmon of Wisdom

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Knowledge
Area of expertise: Knowledge

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Article last revised on May 31, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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