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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])
- Silend's Lake-bed was here yesterday;
to-day it is a lake whose waters are full:
Blonac daughter of Tue it was
who ruined it in planting the stakes of her cattle-pen.
- 5] Though it is Silend who owned it
(it is a certain fact, it is common talk),
yet is Silend deprived of her own,
because 'a weakling is ever a coward,' men say.
- Silend shall suffer under endless toil:
that is the truth, long is the journey:
to Blonac shall the warriors' lake belong:
it shall be Silend that shall perish by that fatigue.
- Silend shall search east and west,
over every mountain, till she reach its base:
Silend, who was not summer-fed shall come to
a dwelling whose threshold is not dry.
- Famous above women were these for grace,
they plied no business, after the fashion of low-born women;
though their lakes clave to the heroic women,
Silend had a fatal toil from her lake-bed.