Beag

December 5th, 2008 by sabrina

Beag (pronounced BEG) is the Irish Goddess of the well of wisdom. She is one of the Tuatha de Danaan, the people of the Goddess Danu. She and her three daughters guarded a magical well; anyone who drank from the well would gain in wisdom. When the hero Fionn Mac Cumhail came and asked for a drink, Beag’s daughters threw water at him, hoping to frighten him away, but some of the water fell in his mouth, granting him the wisdom he had sought. When Fionn died, he was buried in a fairy hill called Si Beag, which means “small fairy hill.”

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