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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])
- Gam was the gillie of famous Eremon,
from whom bright Sliab Gam is called:
from Gam indeed, without deceit or violence,
comes the name of the mountain in the North.
- 5] The gillie met with a strange death,
Eremon's gillie, as I believe;
he disputed violently with the
it is an offence against piety to till there.
- On the edge of the spring on bright Sliab Gam
10] his head was cut off in its beauty:
the head was thrown a while into the well,
that turned bitter for a time from that deed.
- One while in the day it was a salt stream grey and bitter
another while it was pure water,
15] so that it is a wonder in Erin,
the bright pure spring of Sliab Gam.