Ireland’s most beautiful women ventured forth now far from noxious beasts the wisest fled the tempest’s transparent raging tide selected high caves and prayed for sacrifice’s sake inside.11Finntan escaped over Lough Dergderc to Tul Tinne before The Deluge.
The Uillpheist12The underworld’s demon water serpent. shook the blessed three fruits of Uisneach’s heavy host.13A place of religious observance and sacrifice. The Branch of Mughna Mor as Eo Feasa14The Wisdom of Creation. snapped the lost Staff of the Snowy Ridge’s15Ireland’s oldest literature, The Stave of the Snowy Ridge (or in Irish the Cin of Drom Sneachta) details the form of Lady Kessair’s story. This famed manuscript was recorded in the medieval Book of Lecan and Book of Ballymote of county Sligo. sorrowful lamentation in its frost.
Ascending stone heaped rivers of fruit furnished exotics now provisioned a propagated doom as this talismanic glittering and bejewelled iron fish16Ancient navigation was facilitated with basic instrumentation including magnetised needles in the shape of fish floating in a cup of water. In Lady Kessairs time, navigation was by sight, so she was in effect, the iron fish. was devoured in the swift aquatic plume.
The oracle fought a regretful tide of burning tears as within the grasping howls hoisted high from Cree Lake17Cree Lake, from the Irish for Croí meaning Heart, is referenced by Yeats concerning Heart Lake. Finntan was enwombed for five thousand and five hundred years.18The story of Finntan details the ancient human living spirit of Ireland. Told in The Book of the Dun Cow the passage was re-inked by the learned ollav of Breifne, Sigraid O’Cuirrnein (whose family members lived on Lough Gill’s islands). It tells of the doctrine of metempsychosis, namely the belief in the transportation of souls, as occurred in the case of Finntan.
Against Adam’s seed a battle costumed deed tore secrets upon the winds’ collapse the tide’s final delivered toil, cracked Kessair’s heart now plunged within the deepest crooked creek19Kessair’s sharp scream cracked her heart and it fell like a broken nut into a deep lake. Her remains were buried high upon Carn Cesra. above the River Boyle.20This river runs from Lough Gara in county Sligo into Lough Key, county Roscommon and then the River Shannon.
But would those, drenched still in swollen northern waves pursue Kessair’s bright-skinned ship or when at Carn Cesra’s21Situated on two hills overlooking the Boyle River. deep tip enthral, if a whispered angels share was now revealed, await its sweet wild Lon Dubh’s22The call awaited for before The Deluge by the Lon Dubh (the Irish for blackbird). hazeled black call?