The Salmon of Knowledge Painting
Handmade ceramic piece inspired by Celtic mythology and legends.
Irish Folklore : The SalmonOf Knowledge Paintng
One day Finnegas Caught Fintan( The Salmon of Knowledge) and gave the fish to Fionn MacCumhaill, with instructions not to eat it.
Fionn cooked the salmon but when he touched the fish to see if it was cooked, he burnt his finger on a drop of the hot fish fat. Fionn sucked on his finger to ease the pain. Little did Fionn know that all of Fintan’s wisdom had been concentrated into that one drop of fish fat. When he brought the cooked meal to Finnegas, his master saw that the boys’ eyes shone with previously unseen wisdom and said: You have tasted the Salmon of Knowledge; in you, the prophecy is fulfilled. You are the one who has gained all the knowledge of the world.