Unreal Irish Folklore

The Salmon of Knowledge

June 20, 2020

The tale of the Salmon of Knowledge is one of the most famous and well-loved stories of Irish in mythology. It’s a story about becoming – of a hero before he was a hero. Everyone in Ireland knows the story. But you might be surprised by its roots!


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Sources and Further Reading


The Salmon of Knowledge Variants


Fionn / Enchanted Water Stories


Sigurd and Taliesen


Sinnan and Boand




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