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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])

poem 22

Mag Mugna

  1. Mugna, my sister's son of the glorious wood,
    God fashioned it long ago,
    a tree blest with various virtues,
    with three choice fruits.
  2. 5] The acorn, and the dark narrow nut,
    and the apple — it was a goodly wilding —
    the King sent by rule
    on it thrice a year.
  3. The Tree of Mugna, great was the trunk,
    10] thirty cubits its girth,
    conspicuous in sight of all the place where it stood,
    three hundred cubits it is in height.
  4. Then was the bright plant laid low,
    when a blast broke Tortu's Bole;
    15] He makes transient every combat,
    like the long-lived Tree of ancient Mugna.

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