From 24 couples we grew to 5,000,
Until a sickness came to the people
I alone was left living.
Alongside the wild wolf and bear. I was withered and grey,
In my cave on the high cliffs,
When Nemed, son of Agnoman, My father’s brother, invaded. For three days and nights I fasted
Until a stag appeared, and I awoke in his shape. Antlers with threescore points grew upon my head,
And great stags gathered about me. In the time of Nemed, I led the herd of Ireland, Until old age came. I went alone to my cave.
For three days and nights I fasted,
Awakened as a wild boar.
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