Tuan mac Stern

Irish - Son of Starn. Tuan mac Stern is variously described as a pagan chief or a Spanish royal personage who came to Ireland with his uncle, Partholan. He was the sole survivor of the Partholanians, escaping to the mountains when the others were killed by a plague and lived in various forms, such as a stag, a boar, a seaeagle and a salmon, through successive invasions of Ireland. In his final form, as a salmon, he was caught and eaten, whole, by Carell's wife, whereupon she became pregnant and bore a son, Tuan mac Carell. On occassion, identified as Tuan mac Stern, Tuan mac Sdain or Tuan mac Sdain.

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