Leyendas… n+1

Buenas a todos!

Irlanda es rica en leyendas y la verdad que es una buena forma de acercarse a su cultura y practicar el inglés!!

Osea que aquí os dejo otra más:


Oisin and Tír na nÓg

Oisín was out hunting with his father Finn Mac Cumhail.  A beautiful white horse came galloping tow

ards them. A beautiful young girl with long golden hair was on its back. She was wearing a long blue dress decorated with silver stars.  She stopped and said «I am Niamh from Tir na nÓg.  I am looking for a famous warrior called Oisín.”  When Oisín said “I am Oisín”

she asked him to come to Tír na nÓg with her to be her husband”.

Niamh described the wonders of the Tír na nÓg, the land of eternal youth.  It is a happy place, with no

pain or sorrow and no-one ever grows old there. Niamh was a princess there.  Oisín would have warriors to command and many animals.  He would also have the gift of eternal

youth. Oisín decided to go with her.

They galloped away on the magnificent white horse over the waves to Tír na nÓg. Everyone welcomed Oisín and he was very happy in the wondrous land.  Several months passed, and Oisín decided to visit his father and friends back in Ireland. Niamh agreed that he could go.  She warned him not to set foot on the land in Ireland – if he did, he would never be able

to return.

Oisín returned to Ireland, but he couldn’t find any sign of his father or his friends. He did not understand that a month in Tír na nÓg was the same as a hundred years in Ireland. Three hundred

years had passed since he left Ireland.

One day he saw some men struggling to lift a heavy rock. He offered to help. He leaned down from his horse and fell to the ground. The horse galloped away and disappeared.  Oisín turned into

an old, old man. He was not able to return to Tír na nÓg or Niamh again.  The men brought him to a holy man and he stayed with him until he died.  They spent their days talki

ng about the tales of the Fianna and the wonders of Tír na nÓg.



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