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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

I. Irish: The Mystery of Amergin

By Celtic Literature

I AM the wind which breathes upon the sea,

I am the wave of the ocean,

I am the murmur of the billows,

I am the ox of the seven combats,

I am the vulture upon the rocks,

I am a beam of the sun,

I am the fairest of plants,

I am a wild boar in valor,

I am a salmon in the water,

I am a lake in the plain,

I am a word of science,

I am the point of the lance of battle,

I am the God who creates in the head [i.e., of man] the fire [i.e., the thought].

Who is it who throws light into the meeting on the mountain [if not I]?

Who announces the ages of the moon [if not I]?

Who teaches the place where couches the sun [if not I]?