Salmon of Knowledge

Irish - A wise old fish. This fish obtained its knowledge from feeding on the Nuts of Knowledge that fell into the river (or the Well of Segais) from an overhanging hazel tree. When it was caught and cooked by the druid Finegas, Finn mac Cool's tutor, its supernatural knowledge passed to Finn who sucked his thumb where it had been burnt on the side of the fish. Occasionally identified as Salmon of Knowledge, Fintan, Fintan, Finntain, Fionntan, Goll Easa Ruiadh, Salmon of Wisdom, Salmon of Wisdom, Fintan or Fintan.

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