Finn McCool (Fionn mac Cumhaill) is a legend in Ireland, famed for his adventures with the Mythological swordsmen, the Fianna Eireann. Finn McCools place in folklore is most associated with the Giant’s Causeway and the salmon of knowledge, but the Irish texts of the Fenian Cycle tell of a hero in Irish Mythology and legend of early Irish literature. Most poems are by his son, Oisín the bard. The prose The Boyhood Deeds of Fionn tells how he was the son of Cumhall and named at birth as Deimne, before being called Finn MacCool when his hair turned white.
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