Imbas Forosnai

The idea that the chewing of the flesh of the thumb would impart wisdom. Examples found in literature include when Demne stuck his thumb in his mouth when burned by the salmon of wisdom, and when Gwion Bach stuck his thumb in his mouth when burned by the three drops of awen. Demne became Fionn MacCumhill, and Gwion Back became Taliesin.

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